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Canadian Olympians And Sochi Hopefuls Nominated For 2013 Espy Awards

Canadian snowboarding phenom, Mark McMorris in the running to become first Canadian to win elusive Male Action Sports category at ESPY Awards

TORONTO – Four of Canada’s most recognized Olympians and Sochi 2014 Olympic hopefuls are competing for international bragging rights at the 21st annual ESPY Awards. Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medallist and 2009 Stanley Cup Champion, Sidney Crosby; Turin 2006 Olympian and 2004 Stanley Cup Champion, Martin St. Louis; Sochi 2014 hopeful, two-time World Junior Champion and the 2009 NHL first-overall draft pick, John Tavares; and Sochi 2014 hopeful, 2013 FIS World Championship silver medallist and two-time Winter X Games slopestyle champion, Mark McMorris.

Canada’s three hockey stars will face off against one another in the “Best NHL Player” category, while snowboarder McMorris will compete for the “Best Male Action Sports Athlete” – a category that has never been won by a Canadian. Winners will be decided by online fan voting, which will conclude on July 17, 2013 at 9pm (ET).

“This is a fantastic group of Canadian athletes who are representing our country at the ESPY Awards,” said Christopher Overholt, the Canadian Olympic Committee CEO. “It’s conceivable to think that, come award night, two Canadian athletes will be standing up on stage victorious; we could even make history! If Canada really gets behind Mark he could potentially be the first Canadian ever to win in his category.”

“I’m super-proud to be nominated for the actions sports ESPY after a great season competing for Canada around the world,” said Mark McMorris, the first Canadian nominated for the Best Male Action Sports Athlete ESPY. “It’s going to be fun leading into Sochi 2014!”

The Canadian Olympic Committee invites sports fans from across the country to go online and support all of our Canadians. To vote for your favourite athletes, please visit www.espn.go.com/espys/2013.

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