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TORONTO – Today the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) celebrated the launch of a new high performance partnership with the world’s No. 1 brand of luxury automobile. The partnership between the COC and BMW Group Canada was celebrated at a high profile event at the Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, in Toronto and featured four of Canada’s top Olympians from both Winter and Summer sport, including: Rosie MacLennan, London 2012 Gold Medallist, Trampoline; Jason Burnett, London 2012 Olympian, Beijing 2008 Silver Medallist, Trampoline; Heather Moyse, Vancouver 2010 Gold Medallist, Bobsleigh; and Shelley-Ann Brown, Vancouver 2010 Silver Medallist, Bobsleigh.

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From left Olympians Heather Moyse, Jason Burnett and Rosie MacLennan pose with Shelley-Ann Brown during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco

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Olympians Rosie MacLennan and Heather Moyse address guests during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco 

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From left, Olympian Rosie MacLennan, Federal Minister of the Environment Peter Kent, Olympian Shelley-Ann Brown, BMW Group Canada Director of Marketing Kevin Marcotte, Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut, Olympian Heather Moyse join in a cheer during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco 

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Marcel Aubut addresses guests during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco 

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BMW Group Canada Director of Marketing Kevin Marcotte addresses guests during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco 

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Federal Minister of the Environment and Toronto broadcasting legend Peter Kent addresses guests during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco 

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London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan demonstrates a Trampoline routine for guests during the launch of the BMW Group Canada partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee in Toronto, Friday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco

 

FLASH QUOTES: 

“It is really exciting to welcome BMW to the Canadian Olympic Team. It means the world to us. It means that we can focus on training and keep pushing to be at the top.”
— Rosie MacLennan, London 2012 Gold Medallist, Trampoline 

“This is a really great day for Canadian athletes. It means the world to us to have a partnership with a company like BMW because they stand for excellence and they stand for world-wide innovation.”
— Shelley-Ann Brown, Vancouver 2012 Silver Medallist, Bobsleigh 

“The partnership between BMW and the Canadian Olympic Committee is great for athletes. It is going to provide a lot more support so that we can focus on our competitions down the line.”
— Jason Burnett, London 2012 Olympian, 2008 Silver Medallist, Trampoline 

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788
Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca                                                         

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419
Email: dsoudas@olympic.ca

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