Canada Paralympic Committee, March 4, 2021
Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee
Canada’s Paralympians will be taking to the slopes, ski course, and ice at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games one year from today, as the countdown clock to the Opening Ceremony officially hit 365 days on Thursday.
The Canadian Paralympic Team is coming off a thrilling, record-breaking performance three years ago in PyeongChang, winning 28 medals with many personal bests and milestones along the way. Despite a lack of competition opportunities over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s top winter Para athletes continue to train and prepare for the Games, with new goals for Beijing 2022.
“I am thinking of and celebrating the many Canadian athletes who continue to dedicate themselves to achieving their Paralympic goals,” said Josh Dueck, chef de mission, Beijing 2022 Canadian Paralympic Team. “The pursuit of excellence takes incredible focus and drive, and now more than ever, we need to let our cheers be heard for our athletes who represent our great country.
“The Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of an athlete’s career, and our athletes will be strong and passionate representatives of Canada’s voice as we elevate, motivate and inspire all Canadians through our actions both on and off the fields of play.”
The award-winning Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium will continue as official broadcaster for Beijing 2022 following the Tokyo Games – which this summer will feature primetime coverage for the first time, hosted by CBC Sports’ Scott Russell – marking the fifth straight Paralympic Games it will be bringing live action to Canadians across the country. Led by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the consortium is comprised of multiple media partners including CBC/Radio-Canada and AMI. CBC/Radio-Canada continues to be the home of the Paralympic Games in Canada, enhancing their commitment to the Paralympic Movement with substantial coverage planned for both the upcoming Tokyo and Beijing Paralympic Games.
The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will take place March 4-13, 2022, with Canada set to compete in all five sports (Para alpine skiing, Para ice hockey, Para nordic skiing – biathlon and cross-country, Para snowboard, and wheelchair curling).