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Canadian Olympic Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chef de Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Assistant Chefs de Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Canadian Olympic Team Spokespeople . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 COT Communications Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Alpine Skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Biathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Bobsleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Cross-Country Skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Curling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Figure Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Freestyle Skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Ice Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Luge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Nordic Combined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Skeleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Ski Jumping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Snowboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Speed Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Short Track Speed Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Historical And Statistical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 COT Mission Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Technical Officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 Own The Podium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376 Canadian Olympic Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381 Sochi 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384

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Please note that the contents and team members named in this media guide are accurate to January 8, 2010. Given that final selections for certain sports are made after this date, it is possible that athletes named in this media guide will not be members of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team or conversely, that athletes not in this media guide are named to the Team. Changes to the Team after this date are captured in the electronic version of this media guide, which is posted at Olympic.ca. The 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Media Guide is published by the Canadian Olympic Committee, 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1L9. All rights reserved. Contents copyrighted by the Canadian Olympic Committee. EDITOR’S NOTES • 2009-10 Career Notes are accurate to December 1, 2009.

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The Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is responsible for all aspects of the Canadian Team’s involvement in the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games, including the management of a variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through community, cultural and educational means. The COC is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence, helping Canadian athletes achieve podium success, and advancing the Olympic Movement in Canada. The COC has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee as Canada’s National Olympic Committee since 1907. As the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada, the COC provides significant financial and program support to athletes, coaches, National Sport Federations and Canadian Sport Centres. The COC also advocates on behalf of athletes, coaches and the high performance sport community for increased funding and support from all levels of government and corporate Canada. The COC partnered with all summer and winter National Sport Federations as well as Canadian sport partners to develop a high-performance sports program designed to increase podium finishes at upcoming Olympic Games through the Own the Podium program. OTP, which launched its winter program in January 2005, is aimed at making Canada the number one sporting nation in the world at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (finishing first in the overall medal count). The summer program was subsequently launched in June 2007. Consistent with its business plan, the COC has set a goal of being among the Top-12 nations at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Representatives of the 46 Olympic and six Pan American National Sport Federations make-up the COC’s membership, otherwise known as its Session. The COC is headed by a 20-member board of directors, which includes representation from the COC’s Athletes’ Council. The COC is also a partner of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games For news and information, visit the COC website at www.olympic.ca and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter (CDNOlympicTeam).

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Michael A. Chambers

President, Canadian Olympic Committee

Michael A. Chambers was elected president of the Canadian Olympic Committee in 2001. In 2005, he was re-elected by acclamation to a four-year term that extends into 2010 after COC membership decided to have him remain in office until the Annual General Meeting that follows the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Chambers was a vice-chair of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee and now sits on the board of directors of the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee. He also sat on the board of directors of the successful Toronto 2015 Bid Committee and now sits on the board of directors of the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee. Chambers has held several senior executive positions with the COC. He was a vicepresident and Executive Committee member from 1990-2001; ‘A’ Director, canoeing from 1984-2001; member of the Legal Affairs Committee from 1986-2001 and chair from 1991-2001; member of the Anti-Doping Committee from 1989-2001; member of the Team Selection Committee from 1994-1998 and chair from 1998-2001; chair of the 2010 Site Review Committee for competing bids of Vancouver/Whistler, Calgary, and Quebec City in 1998; and member of the NSF Liaison Committee from 1990-1995. Chambers was also the Chef de Mission of the Canadian Team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Chambers also holds many important roles in international sport. An executive member of the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) since 2004, he was in October 2008 elected as a vice-president of the organization, the first Canadian to attain such a position. Chambers is also president of the Sport Venues Commission of the Association of National Olympic Committees. In 2006, Chambers was appointed to be a member of the International Olympic Committee’s 2014 Olympic Winter Games Working Group that was charged with the responsibility of short-listing the applicant cities wishing to bid to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Originally coming to the COC from the sport of canoe-kayak, Chambers spent many years engaged with the Canadian Canoe Association(CCA): CCA Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1983-1990); member of the CCA’s Olympic and International Committee (National Team Committee) (1983-1985); member of its Trophy & Awards and By-laws Committees (Chair) (1983-2001); CCA Vice-Commodore (1984-1986); and CCA Commodore (1986-1988). During his years with the CCA, Chambers was an active competition official at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels of canoe-kayak. In the 1960s, Chambers began his involvement with high performance Olympic sport as a competitive paddler for the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa. He served on the Rideau Canoe Club Board for 20 years from 1981 until he was elected COC President, holding at various times the positions of club commodore, treasurer, and competitive paddling director. Chambers holds both a bachelor of commerce and bachelor of laws degree from the University of Ottawa. He is currently engaged in private practice with Maclaren Corlett LLP Chambers lives with his wife, Joan in Ottawa, and their two sons, Joshua and Andrew. -5-


Marcel Aubut

President-Elect, Canadian Olympic Committee

A key figure in Canadian business, Marcel Aubut has been a corporate lawyer in Quebec City and Montreal for more than three decades. He is also one of Quebec’s most visible and best-known personalities in the world of sport. Aubut is a prominent figure in professional hockey; instrumental in bringing the National Hockey League to Quebec City. From 1978 to 1995, Aubut was president, chief executive officer and co-owner of the Quebec Nordiques. In 1995, he established the Nordiques Foundation, an organization that has distributed close to $4 million in scholarships and helped more than 350 athletes perform their best in international competitions. In 2000, Aubut became a member of the COC and, in 2005, was elected to the COC Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In 2009, he was voted in as president-elect, the first francophone in this role since the COC’s creation in 1904. Aubut has long been involved in the Olympic Movement. He has attended the last 12 Olympic Games, following the pursuit of Canada’s athletes. He has been involved in high-performance sports since 1979. He is in the Builder category of both Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame. In 1983, Aubut founded the law firm of Aubut Chabot which merged in 1998 with the pan-Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, where he is a senior partner. Among his notable positions, Aubut was president and CEO of Productions Trans-Amérique Ltée and the founding president and CEO of Quebec Metro High Tech Park (Le Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain). Throughout his career, Aubut sat or still sits on more than 30 boards of directors of notable corporations, including Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Whole Foods Market Canada, Olymel (Olybro), Boralex Power Income Fund, Canadian Olympic Committee, Observatory Member for VANOC, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee, Cinar Inc., Hydro-Québec (Executive Committee), Intra Continental Insurers Ltd., Laurentian General Insurance Company Inc., Laurentian Life Insurance Company of Canada, Investors Group of Mutual Funds, Premier Tech Ltd., Amisco Industries Ltd., National Hockey League Pension Society, Transforce Inc., Boreal Assurances Agricoles Inc., Quebec 2002 Olympic Bid, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Bid, Æterna Zentaris Inc., the Fondation Nordiques and Purolator Courier Ltd. In addition to his business work, Aubut is also involved in the community through many philanthropic activities. Over the years, he has been associated with numerous causes, such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Fondation Jean Lapointe, the Red Cross, the Canadian Olympic Foundation and many others. Marcel Aubut has the Official Medal of the Quebec National Assembly as well as the Medal of the Barreau de Québec. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Ordre national du Québec, an Emeritus Lawyer and a Queen’s Counsel. Aubut lives in Quebec with his wife, Francine. They have three children, Mélanie, Catherine and Julie. -6-


Chris H. Rudge

Chief Executive Officer, Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee

Chris H. Rudge was named chief executive officer of the COC in January 2003. He is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Human Kinetics. Rudge was also active in the push to bring the 2015 Pan American Games to Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area, sitting on the board of directors of the Toronto 2015 bid and now the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee. Rudge is a former senior executive and member of the Office of the CEO of Quebecor World Inc., which was the world’s largest commercial printer, employing 43,000 people at 160 plants in 16 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. In 12 years with the company, Rudge held several executive positions including: executive vice-president, Marketing, Communications and International Development; and Chairman, CEO and President, Que-Net Media. He has also been President of Quebecor Printing Canada, and President, International Operations and special Assistant to the CEO at Quebecor Printing Inc. Prior to joining Quebecor World Inc. in 1991, Rudge was president and part owner of Web Offset Publications (Pickering, Ont.). He has also been general manager in sales and marketing at Maclean Hunter Printing and has held various senior advertising sales positions at The Financial Post, including National Advertising Manager. Rudge began his professional career teaching physical education at the secondary school level in the Toronto Board of Education. His sport background includes competing as a player with the Syracuse Stingers of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), holding the position of Directeur du Personnel with the NLL’s Les Caribou de Quebec and coaching the Canadian National Field Lacrosse Team in 1976. Rudge has been active on a number of boards, including The Paxen Group Inc. (Melbourne, Florida), Merrill Lynch Canada, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), the National Ballet of Canada, the White Ribbon Campaign, the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University – where he co-chaired the New Building Campaign – and the University of Toronto Department of Athletics Restricted Funds Committee and the Country Day School (vice-chairman). He was a member of the Province of Ontario’s Olympic Trust and Waterfront Development Board and Chairman of the Town of Vaughan’s Recreation and Sports Advisory Committee and has been an active member of the Canadian Printing Industry Association. He lives in Toronto with his wife Janet Nutter, a medallist at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the 1975 and 1979 Pan American Games, and a 1980 Olympian in diving. They have two children, Ryan and Diane.

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Board of Directors The COC Board of Directors manages the affairs of the COC. It meets four times annually. It is responsible for a number of activities including approving the appointment of the CEO, providing direction to the CEO, adoption of policies and programs that implement the COC’s strategic plan, adoption of the COC’s annual budget, monitoring the implementation of the policies, programs, and budgets that it adopts, determining the size and composition of each Canadian Pan American and Olympic Team, and approving all award recipients. NAME

POSITION

CITY, PROVINCE

Michael Chambers

President

Ottawa

Marcel Aubut

President-Elect

Montreal

Gordon Peterson

Vice-President

London, Ont.

Tricia Smith

Vice-President

Vancouver

Wayne Russell

Treasurer

Chelsea, Que.

Richard Pound

IOC

Montreal

Rebecca Scott

IOC

Canmore, Alta.

James Worrall

IOC - Honorary

Toronto

Therese Brisson

Non Officer

Toronto

Charmaine Crooks

Non Officer

North Vancouver, B.C.

Martha Deacon

Non Officer

Cambridge, Ont.

Jean Dupré

Non Officer

Ottawa

Gene A. Edworthy

Non Officer

Calgary

William J. Hallett

Non Officer

Vancouver

Walter Sieber

Non Officer

Sainte-Julie, Que.

Larry Smith

Non Officer

Montreal

Iain Brambell

Athlete Council Chair

Victoria

Adam van Koeverden

Athlete Council Rep.

Oakville, Ont.

Steven Sugar

Coach Rep

Newmarket, Ont.

France Chrétien Desmarais

Canadian Olympic Foundation

Westmount, Que.

Chris Rudge

CEO - non voting

Toronto

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Nathalie Lambert

Chef de Mission, 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Nathalie Lambert was named Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on December 10, 2007. The Montreal native excelled in short track speed skating just as the sport was gaining its legs on the international stage. Short track speed skating was introduced to the Olympic Winter Games sports programme in Calgary 1988 where it was contested as a demonstration sport. Lambert was there for Canada’s first time hosting the Olympic Winter Games, and she and her teammates finished third in the women’s 3,000-metre relay. Four years later, at the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, short track speed skating was a medal sport for the first time. Lambert won a gold medal in the 3,000-metre relay with teammates Sylvie Daigle, Angela Cutrone and Annie Perreault. For her efforts, Lambert was given the honour of being Canada’s flag bearer at the Games’ Closing Ceremony. Lambert made her third Olympic appearance two years after that at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. She captured two silver medals in the 1,000 metres and 3,000-metre relays. Her Olympic successes tell only part of the story of Nathalie Lambert’s athletic prowess. She was a force on the world stage her entire career, particularly at World Championships – which until the sport became Olympic, represented the highest degree of competition. At the 1991 World Championships in Sydney, Lambert became world champion on the strength of two gold medals and a silver medal. At the 1993 World Championships in Beijing, she reclaimed the world title with two gold medals and a bronze. At the 1994 World Championships in Guildford, UK, Lambert repeated as world champion, capturing three gold and two silver medals. Between 1992 and 1994, Lambert won all 11 international competitions in which she participated. Over the course of her career, Lambert has set the world record in many events, including 500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres and 3,000-metre relay. Lambert retired from competition in 1997 but returned to the Olympic Games in various capacities, including as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic Team in Athens in 2004. She has earned many accolades. She has been a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame since 1992, Quebec’s Sports Hall of Fame since 2001 and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame since 2002. Lambert was named the athlete of the year by the Mérite Sportif Québécois in 1994, while also earning the same distinction by the Canadian Speed Skating Association from 1985 to 1987, and 1990 to 1994. Following her sporting career, Lambert was hired by Montreal’s Club Sportif MAA and has served as its Director of Communications and Marketing since 1999. She also carried her passion for sport into motivational speaking opportunities while collaborating with several television productions, producing six fitness dance DVD’s and publishing a book on the value of fitness and physical activity. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis while still speed skating competitively, Lambert became an Honorary Patron of the Arthritis Society of Quebec upon her retirement. A mother of two, Lambert and her husband currently reside in Montreal. -9-


Joé Juneau

Assistant Chef de Mission, 2010 Olympic Winter Games

In 1991, the native of Pont-Rouge, Quebec postponed a trip to the National Hockey League so he could play on Canada’s national team. Clutching a new degree in aeronautical engineering, Juneau suited up for the Canadian Olympic Team and his impact was immediate. In 60 exhibition games, Juneau scored 69 points – only a prelude to the Olympic Games in 1992. At the Olympic Winter Games that year in Albertville, France, Juneau led a team composed of amateur players. Canada won a silver medal and not only did Juneau lead the team in points, he led the entire tournament. In eight games, the centre had six goals and nine assists for 15 points. In the NHL, Juneau carved a memorable career. In his rookie season of 1992-1993, Juneau scored 102 points as a member of the Boston Bruins. His professional hockey career took him through Washington, Buffalo, Ottawa, Phoenix and Montreal. Juneau played in the Stanley Cup final twice, in 1998 with Washington and in 1999 with Buffalo. Upon retiring in 2004, Juneau had amassed 156 goals and 572 points in 828 career games. Yet Joé Juneau is more than an ice hockey player and a statistical summary. A certified pilot, he earned an Aeronautical Engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in three years, despite the fact that he did not speak English when he arrived at school. It is what he has done of late, though, that is most unique and special. From Quebec City, Juneau and his family moved to Kuujjuaq, a town of 2,100 in the northern reaches of Quebec, in the Nunavik region. There, Juneau has created a grassroots hockey program for youth, most of whom are Inuit. At the Kuujjuaq Forum (a rink/community centre) Juneau, while teaching them the finer points of skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting, uses hockey as a tool to educate children about the importance of school education, to prevent criminality throughout Nunavik, and to develop leadership. Over 700 students between the ages of five and 18 are enrolled. Through hockey, Juneau is also introducing the children to the importance of a healthy lifestyle and better nutrition. He began work on this unique program in 2006 in a region of Canada with very high rates of alcoholism, drug addiction, poverty and suicide. The differences between Kuujjuaq and Quebec City, 1,200 kilometres south, could not be any starker. In this atmosphere Juneau lives and works trying to extol the benefits of education and exercise. For children to stay in his program, they must demonstrate regular attendance, good behaviour and effort at school. Each Friday, Juneau pores over teacher assessment forms to ensure his children are meeting these conditions. Initially he spent one to two weeks each month in Nunavik. Then in September 2007, Juneau took the step of moving to Kuujjuaq, becoming part of the community, and his program has blossomed to the point that nearly one-third of eligible children are enrolled. His family, partner Elsa Moreau and children Ophélie and Héloïse, have relocated to Quebec City and Juneau has gone back to commuting to the north.

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Steve PodborskI

Assistant Chef de Mission, 2010 Olympic Winter Games

In the sport of alpine skiing, Steve Podborski is a trailblazer and a Canadian legend. The native of Don Mills, Ontario became the first North American man to win an Olympic medal in downhill skiing when he raced to bronze in 1980 in Lake Placid. That is not his only groundbreaking performance. Two years later, he was the first non-European ever to win the World Cup overall title in downhill. In all, Podborski had eight victories on the World Cup circuit. Podborski started skiing at the age of three. He did not, unlike most high performance skiers, grow up in a particularly mountainous area. His career got started at the Craigleith Ski Club in southern Ontario. He grew up skiing hills in the Toronto region and joined local racing programs. When he was 16, Podborski was named to the national alpine ski team. In 1973 he raced in a North American tour event called the Can-Am Ski Series. In Whistler, as a crowd favourite, he placed second. The next year, his career went international. His decade-long stint on Canada’s World Cup alpine team began in 1974. Podborski was a member of the famous “Crazy Canucks” – a moniker born out of Canada’s young skiers who would push their limits of speed with an all-or-nothing degree of style that made them much-admired on the World Cup circuit. Podborski was ranked No. 1 in the world for more than two years straight. He won eight World Cup races in the downhill event, the first in 1978 at Morzin, France. Despite injuries and accidents in the early 1980s, Podborski would always return to post consistently strong races. Among these wins were two on a notoriously difficult downhill run, the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria. His overall World Cup downhill title in 1981-1982 was the result of three victories and two second-place finishes captured that season. He is one of Canada’s best-ever alpine skiers. He captured 20 medals, and posted 44 top-10 finishes in 89 total races. He retired from the national team at the age of 26, in 1984 – the same year he competed in his second Olympic Winter Games. He finished eighth in the downhill in Sarajevo. An Officer of the Order of Canada (1982), Podborski was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1985), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1987), the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame (1988) and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (2004). He has been Canada’s Athlete of the Year twice. A member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, he was Executive Director of International Relations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic bid. Podborski has worked as a U.S. television commentator for both NBC and CBS dating back the last three Olympic Winter Games as well as the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He is also an athlete ambassador for the charitable organization Right to Play.

