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Canadian luge and cross-country skiing Olympians returning to Calgary on February 28

Media Advisory
WHAT:Fresh off competing in the most successful ever Olympic Games for Canada, a number of local Olympians in the sports of luge and cross-country skiing will make their triumphant return to Calgary from the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, early in the morning on February 28.

Members of the Canadian Olympic ski jumping and long-track speed skating teams will also be touching down in their home training base of Calgary at the same time.

Media availability for the athletes begins at 1 a.m. at Meeting Place A of the Calgary International Airport. The athletes arriving on that date are listed below.

WHO: Canadian Olympic Luge Team
Regan Lauscher, Alex Gough, Meaghan Simister, Chris Moffat, Mike Moffat, Eric Pothier, Grant Albrecht

Canadian Olympic Cross-Country Team
Daniel Roycroft, Phil Widmer, Chris Jeffries, Amanda Ammar
Please note that Olympic cross-country medallists Beckie Scott, Chandra Crawford and Sara Renner, as well as George Grey and Devon Kershaw, are remaining in Europe to compete in World Cup races, and will not be returning until a later date.

Canadian Olympic Ski Jumping Team
Michael Nell, Graeme Gorham

Canadian Olympic Long-Track Speed Skating Team
Sean Ireland, Marcel Lacroix, Scott Maw, Brock Miron, Krisy Myers, Derek Robinson, Brittany Schussler, Robert Tremblay, Alanna Kraus

WHEN:Tuesday, February 28
Media availability at 1 a.m.
WHERE:Calgary International Airport
Meeting Place A
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