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Waneek Horn-Miller


• Women's water polo is an Olympic sport for the first time this year, and the Canadian women are ready. The co-captain of our national team, Waneek Horn-Miller, was a student at Concordia in the last year of her Political Science degree, 1997-98. (A Carleton University student, she studied here that year because she was training in Montreal.)

• Carrie Loffree, a 30-year-old lecturer in Études françaises, was thrilled to discover that she will be going to the Paralympics after all. Her Paralympic sport is fencing. In this sport, the wheelchair is fixed to the floor, and the judging is of the upper-body movements. Until this year, Canadians had to pay their own way to the Paralympics, but the federal government has announced that it will pick up the tab, and as a result, Canada is sending a record number of competitors. The Paralympics will take place October 18 to 29 in the Olympic venue in Sydney, and Canada hopes to improve on its seventh-place finish at Atlanta in 1996.

• Victor Zilberman, the dean of Quebec wrestling, is Concordia's wrestling coach, and he is also coaching in Sydney.

• Henry Hering, a 1998 graduate in Mechanical Engineering, is a member of Canada's rowing team (heavyweight men's pair).

Do you know any other Concordians who are competing, judging or coaching in Sydney? Let us know. Call 848-4882 or contact the editor at barblak@alcor. concordia.ca














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