With just over a week to go until the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, British Columbians gathered at the Whistler Athletes Centre—the heart of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games—to celebrate B.C.’s Sochi-bound athletes, coaches and mission staff. The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific hosted the celebration of Olympic and Paralympic athletes which was attended by Minister Coralee Oakes, athletes, family members, school children, and officials from Whistler Sport Legacies.
Canadian Sport Institute news release: Whistler gathers to celebrate Sochi and show support for BC’s athletes, coaches and mission staff heading to Russia: ow.ly/t2L8ihttps://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/12196095634/player/d30d77ecf6
Cheered on by Whistler schoolchildren, Sochi-bound ski cross athlete Kelsey Serwa and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes try out an Olympic bobsleigh in the Whistler Athlete’s Village.
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