Canadians on level playing field
Globe and Mail
October 28, 2008 at 9:53 PM EDT
Yesterday morning, the fresh faces of Canada's alpine ski team were paraded across a theatre stage in downtown Toronto, celebrating another new corporate partnership — this one with Panasonic — and champing at the bit for the World Cup season to begin.
These are exciting, encouraging times. Entering the fourth year of a five-year master plan devised by the former head of Alpine Canada Alpin, Ken Read, the skiers have plenty of corporate dough, they have money flowing in from the Own The Podium program and not coincidentally, they have a string of excellent results to celebrate stretching back through the Turin Olympics in 2006.
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