Canada Stands Behind Its Athletes For the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, there will be more than 200 athletes competing for the Canadian Olympic Team and 55 athletes competing for the Canadian Paralympic Team. Canadian Olympic Team members will each receive 39 items and the Canadian Paralympic Team members will each receive 32 items as part of their 2014 uniform, including leisurewear, jackets, pants and accessories. This will outfit them in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, during Podium Presentations, and while simply hanging out in the Olympic village.
The entire 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team Collection can be purchased online at
and will be in all locations of
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About the Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team's podium success and advances Olympic values in
. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that
elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of
Olympic movement, the Canadian Olympic Committee works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games. By sharing our athletes' stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in
to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.
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Bay unveils its Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Collection, modeled by Canadian athletes, in
. From L to R: Front row -
. Second row - Chloé Dufour-Lapointe,
. Third row -
. (CNW Group/
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