Teck Resources Limited

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Canadian Olympic Committee

Canadian Olympic Committee

February 17, 2010 04:33 ET

Teck Resources and Canadian Olympic Committee Honour Alex Bilodeau, the First Canadian to Win an Olympic Gold Medal on Canadian Soil

Teck, official supplier of the metals for the medals of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and Canadian Olympic Committee mark historic moment in Canadian sports.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2010) -

Editors Note:  Photos for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press and the Associated Press.

As an Official Supporter and provider of the metals for the gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) has joined with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) to honour Alex Bilodeau for his achievement as the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil.

Teck President and CEO Don Lindsay presented Alex Bilodeau with a commemorative award made by Teck using their metal. The gold-plated maple leaf is inscribed: "Celebrating the first Olympic gold medal won by a Canadian athlete in Canada."

"The first-ever Olympic gold medal won on Canadian soil is truly a special moment for our nation," said Teck President and CEO Don Lindsay. "Sharing this triumph with Alex and all Canadians is a source of incredible inspiration for everyone at Teck."

"Alex's gold medal win is an extremely joyous occasion for all Canadians. We believe that it sets the stage for more to come," said Michael Chambers, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

In addition to supplying the metals used in the production of the medals to be awarded to athletes in 2010, Teck is the first sponsor and official metal supplier in Olympic and Paralympic Games history to include metal recovered from end-of-life electronics in the Olympic and Paralympic medals. Teck provided a total of 2.05 kilograms (kg) of gold, 1,950 kg of silver and 903 kg of copper sustainably sourced from its operations around the world for the production of the medals.

The event was generously supported by Official Suppliers of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, a winery of Vincor Canada, and Molson Coors Canada.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc, gold and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com.

The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada's participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means. For news and information, visit the COC website at www.olympic.ca and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter (CDNOlympicTeam).

Photos of the award and presentation provided.

B-roll footage will be available at 12:00 am:

ftp://ftp.national.ca/pub/teckresources

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Kate Best
    604-862-2280
    or
    Michael Goehring
    604-374-3271