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Athlete Excellence Fund The Canadian Olympic Committee’s Athlete Excellence Fund (AEF) is an athlete support and reward program that provides Canadian athletes with performance awards of $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 for winning Olympic gold, silver or bronze medals. The performance rewards are the same for each athlete regardless of whether it is an individual or team sport. It also provides grants of $5,000 during non-Olympic years. The COC has contributed over $10 million dollars to the AEF program (and its predecessors) over the last decade. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games represented the first time monetary compensation was distributed for Olympic medals. In Beijing, 34 Canadian athletes captured three gold, nine silver and six bronze medals in both individual and team events. The COC awarded these athletes a total of $515,000. The Athlete Excellence Fund follows a four-year cycle in rewarding athletic performance. In the three years between Olympic Games (for both summer and winter sport athletes), this fund also helps support athletes. Athletes who place in the top-five in years one or two, or top-four in year three in Olympic disciplines, each receive a $5,000 grant. This is determined by their best performance at that year’s highest-level competition (typically a World Championship). The AEF is an evolution of the COC’s former Performance Recognition Support Program (PRSP), which was launched in 2003. The COC first introduced the concept of a direct athlete support and incentive program with its “Athlete Fund” in 1997. Historically, the PRSP has awarded $5,000 to each Canadian athlete finishing in the top-five at World Championships or Olympic Games. In the fall of 2006, the COC’s Athletes’ Council – 12 of whom are Olympians – undertook an evaluation of the PRSP to determine whether it provided the most effective way to reward athlete performance.

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COT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICES AT 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Main Press Centre (MPC) Pan Pacific Hotel 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5 | Telephone: 604.403.4666 Hours of operation: February 11–28: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Whistler Media Centre (WMC) Whistler Conference Centre 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 | Telephone: 604.402.3774 Hours of operation: February 11–27: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. British Columbia International Media Centre (BCMC) 2010 Winter Games Secretariat 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 5J5 Hours of operation: February 11–28: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hours of operation subject to change. For the most up to date news and information on the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team, visit the COC Vancouver 2010 Games microsite at Olympic.ca and find us on both: (Canadian Olympic Team) (CDNOlympicTeam)

Canadian Olympic Team Spokespeople SPOKESPERSONS

POSITIONS

ISSUES

Nathalie Lambert

Chef de Mission

Official team spokesperson - Olympic team matters and Olympic athlete perspective

Steve Podborski Joé Juneau

Assistant Chefs de Mission

Official team spokesperson - Olympic team matters and Olympic athlete perspective

Michael Chambers

COC President

IOC-COC relationship, COC corporate issues, broad sport issues, arbitration, doping

Marcel Aubut

COC President-elect

COC corporate issues, broad sport issues

Chris Rudge

COC Chief Executive Officer

COC vision, advocacy, broad sport issues, Own the Podium

Caroline Assalian

COC Executive Director, Olympic Preparation & Games

Olympic team logistics, team selection, broad sport issues, high performance, Own the Podium, technical improvements

Roger Jackson Alex Baumann

Own the Podium

Own the Podium background and project specific information

Jean Dupré Tricia Smith

Executive/Board Members

Broad sport issues

David Bedford

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Broad sport issues, marketing, branding

Dr. Bob McCormack

Chief Medical Officer

Health, medical and doping

Louis Chiasson

RCMP Liaison Officer

Security

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COT COMMUNICATIONS TEAM The Canadian Olympic Team (COT) will have a Communications Team in both Vancouver and Whistler to assist the national and international media in its coverage of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team. The COT Communications Team will oversee the following areas for the Canadian Olympic Team and mission staff: • Gather and disseminate publicity and promotional information about Canadian athletes, coaches, and/or officials at the 2010 Games • Coordinate media interviews, press conferences and briefings with Canadian athletes, coaches and/or officials • Prepare and distribute COT media guide, news releases, flash quotes, team information, statistics and other materials for the accredited media. This includes posting materials on the COC Vancouver 2010 Games microsite (Olympic.ca) • Coordinate and prepare all COC responses for the delegation on all official matters, in concert with President Michael Chambers, President-Elect Marcel Aubut, Chief Executive Officer Chris Rudge, 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Nathalie Lambert and the mission staff • Operate Communications offices for the Canadian Olympic Team at the Main Press Centre (MPC) in Vancouver, the Whistler Media Centre (WMC) in Whistler and the non-accredited British Colombia International Media Centre (BCMC) in Vancouver • Coordinate media information and requests for the Canadian Olympic Team at competition venues and in the Athletes Village • Issue tickets to high-demand events for media and establish the guidelines and distribution system of these IOC-mandated tickets for credentialed media INTERVIEW REQUESTS Athlete interview requests can be made through the press attaché of the respective sport. Up to date phone numbers and e-mail addresses for the press attachés are listed on the COC Vancouver 2010 Games microsite. Media can also contact the COT’s MPC, WMC or BCMC offices for enquiries for athletes and team officials. PRESS CONFERENCES The COT Communications Team coordinates various press conferences before and during the Games, featuring Canadian athletes, coaches and officials. These press conferences are held primarily at the MPC or WMC, but could also be held at sport venues and the BCMC. All press conference times and locations are announced to the media at Olympic.ca, on VANOC’s INFO 2010 system and from the COT offices at the MPC or WMC. COC VANCOUVER GAMES WEBSITE Visit Olympic.ca for news about the Canadian Olympic Team and its athletes. Starting in February 2010, the COT Communications Team will post daily news, results, feature ideas and flash quotes on the site in both of Canada’s official languages. A downloadable version of the COT’s bilingual 2010 Canadian Olympic Team media guide will also be posted on the site. -14-


COT Communications Team ROLE

NAME

SPORT

EMAIL

TELEPHONE

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

David Bedford

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dbedford@olympic.ca

604.345.0341

Director, Communications

Steve Keogh

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skeogh@olympic.ca

604.345.0338

Press Chief

Sylvie Bigras

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sbigras@olympic.ca

604.345.0337

Assistant Press Chief/ COH - Vancouver

Isabelle Hodge

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ihodge@olympic.ca

604.345.0074

Assistant Press Chief - Caroline Sharp Whistler

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csharp@olympic.ca

604.345.0005

Press Attaché

Sophie Pilon

Alpine Skiing - Women

604.345.0303

Press Attaché

Kyle Marr

Alpine Skiing - Men

604.345.0180

Press Attaché

Chris Dornan

Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton / Cross-Country Skiing

604.345.0024

Press Attaché

Martin Richard

Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton / Cross-Country Skiing

604.345.0189

Press Attaché

Aline Lafrenière

Biathlon / Cross-Country Skiing

604.340.7882 Check the COC Vancouver 2010 Games microsite for the most up to date information (Olympic.ca)

Press Attaché

Karen McDonald

Curling

Press Attaché

Joan Rajotte

Curling

Press Attaché

Barb MacDonald

Figure Skating

Press Attaché

Kelley Korbin

Freestyle Skiing

Press Attaché

André Brin

Ice Hockey Men

604. 345.8729

Press Attaché

Chris Jurewicz

Ice Hockey Women

604. 345.0035

Press Attaché

J.J. Hebert

Ice Hockey Men

604. 345.0079

Press Attaché

Caroline Sharp

Nordic Combined / Ski Jumping

604. 345.0005

Press Attaché

Mylène Croteau

Short Track Speed Skating

604. 345.0239

Press Attaché

Andrew Squires

Ski Cross

604. 345.9592

Press Attaché

Guy Napert-Frénette

Snowboard

604. 345.0069

Press Attaché

Antonio Faiola

Speed Skating

604. 345.9758

ROLE

NAME

RESIDENCE

PROV.

Riley Denver Lucie Leclerc-Rose Pascale Seide-Legros Nikolai Efimov Jeff Jurmain Diane St-Denis

Toronto Ottawa Ottawa Toronto Toronto Port Coquitlam

Ont. Ont. Ont. Ont. Ont. B.C.

Kendra Swallow

Toronto

Ont.

Vancouver MPC Office Manager MPC Assistant Office Manager Translator Web-site Manager Writer BCMC Office Manager

Whistler Media Centre Office Manager

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604345.0135 604. 345.0097 604. 345.0002 604. 345.0154


ALPINE SKIING Biathlon

NANCY Greene


COC | CP/Frank Gunn

MANUEL OSBORNE-PARADIS


ALPINE SKIING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-21 and 24-27, 2010 Whistler Creekside

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Alpine Canada Alpin Suite 153, 401-9th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5 Tel: 403.777.3200 http://canski.org/

President: Gary Allan

International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Kyle Marr (Women) Sophie Pilon (Men)

Team Roster EVENTS

Acton

Brigitte

Brydon

Emily

Cousineau

Julien

Dixon

Robbie

Gagnon

Marie-Michèle

Guay Hélie

Erik Louis-Pierre

Hudec Janyk

Jan Britt

Janyk

Michael

Osborne-Paradis Manuel Rubens Shona Simard

Geneviève

Spence White

Brad Trevor

super combined, giant slalom, slalom downhill, super-G, super combined super combined, giant slalom, slalom super combined, downhill, super-G, giant slalom super combined, giant slalom, slalom, super-G downhill, super-G downhill, giant slalom, super-G downhill, super-G downhill, super-G, giant slalom slalom, giant slalom, super combined downhill, super-G downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, super combined giant slalom, downhill, super-G slalom, giant slalom slalom

* Olympic Medallist

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HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Sault-Ste-Marie

Ont.

2006

Fernie

B.C.

Lachute

Que.

2006, 2002 ---

Whistler

B.C.

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Lac-Etchemin

Que.

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Mont-Tremblant Berthierville

Que. Que.

2006 ---

Calgary Whistler

Alta. B.C.

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Whistler

B.C.

2006

North Vancouver Canmore

B.C. Alta.

2006 2006

Val-Morin

Que.

Calgary Calgary

Alta. Alta.

2006, 2002 -----


Whistler Creekside — With more than two million visitors a year, Whistler is consistently ranked as the number one ski resort in North America. The resort has extensive experience hosting International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup competitions. The men’s Olympic alpine skiing events will be held on the Dave Murray Downhill. The ladies’ Olympic alpine skiing race will take place on Franz’s Run. Venue improvements began in summer 2006 and were completed in the fall of 2007. Work included adding extra width to the existing men’s course to meet modern specifications, creation of a new ladies course on Franz’s Run, doubling the snowmaking capacity, installation of upgraded infrastructure for timing and data transmission, installation of new infrastructure to support safety nets, and doubling the width of the finish corral to meet Olympic needs. THE SPORT

In alpine skiing, racers can reach speeds of more than 130 km an hour, travelling down a vertical drop that ranges from 180 metres (slalom) to 1,100 metres (downhill) for men and 140 metres (slalom) to 800 metres (downhill) for women. The vertical drop is made even more difficult because of a series of gates the skiers must pass through. Skiers who miss a gate must then climb back up and go through the missed gate or be disqualified. Downhill The downhill event features the longest course and the highest speeds in alpine skiing. Each skier makes a single run down the course. The fastest time determines the winner. SUPER-G Super-G, for super giant slalom, combines the speed of downhill with the more precise turns of giant slalom. The course is shorter than downhill but longer than the giant slalom course. Each skier makes one run down a single course. The fastest time determines the winner. Giant Slalom Giant slalom is similar to the slalom, with fewer, wider and smoother turns. Each skier makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope. Both runs take place on the same day. Usually the first run is held in the morning and the second in the afternoon. The times for both runs are then combined with the fastest total time determining the winner.

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ALPINE SKIING alpine

VENUE


Slalom Slalom features the shortest course and the quickest turns. As in the giant slalom, each skier makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope. Both runs take place on the same day. The times are added together and the fastest total time determines the winner. Super Combined The combined event consists of one downhill run followed by one slalom run using a shorter course. The times are added together. The fastest total time determines the winner. THE TEAM

Canada will send a strong contingent of alpine skiers to the Olympic venue of Whistler Creekside. In a sport where fractions of a second separate competitors, there are several true medal possibilities in alpine for the Canadian Olympic Team. The team is led, arguably, by Manuel Osborne-Paradis, a downhill specialist who captured two World Cup gold medals this season. He will be joined, though, by many veteran skiers skilled in many events, including Emily Brydon, Erik Guay, Jan Hudec, Geneviève Simard, Brigitte Acton and siblings Michael and Britt Janyk. The Canadian Olympic Team was affected by a series of injuries sustained in late 2009. Missing the 2010 Olympic Winter Games are 2009 world downhill champion John Kucera and veterans Kelly VanderBeek and François Bourque who both finished fourth in races at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Injuries also struck 2006 Olympian Jean-Philippe Roy and Larisa Yurkiw, who were contesting for 2010 Olympic berths. Canada’s last Olympic alpine medal came in 1994 when Edi Podivinsky won bronze in downhill. The traditional strength in alpine continues to be Austria, whose skiers won 14 medals at Torino 2006. But more parity has come to the sport in recent years.

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MEN

SUPER-G 1. Kjetil Andre Aamodt NOR 2. Hermann Maier AUT 3. Ambrosi Hoffmann SUI 4. Erik Guay CAN --8. François Bourque CAN 20. Manuel Osborne-Paradis CAN T22. John Kucera CAN

SUPER COMBINED 1. Ted Ligety USA 2. Ivica Kostelic CRO 3. Rainer Schoenfelder AUT --17. John Kucera CAN 21. François Bourque CAN DNF Manuel Osborne-Paradis CAN DNF Ryan Semple CAN DOWNHILL 1. Antoine Deneriaz FRA 2. Michael Walchhofer AUT 3. Bruno Kernen SUI --13. Manuel Osborne-Paradis CAN 16. François Bourque CAN 27. John Kucera CAN GIANT SLALOM 1. Benjamin Raich AUT 2. Joel Chenal FRA 3. Hermann Maier AUT 4. François Bourque CAN --10. Thomas Grandi CAN DNF Jean-Philippe Roy CAN DNF Ryan Semple CAN SLALOM 1. Benjamin Raich AUT 2. Reinfried Herbst AUT 3. Rainer Schoenfelder AUT --9. Thomas Grandi CAN 17. Michael Janyk CAN DNF Patrick Biggs CAN DNF Jean-Phillipe Roy CAN

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ALPINE SKIING alpine

Alpine Skiing Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games


WOMEN

SUPER COMBINED 1. Janica Kostelic CRO 2. Marlies Schild AUT 3. Anja Paerson SWE --10. Brigitte Acton CAN 13. Emily Brydon CAN DNF Shona Rubens CAN

SUPER-G 1. Michaela Dorfmeister AUT 2. Janica Kostelic CRO 3. Alexandra Meissnitzer AUT 4. Kelly VanderBeek CAN --T9. Emily Brydon CAN 20. Geneviève Simard CAN 34. Sherry Lawrence CAN

DOWNHILL 1. Michaela Dorfmeister AUT 2. Martina Schild SUI 3. Anja Paerson SWE --20. Emily Brydon CAN 24. Kelly VanderBeek CAN 26. Shona Rubens CAN 27. Sherry Lawrence CAN GIANT SLALOM 1. Julia Mancuso USA 2. Tanja Poutiainen FIN 3. Anna Ottosson SWE --5. Geneviève Simard CAN 11. Brigitte Acton CAN DNF Christina Lustenberger CAN SLALOM 1. Anja Paerson SWE 2. Nicole Hosp AUT 3. Marlies Schild AUT --17. Brigitte Acton CAN

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MEN

Bronze Edi Podivinsky Bronze Steve Podborski

1994 1980

downhill downhill

1992 1976 1968 1960 1968 1988 1988 1956

downhill giant slalom giant slalom slalom slalom downhill super-G downhill

WOMEN

Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze

Kerrin Lee-Gartner Kathy Kreiner Nancy Greene Anne Heggtveit Nancy Greene Karen Percy Karen Percy Lucille Wheeler

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

Downhill Slalom Giant Slalom Super-G Combined

1994 1980 2006 2006 2006 2002

RESULTS

3 3 9 4 4 8

ATHLETE

Edi Podivinsky Steve Podborski Thomas Grandi Franรงois Bourque Erik Guay Jean-Philippe Roy

