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Turin bids ciao to Paralympics
The 2006 Paralympic Winter Games wrapped up with a dazzling display of light and sound, and a nod to Vancouver. March 19 2006

Canada's wheelchair curlers

Canada's wheelchair curlers win gold
Canada won the first-ever Paralympic wheelchair curling gold medal by defeating Great Britain 7-4 in Saturday's final in Turin, Italy. March 18 2006

Colette Bourgonje

Canadian skier wins second bronze
Canada's Colette Bourgonje won her second medal of the Winter Paralympic Games, claiming a bronze in the women's sitting 10-kilometre cross-country race Saturday. March 18, 2006

Lauren Woolstencroft

Canada's Woolstencroft wins gold
Lauren Woolstencroft of Calgary won gold in the women's standing giant slalom on Thursday to earn her second medal of the Torino Paralympic Games. March 16, 2006

wheelchair curling

Canada on to wheelchair curling semis
Canada defeated Italy 5-3 in its final preliminary game of the wheelchair curling tournament at the Torino Paralympic Winter Games on Wednesday morning to secure a spot in the semifinals. March 15, 2006

Kimberly Joines

2 more medals for Canada's alpine skiers
Canadians Kimberly Joines and Chris Williamson each won a bronze medal in alpine skiing Tuesday at the Torino Paralympic Winter Games, bringing Canada's medal count in the sport to four. Canada has won six medals overall. March 14, 2006

Lauren Woolstencroft

Woolstencroft skis to silver
Lauren Woolstencroft won Canada's third medal of the 2006 Paralympic Games in Turin, Italy Monday by earning a silver in the women's standing super-giant slalom. March 13, 2006

Sonja Gaudet

Perfect start for Canada's wheelchair curlers
Canada sits in a tie atop the wheelchair curling standings at the Torino Paralympic Winter Games after opening the tournament with two wins on Sunday. March 12, 2006

Shauna Maria Whyte Binding stymies Whyte
Shauna Maria Whyte was in contention to win Canada's first medal at the Paralympic Games yesterday in the women's 10-km sitting biathlon when disaster struck. - March 12, 2006

Let the Paralympic Games begin
An estimated crowd of 25,000 joined celebrities, officials and athletes from around the world at the opening ceremony of the IX Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, on Friday. March 10, 2006

Paralympic Sport TV

Paralympic Sport TV
The International Paralympic Committee is proud to introduce the new global internet television channel www.paralympicsport.tv where you can watch all your favourite Paralympic sport. - March 9, 2006

Stephen Harper

Canadian Paralympic Team Gets Big Sendoff - It’s Not Over in Torino!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Sport Minister Michael Chong joined a throng of well wishers at the Canadian Museum of Civilization today as they convened a news conference to announce who was going to be on the Canadian Paralympic Team that is heading for the podium in Torino at IX Paralympic Winter Games. - March 1st, 2006

Cindy Klassen Italy bids ciao to Games
Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen had the honour of leading Canada into the closing festivities as its flag-bearer. The news came to no one's surprise as the 26-year-old Winnipeg native won a Canadian record five medals and is the nation's most decorated Olympian with six career medals. - February 26, 2006
Chandra Crawford Inspirational females leading the way with 14 of Canada's 19 Olympic medals
"If I can inspire one kid with what I've accomplished to become an athlete, to love sport, to participate in sport, then I've done something important," said Crawford, 22, who was on no one's radar before winning gold. "I was in awe of Myriam Bedard when she won her golds in biathlon (in 1994). I was 10 years old. I wanted to be like her." - February 23, 2006
Beckie Scott

Beckie Scott Elected To IOC Athletes' Commission
The International Olympic Committee announced today that Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott was one of two Olympians elected to the IOC's Athletes' Commission for an eight-year term. Finnish ice hockey player Saku Koivu was also elected. - February 23, 2006

Canadian Olympic Logo (revised)...
Charlie Teljeur's cartoon goes on an Olympic journey of its own.
Abby Hughes

ISF says ski jumping too dangerous for women!
The International Ski Federation has ruled that ski jumping is too dangerous for women, making it the only winter Olympic sport that has male competitors and no female counterparts. But female ski jumpers disagree...- February 16, 2006

Bjørnar Håkensmoen Canadians hail Norwegian coach's sportsmanship
Bjørnar Håkensmoen was on the scene when Canadian cross-country skier Sara Renner's left pole broke during the sprint relay final. He immediately gave her his, and that enabled Renner and team mate Beckie Scott to ultimately claim the relay's silver medal. - February 20, 2006
yang yang

Flag-bearer breaks gender barrier
Yang Yang A, China's first-ever gold medallist in a Winter Olympics, was the nation's first female flag-bearer Friday in Turin. - February 10, 2006

Canada’s Women Olympic Coaches
Ten of Canada's most successful women coaches are heading to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games with responsibility for many top medal prospects. The women coaches account for 14.7% of the total Olympic coaching staff of 68.
Charmaine Crooks Women making it with the IOC
In 1997, the IOC established targets for women’s membership of NOC Executive Committees. These were for women to hold at least 10% of executive positions by Dec 2001 rising to at least 20% by Dec 2005. How have they done?
Barb MacDonald CAAWS Communication Consultant is press Chief for Figure Skating
"I haven't seen a complete list, but, as far as I know, I am the only Canadian who will be working in this capacity in Torino,'' MacDonald said, adding that she expects to head a team of eight supervisors and some 50 volunteers during the Games.
disables alpine Two More Medals Make Twelve for Canadians Heading to Japan
Yong Pyeong, Korea - January 27, 2006 The first week of World Cup racing is underway and the Canadian Disabled Alpine Ski Team, the same delegate that will represent Canada at the 2006
Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke: driving force for equity in Winter's X Games
Canadian Sarah Burke is pushing limits in the halfpipe and out, as one of the driving forces behind women's freestyle skiing's inclusion and equity in the Winter X Games. - January 26, 2006


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