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Commonwealth Games Association of Canada – With a prize purse of $72,500 awarded annually to the top Canadian Commonwealth Men and Women athletes or teams

May 18, 2016, Ottawa – Today Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) announced the launch of the Canada Commonwealth Cup, a trophy with cash prizes awarded annually to Canada’s top Commonwealth athletes and/or teams.

As the founder and four-time host of the Commonwealth Games, Canada remains strongly committed to the Commonwealth sport movement and with the introduction of the Canada Commonwealth Cup, CGC reaffirms its commitment to recognizing and supporting  Canada’s top Commonwealth athletes.

“The Canadian Commonwealth Cup is an exciting new program that will reward our top athletes”, said Richard Powers, President of Commonwealth Games Canada. “I am especially proud of the fact that, in line with our Commonwealth values, this program includes para-athletes, as well as offers equal prize money to men and women.”

Canadian national senior athletes and teams from sports in the upcoming Commonwealth Games are eligible for the program. Cup points are awarded based on athlete’s finishes at international competitions and tallied during the calendar year, January 1st to December 31st. The first Canada Commonwealth Cup and cash prizes will be awarded in January, 2017. Canada Commonwealth Cup standings are maintained and updated on CGC’s website, commonwealthgames.ca (powered by OPIN Software), and include athlete biographies, stories and program details. Currently leading the Canada Commonwealth Cup Standings are:

Women

 

 

 

1

Jasmin Glaesser  

Cycling          

2100

T2

Jennifer Abel  

Diving  

1640

T2

Aurelie Rivard 

Para-Swimming 

1640  

 

Men

 

 

 

T1

Tristen Chernove  

Para-Cycling  

2000

T1

Francois Imbeau-Dulac  

Diving

2000

3

Philippe Gagne  

Diving

1820

           
“I am so pleased to see CGC launch this reward program for Commonwealth athletes”, said Jennifer Abel, diver and member of the 2014 Canadian Commonwealth Games Team. “This additional financial support will be well received by all athletes who are preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast. I certainly hope to be there as a member of Canada’s Team!”

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For further information:

Commonwealth Games Canada
Brian MacPherson
Chief Executive Officer
613.244.6868 x226
brian@commonwealthgames.ca

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. CGC builds a better Commonwealth through sport. Visit www.commonwealthgames.ca for information.

Commonwealth Games Association of Canada / Association Canadienne des Jeux du Commonwealth
201 – 2255 Boul St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa (Ontario)  K1G 4K3
Tel:  613-244-6868

Keep informed / Restez informés:
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