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

Downhill Slalom Giant Slalom Super-G Combined

1992 1960 1976 1968 1988 1988

RESULTS

1 1 1 1 3 4

ATHLETE

Kerrin Lee-Gartner Anne Heggtveit Kathy Kreiner Nancy Greene Karen Percy Karen Percy

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ALPINE SKIING

All-Time Canadian Medallists


Brigitte ACTON

super combined, giant slalom, slalom Born: November 30, 1985 - Sault-Ste-Marie, Ont. Age: 24 Hometown: Sault-Ste-Marie, Ont. Residence: Mont-Tremblant, Que. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 167 cm / 5’5” Wt: 63 kg / 139 lb Coaches: Jim Pollock, Mark Sharp, Jay Keddy, Patrick Riml Club: Mont-Tremblant Ski Club On national team since: 2003 Personal website: www.brigitteacton.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th - combined; 11th - giant slalom; 17th - slalom WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): 25th - slalom 2007 (Are, SWE): 42nd - giant slalom; DNF - super combined 2005 (Santa Caterina, ITA): 12th - combined; DNF - slalom; DNF - giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... In three WC, top result 12th ... Five-year World Cup veteran, top result 10th twice. 2009-10: At World Cup, was 17th in slalom in Levi, FIN ... Won an FIS slalom race in August. 2008-09: Finished two World Cup races, best result 19th in slalom in Semmering, AUT ... Finished 25th in slalom at WC. 2007-08: Suffered broken sacrum that kept her out 12 months. 2006-07: Finished 42nd at WC ... Achieved top-30 in overall World Cup giant slalom and slalom standings ... Three top-20 World Cup finishes with top result 13th in super combined in Reiteralm, AUT. 2005-06: Recorded 10th, 11th and 17th place finishes at Olympic Winter Games ... Canadian slalom champion ... On World Cup circuit, matched career-best finish of 10th in super combined in Hafjell/Kvitfjell, NOR (03/04/06) ... Won silver at Junior WC in Bardonecchia, ITA (02/26/05) ... Overall Nor-Am Champion ... Named 2005 Breakthrough Female Athlete of the Year by Alpine Canada. 2004-05: Notched career-best World Cup result, 10th in combined in San Sicario, ITA (02/27/05) ... Finished 12th at WC. 2002-04: First World Cup finish was 25th in giant slalom in Maribor, SLO (01/24/04) ... Won silver in super-G at Junior WC in Puy St. Vincent, FRA. PERSONAL Both parents were members of Canadian alpine ski team ... Mother, Lise-Marie, competed at Sapporo 1972 Olympic Winter Games ... First coaches were her parents ... Inducted into Sault Ste Marie Sports Hall of Fame during 08-09 season ... 2005 sportsperson of the year for Sault Ste Marie ... 2005 Junior Alpine Canadian Athlete of the Year ... 2003 Jr. Female Athlete of the Year ... Would surprise you to know she hates cold weather ... Favourite motto: Life is not a hammock but a springboard.

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downhill, super-G, super combined Born: April 21, 1980 - Fernie, B.C. Age: 29 Hometown: Fernie, B.C. Residence: Fernie, B.C. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 181 cm / 5’11” Wt: 90 kg / 198 lb Coaches: Heinz Peter Platter, Rob Boyd, Brett Zagozewski, Patrick Riml Club: Fernie Alpine Ski Team On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.emilybrydon.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 9th - super-G; 13th - combined; 20th - downhill 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 27th - slalom; 38th - giant slalom WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): 11th - downhill; 13th - super-G; DNF - super combined 2007 (Are, SWE): 10th - super combined; 13th - super-G; 24th - downhill; 34th - slalom 2005 (Santa Caterina, ITA): 11th - downhill; 13th - combined; 21st - super-G 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): 11th - combined; 18th - downhill; 20th - slalom; 23rd - super-G; 24th - giant slalom 2001 (St. Anton, AUT): 7th - combined; 12th - super-G; DNF - downhill CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian, best result 9th in super-G in 2006 ... In five WC, has a 7th-place finish and nine top15 results ... Won seven World Cup medals, including gold in super-G in 2008. 2009-10: Started season with silver and bronze in downhill in Lake Louise, Alta. 2008-09: Had two top-15 finishes at WC ... On World Cup circuit, had five top-10 finishes ... Top result, 5th in downhill in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT. 2007-08: Most successful World Cup season ever with three medals and two 4th-place finishes ... In super-G, won first career gold in St. Moritz, SUI (02/03/08) ... Won silver in super-G in St. Moritz, SUI ... Captured bronze in downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA ... Overall, ranked 5th in super-G, 9th in downhill, 12th in combined. 2006-07: Had 2nd-best ever WC result, 10th in super combined (02/09/07) ... Had nine top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit ... Won bronze in downhill in Tarvisio, ITA. 2005-06: Had career-best Olympic result of 9th in super-G (02/20/06) and finished 13th in combined, 20th in downhill ... One top-10 World Cup result was bronze in super-G in Val d’Isère, FRA. 2004-05: Had two top-15 finishes at WC ... Recorded five top-10 World Cup results ... Won bronze in combined in San Sicario, ITA ... National champion in slalom and super-G. 2003-04: Had seven top-15 World Cup finishes ... Top result 4th in downhill ... Canadian champion in downhill and super-G. 2002-03: Top WC result was 11th in combined ... Top World Cup result was 8th in super-G. 2001-02: Finished 27th and 38th at first Olympic Winter Games ... Tore ACL while training in November, did not compete in World Cups. 2000-01: Finished career-best 7th at WC in combined (02/02/01) ... Was 12th in super-G ... Four top-10 World Cup finishes, best result bronze in downhill in St. Moritz, SUI ... In February, had season-ending knee injury. 1999-00: In six World Cups, top finish was 16th in super-G. 1998-99: Canadian champion in downhill, super-G. PERSONAL Before races, aims to enter start gate with a clear, calm, inspired state of mind ... Self-professed wimp with cold winter weather ... Had two separate surgeries 10 months apart in 2001 ... Would surprise you to know she used to sew parts of toques for her mother’s hat company ... Sports idol is Andre Agassi ... Started Emily Brydon Youth Foundation which provides financial help to youth in the Elk, Valley, B.C. to pursue sports, arts or other interests ... Is a Right to Play Ambassador.

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ALPINE SKIING

Emily BRYDON


Julien COUSINEAU

super combined, giant slalom, slalom Born: January 17, 1981 - Saint-Jérome, Que. Age: 29 Hometown: Lachute, Que. Residence: Lachute, Que. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 88 kg / 195 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Dusan Grasic, John Crichton Club: Mont-Tremblant Ski Club On national team since: 1998

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): DNF - slalom 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): DNF - slalom; DNF - giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Veteran skier didn’t record a WC finish in 2003 and 2009 ... Of the 11 World Cup races he’s finished, all but one were top-25 ... Has one 9th place, two 10th-place finishes in slalom ... 2008 Nor-Am Cup overall champion. 2009-10: Finished 24th in slalom at World Cup ... Won a Nor-Am Cup slalom race and a slalom race in New Zealand. 2008-09: Competed at WC, did not finish slalom race ... Finished four World Cup races, including career-best result of 9th in slalom in Wengen, SUI (01/18/09) ... Had 2nd- and 3rd- place Nor-Am Cup results. 2007-08: Nor-Am Cup overall champion ... Won FIS slalom race, Won Nor-Am Cup slalom and giant slalom races ... Didn’t record a World Cup finish .. Finished 2nd in slalom, 3rd in giant slalom at nationals. 2006-07: Didn’t record a World Cup finish ... Had two top-five Nor-Am Cup results. 2004-06: Finished one World Cup race, 22nd in giant slalom .. Injury prevented a shot at Olympic Team. 2003-04: Top World Cup result, 10th in slalom in Wengen, SUI ... Won Nor-Am Cup giant slalom race, adding five more top-5 finishes ... Finished 3rd in giant slalom, super-G at nationals. 2002-03: Didn’t finish two races at WC ... Had 10th- and 12thplace results on World Cup circuit ... Won three Nor-Am Cup races in slalom, giant slalom .. Was Alpine Canada’s breakthrough athlete of the year. 2001-02: Recorded two 2nd-place results in giant slalom at Nor-Am Cups ... Had 4th- and 5th-place results in FIS races ... Top European Cup result, 27th in giant slalom. 1996-01: Was 4th in super-G at 2001 Junior WC, 13th in slalom at 2000 Junior WC ... Recorded four top-10 Nor-Am Cup results ... Had 20 top-5 results in FIS races ... Raced both national and junior national championships. PERSONAL Married Catherine Ledoux last June and teammate Michael Janyk was master of ceremonies, Trevor White played a song and Brad Spence, Ryan Semple, Stefan and Erik Guay were groomsmen ... Father, Alain, was a Canadian alpine skier in early 1970s ... Sports pyschologist is helping him gain a stronger mental approach.

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super combined, downhill, super-G, giant slalom Born: January 4, 1985 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 25 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 84 kg / 185 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Lionel Finance Club: Whistler Mountain Ski Club On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.robbiedixon.ca OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): 20th - super-G; 21st - giant slalom; DNF - super combined CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in four World Cup seasons, top result 4th in super-G ... Has four top-seven World Cup results ... Finished 20th, 21st at only WC. 2009-10: At Lake Louise World Cup, finished 5th in super-G and 8th in downhill ... Won FIS slalom race. 2008-09: Competed in first WC ... Captured first career national title in super-G ... Finished 5th and 7th in World Cup downhill races on back-to-back days in Kvitfjell, NOR (03/06-07/09) ... Won two Nor-Am Cup races. 2007-08: Posted a career-best 4th, which was also first top-10 finish ever, in Kvitfjell, NOR (03/02/08), and 6th-place finish in super-G on World Cup circuit. 2006-07: Competed in first three career World Cup super-G races ... Top result was 46th ... Won FIS race in Mt. Norquay, Alta. 2001-06: Competed at national championships in various events, top result 6th in 2006 ... Had six 2nd-place finishes ... Won two super-G races in 2005. PERSONAL Favourite competition site is Whistler’s Dave Murray Downhill course ... Claims he can cook better than Gordon Ramsay ... Enjoys motocross and windsurfing outside of skiing ... Idol is legendary skier Herman Maier.

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ALPINE SKIING

Robbie DIXON


Marie-Michèle GAGNON super combined, giant slalom, slalom, super-G

Born: April 25, 1989 - Lévis, Que. Age: 20 Hometown: Lac-Etchemin, Que. Residence: Lac-Etchemin, Que. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Coaches: Jim Pollock, Mark Sharp, Patrick Riml, Jay Keddy Club: Mont-Orignal Ski Club On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): DNF - slalom; DNF - giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: Young skier competed at 2009 WC, but did not finish ... Competed in two World Cup seasons, top results 8th and 9th. 2009-10: Qualified and finished one World Cup race, 14th in slalom in Levi, FIN. 2008-09: Named Ladies Athlete of the Year by Alpine Canada ... Recorded two top-10 World Cup finishes ... Was career-high 8th in slalom in Ofterschwang, GER (03/07/09) and 9th in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA ... Overall ladies Nor-Am Cup champion, on strength of four race wins ... Canadian champion in super combined, 2nd in slalom. 2007-08: Was 15th in super-G at Junior WC ... Finished in top-3 in five FIS races ... Won two Nor-Am Cup races ... Was 3rd in giant slalom and super-G at nationals. 2004-06: Finished 45th in giant slalom at 2006 Junior WC ... 2005 Canadian junior champion in super-G ... Won the 2006 Coupe Pontiac GMC Cup title (Canadian domestic ski racing series). PERSONAL In 2008-09, was Alpine Canada’s Ladies Athlete of the Year ... Started skiing at age three on Mont-Orignal in hometown ... Member of 2010 Acceleration Team summer training program for high-potential ladies skiers.

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downhill, super-G

Born: August 5, 1981 - Quebec City Age: 28 Hometown: Mont-Tremblant, Que. Residence: Mont-Tremblant, Que. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 181 cm / 5’11” Wt: 90 kg / 198 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Lionel Finance Club: Mont-Tremblant Ski Club On national team since: 1998 Personal website: www.erikguay.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 4th - super-G WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): 19th - super-G; DNF - downhill 2007 (Are, SWE): 4th - downhill; 6th - super-G 2005 (Bormio, ITA): 19th - super-G; 22nd - downhill; DNS - combined 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): 6th - downhill; 6th - super-G; 17th - combined CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian finished 4th in super-G ... Veteran of four WC, top result 4th in downhill ... Winner of 10 World Cup medals ... Six-time national champion. 2009-10: Finished 4th in super-G at Lake Louise World Cup. 2008-09: Won World Cup bronze in downhill at Beaver Creek, USA ... Recorded eight top-10 results ... Finished 6th overall in World Cup downhill ... Skied to 19th place in downhill at WC ... Was 2nd in super-G at nationals. 2007-08: Skied to nine top-10 World Cup finishes, best result 4th in super-G in Whistler, B.C. ... Canadian giant slalom champion, 2nd in downhill, super-G. 2006-07: Finished 4th in downhill (02/11/07)and 6th in super-G at WC ... Won five medals on World Cup circuit, including first-ever gold (02/24/07) in downhill in GarmischPartenkirchen, GER ... Canadian champion in downhill and giant slalom. 2005-06: Missed Olympic medal, finishing 4th in super-G ... Captured three World Cup medals, including two silver in super-G. 2004-05: Was 19th in super-G, 22nd in downhill at WC ... Had nine top-13 World Cup finishes, best result 6th (twice) in super-G. 2003-04: Won first career World Cup medal, silver in downhill at Lake Louise, Alta. (11/29/03), also 6th in super-G. 2002-03: At first WC, had two 6th-place results in downhill and super-G ... Top World Cup result was 10th in super-G ... Canadian super-G champion. 2001-02: First World Cup result was 33rd in downhill ... Finished in top-three eight times at Nor-Am Cups ... Won three FIS races ... Canadian downhill and super-G champion. 1996-01: At three Junior WC, best finish was 9th in giant slalom (2001) ... Top results at nationals were 2nd, twice in super-G (1999, 2001) ... Won seven FIS races among many top-3 finishes. PERSONAL Most emotional performance was first World Cup win in 2007 in Garmisch, GER ... Younger brother, Stefan, is also a national alpine skier ... Favourite motto: Get it done while you’re young.

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ALPINE SKIING

Erik GUAY


Louis-Pierre HÉLIE downhill, giant slalom, super-G,

Born: January 1, 1986 - Berthierville, Que. Age: 24 Hometown: Berthierville, Que. Residence: Berthierville, Que. Training location: Mont Sainte-Anne Ht: 156 cm / 5’0” Wt: 84 kg / 155 lb Coach: Pavel Stashny Club: Mont Sainte-Anne Ski Club On national team since: 2005

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in two World Cup seasons, best result 22nd in downhill in November ... In two Junior WC, best result 10th in downhill ... Three career Nor-Am Cup wins ... 15 career FIS wins. 2009-10: Competed at four World Cups in December ... Achieved career-high finish of 22nd in downhill in Lake Louise, Alta. (11/28/09). 2008-09: Raced in first career World Cups, top result was 33rd in downhill in Wengen, SUI ... On Nor-Am Cup circuit, had three wins and five 2nd-place finishes ... At a European Cup in Les Orres, FRA , finished 19th in downhill ... Won a FIS slalom race ... Finished 3rd in super-G and downhill at nationals. 2007-08: In three European Cups, top result was 19th in downhill ... Achieved two 2nd-place Nor-Am Cup results ... Won a FIS giant slalom race ... Competed in both nationals and junior nationals. 2006-07: Finished 10th in downhill, 11th in super-G at Junior WC in Le Massif, Que ... Had 15 top-3 finishes in FIS events, including five wins ... Had four top-5 Nor-Am Cup results ... Was 8th in slalom at nationals. 2005-06: Secured two FIS wins and five top-10 Nor-Am Cup finishes ... At nationals finished 7th in super-G, 8th in slalom. 2004-05: At first Junior WC, top result 37th in super-G in Bardonecchia, ITA ... Selected for Canadian alpine development program ... Competed at nationals and junior nationals ... Top Nor-Am Cup result was 6th in slalom ... Collected five FIS wins. 2001-04: Achieved five top-3 FIS results ... Competed in Nor-Am Cups. PERSONAL Sport idol is Alberto Tomba ... Enjoys motocross, golf and movies ... If not a skier, would be an architect or engineer ... Pre-race ritual: Flash a big smile at the start ... Favourite motto: When we want to, we can.

