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Canadian Olympic Committee Awards $320,000 to 64 Summer Athletes – Brown, Carleton, Glaesser & Nyhaug on Board

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December 15, 2013 – The Canadian Olympic Committee recently announced an injection of $320,000 to 64 female and male summer athletes across the country, as part of the Athlete Excellence Fund. The fund is awarded to athletes based on results from international competition. This year, the top five athletes in each Olympic summer sport, will receive $5,000 to assist in their journey to the podium.

“This funding will be tremendously helpful as I train hard for the next Games,” said Jennifer Abel, two-time Olympian and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist. “I’d like to thank the Canadian Olympic Committee for their continued support of athletes in Canada.”

“After a long year of training and competition, it feels fantastic to receive this funding reward,” said Damian Warner, London 2012 Olympian. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my quest towards excellence.”

“This is great news and a great initiative. If it wasn’t for funding of this sort, I am not sure I would be able to train and compete in a stress-free environment,” said Mandy Marchak, Canadian women’s rugby (7s and 15s) team member and Rio 2016 hopeful. “This goes a long way and it allows us athletes the ability to continue our quest toward sporting excellence.”

The fund is structured over a four year phase, with each cycle starting in the year preceding a Games. Year one and two eligibility criteria stipulate that athletes with a top five world ranking, from each sport, will be entitled to $5000. In year three (pre-Olympic year), guidelines stipulate the same, but only for a top four world ranking. In the fourth year (Olympic year), athletes will receive $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 for a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.

“The Athlete Excellence Fund is a fantastic initiative and one that not only supports our athletes, but helps motivate them to work even harder each and every day,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “Congratulations to each one of our recipients this year. I am looking forward to many more outstanding results on the road to Rio 2016.”

Year one summer Athlete Excellence Fund recipients for 2013 include:

Last NameFirst NameSport
AbelJenniferDiving
AnakaStacieWrestling
ArmstrongDylanAthletics
Beauchesne-SévignyGabrielCanoeing
BenfeitoMeaghanDiving
BergeronMarc-AndréTaekwondo
BlackSarahRowing
BrownAaronAthletics
BrownLauraCycling
CaldwellHilarySwimming
CameronEmilyRowing
CarletonGillianCycling
ChevertonSamanthaSwimming
CochraneRyanSwimming
de JongeMarkCanoeing
DrouinDerekAthletics
Dubissette-BorriceArielleRugby 7
DuenasCrispinArchery
FarellaBiancaRugby 7
FilionRoselineDiving
GanesCarolynRowing
GlaesserJasminCycling
GoodfellowKateRowing
GraingerSusanneRowing
HarveyMagaliRugby 7
KishJenniferRugby 7
KitKristenRowing
LandryGhislaineRugby 7
MacDonaldJessicaWrestling
MacLennanRosannaghGymnastics
MainvilleSandrineSwimming
MarchakMandyRugby 7
MartinsJenniferRowing
MastracciNatalieRowing
MoleschiKaylaRugby 7
MoyseHeatherRugby 7
MuscatTylerTaekwondo
NurseCristyRowing
NyhaugToryCycling
PaquinKarenRugby 7
PoonVictoriaSwimming
Richards-KwokDontaeAthletics
RobergeCatherineJudo
RomanLisaRowing
RoperChristineRowing
RussellBenjaminCanoeing
RussellKellyRugby 7
SavardKaterineSwimming
SaxtonBenBeach Volleyball
SchalkChaimBeach Volleyball
SendelSamanthaGymnastics
SmellieGavinAthletics
SteacyAshleyRugby 7
Theisen-EatonBrianneAthletics
van LandeghemChantalSwimming
VokeyJasmineTaekwondo
Von Seydlitz-KurzbachAntjeRowing
WarePamelaDiving
WarnerDamianAthletics
WarnerJustynAthletics
WatersBrittanyRugby 7
WeinbergerRichardSwimming
ZeemanCarlingRowing
YongYvetteTaekwondo

 





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