Team BC 2014

Special Olympics Team BC 2014


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Fun facts

Team BC By the Numbers

  • 275¬†athletes
  • 70¬†coaches
  • 14¬†mission staff
  • 5¬†external mission staff
  • 11¬†sports
  • 12¬†age of youngest Team BC athlete
  • 72¬†age of oldest Team BC athlete
  • 24¬†age of youngest Team BC coach
  • 77¬†age of oldest Team BC coach
  • 40¬†communities represented by members of Team BC
  • 674¬†kilometres: the distance the Team BC Smithers contingent will have to fly to get to the Games
  • 489¬†pounds lost by Team BC athletes in five months of training
  • 10,000¬†crystals on the Team BC rhythmic gymnastics performance outfits
  • 17¬†floors in UBC's Gage Towers will be full of Team BC members during the 2014 Games

Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games

  • 24¬†years since the last National Games in our province
  • 1,700¬†athletes, coaches, and mission staff at the 2014 Games
  • 1,000¬†volunteers will help stage the 2014 Games
  • 12¬†provinces & territories sending teams to B.C.
  • 3¬†sports being part of the National Games for the first time in 2014 (basketball, bocce, golf)

Media coverage

Featured stories

TSN and Powerade¬†featured track and field athlete Ethan Bushey Mountain of SOBC ‚ÄstSurrey on SportsCentre as a¬†Powerade 24¬†athlete - watch here

The Vancouver Sun featured Special Olympics athletes in a fantastic July 8 front-cover story as well as articles on inspiring rhythmic gymnast Ashley Rosenbergerand soccer player Tony Carter

Global BC coverage of the Opening Ceremonies, including Team BC rhythmic gymnastics athlete Alison McKee and coach Dee Neukomm

TSN BarDown featured the Games and celebrity support

Team BC 10-pin bowler and Opening Ceremonies flagbearer Jake Huff on CBC's BC Almanac with 2014 Games Chair Cathy Priestner Allinger

Team BC golfer Ryan Courtemanche joined CBC Radio's On the Coast and Radio West just before the Opening Ceremonies

The Globe and Mail photo gallery from the 2014 Games athletics event

Amazing story by the sister of Shane Carr, Team BC basketball player

Statement by the Government of Canada

Whitecaps FC story and video about their support of SOBC and the Team BC 2014 soccer squad

BC Golf article previewing the golf event

Post-Games coverage

The Abbotsford News shares powerlifter Todd's journey to the Games & awesome local results

Penticton Western News recaps the 22 medals won by South Okanagan athletes

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times highlights the double gold medal performance by Brent Langridge

The Free Press (Fernie) features local gold medallist Kathy Sheppard

Mission Record catches up with the victorious local soccer team

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial highlights the results of talented local athletes

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News features successful local swimmers Amanda Stewart and Mark Blasco

Aldergrove Star spotlights the BC Dynamite softball silver

BACI congratulates their receptionist and Team BC rhythmic gymnast Christina

Breakfast Television features Team BC Grizzlies softball player Jonathan MacDonald as Athlete of the Week

Burnaby Now applauds local athlete results

Coast Reporter on local swimmer Christel Jensen's success

Comox Valley Record features the "awesome" achievements of the nine local members of Team BC

The Record (New Westminster) congratulates local 10-pin bowler Richard McDonald and swimmer Selena Lepper

The Langley Times summarizes the many successes by local athletes

Powell River Peak shows how the hard work of local aquatics and bowling athletes paid off

The Prince George Citizen highlights the 11 medals earned by local athletes

Terrace Standard says 5-pin bowler Hannah Dale did Terrace proud

End of Games press release

Pre-Games coverage

Dedicated rhythmic gymnast Joanna Morris on Shaw TV Okanagan

Richmond News on Team BC athletics competitor Kelsey Thomson

Prince George Citizen article highlighting local athletes and coaches

Comox Valley Record spreads the word about Games live-streaming

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times caught up with Team BC aquatics coach Marc Fisher

Penticton Western News story on 10-pin bowler Jake Huff and local members of Team BC

Langley Advance feature on Team BC's Langley athletes and coaches, a massive group

The Vancouver Sun covering athletics and bocce athletes at their home-field advantage training camp

The Surrey Leader turns the spotlight on their 25 local athletes

Coquitlam Now checks in with athletes set for Games

Trail Times features Trail and Castlegar Team BC members

BC Housing caught up with Victoria rhythmic gymnast Desiree

B104 Radio¬†interviewed aquatics coach Penny Coyle of SOBC ‚ÄstKimberley/Cranbrook

Cowichan Valley Citizen story on the six local athletes going to the 2014 Games

The Free Press (Fernie)¬†caught up with 5-pin bowler Kathy Sheppard of¬†SOBC ‚Äď Elk Valley

CTV Vancouver¬†features Team BC basketball player Josh Moon of SOBC ‚ÄstNorth Shore in a Perry's Prospects segment

The Langley Times lists their local athletes, coaches, and mission staff members, the largest contingent from any one B.C. community

Burnaby Now feature on local athletes

The Comox Valley Record spotlights local Team BC athletes and coach

The 100 Mile Free Press featured Games-bound golfer Brett Tassel

The Abbotsford News puts athletics competitor Mike Palitti in the spotlight

UBC Okanagan News on UBCO students and student-athletes supporting local members of Team BC
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Read more in the Capital News and The Daily Courier

Athletics Head Coach Aleila Miller on CHEK TV talking about her role with SO Team Canada 2015
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Rhythmic gymnast Danielle Juilfs on Global BC marking 100 days until the 2014 Games