TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee released the following statement of congratulations on Tom Quinn being named as the new Chair of the l’Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec).

“On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Committee, I offer sincere congratulations to Tom Quinn on his being named to the important role as Chair of l’Institut national du sport du Québec. The partnership between our two organizations is crucial to Canada’s overall podium success and Tom brings an incredible degree of business and sport expertise that will strengthen and enhance the service we deliver for our athletes, coaches and National Sport Federations. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Guylaine Bernier for her remarkable service over the last 11 years at the INS, and to wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

– Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

“The naming of Tom Quinn as Chair is another sign of INS Québec’s determination to be a best-in-class organization that provides strong leadership for athletes, coaches and National Sport Federations both on and off the field of play. Quebec athletes have historically made up more than 20 per cent of any Canadian Olympic Team and we are very excited to welcome Tom to the Olympic family and look forward to working with him and the whole team at INS Québec in the lead up to Sochi 2014.”

– Caroline Assalian, Chief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee

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