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86 athletes and 56 coaches receive $1,840,000 in rewards through the RBC Athlete Excellence Fund and The Globe and Mail Coach Reward Program

GATINEAU, QC, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee, in partnership with RBC and The Globe and Mail, presented more than $1.8 million in cheques to Sochi Olympians and their coaches for their medal performances in Sochi.  As part of the Celebration of Excellence events presented by RBC, the cheques were presented during a breakfast at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau.

"This support is an added reward after all the hard work and gruelling hours spent training on the ice," said Caroline Ouellette, four-time Olympian, four-time Olympic gold medallist. "Thank you to my coach for all of their support and to RBC for this generous gift, it means the world to me."

The Canadian Olympic Committee's Athlete Excellence Fund presented by RBC is an athlete support and reward program that provides Canadian athletes with performance awards of $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 for winning Olympic gold, silver or bronze medals respectively. The performance rewards are the same for each athlete regardless of whether it is an individual or team sport. It also provides grants of $5,000 during non-Olympic years.

The Canadian Olympic Committee introduced the Coach Reward Program presented by The Globe and Mail prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The aim of the program is to recognize excellence in coaching and the critical impact it has on performance through financial awards made to coaches of Canadian Olympic medallists. 

"We do our jobs every day because we love sport and competition," said Chris Le Bihan, bobsleigh coach. "Thank you to The Globe and Mail for generously recognizing the coaches who are so vital to our athlete's success and the realization of their Olympic dreams."

The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will be making public appearances starting today at Ottawa-area schools and hospitals as well as being honoured in the House of Commons. The Heroes Tour, consisting of school and hospital visits, will be making its way through Calgary, Banff, Red Deer and Edmonton on June 5th; and the post-Sochi Parade of Champions and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala, Induction Ceremony will  take place in the City of Calgary on June 6th.

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 Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada's elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of Canada's 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.


Backgrounder

RBC & THE GLOBE AND MAIL OLYMPIANS AND COACHES RECEIVING MEDAL REWARD CHEQUES

Olympians receiving cheques:

First

Last

Hometown

Sport

Heather

Moyse

Summerside, PE

Bobsleigh

Kaillie

Humphries

Calgary, AB

Bobsleigh

Dawn

McEwen

Winnipeg, MB

Curling

Jennifer

Jones

Winnipeg, MB

Curling

Jill

Officer

Winnipeg, MB

Curling

Kaitlyn

Lawes

Winnipeg, MB

Curling

Kirsten

Wall

Milton, ON

Curling

Brad

Jacobs

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Curling

Caleb

Flaxey

Caledon, ON

Curling

E.J.

