May 18, 2021
Thibeault punches ticket to Tokyo
Boxer Tammara Thibeault, who calls Regina her hometown, has been named to the Canadian boxing contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 75-kilogram category.
This will be the first Games for Thibeault, who claimed a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Wheelchair basketball groups announced for Paralympics
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced competition groups for the Tokyo Paralympics through its official draw.
Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team will face Korea, Spain, Turkey, Colombia and host Japan in Group A. The United States, Great Britain, Australia, Algeria, Germany and Iran are in Group B.
The women’s Senior national Team was also slotted into Group A with Australia, Great Britain, Germany and Japan. The United States, Algeria, the Netherlands, China and Spain are in Group B.
Saskatchewan Paralympic hopefuls Erica Gavel and Nik Goncin will await official world on Canada’s roster compliment for the Games August 24 to September 5. Both Gavel and Goncin helped Canada secure spots at the Paralympics with gold and silver medal finishes at the Parapan American Games in 2019.
The competition schedule will be announced at a later date.
Visit wheelchairbasketball.ca for more information.
Dornstauder invited to training camp
Regina’s Quinn Dornstauder is one of 20 athletes invited by Canada Basketball to attend a Senior Women’s National Team training camp ahead of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup in June.
“Next month’s FIBA AmeriCup will be an important step in our preparation and a critical evaluation opportunity for us ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, Senior Women’s National Team in the Canada Basketball release. “Having stayed connected virtually over the course of the past 14 months, the team is really looking forward to sharing the court together once again and building on the positive momentum we had coming out of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament last February.”
The training camp will take place May 20 to June 4 in Tampa, Florida. The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup will be played June 11-19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
See the full invitee list and learn more about the training camp at basketball.ca.
Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium to provide widespread Games coverage
Ottawa – With 100 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) alongside its sport, media, and corporate partners, including primary broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada, are celebrating the countdown to the first day of the Games as well as the widespread broadcast and digital coverage that will allow Canadians from across the country to follow all the action from Tokyo.
“The 100-day countdown is on and we look forward to soon announcing our sport teams set to compete in Tokyo and celebrating each and every athlete,” said Stephanie Dixon, chef de mission of the Tokyo 2020 Canadian Paralympic Team. “These Games will be powerful and momentous for our athletes who have all worked so hard in these challenging times to make it to this point, and their resiliency, courage, and determination will shine through in their performances.”
The Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium will be the official broadcaster for Tokyo 2020 for the fourth straight Paralympic Games. Led by the CPC, consortium partners include CBC/Radio-Canada, AMI, Sportsnet, Facebook, Twitter, and MXZN.
CBC/Radio-Canada, the home of the Paralympic Games in Canada, will be airing more than 120 original hours on TV. This will mark the most TV hours for a Paralympic Games in Canadian history.
Learn more on Paralympic.ca.
Clark named to centralization roster
Saskatoon’s Emily Clark is one of women’s national hockey team players who have been invited to centralize for the 2021-22 season ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
The centralization is expected to happen at the end of July, with players and staff relocating to Calgary to prepare for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, scheduled August 20-31 at location still to be determined.
Canada’s final 23-player roster for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games is tentatively scheduled to be unveiled in late December.
Learn more and see the full centralization roster at hockeycanada.ca.