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Posted: December 2, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Surin and Poce to be inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

OTTAWA -- Athletics Canada wishes to congratulate two of its own following the Canadian Olympic Committee's announcement today that sprinter Bruny Surin (athlete) and long time coach and administrator Paul Poce (builder) will be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

Bruny Surin, a four-time Olympian and 1996 gold medalist in the men's 4x100-metre relay, won both the 1993 and 1995 60 metre World Indoor titles. He also owns five outdoor World Championship medals in the relay and the 100 metres.

Paul Poce founded the Toronto Olympic Club in 1954 and currently still serves as head coach and club administrator. Paul was a national team head coach at several major Games including the Olympic, Pan American and Commonwealth Games. Poce was personal coach to many national team athletes, including John Craig, Paul Craig and Jerome Drayton.

The induction ceremony will take place at the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony April 23rd at the Bell Centre in Montreal. For more information on this story please visit the official website of the Canadian Olympic Committee www.olympic.ca.


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