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downhill, super-G

Born: August 19, 1981 - Sumperk, CZE Age: 28 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 90 kg / 198 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Lionel Finance Club: Banff Alpine Racers On national team since: 1999 Personal website: www.janhudec.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): DNF - downhill 2007 (Are, SWE): Silver - downhill; 7th - super-G 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): 7th - super-G CAREER NOTES Overall: World silver medallist in downhill ... Career marked by injuries ... Has won gold and bronze on World Cup circuit. 2009-10: Was 29th in super-G, 35th in downhill at Lake Louise World Cup. 2008-09: Crashed in downhill course at WC tearing ACL in left knee ... Missed beginning of season, still rehabbing injured knee ... Had one World Cup result, 8th place in downhill in Wengen, SUI. 2007-08: Opened World Cup season with gold in downhill in Lake Louise, Alta. (11/24/07) ... Won bronze in downhill in Bormio, ITA ... Recorded three more top-10 finishes ... Suffered season-ending knee injury on Jan. 8 in Wengen, SUI ... Was 4th overall in World Cup downhill at the time. 2006-07: Won silver at WC in downhill (02/11/07) ... Top World Cup result 5th in downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER. 2005-06: Won Nor-Am Cup race ... Finished 3rd in downhill at nationals. 2004-05: Skied in three World Cups, top result 7th in downhill in Lake Louise, Alta. ... Injured knee in Val d’Isère, FRA ... Surgery kept him out of competition until Jan. 2006. 2003-04: Finished two World Cup races, top result 15th in super-G ... In December 2003, crashed tearing ACL in right knee ending season. 2002-03: Finished 7th in super-G at first WC ... Competed at two World Cups, top result 18th in super-G. 1997-02: Skied at 2001 Junior WC, top result 4th in downhill ... First World Cup finish was 49th in downhill in 2002. PERSONAL Came to Canada (Red Deer, Alberta) in 1986 ... Started skiing at age four in Austria, when he lived in Germany for four years ... Inspired to ski after watching father race in “masters” series ... Spent 10 years in Banff as a student and developing ski racer ... Moved to Calgary in 2002 to pursue dryland training.

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ALPINE SKIING

Jan HUDEC


Britt JANYK

downhill, super-G, giant slalom Born: April 21, 1980 - Vancouver Age: 29 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Whistler, B.C. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 64 kg / 140 lb Coaches: Patrick Riml, Heinzpeter Platter, Rob Boyd, Brett Zagozewski Club: Whistler Mountain Ski Club On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.brittjanyk.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): 17th - super-G; 26th - giant slalom 2007 (Are, SWE): 4th - super-G; 12th - downhill; 18th - super combined; 32nd - giant slalom 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): 26th - slalom 2001 (St. Anton, AUT): 23rd - giant slalom 1999 (Vail/Beaver Creek, USA): 31st - giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Competed at five WC, top result 4th in super-G in 2007 ... 11-time national champion ... Veteran of 10 World Cup seasons ... Won two career World Cup medals, gold and bronze. 2009-10: Finished 4th and 8th in downhill at Lake Louise World Cup. 2008-09: Recorded 17th- and 26th-place finishes at WC ... Raced eight World Cup events and recorded seven top-15 finishes in super-G and downhill, including best result 8th-place finish in super-G in St. Moritz, SUI ... National champion in super-G. 2007-08: Skied in 12 World Cups with 11 top-10 finishes ... Career highlight winning gold at World Cup in Aspen, USA (12/08/07) ... First Canadian to win World Cup downhill race since 1993 (Kate Pace-Lindsay) ... Also won bronze in Lake Louise, Alta. ... Ranked 3rd overall in World Cup downhill ... Won two gold at South America Cup in La Parva, CHI. 2006-07: Raced four WC events and placed a career-high 4th in super-G (02/06/07) ... Had four top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit ... Finished 4th twice in San Sicario, ITA ... National champion in giant slalom. 2005-06: Difficult season saw her fail to qualify or finish every World Cup race ... Cost her chance at Olympic Team ... Rebounded to win national titles in super-G and downhill in Whistler. 2004-05: Finished four World Cup events, top result was 19th twice ... Won Nor-Am Cup race in Winter Park, USA ... Won four FIS races in Panorama, B.C. ... Finished 2nd in slalom at nationals. 2003-04: Top World Cup result was 12th in giant slalom in Zwiesel, GER ... National champion in slalom and giant slalom ... Won three races at Nor-Am Cup ... Won four FIS races. 2002-03: On World Cup circuit, recorded 5th and 6th-place finishes in super-G ... Finished 26th at WC in slalom ... National champion in slalom and giant slalom ... Won four FIS races. 2001-02: Finished 5th in World Cup combined race in Are, SWE ... National champion in super-G and slalom ... Won four FIS races. 2000-01: Finished 23rd at WC ... Recorded 8th-place finish in giant slalom on World Cup circuit in Sestriere, ITA. PERSONAL Mother, Andree Vajda, was national ski racer for Canada ... Brother, Michael, competes on national alpine team ... Sport idol is Andre Agassi ... Loves to play scrabble and solve crossword puzzles ... In 2005, she would freeze and forget her training at the starting gate.

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slalom, giant slalom, super combined Born: March 22, 1982 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 27 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Whistler, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Dusan Grasic, Johnny Crichton, Kip Harrington Club: Whistler Mountain Ski Club On national team since: 2000 Personal website: www.mikejanyk.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 17th - slalom WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): Bronze - slalom; 32nd - giant slalom 2007 (Are, SWE): 6th - slalom; 22nd - super combined 2005 (Bormio, ITA): 11th - slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Won WC bronze in slalom, becoming first Canadian man to win WC medal in alpine technical event ... World Cup silver medallist ... Holds 15 top-10 World Cup results ... Three-time national slalom champion. 2009-10: Won gold and bronze in slalom at Nor-Am Cup. 2008-09: Captured bronze in slalom at WC (02/15/09) ... First Canadian man to win WC medal in technical alpine event ... Canadian slalom champion ... In World Cups, finished 14th overall in slalom ... Had four top-10 results in slalom, including 8th in Wengen, SUI. 2007-08: Season plagued by injury ... Top result 15th in slalom ... Won FIS race in slalom. 2006-07: Finished 6th and 22nd at WC ... Had seven top-10 finishes in World Cup season ... Won first World Cup medal, silver in slalom in Beaver Creek, USA (12/03/06) ... Was 7th overall in slalom. 2005-06: First-time Olympian, finished 17th in slalom ... Narrowly missed World Cup medal, finishing 4th in slalom in Shigakogen, JPN ... National slalom champion. 2004-05: Finished 11th in slalom at first WC ... In nine World Cups, top result was 6th in slalom ... Finished 2nd in slalom at nationals. 2003-04: Canadian slalom champion ... Won both FIS race and Nor-Am Cup in slalom. 1998-03: Won nine FIS races ... Competed in Nor-Am Cups ... Raced at nationals each year, best result 3rd in slalom in 2001. PERSONAL Sister, Britt, is on Canadian alpine team ... Mother, Andree, was member of national alpine team ... Skiing idol is Canadian Olympian Thomas Grandi ... Moved to Whistler at age 14 so he and Britt could pursue ski racing ... Currently writing a stand-up comedy act ... Nickname is Seagull, because he snatches teammates’ food ... Trains dryland in Calgary during summers.

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ALPINE SKIING

Michael JANYK


Manuel OSBORNE-PARADIS downhill, super-G

Born: February 8, 1984 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 26 Hometown: Invermere, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 94 kg / 207 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Lionel Finance Club: Whistler Mountain Ski Club On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.manuelracing.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 13th - downhill; 20th - super-G; DNS - combined WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d Isere, FRA): DNF - downhill; DNF - super-G 2007 (Are, SWE): 9th - downhill 2005 (Bormio, ITA): 17th - combined; 19th - downhill CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian, top result 13th in downhill ... In three WC, top result 9th in downhill... Won eight World Cup medals. 2009-10: Won gold in super-G at Lake Louise World Cup. 2008-09: Did not finish either WC race ... Won three World Cup downhill medals ... Captured gold in Kvitfjell, NOR (03/06/09) and bronze the very next day ... Won bronze in Val Gardena, ITA and added 5th-place finish in downhill despite boots not done up properly ... Finished 5th overall in downhill. 2007-08: Had five top-6 finishes in downhill on World Cup circuit ... Top result was bronze in Wengen, SUI ... Won downhill Nor-Am Cup event. 2006-07: Finished career-best 9th in downhill at WC (02/11/07) ... Won two World Cup downhill medals in four top-10 finishes ... Won bronze in Val d’Isère, FRA, and silver in Lake Louise, Alta., the latter his first-ever World Cup medal (11/25/06). 2005-06: Recorded two top-20 finishes at first Olympic Winter Games ... Best World Cup result 12th in downhill in Val d’Isère, FRA. 2004-05: At first WC, finished 17th in super combined and 19th in downhill ... Placed 14th in first career World Cup race in downhill in Chamonix, FRA (01/08/05). 2000-04: Had one Nor-Am Cup victory in 2004 ... Posted one 3rd-place result and five 5th-place finishes in FIS races ... Competed in nationals each season, top result 7th in downhill in 2002. PERSONAL Runs free annual ski camp for kids with teammate Michael Janyk ... Pre-race, aims to eat same breakfast each day from first training run ... Loves the feeling of speed and sense of being on the edge ... Played French horn in elementary school ... Started skiing at Whistler at age three ... Favourite motto: If it hurts you’re not dead.

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downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, super combined Born: October 31, 1986 - Sydney, AUS Age: 23 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 78 kg / 172 lb Coaches: Patrick Riml, Jim Pollock, Mark Sharp, Jay Keddy Club: Lake Louise Ski Club and Sunshine Ski Club On national team since: 2005 OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 26th - downhill; DNF - combined WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (Are, SWE): 18th - downhill; 25th - giant slalom; DNF - slalom; DNF - super combined CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... In four World Cup seasons, top result 15th in downhill ... Six-time national champion. 2009-10: Top result at Lake Louise World Cup was 26th in super-G. 2008-09: National champion in slalom and downhill ... Two 2nd-place finishes in giant slalom in seven FIS races. 2007-08: Returned from knee injury in January ... National slalom champion ... Did not finish or qualify for any World Cup races ... In 14 FIS races, finished 1st twice in giant slalom. 2006-07: National champion in slalom, downhill and super-G ... Best result at WC was 18th (02/11/07) ... In nine World Cups, top result was 18th in super combined in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT ... Tore left ACL and MCL in May, spent seven months in recovery. 2005-06: In first year on national team, made Olympic Team ... In Turin, finished 26th in downhill ... Placed 15th in downhill in only second World Cup in Lake Louise, Alta. (12/02/05) ... Finished 15th in super-G at Junior WC in Le Massif, Que. 2004-05: Finished 6th in downhill at Junior WC ... In 14 FIS races, she finished 1st nine times ... At season’s end, qualified for national team. PERSONAL Took a year off ski racing in 2004 after qualifying for national team in order to finish high school, backpack around Europe and “rediscover” her love for alpine ... Enjoys downhill biking, rock climbing, camping ... Is a “mad Scrabble and crossword fiend”.

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ALPINE SKIING

Shona RUBENS


Geneviève SIMARD giant slalom, downhill, super-G

Born: Nov. 5, 1980 - Montreal Age: 29 Hometown: Val-Morin, Que. Residence: Val-Morin, Que. Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 70 kg / 155 lb Coach: Jim Pollock Club: Val St-Come Ski Club On national team since: 1996 Personal website: www.gensimard.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 5th - giant slalom; 20th super-G 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 7th - combined; 18th - super-G WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): DNF - giant slalom 2007 (Are, SWE): 10th - giant slalom; 20th - super-G 2005 (Santa Caterina, ITA): 8th - giant slalom; 26th - super-G 2003 (St. Moritz, SUI): 4th - super-G; 14th - combined; 27th - downhill; DNF - slalom 1999 (Vail/Beaver Creek, USA): 26th - giant slalom; DNF - slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian ... Competed in five WC, top result 4th in super-G ... Won five World Cup medals, including gold in super-G. 2009-10: Knee problems, neck injury, flu impacted pre-season training ... Didn’t qualify in first World Cup ... Won gold and silver in FIS giant slalom races. 2008-09: Canadian champion in giant slalom ... Held three World Cup results, finishing 14th, 15th, 16th in giant slalom. 2007-08: Missed season due to serious knee injury. 2006-07: Finished 10th in giant slalom, 20th in super-G at WC ... Top World Cup finishes were 4th in giant slalom, 5th in super-G. 2005-06: Recorded career-best finish at Olympic Winter Games, 5th in giant slalom ... In World Cups, won two silver in giant slalom in Are, SWE and Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA ... Added five more top-10 finishes. 2004-05: Had one top-10 finish at WC ... Won giant slalom silver at World Cup in Santa Caterina, ITA ... Added three more top-10 finishes. 2003-04: Won first-ever World Cup gold, in super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA (01/14/04) ... Also won European Cup race and FIS race. 2002-03: Narrowly missed WC podium, finishing 4th (02/03/03) ... Top World Cup result was 6th in super-G in Lake Louise, Alta. 2001-02: First-time Olympian finished 7th in combined ... World Cup bronze medallist in giant slalom in Berchtesgaden, GER ... National slalom champion. PERSONAL Has twin brother, Louis-Philippe ... Suffers from arthritis in left knee ... Favourite quote, from Miss Piggy: Never eat more than you can lift! ... Sport idols are Lance Armstrong, Steve Yzerman ... Enjoys a cappuccino before racing (should schedule permit).

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slalom, giant slalom

Born: April 19, 1984 - Calgary Age: 25 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 184 cm / 6’0” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Dusan Grasic, John Crichton Club: Team Panorama / National Alpine Ski Team On national team since: 2001 Personal website: www.brad-spence.ca OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Missed two seasons with broken leg sustained in 2005 ... Top World Cup result was 13th in 2009. 2009-10: Did not qualify or finish a World Cup race. 2008-09: Returned after three-year hiatus due to accident, finished career-best 13th in slalom in Kranjska Gora, SLO (03/01/09) ... In Nor-Am Cup, won overall slalom and giant slalom titles to secure spot on 2009-10 World Cup team. 2007-08: Recovering from injury. 2006-07: Recovering from injury. 2005-06: In December, had terrible crash and suffered from compound tibia/fibula fracture, torn ACL/MCL ligaments, meniscus damage and fractured femur. 2004-05: Had one World Cup race, finishing 44th ... Finished 2nd overall in Nor-Am slalom and super-G, earning spots on World Cup circuit for following season ... Was 3rd in slalom at nationals. 2003-04: Career highlight at Junior WC, finishing 4th in super-G in Maribor, SLO ... Skied in two World Cups, finished 62nd in downhill ... Had six top-10 Nor-Am results ... Finished 11th in super-G at European Cup. 2000-03: Top Junior WC results were 8th in downhill, 11th slalom in 2003 ... Had 17 top-3 finishes in FIS races. PERSONAL Both parents, Roc and Lori, were national-level figure skaters ... Grandmother was Canadian champion figure skater ... Started ski racing at age six ... If training is good before a race, he’ll re-wear much of the same clothing during the competition ... Sport idols are Thomas Grandi and Robyn Regehr ... At age 13, was attacked by a buffalo.

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ALPINE SKIING

Brad SPENCE


Trevor WHITE slalom

Born: April 27, 1984 - Calgary Age: 25 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Panorama Mountain Village and Nakiska Ski Area Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Paul Kristofic, Dusan Grasic, John Crichton Club: NATC / Fortress Alpine Ski Club On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.trevorwhite.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Val d’Isère, FRA): DSQ - slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Slalom specialist ... Disqualified at first WC in 2009 ... Skied in two World Cup seasons, top result 8th in slalom. 2009-10: Finished 22nd in slalom at World Cup in Levi, FIN. 2008-09: At WC, missed a gate just before the finish line, disqualifying him ... Had a career-best result in Kitzbuehel, AUT, finishing 8th in slalom (01/25/09) ... Added 20th and 23rd finishes as well ... Was 2nd in slalom at nationals ... Won a Nor-Am slalom race. 2007-08: Did not qualify in four World Cup races ... Had four top-5 finishes in Nor-Am races. 2000-06: Finished 6th in super-G, 8th in slalom at 2006 nationals ... Competed in Nor-Am Cup races each season, with six top-10 finishes ... Finished 21st in slalom at 2004 Junior WC in Maribor, SLO ... Competed in a long list of FIS races, with 26 top-3 finishes. PERSONAL Introduced to ski racing at age five through the Nancy Greene Program ... Both parents were ski instructors ... Grew up skiing the Rocky Mountains, particularly the now-extinct Fortress Mountain ... Nickname is Tre ... If not a skier, would be a soccer player or musician.

