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Canada closes out 2008 Beijing Parlaympic Games ranked seventh in nation standings
The Canadian Paralympic team finished the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games with a total of 50 medals (19 gold, 10 silver and 21 bronze), placing it seventh in the official medal standings by nation. There were a record 147 nations participating in the Games, up from 136 in Athens 2004, 122 from Sydney 2000 and 103 in Atlanta 1996. September 17, 2008

Canadian cyclists, swimmers get first crack at Paralympic medals in Beijing
Canada's Paralympic cyclists and swimmers have the first chance to win medals on day one of competition, following an extravagant opening ceremony to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games on Saturday evening. Team Canada consists of 143 athletes competing in 17 of the 20 sports at the Paralympic Games. September 6, 2008

Paralympics as valuable as Olympic Games
Regardless of the number of medals Canadian Paralympians win in Beijing, athletes should take pride in their achievements, says veteran wheelchair racing legend Chantal Petitclerc. The Montreal star, who will be taking part in her fifth and final Games when competition begins on Sunday, said the Paralympics should be considered as prestigious as the Olympics. "That means the value of these medals is, in many events, the same value as an Olympic medal," said Petitclerc, a 14-time Paralympic medallist who has won eight golds. September 5, 2008

Seven CAAWS affiliated women heading to Beijing for Olympic and Paralympic Games
August 17, 2008 - Seven women who have been associated with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) will be involved in significant roles at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Two will be involved as technical officials, two with the Canadian team and one will be assisting with media operations.

IOC launches Beijing 2008 Olympic Games online Channel
August 4, 2008 – The IOC will launch an online Channel to broadcast the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in 77 territories across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including India, Republic of Korea, Nigeria and Indonesia, it was announced today.

Beijing Olympic events sold out
July 28, 2008 - Beijing is on its way to being the first Olympic Games to sell out after organizers announced Monday that all tickets for events in the city itself had been sold. There are still tickets available for events held at venues outside of Beijing, including batches for preliminary round soccer matches in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao.

Eyes on the Games - ParalympicSport.TV!
July 25, 2008 - ParalympicSport.TV is a top quality 24/7 television channel broadcasting via the Internet. Free of charge, people all over the world are able to watch live and delayed programming, or see the coverage on demand later.

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Hbc Launches Bold Team Canada Gear and $600,000 Donation to Athletes
Hudson’s Bay Company today unveiled the highly anticipated clothing collection that Canadian athletes will wear at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Company also announced donations of $300,000 to the Own the Podium 2010 initiative to benefit Canada’s winter sports system, and $300,000 to the Road to Excellence program to benefit Canada’s summer sport system. May 1, 2008



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