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Watch Out World: 54 Canadian Athletes Will Be Heading To Sochi For The 2014 Paralympics
February 26, 2014
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Greg Westlake celebrates a goal in Vancouver at the 2010 Paralympic Games. He'll be wearing the "C" on his jersey as part of the Canadian sledge hockey team this year. (Photo: REUTERS/Richard Lam)

The Paralympic Games begin in Sochi on March 7 (remember that you can catch the opening ceremonies on CBC), and today the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the full team that it will be sending into competition.

The Canadian team will be 54 athletes in total, and will participate in every event: sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard, para-Nordic skiing and biathlon.

The goal for Canada this year is the same as it was four years ago in Vancouver — to be among the top three nations in the medal count. In Vancouver, Canada won 19 medals, 10 of which were gold (which was enough to take third place). 

The team will be led by a number of veteran athletes, including alpine skier Chris Williamson, who has won 105 World Cup Medals and will be competing in his fourth Paralympics, and Greg Westlake of the Canadian sledge hockey team.

To get you excited, you can watch Westlake talk with George in the red chair in the video below.

And for the full list of Canada's Paralympians, head over to the Canadian Paralympic Committee's website.

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