Wheelchair Basketball: Spirit of BC Games epitomized by wheelchair basketball players

Wheelchair Basketball: Spirit of BC Games epitomized by wheelchair basketball players

Author: BC Winter Games 1/Sunday, February 23, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Winter Games, Basketball - Wheelchair

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I woke up this morning to my alarm in preparation to see Canada's hockey heroes hit the ice for the gold medal game at the Sochi Olympics.
It was a proud moment for me to see the Canadian flag raised and our anthem playing in the background. But later in the morning, I was introduced to a whole new group of heroes. After watching Canada dominate men’s Olympic hockey it was off to cover wheelchair basketball. 
The first thing I noticed was the intensity and passion of every athlete on the floor. Then I noticed how well they worked together as a team just like all the men and women that represented Canada in Sochi did.
A majority of these athletes have had to battle adversity at some point in their life, and probably more than you or I ever will. Right away you can tell every one of these athletes is a fighter – they don’t know the words quit or cannot.
On a day when the power of sport can bring an entire nation together watching multi-millionaires represent your country, I was able to be a part of something just as powerful. The BC Winter Games athletes are competing for a medal, but at the end of the day, they are all champions!

by Shaun Thiessen

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