Medal Winning Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes Return to Olympic City in Seaplane to Kick off 2010-11 Season, Launch World Cup

VANCOUVERCanada’s medal-winning bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will return to

the 2010 Olympic City in true Vancouver style – in a Harbour Air Seaplane – to officially

name Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton’s World Cup Teams, while kicking off Viessmann FIBT

World Cup festivities on the west coast.


The media conference will take place beside the cauldron at the Jack Poole Plaza in

downtown Vancouver, November 18, 2010 at 11 a.m.


Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will be the lone sports to return to Vancouver-

Whistler for a World Cup competition during the post-Olympic season. The 2010

Viessmann FIBT World Cup circuit gets underway at the Whistler Sliding Centre,

November 25-27.


Who:           2010 Olympic Medallists

                   Jon Montgomery, Kailllie Humphries, Heather Moyse, Helen Upperton

                   Shelley-Ann Brown, Lyndon Rush and Chris Le Bihan

Canada’s World Cup Bobsleigh Team

                   Canada’s World Cup Skeleton Team

Visa Canada


When:         Thursday, November 18, 2010                                   

                   11 a.m.


Where:       Jack Poole Plaza

                   1055 Canada Place


                   (NOTE: Olympic cauldron is on the west side of glass building)

                   (Harbour Air Seaplane will arrive steps from the staging area)