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Canadian Olympic Committee releases video supporting LGBT athletes

The Canadian Olympic Committee's new #OneTeam video is the latest in its efforts to combat anti-LGBT bias in Canadian sports.

The Canadian Olympic Committee has released a new video in support of its #OneTeam initiative aimed at building inclusion for LGBT athletes, coaches and fans. The video features LGBT Canadian athletes Connor TarasAnastasia BucsisRosie Cossar and others sharing their stories, along with elite-level coaches and administrators expressing messages of support.

The COC has made a commitment to building an inclusive environment in sports that exceeds the efforts of any other nation's Olympic committee. It recently hosted a forum on LGBT sports issues in Toronto, featuring partners from across Canada and the United States. Partnerships with You Can Play and Egale Canada ensure the COC is up-to-speed on training and educational practices on LGBT issues in sports. The COC is taking its message to youth, with the goal of reaching 1 million students by 2016.

More will surely be coming from the COC and its #OneTeam initiative as Canada plays host to the PanAmyou Games this July.

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