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Paul KRISTOFIC HEAD COACH - MEN

Date of birth: December 20, 1970 Hometown: Toronto With team since: 1996

Lionel FINANCE HEAD COACH - MEN SPEED

Date of birth: January 25, 1967 Hometown: Gerardmer, FRA With team since: 2006

Dusan GRASIC

HEAD COACH - MEN TECHNICAL Date of birth: August 18, 1963 Hometown: Invermere, B.C. With team since: 2003

Patrick RIML

HEAD COACH - WOMEN Date of birth: January 13, 1971 Hometown: Lethbridge, Alta. With team since: 2008

Heinzpeter PLATTER HEAD COACH - WOMEN SPEED Date of birth: March 8, 1967 Hometown: Silandro, ITA With team since: 2005

James (Jim) POLLOCK HEAD COACH - WOMEN TECHNICAL Date of birth: August 27, 1957 Hometown: Pointe Claire, Que. With team since: 2008

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Alpine skiing

Alpine skiing coaches, media attachĂŠ(s) and NSF support TEAM


Alpine skiing coaches, media attachĂŠ(s) and NSF support TEAM

Robert BOYD COACH - SPEED

Date of birth: February 15, 1966 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. With team since: 2004

John CRICHTON COACH - TECHNICAL

Date of birth: October 3, 1970 Hometown: Dawson Creek, B.C. With team since: 2005

Serge DUGAS COACH - SPEED

Date of birth: November 25, 1951 Hometown: Magog, Que. With team since: 1990

Mark GAGNON COACH - SPEED

Date of birth: August 26, 1967 Hometown: Lac Beauport, Que. With team since: 1998

Jay KEDDY

COACH - TECHNICAL Date of birth: October 2, 1971 Hometown: Fredericton With team since: 2004

John MCBRIDE COACH - SPEED

Date of birth: December 18, 1964 Hometown: Pasadena, CA With team since: 2009

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Alpine skiing

Mark SHARP COACH - TECHNICAL

Date of birth: May 26, 1962 Hometown: Invermere, B.C. With team since: 1995

Brett ZAGOZEWSKI COACH - SPEED

Date of birth: September 26, 1976 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. With team since: 2005

Sophie PILON MEDIA ATTACHÉ - MEN Hometown: Calgary

Kyle MARR

MEDIA ATTACHÉ - WOMEN Hometown: Calgary

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Assistant Team Leader Strength Trainer Strength Trainer Strength Trainer Strength Trainer Technical Support Technical Support

Gartner Rousselle Hill Kothbauer Lambert Rishworth Perks Price

Max Robert Craig Kurt Andrew Brian James Matt

Calgary Calgary Sherwood Park Schärding Calgary Calgary Calgary Holland Landing

Alta. Alta. Alta. AUT Alta. Alta. Alta. Ont.

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Biathlon

Myriam BĂŠdard


Zina Kocher COC/Ted Grant | CP/Bonny Makarewicz


BIATHLON COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-26, 2010 Whistler Olympic Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Biathlon Canada Suite 111, 2197 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3 Tel: 613.748.5608 www.biathloncanada.ca

Executive Director: Joanne Thomson

International Biathlon Union www.biathlonworld.com

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Aline Lafrenière

Team Roster EVENTS

Bédard Clegg Crawford

Marc-André Robin Rosanna

Green Imrie

Brendan Megan

Kocher

Zina

Le Guellec

Jean-Philippe

Tandy

Megan

HOMETOWN

relay Valcartier relay Ottawa sprint, Canmore pursuit, individual, relay relay Hay River sprint, Falcon Lake pursuit, individual, relay sprint, Red Deer pursuit, individual, mass start, relay sprint, Quebec pursuit, individual, mass start, relay sprint, Prince George pursuit, individual, relay

* Olympic Medallist

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PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Que. Ont. Alta.

--2006, 2002 ---

N.W.T. Man.

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Alta.

2006

Que.

2006

B.C.

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Whistler Olympic Park - The compact, one-square-kilometre Olympic Games core area includes three separate stadiums (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping) located about 400 metres apart. Approximately 15 km of Olympic competition trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon have been built and tested through the 2007-08 opening season. The biathlon stadium’s range consists of 30 lanes with a fully electronic target system able to detect and report the precise time and hit or miss of each bullet fired. The two ski jumps (normal hill and large hill) include one of the world’s most sophisticated ski jump snow refrigeration and track-setting systems. THE SPORT

The skiing portion of the biathlon requires fast and physically demanding cross-country free technique racing, while the rifle shooting requires accuracy and control. When the athletes ski into the shooting range, they must put down their ski poles and take five shots at a metal target located 50 metres away. Each target has five plates, fixed in a straight row, which the athlete must hit. The hit area size changes depending on whether the athlete is shooting in a prone or standing position. When in a prone position, the hit area is the size of a golf ball (45 mm); standing, it’s the size of a large grapefruit (115 mm). A top athlete usually takes 20 to 25 seconds to aim and shoot five bullets. Missing a target plate can be costly: depending on the event, a missed shot means either one minute of added time or skiing a 150-metre penalty loop. Individual Start In the individual event, men race 20 km and women race 15 km. Competitors start one at a time, every 30 seconds, and ski a 4-km (men) or 3-km (women) loop five times. Between each loop, competitors stop four times at the shooting range to take five shots at a target. If an athlete misses a shot, one minute is added to his or her total time at the end of the race. The athlete with the lowest time, which consists of a combined ski time and shooting time penalty, is the winner. Sprint Similar to the individual start, athletes in the sprint event start every 30 seconds. During the sprint, women race 7.5 km (3 laps of a 2.5-km loop) and men race 10 km (3 laps of a 3.3-km loop). All competitors must stop twice at the shooting range to take five shots at a target. If an athlete misses a shot, he or she must ski a lap around a 150-metre penalty loop. The athlete with the lowest time, including penalty loops, is the winner.

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biathlon

VENUE


Pursuit The top 60 finishers in the sprint event qualify for the pursuit competition with everyone chasing the winner of the sprint event. In the pursuit event, competitors start at intervals based on their finishing times in the sprint competition; the sprint winner starts first while everyone else starts at intervals based on how many seconds behind the winner they were in the sprint competition. Women race 10 km (5 laps of a 2-km loop) and men race 12.5 km (5 laps of a 2.5-km loop). All competitors must stop four times at the shooting range to take five shots at a target. For each missed shot, an athlete must ski a penalty lap around a 150-metre loop. The first athlete to cross the finish line wins. Relay In the relay event, one by one, each member of a four-person team skis a leg (7.5 km for men, 6 km for women), tagging the next team member at the completion of his/her leg. Each athlete skis three laps (2 km each for women, 2.5 km each for men) and must stop twice at the shooting range. In this event, instead of the usual five shots, each athlete is allowed an extra three bullets. If an athlete still misses the target, the athlete must ski a 150-metre penalty lap for each missed shot. Mass Start In this event (women-12.5 km, men-15 km), the 30 best-ranked competitors start together and must stop four times at the shooting range to take five shots at a target. If an athlete misses a shot, the athlete must ski a lap around a 150-metre penalty loop. If a competitor is lapped during the competition he or she must withdraw immediately. The first athlete to cross the finish line is the winner. THE TEAM

The 2010 team is filled with young, promising athletes who could truly make a name for themselves in Whistler. The women’s team blends veterans Sandra Keith and Zina Kocher with strong, young, first-time Olympians Megan Tandy and Megan Imrie. Together, they set a best-ever relay result last season at the World Championships and a Whistler World Cup – 9th place at both. Kocher was strong at Turin 2006 and also captured a World Cup bronze medal the following season, Canada’s first in more than a decade. Keith is also a 2006 Olympic veteran and was a World Cup biathlete throughout the past decade. Tandy has dominated the ranks of Canada’s junior biathlon the past few years and is poised for a breakthrough. Canada will send four men but only one will compete in all of the events. That male is biathlete Jean Philippe Le Guellec, who is extremely promising. A 2006 Olympian, he set Canada’s best-ever World Cup mark by a men’s biathlete last season – 7th in pursuit. Marc-André Bédard, Robin Clegg and Brendan Green are most probable to join Le Guellec for the Team Relay, where Canada had one of its best results in 2008-09 by placing 7th at a World Cup.

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MEN

WOMEN

10 KM SPRINT 1. Sven Fischer GER 2. Halvard Hanevold NOR 3. Frode Andresen NOR --41. David Leoni CAN 50. Robin Clegg CAN 59. Jean-Philippe Le Guellec CAN

7.5 KM SPRINT 1. Florence Baverel-Robert FRA 2. Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek SWE 3. Lilia Vaygina-Efremova UKR --62. Zina Kocher CAN 66. Sandra Keith CAN 73. Martine Albert CAN 76. Marie-Pierre Parent CAN

12.5 KM PURSUIT 1. Vincent Defrasne FRA 2. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen NOR 3. Sven Fischer GER --44. Robin Clegg CAN 47. David Leoni CAN 15 KM MASS START 1. Michael Greis 2. Tomasz Sikora 3. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen --No Canadian Entry

10 KM PURSUIT 1. Kati Wilhelm 2. Martina Beck 3. Albina Akhatova --No Canadian Entry

GER GER RUS

12.5 KM MASS START 1. Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek SWE 2. Kati Wilhelm GER 3. Uschi Disl GER --No Canadian Entry

GER POL NOR

20 KM INDIVIDUAL 1. Michael Greis GER 2. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen NOR 3. Halvard Hanevold NOR --36. Robin Clegg CAN 48. Jean-Philippe Le Guellec CAN 64. David Leoni CAN

15 KM INDIVIDUAL 1. Svetlana Ishmouratova RUS 2. Martina Beck GER 3. Albina Akhatova RUS --27. Zina Kocher CAN 42. Sandra Keith CAN 65. Martine Albert CAN 77. Marie-Pierre Parent CAN

4x7.5 KM RELAY 1. GER 2. RUS 3. FRA --No Canadian Entry

4x6 KM RELAY 1. RUS 2. GER 3. FRA --17. CAN

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biathlon

Biathlon Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games


All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN

Canada has not won a men’s Olympic medal in biathlon. WOMEN

Gold Myriam Bédard Gold Myriam Bédard Bronze Myriam Bédard

1994 1994 1992

7.5 km sprint 15 km individual 15 km individual

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

10 km sprint 1992 8 12.5 km pursuit 2002 42 15 km mass start --- --- 20 km individual 1992 20 4x7.5 km relay 1992 10

ATHLETE

Steve Cyr Robin Clegg --Glenn Rupertus Steve Cyr, Tony Fiala, Jean Paquet, Glenn Rupertus

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

7.5 km sprint 1994 Gold 10 km pursuit --- --- 12.5 km mass start --- --- 15 km individual 1994 Gold 3x7.5 km relay 1992 11 4x6 km relay 2006 17

ATHLETE

Myriam Bédard ----Myriam Bédard Lise Meloche, Myriam Bédard, Jane Isakson Martine Albert, Sandra Keith, Zina Kocher, Marie-Pierre Parent

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relay

Born: February 19, 1986 - Beauport, Que. Age: 23 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Valcartier, Que. Residence: St-Gabriel de Valcartier, Que. Training location: Valcartier-Village Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Jean Paquet, Nikolai Ray Club: Club Courcelette On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.marcandrebedard.biz

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Won three Junior/Youth WC medals ... Top World Cup result is 46th in sprint ... 2008 Biathlon Male Athlete of the Year ... First Canadian to win an IBU Cup event, in 2008. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Met the three Olympic criteria at IBU Cups and his first World Cup in Trondheim, NOR ... Finished 46th in sprint, 56th in pursuit there ... Was top Canadian rookie. 2007-08: First Canadian to win an international competition at the IBU Cup Final at Sansicario, ITA, in first year as senior ... Biathlon Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year – at national, provincial and regional levels ... Established an important criteria for the 2010 Games. 2006-07: Won bronze at Junior WC in the 4x7.5 km relay at Martel, ITA ... Captured his second Canada Games medal in Whitehorse ... Won two gold medals at the Canadian Championships. 2005-06: Difficult season saw him qualify for national team, finished 14th in individual, but was disqualified from the relay when he fell and broke his gun in the sprint ... Canadian youth champion in sprint, 3rd in individual. 2004-05: At Junior WC, had excellent results of 10th in pursuit, 11th in individual and 13th in sprint ... Also won a silver medal in relay ... Those were the best results for any North American in each event ... Captured two Canadian Championships medals. 2003-04: At Junior WC, won his first international medal, a silver in relay. PERSONAL Started biathlon in 2000 ... Inspired by biathlon legend Myriam Bédard (no relation), his father, who was a cross-country skier forced to leave sport to help his family financially, and brother who was high performance mountain biker forced to retire due to injury ... Experienced mountain biker, cross-country skier and soccer player ... Plays the guitar and harmonica, brings them on the road ...Is a barman at the Hilton in Quebec City ... Sport idols are Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali.

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biathlon

Marc-André BÉDARD


Robin CLEGG relay

Born: August 11, 1977 - Edmonton Age: 32 Hometown: Ottawa Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 175 cm / 5’9� Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coach: Matthias Ahrens Club: Hay River Nordic On national team since: 1998

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 36th - 20 km individual; 50th - 10 km sprint; 44th - 12.5 km pursuit 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 28th - 20 km individual; 42nd - 12.5 km pursuit; 43rd - 10 km sprint WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 39th - 20 km individual; 48th - 10 km sprint; 44th - 12.5 km pursuit; 16th - relay 2008 (Oestersund, SWE): 68th - 20 km individual; 67th - 10 km sprint 2007 (Antholz-Anterselva, ITA): 60th - 10 km sprint; 62nd - 20 km individual 2005 (Hochfilzen, AUS): 49th - 12.5 km pursuit; 50th - 20 km individual; 60th - 10 km sprint 2004 (Oberhof, GER): 18th - 20 km individual; 61st - 10 km sprint 2003 (Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS): 33rd - 20 km individual; 83rd - 10 km sprint 2001 (Pokljuka, SLO): 74th - 10 km sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian, top result 28th in individual ... In seven WC, top result 18th in individual ... Careerbest World Cup result 8th ... 10-time Canadian champion. 2009-10: At World Cup stop, finished 50th in sprint, 14th in relay. 2008-09: Top result 39th in individual at WC ... Finished 79th overall on World Cup circuit ... Top results were 29th in both individual and in pursuit ... Canadian/North American individual champion, and mixed relay champion. 2007-08: Matched Canadian record with 8th-place finish in individual at World Cup in Pokljuka, SLO (12/13/07) ... Was his first-career top-10 finish ... Top WC result 67th in sprint ... Canadian champion. 2006-07: Top result 60th in sprint at WC ... Finished three times in top-33, best result 27th in sprint in Hochfilzen, AUS, in World Cups. 2005-06: At second Olympic Winter Games, finished 36th in individual, 44th in pursuit, 50th in sprint ... Top result on World Cup circuit was 34th in Oestersund, SWE. 2004-05: Placed 49th in pursuit and 50th in individual at WC ... Recorded 17th place finish in individual in Anterselva, ITA (01/19/05). 2003-04: Had career-high WC result of 18th in individual ... On World Cup circuit, top results were 19th in sprint, 22nd and 23rd in pursuit. 2002-03: At WC, best result was 33rd in individual ... In four World Cups, top result was 38th in individual ... Won silver in pursuit at European Cup. 2000-02: First-time Olympian, best result 28th in individual ... In nine World Cup races, top result 31st in individual. PERSONAL Grew up in Yellowknife, began cross-country skiing at age two, competitively at age seven ... Following two silver medals at 1995 Canada Winter Games, he was inspired to pursue biathlon seriously ... Was 1997 junior national champion.

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sprint, pursuit, individual, relay

Born: May 23, 1988 - Canmore, Alta. Age: 21 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 180 cm / 5’11� Wt: 67 kg / 147 lb Coach: Geret Coyne Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2006 Personal website: http://blooger-rosanna.blogspot.com/

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Canadian junior champion ... 2006 overall Canadian youth champion ... Competed at two Junior WC with top finish of 16th in pursuit ... Sister of Olympic cross-country sprint champion Chandra Crawford. 2009-10: Had a tonsillectomy in July. 2008-09: Competed at Junior WC in Canmore, Alta., finishing 24th in 10 km pursuit, 29th in 12.5 km individual and 31st in 7.5 km sprint ... At Canadian Championships in Val Cartier, Que., won two gold medals in 12.5 km individual and 7.5 km sprint at junior level ... At European Championships in Ufa, RUS, finished 7th in 7.5 km sprint and 12th in 10 km pursuit ... Underwent catheter ablation In December. 2007-08: Competed in Junior WC, with top result 16th in 10 km pursuit in Ruhpolding, GER ... At Canadian Championships in Callaghan Valley, B.C., won two silver medals in 12.5 km individual and 7.5 km sprint at junior level ... Finished 8th in 10 km pursuit, 11th in 7.5 km sprint at European Cup. 2006-07: Triple gold medallist at Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. 2005-06: Was overall Canadian youth champion on strength of a gold in 6 km sprint and silver in 10 km individual and 7.6 km pursuit ... Won two gold at Western Canadian Championships. 2004-05: At Canadian Championships in Edmonton, won silver in mass start and bronze in sprint ... Won gold and bronze medals at Alberta Championships. PERSONAL Idol is sister, Chandra, 2006 Olympic sprint champion in cross-country skiing... Pre-competition ritual: Ensure all her undergarments match properly ... Loves being active, back-country skiing, snowboarding, yoga, swimming, hiking and mountain biking ... Loves thrill of leaping into icy cold rivers or lakes ... Motto: Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

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biathlon

Rosanna CRAWFORD


Brendan GREEN relay

Born: November 4, 1986 - Hay River, N.W.T. Age: 23 Hometown: Hay River, N.W.T. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 72 kg / 158 lb Coach: Matthias Ahrens Club: Hay River Nordic On national team since: 2007 Personal website: brendangreen.blogspot.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 16th - relay; 80th - 20 km individual; 80th - 15 km sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed at 2009 WC, with top result 16th in relay ... Top career World Cup result is 46th in individual ... Three-time Canadian champion, nine national medals in total. 2009-10: Finished 58th in sprint, 84th in individual and 14th in relay at World Cup stop. 2008-09: Competed at four World Cups, finished career-high 46th in individual in Vancouver (11/03/09) ... Also had 47th-place finish in sprint in Antholz-Anterselva, ITA ... In World Cup debut, helped relay team finish 7th, a best-ever result ... Finished 25th in individual at IBU in Obertilliach, AUT. 2007-08: Captured bronze at nationals in individual ... North American champion. 2006-07: Won bronze medal in relay at Junior WC in Martell, ITA ... Also finished 12th in individual and pursuit, and 16th in sprint ... Canadian champion in individual, 2nd in sprint ... Won gold in 15 km at Canada Winter Games. 2001-06: Won silver in relay at 2005 Junior/Youth WC in Kontiolahti, FIN ... Also 15th in sprint ... At 2004 German Biathlon Championships, won gold in individual, silver in sprint ... At 2004 European Cup, finished 7th in pursuit while racing up one age category as junior ... 2003 Canadian sprint champion .... 2001 Canadian individual champion. PERSONAL Won 2005 Myriam Bédard Award, recognizes individuals who have displayed extraordinary dedication and commitment in the achievement of excellence in the sport of Biathlon ... Influenced by strong family commitment to Nordic sports ... Started competing in cross-country skiing before switching to biathlon.

