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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

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

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
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.
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
olympic flame
Canada Ranks Second Overall In Total World Cup Medals One Month Prior To Turin
With just one month to go before the start of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the updated results from the 2005-06 winter World Cup events indicate that Canada continues to remain on track to achieve its goal of being one of the top three nations in Turin, Italy. - January 10, 2006
Beckie Scott Olympic Gold Medallist Beckie Scott Canada's Nominee for IOC Athletes' Commission
2002 Olympic gold medallist Beckie Scott (cross-country skiing, Vermilion, Alta.) will be Canada's nominee for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today. - July 2005.


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