BMW Canada Introduces its Olympic Roster: 'Team BMW'

Six top Canadian athletes named to Team BMW on road to Sochi 2014 Olympic 
Winter Games 
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 
their vehicles!"

BMW Group Canada is proud to partner with the Canadian Olympic Team through 
2016 and will showcase Team BMW on 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 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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