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COC to hold virtual press conference ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

TOKYO (July 22, 2021) – The Canadian Olympic Committee will be holding a virtual press conference ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Media are invited to participate in a live Q&A.


Tricia Smith, four-time Olympian and COC President
David Shoemaker, COC CEO & Secretary General
Eric Myles, COC Chief Sport Officer
Marnie McBean, three-time Olympic champion and Team Canada’s Chef de Mission
Dr. Mike Wilkinson, Team Canada’s Chief Medical Officer


Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00pm EST // Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:00am JST


Media interested in participating are asked to register on Zoom :

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual media availability.

Note for Broadcast Media

Please note that CBC/Radio-Canada will be providing a feed through the Television Operation Centre should you be interested in taking the press conference live.

Stereo feed, Nat sound only (no translation from Pool) 

Trouble number for broadcast: 416-205-2575
Trouble number for streaming: 416-205-3848

Note: The press conference will be recorded and made available on The speakers will not be made available for 1-1 interviews following the press conference.



Josh Su, Press Operations Lead
WhatsApp: 647-464-4060
C: +81-8095-071-174

Thomas Hall, Communications Lead & Press Chief
WhatsApp: 514-790-1054
C: +81-7041-115-673

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