Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Glenroy Gilbert, joins Edmonton 2022 Bid Committee
Edmonton 2022 is excited to announce Glenroy Gilbert as Head, Athletes Commission.
In his new role, Gilbert will use his know-how to represent the interests of the athletes and bring his unique experience to the Edmonton bid.
The former Canadian Olympian boasts an impressive resume in Athletics that includes gold medals in the 4x100m relay from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 1995 and 1997 World Championships and 1995 Pan American Games. Additionally, he won a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and a silver at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Since retiring from competition, Gilbert has coached the Canadian 4x100 m team, worked for CBC radio in Ottawa, Canada and is currently serving on the Canadian Paralympic Committee as Senior Coordinator of games, preparation, performance and enhancements. Edmonton 2022 looks forward to the great insight and value that Gilbert will bring.
"Our vision for the Games is about progress and creating opportunities for all 71 Commonwealth Games Associations to achieve sporting excellence," says Reg Milley, Chairman of the Edmonton 2022 Bid Committee. "When you want to achieve excellence, you need to work with champions and that is exactly what Glenroy brings. We are very excited to have him on our team."
“I am thrilled to be on-board and I look forward to helping the committee bring the Games to the wonderful city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,” says Gilbert. “The team has a great vision and as a former athlete I have no doubt that our plans will benefit all Commonwealth athletes for generations to come.”
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event that currently features 10 core sports which includes Athletics. Host cities can then choose up to seven additional sports from a pre-set list to round out the action.
The City’s bid must be submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation on March 2, 2015; however, a decision on the successful host city will not be announced until September 2, 2015.
Visit edmonton2022.com to learn more about Edmonton’s bid.
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