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sprint, pursuit, individual, relay Born: February 14, 1986 - Kenora, Ont. Age: 23 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Falcon Lake, Man. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 167 cm / 5’5� Wt: 56 kg / 123 lb Coach: Geret Coyne Club: Falcon Sports Club On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.meganimrie.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 45th - individual; 66th - sprint 2008 (Oestersund, SWE): 51st - individual; 75th - sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: National team member since 2004 ... Competed at past two WC with top result 45th in 2009 in individual ... Has competed on World Cup circuit for past two seasons, with top result of 49th ... 2010 marks first Olympic experience. 2009-10: Finished 41st in sprint at World Cup. 2008-09: Member of relay team that finished 9th at WC in Pyeongchang, KOR (02/21/09) and World Cup event on 2010 Olympic course in Whistler, B.C. (03/14/09) ... Both 9th-place finishes were best-ever Canadian results ... Achieved personal best result at WC, placing 45th in individual (02/18/09) ... Competed at six World Cup events, top result 49th in 15 km individual in Hochfilzen, AUS ... At North American and Canadian Championships in Valcartier, Que., won gold in 7.5 km sprint (03/28/09) and silver in 15 km individual (03/26/09) ... Suffered nagging shoulder injury from overuse. 2007-08: Rookie season on World Cup team ... Competed at six World Cups, top result 49th in 15 km individual in Pokljuka, SLO ... Placed 51st in individual at first World Cup (02/14/08) and 75th in sprint ... Canadian champion in Whistler, B.C. ... Suffered shoulder troubles from overuse. 2006-07: Finished 10th in 12.5 km individual at Junior WC in Matell, ITA ... Was triple Canadian junior champion in 2007, winning gold in individual, sprint and pursuit races in Charlo, N.B. 2004-06: Overall winner for junior women at 2006 North American Cup. PERSONAL Has pre-race ritual of slipping hands in hot water before putting on race gloves to combat constantly cold hands ... First interested in sport when Canadian Biathlon Championships came to hometown of Falcon Lake, Man. when she was six ... Parents Murray and Marg own riding stable with 40 horses ... Has competed in many barrel racing competitions at Manitoba Ranch Rodeos ... Manitoba Ranch Rodeo Junior Champion in 2001 ... Accomplished cross-country runner, was both 2000 and 2003 Manitoba champion ... Finished first in under-18 category at 2003 and 2004 Manitoba Marathon ... Flag bearer for Team Manitoba at 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, where she won two bronze medals ... Female Youth Athlete of the Year for Manitoba in 2007.

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biathlon

Megan IMRIE


Zina KOCHER

sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, relay Born: December 5, 1982 - Red Deer, Alta. Age: 27 Hometown: Red Deer, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 60 kg / 132 lb Coach: Geret Coyne Club: Rocky Mountain Racers On national team since: 2001 Personal website: www.zinakocher.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 27th - 15 km individual; 62nd - 7.5 km sprint; 17th - relay WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 9th - relay; 24th - 10 km pursuit; 30th - 7.5 km sprint; 35th - 15 km individual 2008 (Oestersund, SWE): 38th - 7.5 km sprint; 51st - 10 km pursuit; 69th - 15 km individual 2007 (Antholz-Anterselva, ITA): 18th - 10 km pursuit; 29th - 15 km individual; 33rd - 7.5 km sprint 2005 (Hochfilzen, AUT): 32nd - 15 km individual; 47th - 10 km pursuit; 52nd - 7.5 km sprint 2004 (Oberhof, GER): 40th - 10 km pursuit; 45th - 15 km individual; 55th - 7.5 km sprint 2003 (Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS) 54th - 15 km individual; 66th - 7.5 km sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian with top result of 17th in relay ... World Cup bronze medallist ... Veteran of six World Cup seasons ... In six WC, top result was 18th. 2009-10: Finished 34th in sprint, 56th in 15 km at World Cup. 2008-09: Member of relay team that finished 9th at WC (02/21/09) and World Cup event in 2010 Olympic course in Whistler (03/14/09) ... Both 9th-place finishes were best-ever Canadian results ... Achieved 2nd-best personal result at WC, with 24th in pursuit ... Had five top-25 finishes on World Cup circuit, top result 20th in sprint in Trondheim, NOR. 2007-08: Top WC result was 38th ... Competed in four sprint races in World Cups, top result 52nd ... Was Canadian champion. 2006-07: First Canadian in more than 10 years to win international medal, a capturing World Cup bronze in individual in Ostersund, SWE (11/29/06) ... Also posted 6th, 8th and 10th-place finishes ... Finished career-best 18th at WC (02/04/07). 2005-06: First Olympic experience, top finishes 17th and 27th ... Recorded 5th-place finish in sprint at World Cup in Brezno-Osrblie, SLK (12/17/05), one of seven top-25 finishes on the season. 2004-05: North American champion ... Had three top-20 World Cup results in February, best result 16th in sprint in Torino ... Top WC result 32nd. 2003-04: Rookie season, finished in top-30 five times ... Top World Cup result was 10th in sprint in Brezno-Osrblie, SLK (12/20/03) ... Top WC result 40th. PERSONAL Biathlon Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2006 ... A cross-country skier first ... Enjoyed track and long-distance running, attracted to endurance aspect of biathlon ... Fondly remembers family watching her in Torino 2006 ... Enjoys playing flute, rock climbing, downhill skiing and yoga ... Attends Athabasca University ... Sport idol is cross-country skier Beckie Scott ... Nickname is Zee.

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sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, relay

Born: July 31, 1985 - Kingston, Ont. Age: 24 Hometown: Quebec City Residence: Quebec City Training location: Myriam Bédard Biathlon Centre Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 64 kg / 141 lb Coach: Jean Paquet Club: Le Club de biathlon de Courcelette On national team since: 2003 Personal website: www.jpleguellec.biz

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 48th - 20 km individual; 59th - 10 km sprint WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 42nd - 10 km sprint; 46th - 12.5 km pursuit; 51st - 20 km individual 2008 (Oestersund, SWE): 66th - 10 km sprint; 71st - 20 km individual 2007 (Antholz-Anterselva, ITA): 40th - 20 km individual; 64th - 10 km sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian who finished 48th in individual ... Competed at three WC, top result 40th in 2007 in individual ... World Cup national team member since 2005-06 season ... Recorded Canada’s best-ever World Cup finish by a male biathlete, 7th in 10 km pursuit ... Was world youth champion in sprint. 2009-10: Started World Cup season finishing 10th in 20 km, 12th in sprint, 14th in relay. 2008-09: Raced three WC events, best result 42nd in sprint ... Had successful World Cup season with three top-10 finishes ... First was an 8th-place finish in pursuit in Hochfilzen, AUT (12/13/08) ... At same World Cup, anchored men’s relay to a 7th-place finish, a best-ever result for Canada ... Then, recorded career highlight 7th-place finish in pursuit, with 20 perfect shots, in Antholz, ITA (01/24/09) ... That was Canada’s best-ever result by a male biathlete ... First Canadian male biathlete to make top 30 in overall World Cup general ranking ... First also to compete in 15 km mass start event, did so twice finishing 17th and 22nd. 2007-08: Top WC result was 66th in sprint ... Competed in eight World Cups, placing 23rd in sprint (12/07/07) and 27th in pursuit (12/08/07) in Hochfilzen, AUT. 2005-07: Achieved highest result in last race of first two World Cup seasons, 40th in sprint in Ruhpolding, GER ... Was first junior biathlete to race at Olympic Winter Games as a senior, top result was 48th in individual (02/11/06) ... Finished 40th in individual at first WC (02/06/07) ... 2007 Canadian champion in individual, sprint and pursuit races. PERSONAL Was world youth champion in 2004 in sprint and also crowned Canadian youth champion and Male Athlete of the Year by Biathlon Canada ... Very active, enjoys cycling, swimming, roller skating, karate, alpine skiing, badminton, basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf and whitewater kayak ... First started in biathlon at age 13 at Montreal’s St-Bruno Cadet facility ... Pre-race rituals include a “fist thrust” with father while quoting “Gladiator”: strength and honour ... His mother, Lise, competed at a Canada Games in shooting, and also coached him for first three years in biathlon.

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biathlon

Jean-Philippe LE GUELLEC


Megan TANDY

sprint, pursuit, individual, relay Born: September 10, 1988 - Victoria Age: 21 Hometown: Prince George, B.C. Residence: Squamish, B.C. Training location: Otway Nordic Centre Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 59 kg / 130 lb Coaches: iLmar Heinicke, Geret Coyne Club: Caledonia Nordic Ski Club / BC High Performance Team On national team since: 2006 Personal website: www.megantandy.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Pyeongchang, KOR): 9th - relay; 53rd - individual; 71st - sprint 2008 (Oestersund, SWE): 70th - individual; 77th - sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Joined World Cup circuit in 2008-09, top result 9th in relay ... Competed at past two WC ... Canadian junior champion from 2006-2008. 2009-10: Finished 86th in 15 km at World Cup. 2008-09: Member of relay team that finished 9th at WC (02/21/09) and World Cup event in 2010 Olympic course in Whistler (03/14/09) ... Both 9th-place finishes were best-ever Canadian results ... Finished 53rd at WC ... Initial World Cup season, competed at two competitions ... Top result was 50th in individual in Whistler (03/11/09). 2006-08: First WC appearance, top finish 70th ... 2008 Canadian junior champion in sprint and individual ... 2007 Canadian junior champion in all events ... 13th in individual at 2007 Junior WC, 8th in 2006 ... 2006 Canadian junior champion in individual. PERSONAL Started training full-time in biathlon in 2004 ... Has a pet hedgehog ... Idol is grandmother who ran first half-marathon at age 66 ... Shaves legs before races to “feel faster” ... Favourite motto: If you want something you have never had, you must do something you have never done (Lin Teagle).

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Geret COYNE

HEAD COACH AND TEAM LEADER Date of birth: May 17, 1966 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 1992

Jean PAQUET ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: October 12, 1964 Hometown: Quebec City With team since: 2004

Aline LAFRENIÈRE MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Chelsea, Que.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Manager Wax Technician Wax Technician Wax Technician - Head

Hale Pettit Siltakorpi Zidek

Steve Richard Jarkko Tom

Truro Sudbury Kurikka Canmore

N.S. Ont. FIN Alta.

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BIATHLON

Biathlon coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support TEAM


Bobsleigh

VIC Emery’s sled


COC | CP/ Frank Gunn

Pierre Lueders’ sled


BOBSLEIGH COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 20-27, 2010 Whistler Sliding Centre

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton c/o Canada Olympic Park 140 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary, Alberta T3B 5R5 Tel: 403.247.5950 www.bobsleigh.ca

President: Reid Morrison

International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation www.bobsleigh.com

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Chris Dornan Martin Richard

Team Roster Brown

Lascelles

Brown

Shelley-Ann

Humphries

Dan

Humphries

Kaillie

Kripps

Justin

Le Bihan

Chris

Lueders*

Pierre

Lumsden

Jesse

Moyse

Heather

Rush

Lyndon

Upperton

Helen

Wright

Neville

* Olympic Medallist ** Alternate

EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

two-man four-man two-man

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Pickering

Ont.

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two-man four-man two-man

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Calgary

Alta.

2006**

two-man four-man two-man four-man two-man four-man two-man four-man two-man

Summerland

B.C.

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Kelowna

B.C.

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Edmonton

Alta.

2006, 2002, 1998, 1994

Burlington

Ont.

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Summerside

P.E.I.

2006

two-man four-man two-man

Humboldt

Sask.

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Calgary

Alta.

2006

two-man four-man

Edmonton

Alta.

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The Whistler Sliding Centre will host bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions and will also serve as a legacy for the enjoyment of local residents, visitors and high-performance athletes. The venue is situated on Blackcomb Mountain, complementing the other adventureoriented activities the area offers. Post-Games, the facility will operate as a centre for high-performance development, youth and recreational club programming, and tourist and public admissions (passenger rides and tours), building the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. THE SPORT

A modern bobsleigh is built to be fast and aerodynamic, with a rounded fibreglass nose and four highly polished steel runners. To start, the racers push off as fast as they can for approximately 50 metres, then jump into the bobsled for a seated descent down the track. The driver steers down the track, while, at the end of the run, the brakeman stops the sled. There are three Olympic bobsleigh events: the men compete in two-and four-man bobsleigh and women in a two-person format. In all Olympic Games events, four heats are held over two days, with medals being awarded to the team with the lowest combined time, measured to 0.01 of a second. THE TEAM

The Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team is powerful and quick, and are known for fast starts that propel the sleds down the track. The pilots, who will navigate down the Whistler sliding track, are all experienced and skilled enough to genuinely pursue the podium. A national bobsleigh athlete for two decades, Pierre Lueders is a legend and now a five-time Olympian. In two-man, he has won Olympic gold (1998) and silver (2006) as well as two World Championship gold medals and six overall World Cup titles. He is the undisputed leader of the 2010 team. On the men’s side he is joined by pilot Lyndon Rush who makes his first Olympic appearance. Rush has been steadily climbing the World Cup ranks in recent years. The two women’s pilots, Kaillie Humphries and Helen Upperton, are very strong and share many World Cup medals between them. That includes several captured this season. While Humphries will look to make a splash in her first Games as a starter, Upperton seeks the podium after finishing fourth in 2006, as well as at the past two World Championships.

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bobsleigh

VENUE


Bobsleigh Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN 18. Serge Despres, Nathan Cunningham, Steve Larsen, David Bissett CAN

TWO-MAN 1. André Lange - Kevin Kuske GER 2. Pierre Lueders - Lascelles Brown CAN 3. Martin Annen - Beat Hefti SUI --11. Serge Despres - David Bissett CAN

WOMEN TWO-MAN 1. Sandra Prokoff-Kiriasis, Anja Schneiderheinze GER 2. Shauna Rohbock, Valerie Fleming USA 3. Gerda Weissensteiner, Jennifer Isacco ITA 4. Helen Upperton, Heather Moyse CAN --13. Suzanne Gavine-Hlady, Jamie Cruickshank CAN

FOUR-MAN 1. André Lange, René Hoppe, Kevin Kuske, Martin Putze GER 2. Aleksandr Zubkov, Filipp Yegorov, Aleksey Seliverstov, Aleksey Voyevoda RUS 3. Martin Annen, Thomas Lamparter, Beat Hefti, Cédric Grand SUI 4. Pierre Lueders, Ken Kotyk, Morgan Alexander, Lascelles Brown CAN ---

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN Gold Gold Silver

Pierre Lueders, Dave MacEachern 1998 Vic Emery, Peter Kirby, 1964 Doug Anakin, John Emery Pierre Lueders, Lascelles Brown 2006

two-man four-man two-man

women Canada has not won a women’s Olympic medal in bobsleigh.

