TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee and Air Canada will make an important announcement in Toronto on June 22nd. Media are invited to the event. Representatives from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Air Canada, federal government and athletes will be available for comment on site.

What:          Announcement regarding the Canadian Olympic movement
**Media interviews with Olympians**

Colin Russell, 2008 Olympian, 2012 Olympic hopeful, Swimming
Zsofia Balazs, 2012 Olympic hopeful, Marathon Swimming
Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO, Air Canada
Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance
Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

When:        June 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Where:       University of Toronto Athletic Centre, Pool Deck
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419