TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement on diver Alexandre Despatie’s injury at training in Madrid, Spain.

“We wish Alex a full and speedy recovery. He is driven, determined and defiant in the face of any challenge in his path. I know he can recover from this injury.”
-Mark Tewksbury, 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Chef de Mission

“Alexandre is resilient and focused and I know he will get well soon. He’s a true champion.”
-Sylvie Bernier, 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Assistant Chef de Mission

“Alexandre Despatie is a member of our Olympic family. The Canadian Olympic Committee wishes him well on the road to recovery; we are behind him one hundred percent.”
-Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

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