Tribute to coaches and officials of Olympic and Paralympic athletes from Saskatchewan | News and media


Released April 13, 2022

Athletes, coaches, officials and staff who proudly represented their Saskatchewan roots at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games held last summer and the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan, Sask Sport and the Canadian Sport Center Saskatchewan, at the Legislative Building today.

“The Summer, Winter and Paralympic Games were a success for Team Canada and our Saskatchewan contingent,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross. “Congratulations to all athletes, coaches, officials and support staff for their contributions to Team Canada. As role models and ambassadors, your hard work, dedication and commitment to the sport is truly inspiring.”

More than 50 athletes, coaches, officials and support staff with ties to Saskatchewan represented the province and Team Canada in Tokyo and Beijing.

“On behalf of the Sask Sport Board of Directors and the amateur sport community, I extend our congratulations to the athletes, coaches and officials who competed in the 2020 and 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Sask President said. Sports, Lance Dudar. “Despite many challenges during recent Olympic and Paralympic training cycles, this group has shown perseverance and drive to pursue their dreams. This contingent from Saskatchewan is a shining example of why the sport is truly more than a game.”

Saskatchewan had 15 athletes qualified to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games: seven Olympians and eight Paralympians. Seven coaches also participated in Tokyo: three at the Olympics and four at the Paralympics. Five officials were in Tokyo: one at the Olympics and four at the Paralympics. The summer contingent also included two classifiers at the Paralympic Games and four support staff between the Summer Olympics and the Paralympics.

For the 2022 Games in Beijing, Saskatchewan had eight athletes qualified for the competition: six Olympians and two Paralympians. Five coaches also participated in Beijing: three at the Olympics and two at the Paralympics. Two officials attended the Olympics, as well as two support staff and two Canadian mission staff.

Saskatchewan athletes have won eight medals between the 2020 and 2022 Olympic and Paralympic teams. Four medals have been won by our Paralympians and four by our Olympians.

While in Regina, select athletes and coaches will meet students from across Saskatchewan in a virtual meet. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experiences shared by Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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For more information contact:

Jamie Gibson
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-527-8152
E-mail: [email protected]

Nicole Becker
Saskatchewan Sports
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-717-3398
Email: [email protected]

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