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The 2004 Paralympic Games: September 17th – 28th in Athens!
4,000 athletes, representing 143 countries in 19 sports, will participate in the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games are going to take place from 17th to 28th September 2004. It is a top-level sports event of equal value to that of the Olympic Games. The Canadian team numbers 144 athletes from all 10 provinces who will compete in 13 of the 19 sports on the Games program. - September 14, 2004
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Faster, higher . . . defiant
Following the classic metaphor of fallen warriors, Canadian athletes returned home from the Sydney Olympic Games four years ago on their shields. Fourteen medals, only three of them gold, was a crushingly disappointing performance for one of the richest countries in the world, a plunge from the 22 medals won in Atlanta in 1996. - August 10, 2004

Divers, wrestlers, paddlers, rowers best hope
The road to the Olympic podium looks to cross water for Canada in Athens. Other routes include the track, wrestling mat and trampoline. - August 9, 2004

Canada sending 134 Women and 132 Men to Olympics
The Canadian Olympic Committee yesterday unveiled its Athens-bound team. Thanks to tougher qualifying standards and the absence of a number of team sports, it is a considerably smaller contingent than in 2000. - July 20, 2004

Joanne Malar

Malar, Limpert miss Olympic standard at swim trials
Joanne Malar's next stop could be retirement - again - but not Athens, Greece. The Canadian swimmer on Thursday failed to meet the Summer Games qualifying time in the 200-metre individual medley. - July 8, 2004

Liz Warden
Liz Warden

Malar sinks at Olympic swim trials
Liz Warden, a Toronto native, secured her Olympic nomination. Joanne Malar, who came out of retirement last year with the goal of swimming in Athens, failed in her bid to make a fourth Olympics. - July 7, 2004

Chantal Petitclerc

Petitclerc qualifies for third Olympic wheelchair races
Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal of Toronto qualified for her third participation in the Olympic Games wheelchair racing demonstration races, and Diane Roy of Hatley, Que. will also be in Athens next month following Friday's trials. - July 5, 2004

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Canadian Olympic Dressage Team Named
After the completion of the Grand Prix test at the Blainville CDI*** on July 1, Canada’s Olympic dressage team was selected and announced. - July 2, 2004
Team Canada Women’s Olympic Dreams Fall Short
The "Road to Athens" for the National Women’s Volleyball Team has unfortunately fallen short of it’s destination. - December 20, 2003
Canada’s Dumont & Martin – An Olympic Contender!
With each passing day Canada’s Guylaine Dumont & Annie Martin grow stronger and stronger. - July 2, 2004
Road to Athens Proving to be Bumpy for Canadian Beach Players
This is the second to last of the FIVB World Tour events that are being used as Olympic Qualifiers this season, and the road to Athens is proving to be rough for our Canadian beach players. - June 30, 2004
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Wheelchair basketball teams selected
The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association is pleased to announce the rosters for Men's and Women's Canadian teams that will defend their gold medal at the Athens Paralympic Games, from September 17 to 28. - May 31, 2004
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Pre-Olympic Tour gets underway
The Canadian Synchronized Swimming Team is on the road to Athens with a six-city Olympic tour. - June 2004


2004 Canadian Dressage Olympic Selection Trials Set to Start
Dressage joins Eventing as the one of only two equestrian disciplines where Canada has earned a team Olympic berth. Jumping will be sending one individual. - June 17, 2004


Canadian women miss out on Olympic hoops spot
There won't be any basketball teams representing Canada at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Canadian women's squad did participate at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, finishing 10th. - September 20, 2003

charmaine hooper
Mexico Upsets Canada 2-1 For A Spot To Athens
Canada’s Women’s World Cup Team today failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens after a 2-1 upset by Mexico in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Canadian Women 5th at PAGs
Unfortunately, Canada’s current world ranking is not high enough to be invited to the Olympic qualifier, the only other avenue to one of the ten spots for women in Athens. - August 12, 2003

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