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Chantal Petitclerc

Chantal Petitclerc chosen as the Canadian Flag bearer at Closing Ceremony
On Tuesday morning during a convivial ceremony to honour the medallists on the Canadian Team, Chef de Mission Louis Barbeau announced that Chantal Petitclerc, Montreal, Qué., was selected to carry the Canadian flag at the Closing Ceremony of the XIIth Paralympic Summer Games in Athens. - September 28th, 2004

Chantal Benoit

Benoit to carry flag at Paralympics
Chantal Benoit will kick off her sixth Paralympic Games by leading the Canadian team into Athens Olympic Stadium during Friday's opening ceremony. - September 15, 2004

Closing Ceremony

Athens Games close with two-hour spectacle
The 2004 Summer Games ended with a vibrant two-hour extravaganza at Athens' Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Greece bid farewell to guests from 201 countries in a ceremony that started with fireworks and a dazzling light show. The Canadian Olympic team finished with three gold, six silver and three bronze medals. - August 29, 2004

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Canada lagging behind world, Olympic officials warn
The country's worst Olympic performance since 1988 should be a warning of things to come, according to Canadian Olympic officials. "The world is leaving us behind at a very quick rate," said Mark Lowry, executive director of sport for the Canadian Olympic Committee. - August 29, 2004

A Fighting Chance
Following the conclusion of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, CBC Newsworld presents A FIGHTING CHANCE, Monday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET. A FIGHTING CHANCE looks at Canada's Olympic program and compares it with that of Australia, another Commonwealth nation. - August 26, 2004

Nawal  El Moutawakel

Moroccan woman to head panel on 2012 bid cities
Former Olympic gold medalist Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco will head the panel evaluating the five cities bidding for the 2012 Summer Games. - August 16, 2004

Opening Ceremonies

Olympics open with lavish ceremony
With ancient hills as a backdrop, classical myths as a theme and a spectacular high-tech pageant on water, land and in the air, Greece proudly welcomed the Olympic Games back to their ancestral home last night. - August 14, 2004

Gunilla Lindberg

Lindberg becomes second woman elected as IOC vice president
Sweden's Gunilla Lindberg became the second woman in history elected vice-president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday. August 11, 2004

Fuel Your Body

How to eat like an Olympian
Athletes at all competitive levels can improve their results by getting the right foods in the right amounts. When Olympic athletes are going for gold, everything they eat counts. Calories, carbohydrate, protein, fat and fluids are precisely measured and timed to give athletes a competitive edge. - August 11, 2004

Canadian Swimmers

Raising Maple Leaf brings shivers for athletes
Some two-thirds of the 266-member team representing Canada at the Olympic Games turned out Tuesday night to watch the Maple Leaf being raised. There was plenty of laughing and joking but a hush fell when the flag was hoisted into place beside those from other countries. Strains of O Canada drifted over the village as the flag hung limp on a muggy night without a breath of wind. - August 11, 2004

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Three athletes nominated as finalists to carry the Canadian flag at the Paralympic Games
The three nominees, women’s wheelchair basketball player Chantal Benoît (Orleans, ON), sprinter Earle Connor (Calgary, AB) and swimmer Elizabeth Walker (St. Catharines, ON), were chosen by a five-person selection committee. - August 6, 2004

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CBC aims for big Olympic picture
CBC plans to bring the big Olympic picture into your living room during the Athens Games. From live coverage of the opening ceremonies on Aug. 13 to the extinguishing of the Games flame 16 days later, Canadians will be treated to more than 1,000 hours of Olympic coverage from the combined French and English resources of CBC and TSN. - August 3, 2004

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Majority of Canadians feel proud about performances by Olympic athletes: poll
Eighty per cent of Canadians planned to watch some of this summer's Olympics while 89 per cent believe the performances of the country's athletes are a source of pride, a poll suggests. - July 26, 2003

Chantal Peticlerc

Wheelchair athletes can't march in ceremonies
The wheelchair athletes for Athens cannot march in the opening or closing ceremonies - although everyone from coaches to medical staff to mission staff are permitted to march. And the wheelchair athletes are only allowed to stay in the Athletes Village from August 20 to 24. - July 19, 2004

Doc's Blues

Doc's Blues inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame
The Doc's Blues Senior Women's team, a perennial powerhouse, represented Canada at the 1978 ISF World Championships in El Salvador. They were the last club team to represent Canada at a World Championships before a national team system was put in place. - July 7, 2004

Sonia Denoncourt
Sonia Denoncourt Announces Her Retirement As FIFA Referee
Sonia Denoncourt, who has officiated at every level of soccer; including major international competitions, and men's professional games since 1991, announced her retirement today after 27 years as a referee. - July 6, 2004
Robina Muqimyar
Afghan women's Olympic dream
Two athletes set to become the first women ever to represent Afghanistan at the Olympic Games have told the BBC about their hopes for the competition. - June 22, 2004
Amy Cotton
Judo prospect battles through disease
There are mornings Amy Cotton has trouble moving her fingers, her hips are painfully swollen and her feet ache long before they hit the floor. - June 16, 2004
CBC's ROAD TO ATHENS features Leah Pells and Donna Saworshki on July 19
CBC Newsworld's SPORTS JOURNAL kicks off a six-part Olympic series, Road To Athens, on July 6 at 10 p.m.The show goes behind the scenes with some of Canada's top Olympic and Paralympic contenders.
Bev Smith

Bev Smith inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
As a teenager growing up in Salmon Arm, B.C., Bev Smith watched on television as women's basketball make its Olympic debut at the 1976 Games in Montreal. - June 11, 2004

Melanie Banville
Are women reclaiming gymnastics from the pixies?
Ever since Nadia Comaneci bewitched the world at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, women's gymnastics has been the domain of young girls subjected to controversial training regimens. - June 11, 2004
Abby Hoffman
Abby Hoffman to be Inducted Into The Canadian Sports Hall Of Fame
Abby Hoffman was selected for induction to The Canadian Sports Hall Of Fame. Abby Hoffman represented Canada with distinction from 1962 to 1976, competing in 4 Olympics. - May 20, 2004
Sylvie Bernier Bernier named assistant chef de mission 2006
Bernier, a native of Ste-Foy, Que., won Canada's first-ever gold medal in diving in the three-metre springboard event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. - May 19, 2004
   
 

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