Harnden

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Curling

Ryan

Fry

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Curling

Ryan

Harnden

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Curling

Patrick

Chan

Toronto, ON

Figure Skating

Tessa

Virtue

London, ON

Figure Skating

Scott

Moir

Ilderton, ON

Figure Skating

Kevin

Reynolds

Coquitlam, BC

Figure Skating

Kaetlyn

Osmond

Sherwood Park, AB; Marystown, NL

Figure Skating

Kirsten

Moore-Towers

St. Catharines, ON

Figure Skating

Dylan

Moscovitch

Toronto, ON

Figure Skating

Meagan

Duhamel

Lively, ON

Figure Skating

Eric

Radford

Balmertown, ON

Figure Skating

Shannon

Szabados

Edmonton, AB

Hockey

Charline

Labonté

Boisbriand, QC

Hockey

Jocelyne

Larocque

Ste. Anne, MB

Hockey

Catherine

Ward

Montreal, QC

Hockey

Caroline

Ouellette

Montreal, QC

Hockey

Jayna

Hefford

Kingston, ON

Hockey

Marie-Philip

Poulin

Beauceville, QC

Hockey

Rebecca

Johnston

Sudbury, ON

Hockey

Hayley

Wickenheiser

Shaunavon, SK

Hockey

Natalie

Spooner

Scarborough, ON

Hockey

Meaghan

Mikkelson-Reid

St. Albert, AB

Hockey

Meghan

Agosta-Marciano

Ruthven, ON

Hockey

Gillian

Apps

Unionville, ON

Hockey

Jennifer

Wakefield

Pickering, ON

Hockey

Lauriane

Rougeau

Beaconsfield, QC

Hockey

Laura

Fortino

Hamilton, ON

Hockey

Brianne

Jenner

Oakville, ON

Hockey

Tara

Watchorn

Newcastle, ON

Hockey

Mélodie

Daoust

Valleyfield, QC

Hockey

Haley

Irwin

Thunder Bay, ON

Hockey

Geneviève

Lacasse

Kingston, ON

Hockey

Jamie

Benn

Victoria, BC

Hockey

Patrice

Bergeron

Sillery, QC

Hockey

Jay

Bouwmeester

Edmonton, AB

Hockey

Jeff

Carter

London, ON

Hockey

Sidney

Crosby

Cole Harbour, NS

Hockey

Drew

Doughty

London, ON

Hockey

Matt

Duchene

Haliburton, ON

Hockey

Ryan

Getzlaf

Regina, SK

Hockey

Dan

Hamhuis

Smithers, BC

Hockey

Duncan

Keith

Penticton, BC

Hockey

Chris

Kunitz

Regina, SK

Hockey

Roberto

Luongo

Montreal, QC

Hockey

Patrick

Marleau

Aneroid, SK

Hockey

Rick

Nash

Brampton, ON

Hockey

Corey

Perry

Peterborough, ON

Hockey

Alex

Pietrangelo

King City, ON

Hockey

Carey

Price

Anahim Lake, BC

Hockey

Patrick

Sharp

Thunder Bay, ON

Hockey

Mike

Smith

Kingston, ON

Hockey

Martin

St-Louis

Laval, QC

Hockey

PK

Subban

Toronto, ON

Hockey

John

Tavares

Oakville, ON

Hockey

Jonathan

Toews

Winnipeg, MB

Hockey

Marc-Édouard

Vlasic

Montreal, QC

Hockey

Shea

Weber

Sicamous, BC

Hockey

Charles

Hamelin

Sainte-Julie, QC

Speed Skating

Denny

Morrison

Cumberland, ON

Speed Skating

Marie-Ève

Drolet

Chicoutimi, QC

Speed Skating

Jessica

Hewitt

Kamloops, BC

Speed Skating

Valérie

Maltais

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC

Speed Skating

Marianne

St-Gelais

Saint-Félicien, QC

Speed Skating

Charle

Cournoyer

Boucherville, QC

Speed Skating

Jan

Hudec

Calgary, AB

Alpine Skiing

Justine

Dufour-Lapointe

Montreal, QC

Freestyle Skiing

Alex

Bilodeau

Rosemère, QC

Freestyle Skiing

Dara

Howell

Huntsville, ON

Freestyle Skiing

Marielle

Thompson

Whistler, BC

Freestyle Skiing

Chloé

Dufour-Lapointe

Montreal, QC

Freestyle Skiing

Mikaël

Kingsbury

Deux-Montagnes, QC

Freestyle Skiing

Mike

Riddle

Sherwood Park, AB

Freestyle Skiing

Kelsey

Serwa

Kelowna, BC

Freestyle Skiing

Kim

Lamarre

Quebec City, QC

Freestyle Skiing

Dominique

Maltais

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC

Snowboard

Mark

McMorris

Regina, SK

Snowboard

Olympic coaches receiving medals:

First

Last

Hometown

Sport

John

McBride

Pasadena, CA

Alpine Skiing

Adam

Burwell

Regina, SK

Snowboard - Slopestyle

Bart

Schouten

Calgary, AB

Long Track Speed Skating

Ben

Black

Aspen, CO

Alpine Skiing

Chris

Le Bihan

Kelowna, BC

Bobsleigh

Claude

Julien

Orleans, ON

Men's Hockey

Danielle

Goyette

Saint-Nazaire, QC

Women's Hockey

Derrick

Campbell

Cambridge, ON

Short Track Speed Skating

Eric

Archer

Vail, CO

Ski Cross

Frédéric

Blackburn

Chicoutimi, QC

Short Track Speed Skating

Graham

Richardson

Bourne, UK

Bobsleigh

Gregor

Jelonek

Montreal, QC

Long Track Speed Skating

Janet

Arnott

Winnipeg, MB

Women's Curling

Jean-François

Cusson

Sainte-Agathe, QC

Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle

Joanne

McLeod

Vancouver, BC

Figure Skating - Team 

Johnny

Johns

Detroit, MI

Figure Skating - Team & Ice Dance

Jonathon

Cavar

Calgary, AB

Short Track Speed Skating

Jean-Paul

Richard

Mascouche, QC

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Kathy

Johnson

Kansas City, MO

Figure Skating - Team & Men's Singles

Ken

Hitchcock

Edmonton, AB

Men's Hockey

Kevin

Dineen

Toronto, ON

Women's Hockey

Kris

Wirtz

Waterloo, ON

Figure Skating - Team

Laurent

Daignault

Montreal, QC

Short Track Speed Skating

Lindy

Ruff

Warburg, AB

Men's Hockey

Lisa

Haley

Westville, NS

Women's Hockey

Marc

McDonnell

Squamish, BC

Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe

Marc-Andre

Moreau

Chambly, QC

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Marcel

Mathieu

Orcières, FRA

Snowboard Cross

Mark

Wild

Calgary, AB

Long Track Speed Skating

Martin

Rufener

Canmore, AB

Alpine Skiing

Matt

Cockell

Winnipeg, MB

Women's Hockey

Michel

Hamelin

Val-Morin, QC

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Mike

Babcock

Saskatoon, SK

Men's Hockey

Mike

Crowe

Butte, MT

Long Track Speed Skating

Ralph

Krueger

Winnipeg, MB

Men's Hockey

Ravi

Walia

Edmonton, AB

Figure Skating - Team

Rewk

Patten

Crested Butte, CO

Alpine Skiing

Richard

Gauthier

Montreal, QC

Figure Skating - Team

Rob

Kober

Penticton, BC

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Serge

Dugas

Magog, QC

Alpine Skiing

Stefan

Guay

Mont-Tremblant, QC

Alpine Skiing

Stephan

Bosch

Penzberg, GER

Bobsleigh

Steve

Omischl

North Bay, ON

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Toben

Sutherland

Orillia, ON

Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle

Todd

McClements

Calgary, AB

Long Track Speed Skating

Tom

Coulterman

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Men's Curling

Tom

De La Hunty

Bromley, Great Britain

Bobsleigh

Trennon

Paynter

Squamish, BC

Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe

Willy

Raine

Whistler, BC

Ski Cross

Xiuli

Wang

Calgary, AB

Long Track Speed Skating

 

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