Own the Podium 2010

Own the Podium 2010

August 28, 2006 13:50 ET

Own the Podium 2010 Launches Bilingual Website

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 28, 2006) - Own the Podium 2010 is proud to announce the launch of its newly completed bilingual website: www.ownthepodium2010.com. As Canada's coordinating technical body of winter high performance sport, Own the Podium 2010 (OTP) created a website designed to provide relevant and timely information about this one of a kind initiative.

Visitors can search the Own the Podium 2010 website to learn more about what OTP is doing to help Canada achieve the goal of becoming the top medal finisher at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and to place in the top 3 nations at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

The website has something for everyone:

- For Athletes there is information on the recruitment programs in bobsleigh/skeleton, speedskating, freestyle, snowboard and the four winter paralympic sports of curling, sledge hockey, alpine, and cross country/biathlon.

- For Researchers with innovative ideas that relate to winning medals, there is information on how to apply for funding through our Top Secret program.

- For Canadians, there is information about how we are funded and on how they can support the initiative

- For Media, there is plenty of information and resources on the website to assist them in writing stories about this unique initiative

- For the Sport Community, there is a secure section that will be used as a collaborative workspace for the sharing of important resources.

The OTP initiative was developed to support and benefit Canadian athletes and coaches in the lead up to 2010. To ensure optimal collaboration among sports, OTP is inviting all organizations associated with the Canadian sport system to link to our website. Should your organization decide to link to the Own the Podium website, we simply ask that you inform us by emailing info@ownthepodium2010.com.

Click here to visit our website or go to www.ownthepodium2010.com.

About Own the Podium 2010

Own the Podium 2010 (OTP) is a national coordinating body uniting government, corporate and sport partners towards an inspired, unprecedented achievement in international sport. Through OTP's leadership, Canadian winter athletes and coaches will receive technical support and the additional financial resources through dedicated "excellence funding" to make Canada the top medal finisher at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and place in the top three nations at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

Half of the $110 Million in funding for OTP originates from the Government of Canada through Sport Canada. The other half of the funding comes from the VANOC partners including the Province of British Columbia, Bell Canada as Founding Corporate Partner, General Motors of Canada, Hbc, McDonald's, Petro-Canada, RONA and RBC Financial Group. The Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Vancouver 2010 also provide professional services and resources to OTP.

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