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

Two-man 1998 1 Four-man 1964 1

ATHLETE

Pierre Lueders / Dave MacEachern Victor Emery, John Emery, Dough Anakin, Peter Kirby

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

Two-man

2006

4

Helen Upperton / Heather Moyse

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Born: October 12, 1974 - May Pen, JAM Age: 35 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 182 cm / 5’11� Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Coaches: Tuffy Latour and Stu McMillan Club: Foothills Bobsleigh On national team since: 2004 Position: Brakeman

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - two-man; 4th - four-man 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 28th - two-man WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): Silver - four-man 2005 (Calgary, CAN): Gold - two-man; Bronze - four-man CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic silver medallist in two-man with Pierre Lueders ... Has rainbow of WC medals: one gold in two-man, one silver in four-man and one bronze in four-man ... Captured 14 World Cup medals in four-man and 16 in two-man since competing for Canada ... Set start record for Jamaica at 2002 Olympic Winter Games. 2009-10: Started season with two World Cup medals in four-man - gold in Park City (11/15/09) and bronze in Cesana, ITA (12/06/09). 2008-09: Highest finish in World Cup was 4th in Whistler, B.C. in two-man. 2007-08: Finished on podium six times in World Cup - one gold and two bronze in two-man and three bronze in four-man. 2006-07: Won silver at WC in four-man ... Captured a total of seven World Cup medals, including one gold and three bronze in two-man and one gold and two bronze in four-man. 2005-06: Received Canadian citizenship on Jan. 21, just in time to compete for Canada in Turin ... Won Olympic silver in two-man with Pierre Lueders and finished 4th in four-man at Olympic Winter Games ... Finished on podium six times in World Cup, with one gold and three bronze in two-man and one gold and one silver in four-man. 2004-05: Won gold in two-man with Lueders and bronze in four-man at WC in Calgary ... Won a total of eight World Cup medals this season. PERSONAL Has three daughters with wife Kara ... Born in Jamaica and has seven siblings ... Was a member of Jamaica National Bobsleigh Team from 1999-2004 and competed for Jamaica in 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake ... Is first Jamaican born athlete to win an Olympic Winter Games medal ... Grew up playing soccer and enjoys singing ... Idol is Steve Nash ... If not an athlete, would be working as a butcher.

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biathlon bobsleigh

Lascelles BROWN


Shelley-Ann BROWN two-man

Born: March 15, 1980 - Scarborough, Ont. Age: 29 Hometown: Pickering, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 173 cm / 5’8” Wt: 75kg / 165 lb Coaches: Stuart McMillan, Tuffy Latour Club: Ontario Bobsleigh On national team since: 2006 Position: Brakeman Personal website: www.browniebobsleigh.blogspot.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 11th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 5th 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 13th CAREER NOTES Overall: Started competing in 2006 ... Has five World Cup podium finishes ... Holds start record with Canada pilot Kaillie Humphries on Lake Placid track ... Highest WC placing is 5th. 2009-10: Finished 5th in Park City, USA and 6th in Lake Placid, USA in World Cup in Nov. 2009. 2008-09: Finished 11th at WC with pilot Amanda Stepenko ... Had three World Cup podium finishes: first career gold (04/02/09) and silver in Lake Placid, USA, and silver in Park City, USA. 2007-08: Finished top-10 in all six races of season ... Won bronze at World Cup in Lake Placid, USA ... Finished 5th at WC ... Held numerous World Start records during season ... Finished second at Canadian Championships. 2006-07: First World Cup season ... Had four top-10 finishes ... Best placing was sixth in Lake Placid, USA ... Finished second at Canadian championships. PERSONAL Parents Clifton and Lena are born in Jamaica ... Siblings include Frances (44) and Wendell (34) ... Attended University of Nebraska on athletic scholarship for track & field ... Was recruited in last year of high school even though she couldn’t compete due to a teachers’ strike ... Graduated with B.Sc. in English, Biology and M.A. in Educational Psychology ... Hopes to be a teacher and author when she retires after 2010 ... Enjoys singing, playing guitar and being with kids.

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Born: August 27, 1979 - Newport, GBR Age: 30 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 195 cm / 6’3� Wt: 104 kg / 229 lb Coaches: Tuffy Latour, Stuart McMillan On national team since: 2007 Position: Brakeman

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 15th - two-man; 17th - four-man (while competing for Great Britain) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed for Great Britain in 2006 Olympic Games, finishing 15th in two-man ... Joined Canadian National Team in 2007 ... Won first World Cup medal in four-man in Park City (11/15/09). 2009-10: Started World Cup winning gold in four-man in Park City, USA. 2008-09: Competed in only one event and finished 11th in World Cup four-man in Winterberg, GER. 2007-08: Started competing for Canadian National Team on World Cup circuit ... Highest World Cup finish this season was 7th in Park City, USA, in four-man and 8th in Lake Placid, USA, in two-man. 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Competed for Great Britain ... Finished 15th in two-man and 17th in four-man at Olympic Winter Games ... Highest World Cup finish on season was career-best 6th in two-man in Altenberg, GER. 2004-05: Started competing in World Cup events for Great Britain ... Highest finish of season was 7th in Calgary in two-man. PERSONAL Married to fellow national team member Kaillie Humphries ... Born and raised in Great Britain ... Moved to Canada in 2007 to be closer to his parents who relocated to Dawson Creek, B.C. and to be near his future wife ... Served on British Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer ... Has a background in Sport Science ... Enjoys martial arts and rugby and also competed in both sports at a high level in Great Britain ... became a Canadian citizen on Oct. 20, 2009.

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Dan Humphries


Kaillie HUMPHRIES two-man

Born: September 4, 1985 - Calgary Age: 24 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Stephan Bosch, Stu McMilan, Tuffy LaTour On national team since: 2003 Position: Pilot Personal website: www.bobteamhumphries.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): alternate WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 5th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): Silver - mixed team; 5th - two-man 2003 (Konigssee, GER): 8th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two fifth-place finishes at WC ... Won WC silver in mixed team ... Earned back-to-back silver on World Cup circuit, including one on Whistler Olympic track ... Competed as pilot for first time on World Cup circuit in 2006 ... Participated for first time in World Cup circuit in 2004 as brakeman. 2009-10: Strong start to the season, winning bronze in Lake Placid, USA (11/21/09). 2008-09: Captured Canadian Championships title ... Won silver at World Cup in Whistler, B.C., after suffering first-career crash in World Cup in St.Moritz, SUI ... Also nabbed silver in World Cup in Park City, USA ... Highest ranked junior in overall World standings. 2007-08: Competed for first time in World Cup competition as pilot ... Recorded second place finish at Canadian championships ... Finished fifth at WC with brakeman Shelley-Ann Brown ... Ranked fifth Overall in World Cup standings ... Finished third at World Cup in Lake Placid, USA ... Highest ranked junior in overall World standings. 2006-07: First year as pilot instead of brakeman ... Finished second at Canadian Championships ... Overall Europa Cup winner, which was highest finish ever achieved by a rookie pilot ... Finished second at Junior WC. 2005-06: Last year as brakeman ... Suffered serious ankle injury at World Push Championships in Guadalajara, MEX at start of season ... Selected to 2006 Olympic Team as an alternate ... Finished second at Jr WC. 2003-05: Started as brakeman with pilot Helen Upperton in 2003 ... Recorded two top-10 finishes in World Cup in 2004-05 season ... Finished eighth in first WC with Upperton in 2004. PERSONAL Husband Dan Humphries was Olympic bobsledder for England at 2006 Olympic Winter Games and is now a Canadian citizen competing as a brakeman on World Cup circuit ... Mother Cheryl Simundson competed in Pan Am Games in soccer ... Siblings include Jordan (22) and Shelby (19) ... Inspired to be an athlete by Mark Tewksbury’s Olympic gold medal performance in Barcelona in 1992 ... First competed in alpine ski racing before switching to Bobsleigh ... Plans on pursuing sport psychology when done competing ... Enjoys horseback riding, mountain boarding and paragliding in her spare time.

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Born: January 6, 1987 - Na’alehu, USA Age: 23 Hometown: Summerland, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Coaches: Quin Sekulich, Tuffy LaTour On national team since: 2006 Position: Brakeman

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 10th - four-man 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 21st - four-man CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... Has one top-10 finish in WC ... Captured four World Cup medals in four-man ... Recorded two top-10 finishes at Junior WC. 2009-10: Started season finishing 10th in Park City, USA and ninth in Lake Placid, USA in four-man World Cup in Nov. 2009. 2008-09: Had five top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit in four-man ... Best result was fourth in Whistler, B.C. in 2010 Olympic venue (02/08/09) ... Was 10th in four-man at WC. 2007-08: Won four medals in World Cup competition in four-man, including gold in Cortina ITA, and bronze in Park City, USA, Whistler, B.C. and Lake Placid, USA. 2006-07: First year on World Cup Team ... Best finishes were 11th in Cortina, ITA in four-man and 12th in Konigssee, GER in two-man ... Recorded six top-ten results in Europa Cup competitions. PERSONAL Has one sister, Tara (25) ... Attended Simon Fraser University in Kinesiology ... Formerly a track & field athlete at varsity and national levels before switching to Bobsleigh ... If not an athlete, would be on a beach somewhere ... Proud to be a carbon neutral athlete ... Favourite pastimes include beaching, golf and bocce.

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Justin KRIPPS


Chris LE BIHAN two-man, four-man

Born: May 27, 1977 - Grande Prairie, Alta. Age: 32 Hometown: Kelowna, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park and Whistler Sliding Centre Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Coaches: Tuffy Latour, Quin Sekulich Club: Foothills Bobsleigh Club On national team since: 2005 Position: Brakeman, 2nd OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 12th - four-man 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 13th - two-man; 16th - four-man 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 17th - two-man CAREER NOTES Overall: Began career on America’s Cup circuit ... Has two World Cup podium results ... Recorded two top-15 WC results in four appearances ... Canadian four-man champion. 2009-10: Finished top-10 in first three events of season on World Cup in four-man, including gold in Park City, USA and bronze in Cesana, ITA. 2008-09: Finished 12th in four-man at WC ... Canadian four-man champion and two-man silver medallist ... Highest World Cup result is 13th in Lake Placid, USA in four-man. 2007-08: Finished 13th in two-man and 16th in four-man at WC ... Won bronze in four-man at Canadian Championships in Calgary ... Highest finish of season on World Cup circuit is 7th in Park City, USA. 2006-07: Finished 17th at WC in two-man ... Won silver in both two-man and four-man at Canadian Championships in Calgary. 2005-06: First year competing on World Cup circuit ... Missed qualifying for Turin Olympic Team by one spot ... Finished 11th in first World Cup event in two-man in Calgary (11/11/05). 2004-05: Competed on development circuit, finishing 3rd overall in two-man and 3rd overall in four-man on America’s Cup Circuit. PERSONAL Wife Naomi is due with their first child on February 24 ... Competed in downhill skiing and downhill mountain biking before bobsleigh ... Started competing in 2004 while finishing Engineering degree from University of Calgary ... Future goal is to compete in Hawaii Ironman ... If not an athlete would be a politician ... Enjoys dog training, camping, fly fishing and managing entrepreneurial pursuits in spare time ... His personal motto is to live in the moment.

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Born: September 26, 1970 - Edmonton Age: 39 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 184 cm / 6’0” Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Coach: Tuffy Latour On national team since: 1990 Position: Pilot

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - two-man; 4th - four-man 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 5th - two-man; 9th - four-man 1998 Nagano, JPN): Gold - two-man; 9th - four-man 1994 (Lillehammer, NOR): 7th - two-man; 12th - four-man WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 6th - two-man; 10th - four-man 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): Silver - four-man; 7th - two-man 2005 (Calgary, CAN): Gold - two-man; Bronze - four-man 2004 (Konigssee, GER): Gold - two-man 2003 (Lake Placid, USA): Silver - two-man 1999 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA): Bonze - four-man 1996 (Calgary, CAN): Silver - two-man 1995 (Winterberg, GER): Silver - two-man CAREER NOTES Overall: Nineteen-year veteran of Canadian Bobsleigh Team ... Four-time Olympian ... Gold and silver Olympic medallist ... Two-time World Champion in two-man ... Eight-time WC medallist ... Six-time Overall World Cup two-man champion ... World Cup four-man champion ... Four Combined Overall World Cup titles ... Has 85 World Cup medals. 2009-10: Highlight of the start of the World Cup season was gold in Konigssee, GER in two-man. 2008-09: Finished World Cup season with three two-man medals - back to back World Cup wins in St. Moritz, SUI and bronze in Whistler, B.C. in 2010 Olympic venue ... Was ranked eighth in two-man and 10th in four-man for World Cup season ... Finished sixth in two-man and 10th in four-man at 2009 WC. 2007-08: Stood on World Cup podium three times in two-man and four times in four-man. 2006-07: Finished second in overall World Cup two-man standings and was on World Cup podium seven times ... Finished third in overall World Cup four-man standings with three podium finishes and four fourth-place finishes ... Won silver in two-man at WC. 2005-06: Won Olympic silver medal in two-man with Lascelles Brown ... Finished just off podium in fourth in four-man at Games. 2004-05: Won two-man WC. 2003-04: Won two-man WC. Pre-2004: Finished fifth in two-man and ninth in four-man at 2002 Olympic Winter Games ... Won Olympic gold in Nagano in two-man with Dave MacEachern and came ninth in four-man ... Captured three WC medals, including two silver and one bronze ... Finished seventh in two-man and 12th in four-man at 1994 Olympics Winter Games. PERSONAL Married to Sandra and has two daughters, Zoe and Maya ... Former athlete in hockey, football and track & field ... Had sights set on being a decathlete until his German cousin who is a sportswriter convinced him that his size and strength is better suited to bobsleigh ... If not an athlete, would be some sort of business associate ... Favourite pastimes include training and collecting coins ... Idol is Swiss bobsleigher Gustav Weder ... Pre-competition ritual is to not talk.

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bobsleigh

Pierre LUEDERS


Jesse Lumsden two-man, four-man

Born: August 3, 1982 - Edmonton Age: 27 Hometown: Burlington, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 188 cm / 6’2� Wt: 103 kg / 226 lb Coach: Tuffy Latour On national team since: 2009 Position: Brakeman Personal website: www.jesselumsden28.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... New to Canadian Bobsleigh National Team in 2009 ... finished first in the two-man at the Canadian Championships in March 2009 with Pierre Lueders. 2009-10: First season competing on World Cup circuit ... Won gold in Europa Cup competition in Konigssee, GER (11/26/09). 2008-2009: Participated in the Canadian Championships in March 2009, finishing first in two-man with Pierre Lueders as the driver. PERSONAL Has one sister, Kristin (24) ... Father Neil played fullback for ten seasons in the CFL ... Attended McMaster University in Geography and played football ... Won the Hec Crighton Trophy in 2004 as the most outstanding football player in CIS ... Plays professional football as a runningback in the CFL and currently plays with the Edmonton Eskimos ... Supports World Vision, Kidney Foundation of Canada and Cops for Kids ... Would like to act in film and television.

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two-man

Born: July 23, 1978 - Summerside, P.E.I. Age: 31 Hometown: Summerside, P.E.I. Residence: Toronto Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 178 cm / 5’10� Wt: 72 kg / 158 lb Coaches: Tuffy Latour, Quin Sekulich, Matt Nichol On national team since: 2005 Position: Brakeman Personal website: www.heathermoyse.net

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 4th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 5th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 11th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Has eight career World Cup podium finishes ... Best career WC result, 5th. 2009-10: Strong start to the season, winning bronze in lake Placid, USA (11/21/09). 2008-09: Raced in four World Cups ... Won gold in first race back from rugby injury, in Igls, AUT (12/14/08) pushing for pilot Helen Upperton ... Won silver in Whistler, B.C. in 2010 Olympic venue (02/07/09) ... Won Canadian Championships ... Finished 5th at WC with Kaillie Humphries. 2007-08: Returned to race in World Cup competition after year off to finish degree ... Finished on podium twice with pilot Upperton - silver in Cortina, ITA and bronze in St. Moritz, SUI ... Finished 11th at first WC pushing for pilot Lisa Szabon ... Suffered shoulder injury in May 2008 in International rugby tournament. 2006-07: Took year off and returned to school to finish MSc in Occupational Therapy at U of T. 2005-06: First season competing in bobsleigh ... Won Canadian Championship ... Finished on podium four times in World Cup competitions, one gold, two silver and one bronze ... Set five International push-start records ... Finished just off the podium in fourth at Olympic Winter Games with pilot Upperton and set an Olympic push-start record. PERSONAL Siblings include sister Heidi (34) and brother Walter (28) ... Member of National Rugby Team since 2004 and scored a try in first international game against England ... Recruited for bobsleigh at a party for track coach and attended test camp in Aug. 2005, where she was approached by two pilots ... Has a BSc Hon. in Kinesiology from U of Waterloo and an MSc in Occupational Therapy from U of T ... Post sport career plans include working with people with disabilities ... Takes cold shower morning of competition ... Has sweet tooth and will eat icing sugar by the spoonful.

