- Posted July 25, 2012 by
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Canadian radio station to payout $1000 to each of its local residents if Team Canada tops the gold medal count at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympic Games
96.5 KOOL FM is going out on a limb to get behind Canadian athletes in London
(Halifax, NS) – Believe. It’s a word synonymous with the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Team Canada owned the podium and took home 14 gold medals – the most by any competing country. If Team Canada repeats the feat during the 2012 London Olympics, then Halifax radio station 96.5 KOOL FM will give out a Gold Medal Payday where every Halifax Regional Municipality resident (390,096 based on the 2011 Canadian Census) will receive $1000.
The most gold medals Canada has taken home from a Summer Olympics was in 1984 in Los Angeles. Canadian athletes stood atop the podium 10 times. In comparison, the U.S.A. averages just over 60 gold medals per Summer Games. The fewest gold medals Team USA has won is 11, during the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens.
Needless to say - the odds are slim, but 96.5 KOOL FM Program Director Trevor Wallworth is asking listeners the question: Do you believe?
“We realize it’s a long shot to have Team Canada top the gold medal count at the conclusion of this year’s Olympics, but why not believe in the seemingly impossible? We’re very proud of our nation, its athletes, and we wish all the Canadian Olympians the best,” says Wallworth.
Complete information on the promotion can be found at www.kool965fm.ca