Gander doctor represents Canada at world games

Staff ~ The Telegram
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In the year marking its 40th anniversary in Canada, Special Olympics Canada will send a very strong delegation of 113 team members, including 81 athletes, to the world's largest winter sporting event set to unfold Feb. 7 to 13 in Boise, Idaho.
The Special Olympics World Winter Games will bring together an estimated 3,000 athletes from 100 countries to compete in seven winter sports. Canadians will compete in six of these sports, including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing and speed skating.
A prominent part of that National Team will be a well-known doctor from Gander, Dr. Carmel Casey.
Casey was selected as team physician in October and has been working closely with the teams ever since to prepare them for demanding travel and competition schedule of the World Games.
"Dr. Casey will be a great asset to Team Canada as a physician and as a team member," said Johnny Byrne, executive director of Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador.
"She has been a long time volunteer of our organization and has played an integral role in the development of Special Olympics in Gander and on the provincial level."
For more information on Team Canada, including athlete and coach profiles, visit

Organizations: Special Olympics Canada, Team Canada, World Games Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Gander, Canada, Boise, Idaho

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  • Kathy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Congratulations Carmel. Well deserved.

  • Kathy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Congratulations Carmel. Well deserved.