TORONTO — On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) released the following statement of congratulations, after the Richmond Olympic Experience celebrated its grand opening. It is the first official member of the IOC’s global Olympic Museums Network to be located in North America.

“On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Committee, I want to congratulate the City of Richmond and the Richmond Olympic Oval on such a beautiful and inspiring museum – the first of its kind in North America. Canada’s Olympic Movement has a rich history that deserves to be celebrated and the Richmond Olympic Experience will do just that by showcasing all of the outstanding achievements of Canada’s athletes. This is a significant milestone for the Olympic Movement in our country and I encourage Canada’s sport fans to visit the Richmond Olympic Experience once it opens to the public on November 28.”

– Tricia Smith, COC Interim President