Six top Canadian athletes named to Team BMW on road to Sochi 2014 Olympic
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - BMW Canada is pleased to announce
Team BMW: a high performance team of Canadian Olympians and hopefuls who will
look to compete for gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Team BMW is a
reflection of BMW's commitment and drive to be number one, the same drive in
each of the six athletes chosen to represent BMW Canada. Support for Team BMW
athletes will be on various levels, in an extension as the National Partner
and Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team.
Team BMW consists of the following athletes:
-- Kaillie Humphries, Bobsleigh, is preparing for her second
Olympic Games. Humphries is currently ranked No. 1 by the
International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and was the first
ever Canadian woman to win Olympic gold in Bobsleigh, a feat
she accomplished at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
-- Charles Hamelin, Short Track Speed Skating, is driving for his
third Olympics. He won two gold medals in Vancouver 2010 and
also earned a silver medal in Torino in 2006 as a member of the
Canadian relay team. With a successful 2014 Olympic Winter
Games, Hamelin could become Canada's most decorated Olympian.
-- Rosalind "Roz" Groenewoud, Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing, is the
top ranked Canadian in her sport and is currently ranked No. 2
in the world. Training to compete in her first Olympics, "Roz
G", as she is affectionately known, is a six-time X Games
medallist and recently won gold at the World Cup finals.
-- Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Ice Hockey, is eager to participate in
her third Olympic Games, and is looking for a third gold medal
to match the ones she earned at Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006.
Also a standout collegiate athlete, in 2011 Agosta-Marciano
became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women's hockey
history, a record that still stands today.
-- Mark McMorris, Snowboard Slopestyle, looks to compete in his
first Olympic Games but is already a legend in the winter
sports world. Only 19 years of age, McMorris is a five-time X
Games medallist and has the potential to be one of Canada's top
Olympic athletes for years to come.
-- Mikaël Kingsbury, Moguls, plans to take part in his first
Olympic Games. The 2009 and 2010 International Skiing
Federation winner and World Cup Rookie of the Year has won gold
in 2013 at the World Championships, World Cup and Canadian
Championships. His recent success proves Kingsbury is poised to
make an impressive debut on the Olympic stage.
"BMW Group Canada is pleased to add to our overall partnership with the
Canadian Olympic Team the support of six athletes who represent BMW's values
of peak performance and innovation," said Eduardo Villaverde, President and
CEO of BMW Group Canada. "Team BMW is a distinctive group of men and women who
are destined for Olympic success and who know what it takes to be the best. We
look forward to supporting them in their quest for gold."
"BMW is synonymous with excellence, power and grace; all traits they share
with our Canadian athletes," said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic
Committee. "There is no doubt that it takes a village to raise a champion and
we are grateful to BMW Group Canada for generously supporting Kaillie,
Charles, Rosalind, Meghan, Mark and Mikaël. This assistance will help make
their Olympic dreams a reality, especially as they enter a crucial pre-Games
period of training and competition."
"Having a strong partnership with a high-performance partner in BMW is
absolutely amazing," said Kaillie Humphries, Gold Medalist at the 2010
Vancouver Olympic Games."They've helped me on so many levels, all of which
are instrumental to my success and focus in bringing home a Medal from Sochi!
Their entire team who support me operate in such a premium manner much like
BMW Group Canada is proud to partner with the Canadian Olympic Team through
2016 and will showcase Team BMW on bmw.ca. As National Partner and Official
Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team, BMW's partnership will provide athlete
support and will generate fundraising opportunities for the team over the next
four years. To learn more about Team BMW and the partnership with the Canadian
Olympic Team, please visit bmw.ca/teambmw
BMW Group in Canada
BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury
performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI.
BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and
offers retail financing and leasing programs and protection products on new
and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new
and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 44 BMW automobile retail
centres, 20 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 29 MINI retailers represents the BMW
Group across the country.
SOURCE BMW Canada Inc.
Frank Strebe, Director, Corporate Communications BMW Group Canada 905-428-5005
Kyle Denton, Corporate Communications BMW Group Canada 905-428-5036
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