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Monday, November 19, 2007

PostHeaderIcon Canada aims for top 16 in Beijing Olympics

anada will send about 300 athletes to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and it hopes to finish among the top 16 in the overall medal table.

The remarks were made by Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President Michael Chambers Monday in Ottawa.

Chambersl also announced the establishment of the Athlete Excellent Fund, which will award cash prize to Olympics medalists for the first time in Canadian history.

Starting from Beijing Olympics, Canadian athletes will receive 20,000 Canadian dollars (20,600 U.S. dollars) per gold medal won at any Olympic Games, said Chambers.

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