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bobsleigh

Heather MOYSE


Lyndon RUSH two-man, four-man

Born: November 24, 1980 - Saskatoon Age: 29 Hometown: Humboldt, Sask. Residence: Sylvan Lake, Alta. Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 102 kg / 224 lb Coach: Tuffy Latour Club: Foothills Bobsleigh On national team since: 2006 Position: Driver

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 13th - two-man; 16th - four-man 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 17th - two-man; 26th - four-man CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... Career-best finish at WC, seventh in two-man and 12th in four-man ... Has two top-five finish in World Cup events. 2009-10: Highlight of start of World Cup season is winning gold in Lake Placid in four-man (11/15/09). 2008-09: Finished seventh in two-man and 12th in four-man at WC ... Only second full season on World Cup circuit ... Had career-high finish, fourth in two-man, at World Cup in Whistler, B.C. in 2010 Olympic venue ... Finished 11th in two-man and 15th in four-man in World Cup standings. 2007-08: First season on World Cup circuit ... Finished top-10 twice - seventh in four-man in Park City, USA and eighth in two-man in Lake Placid, USA ... Finished 13th at WC in two-man and 16th in four-man. 2006-07: Competed in first WC, finishing 17th in two-man and 26th in four-man ... Competed in first World Cup event in Jan. in Igls, AUT and finished 22nd in both two-man and four-man. 2004-06: Competed in America’s Cup after joining program and moved up to Europa Cup in second year. PERSONAL Married high school sweetheart Krysta in 2003 ... Siblings include Chelsea (34), Mitch (32), Nathan (25), Ben (21) and Charity (19) ... Played football for five years at University of Saskatchewan ... Graduated in 2004 with B.A. in Religious Studies ... Supports Athletes in Action ... Idol is Wayne Gretzky ... If not an athlete, would be a commercial real estate agent ... Pre-competition ritual is to lead a team prayer.

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Born: October 31, 1979 - Ahmadi, Kuwait Age: 30 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 176 cm / 5’8” Wt: 73 kg / 161 lb Coaches: Quin Sekulich, Bruno Mingeon, Tuffy Latour, Scott Livingston On national team since: 2003 Position: Pilot Personal website: www.helsbobsleigh.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 4th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 4th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 4th 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: Finished just off podium, fourth, at 2006 Olympic Winter Games ... Competed in five WC with two fourth place finishes ... Had most successful World Cup season in 2007-08, recording eight top-four World Cup finishes. 2009-10: Started World Cup season in Nov. 2009 finishing fifth in Park City, USA and sixth in Lake Placid, USA. 2008-09: Finished fourth at WC ... Won two World Cup gold at start of season in Winterberg, GER (11/29/08) and Igls, AUT (12/12/08) ... Suffered rib injury which affected results in second half of season. 2007-08: Finished third in Overall World Cup standings ... Never finished below fourth in eight races with five podium finishes, including gold in Calgary (11/30/07) and Cesana, ITA (01/19/08), silver in Lake Placid, USA and Cortina, ITA and bronze in St. Moritz, SUI ... Finished fourth at WC. 2006-07: Had three podium finishes and five fourth-place finishes in World Cup competition ... Finished fourth in Overall World Cup points ... Finished 6th at WC. 2005-06: Raced to three World Cup podium finishes ... Finished fourth at Olympic Winter Games with Heather Moyse, just 5/100th of a second behind Germany. 2004-05: With brakeman Heather Moyse, became first Canadian women’s sled to win World Cup race, finishing first in St. Moritz, SUI ... Finished season with five podium results, second in Overall World Cup points ... Finished 12th at WC. 2003-04: In first season as pilot, competed in four World Cup races ... Had eighth place finish at WC. PERSONAL Born in Kuwait and travelled extensively with parents’ career in oil industry ... Citizen of both Britain and Canada ... Siblings include Louise (32) and Jennifer (24) ... Competed in soccer at Junior National level and Track & Field ... Excelled as triple jumper at University of Texas in Austin ... Graduated with BSc. in Kinesiology and has worked as personal trainer ... Idols include Steve Prefontaine and Sergey Bubka ... Pre-competition rituals include painting nails black and wearing corn rows or speed braids ... Favourite quote is: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

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Helen UPPERTON


Neville WRIGHT two-man, four-man

Born: December 21, 1980 - Edmonton Age: 29 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 97 kg / 213 lb Coach: Quin Sekulich Club: Alberta Bobsleigh Association On national team since: 2009 Position: Brakeman

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... New to Canadian Bobsleigh National Team in 2009, has only participated in four World Cup events and finished top-ten in all four. 2009-10: First season competing on World Cup circuit ... Finished top-10 in four events ... Placed ninth in two-man in Park City, USA and 10th in four-man in Park City, USA and Cessana, ITA and third as part of the team in Lake Placid, USA. PERSONAL Second youngest of seven children ... Competed nationally as a sprinter ... Won bronze medals in 2008 in 100m at Canadian National Championships and at World University Games ... Selected as one of Edmonton’s Sizzling top twenty under 30 in 2009 ... Graduated from University of Alberta in 2007 with Bachelor of Physical Education degree ... Enjoys playing and writing music as well as cooking.

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Tuffield (Tuffy) LATOUR HEAD COACH

Date of birth: June 24, 1968 Hometown: Saranac Lake, USA With team since: 2007

Stephan BOSCH COACH - DRIVING

Date of birth: August 28, 1970 Hometown: Pleasant Grove, USA With team since: 2008

Quin SEKULICH

COACH – STARTS & STRENGTH Date of birth: July 12, 1956 Hometown: High Prairie, Alta. With team since: 2007

Matt Hindle COACH

Date of birth: May 23, 1974 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2002

Chris DORNAN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Saskatoon

Martin RICHARD MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Ottawa

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Mechanic Performance Technology

Morrison Schiess Blades

Reid Hansueli Sam

Davidson Niederbüren Victoria

Sask. SUI B.C.

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Bobsleigh coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

BECKIE SCOTT


CHANDRA CRAWFORD CP/Frank Gunn | COC/André Forget


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 15-28, 2009 Whistler Olympic Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Cross-Country Canada Bill Warren Training Centre 1995 Olympic Way, Suite 100 Canmore, Alberta T1W 2T6 Tel: 403.678.6791 www.cccski.com President: Jim McCarthy

International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Chris Dornan Aline Lafrenière

Team Roster EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Canmore Canmore Thunder Bay Red Deer Rossland

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St-Ferréol-les-neiges

Canmore Almonte Sudbury Canmore Canmore

Alta. Alta. Ont. Alta. B.C. Que. Alta. Ont. Ont. Alta. Alta.

Calgary Canmore Caledon Canmore

Alta. Alta. Ont. Alta.

Babikov Crawford* Gaiazova Goldsack Grey Harvey Jewett Jones Kershaw Kuhn McKeever

Ivan Chandra Daria Drew George Alex Gord Perianne Devon Stefan Brian

McMurtry Renner* Webster Williams

Brent Sara Brittany Madeleine

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* Olympic Medallist † Events to be determined closer to Games.

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2006, 2002

Paralympic Winter Games

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Whistler Olympic Park - The compact, one-square-kilometre Olympic Games core area includes three separate stadiums (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping) located about 400 metres apart. Approximately 15 km of Olympic competition trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon have been built and tested through the 2007-08 opening season. THE SPORT

Generally the terrain covered in a race is one-third uphill, one-third downhill and one-third rolling. The objective is to cover the course in the shortest amount of time. In individual events, the skiers start at 30-second intervals and race against the clock. If a skier comes up to pass a fellow competitor, the skier coming from behind, being the faster one, has the right of way. Skiers are seeded into one of four groups by their coaches, with a limit of one skier per country per group. Usually the fastest skiers start last, as the more skiers skiing the track, the better the conditions. Only if the conditions are presumed to be worse at the finish than at the start will the fastest skiers start first. In the relay events, the first skiers from all the countries’ teams line up for a mass start. Each event is designated as either “classic”, which means that skiers must predominantly use the traditional diagonal stride, or “free technique”, which means that skiers can use any technique, but generally the “ski skating” technique is used. SPRINT Sprint races were introduced to the World Cup race circuit in 1996 as demonstration events with large cash prizes. Due to the athlete and spectator excitement they generated, sprints became an official medal event on the Continental Cup and World Cup circuits in 1999. The sprint races range from 400 meters to 1.5 km in distance. In Vancouver, the event will be 1.5 km. To win the event, athletes must first qualify for one of 16 finalist spots by racing the fastest times in an individual elimination round. The top 16 athletes then move through semi-final heats of four to qualify for a final round, where the first skier to cross the line wins. Sprint races generate the most spectator excitement, as the athletes go head to head from start to finish in a relatively small venue compared to longer distance cross country ski races. Sprint races made their debut as an Olympic medal event in 2002.

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SAME-DAY PURSUIT Another form of racing introduced to the Continental Cup and World Cup circuits in 1999 is the new one-day pursuit format. It also made its Olympic debut in 2002. The original pursuit event was first introduced to championship ski series in 1992 at the Albertville Olympic Winter Games in France. The event was contested over two days, made up of one shorter classic style race on the first day (5 km for women and 10 km for men) which set the start order for a longer skating style race on the second day (10 km for women and 15 km for men). Before 1999, the pursuit race represented a total of two out of five possible Olympic and World Championship event medals one for the first race, and one for the overall finish on day two. In 1999, the pursuit event became known as the ‘Same-day’ pursuit as it was amalgamated into a one-day event made up of two short races (2 x 5 km for women and 2 x 10 km for men), and with only one medal being awarded for the overall finish. By changing the pursuit event format, FIS, the international governing body for skiing, was able to create a spot at Championship events for the increasingly popular Sprints to become the fifth medal event. THE TEAM

Head coach Dave Wood has often expressed that this team is one of Canada’s strongest ever in cross-country skiing. They will head to the trails of Whistler as a team fully capable of continuing the upward trajectory witnessed at the past few Olympic Winter Games. The women’s team will feature several talented skiers, headlined by Chandra Crawford and Sara Renner. Crawford enters 2010 as reigning Olympic sprint champion, and will seek the podium again after a 2008-09 season dampened by an ankle injury from which she has had to recover. Renner is a 2006 Olympic silver medallist and will provide veteran leadership in her fourth Games. Perianne Jones could also make a splash in her first Olympic appearance. The men’s squad is filled with potential and a host of very promising recent international results. It features World Cup medallists Devon Kershaw, George Grey, Ivan Babikov and up-and-coming speed skier Alex Harvey. Any of these names could propel to the forefront at the 2010 Games. Brian McKeever will also make his debut at an Olympic Winter Games, the first athlete in the world to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Overall, cross-country skiing is a balanced sport, with many nations who have certain medal threats. The headliners are the traditional Scandinavian countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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MEN

4x10 KM Relay 1. ITA 2. GER 3. SWE --11. CAN

SPRINT 1. Björn Lind SWE 2. Roddy Darragon FRA 3. Thobias Fredriksson SWE --31. Drew Goldsack CAN 32. Sean Crooks CAN 37. Devon Kershaw CAN 47. Phil Widmer CAN

TEAM SPRINT 1. SWE 2. NOR 3. RUS ---11. CAN

15 KM 1. Andrus Veerpalu EST 2. Lukáš Bauer CZE 3. Tobias Angerer GER --31. George Grey CAN 47. Devon Kershaw CAN 53. Drew Goldsack CAN 57. Dan Roycroft CAN 50 KM 1. Giorgio Di Centa ITA 2. Yevgeny Dementyev RUS 3. Mikhail Botvinov AUT --44. George Grey CAN 57. Dan Roycroft CAN 58. Chris Jeffries CAN 30 KM PURSUIT 1. Yevgeny Dementyev RUS 2. Frode Estil NOR 3. Pietro Piller Cottrer ITA --25. George Grey CAN 38. Dan Roycroft CAN 56. Drew Goldsack CAN 61. Chris Jeffries CAN

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Cross-Country Skiing Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games


WOMEN

SPRINT 1. Chandra Crawford CAN 2. Claudia Künzel GER 3. Alyona Sidko RUS --4. Beckie Scott CAN 16. Sara Renner CAN 49. Amanda Ammar CAN 10 KM 1. Kristina Šmigun EST 2. Marit Bjørgen NOR 3. Hilde Gjermundshaug-Pedersen NOR --8. Sara Renner CAN 46. Milaine Thériault CAN 54. Amanda Ammar CAN DSQ Beckie Scott CAN 30 KM 1. Kateřina Neumannová 2. Yuliya Chepalova 3. Justyna Kowalczyk --No Canadian Entry

4x5 KM RELAY 1. RUS 2. GER 3. ITA --10. CAN TEAM SPRINT 1. SWE 2. CAN 3. FIN

CZE RUS POL

15 KM PURSUIT 1. Kristina Šmigun EST 2. Kateřina Neumannová CZE 3. Yevgeniya Medvedeva RUS --6. Beckie Scott CAN 16. Sara Renner CAN 54. Milaine Thériault CAN 60. Chandra Crawford CAN

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Canada has not won a men’s Olympic medal in cross-country skiing. women

Gold Gold Silver

Beckie Scott Chandra Crawford Beckie Scott, Sara Renner

2002 2006 2006

Pursuit Sprint Team sprint

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS ATHLETES

Sprint 2006 31 10 km 1992 25 15 km 1956 19 18 km 1952 52 30 km 1956 37 50 km 2006 44 25 km pursuit 1992 40 30 km pursuit 2006 25 4x10 km relay 2006 11

Drew Goldsack Dany Bouchard Clarence Servold Claude Richer Clarence Servold George Grey Dany Bouchard George Grey Devon Kershaw, Sean Crooks, Chris Jeffries, George Grey

Team sprint

George Grey, Devon Kershaw

2006 11

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS ATHLETE

Sprint 2006 1 5 km 1998 47 10 km 2006 8 15 km 1992 29 20 km 1984 21 30 km 1992 33 10 km pursuit 2002 1 15 km pursuit 2006 6 3x5 km relay 1972 10 4x5 km relay 1976 7 Team sprint 2006 2

Chandra Crawford Beckie Scott Sara Renner Angela Schmidt-Foster Sharon Firth Lucy Steele Beckie Scott Beckie Scott Shirley Firth, Sharon Firth, Roseanne Allen Shirley Firth, Joan Groothuysen, Sue Holloway, Sharon Firth Sara Renner, Beckie Scott

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All-Time Canadian Medallists


Ivan BABIKOV Born: July 4, 1980 - Syktyvkar, RUS Age: 29 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 172 cm / 5’8” Wt: 69 kg / 152 lb Coaches: Inge Braaten, Dave Wood Club: Foothills Bobsleigh On national team since: 2008 Personal website: IvanBabikov.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 13th - pursuit; 23rd - 15 km C; 38th - 50 km F mass start WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 5th - 4x10 km relay; 16th - 50 km F mass start; 40th - 30 km pursuit 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 46th - 50 km C mass start CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian for home country of Russia ... Has 22 individual starts in five World Cup seasons with four top-10 finishes and 16 top-30 finishes ... Is second Canadian male cross-country skier ever to win a World Cup gold, in 2009. 2009-10: Won gold and silver medals at season-opening Australia/New Zealand Cup. 2008-09: Was top-5 at WC in team relay ... Finished 6th in 30 km pursuit at World Cup in 2010 venue Whistler Olympic Park (01/17/09) ... Second top-10 finish on World Cup circuit was 8th in 30 km F at La Clusaz, FRA ... Won gold in 10 km pursuit at Tour de Ski in Val di Fieme, ITA ... Double gold medallist at US Super Tour in 10 km F and 15 km C in West Yellowstone, USA ... Won 15 km pursuit title at US National Championships and claimed silver in 50 km C . 2007-08: Claimed 10 titles: Haywood Nor-Am in Vernon, B.C. (15 km), Haywood Nor-Am in Canmore, Alta. (pursuit and 10 km), US Super tour in Soldier Hollow, UT, USA (15 km), US Ski Nationals in Houghton, MI, USA (10 km and 15 km), Nationals in Callaghan Valley, B.C. (15 km and 30 km) and US Ski Nationals in Fairbanks, AK, USA (pursuit and 30 km) ... Finished 12th and 13th, pursuit and 15 km, at World Cup in Canmore, Alta. 2006-07: Finished 46th in first WC ... Competed in two World Cups, best result 20th in 30 km at Rybinsk, RUS ... Captured bronze in 15 km at Nationals in Mont Ste Anne, Que., also placed 5th in 30 km ... Finished 6th in 15 km at FIS Race in Syktyvkar, RUS. 2005-06: Top result was 4th in 15 km at World Cup in Canmore, Alta. PERSONAL Immigrated to Canada with his mother in 2003 and secured citizenship in 2007 ... Was unable to race for Canada until 2008-09 season ... Lives in Canmore, Alta. with wife, Svetlana, and son, Sergey ... Graduated from Syktyvkar State University in 2003 ... When not on the hills, he can be found playing soccer or watching Family Guy, his favourite TV show.

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Born: November 19, 1983 - Canmore, Alta. Age: 26 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 170 cm / 5’7� Wt: 68kg / 150 lb Coach: Inge Braten Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2001 Personal website: www.chandracrawford.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold - sprint; 60th - 15 km pursuit WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Sapporo, JPN): 15th - Team Sprint; 32nd - Sprint; 59th - 10 km 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): 46th - Sprint; DNF - 30 km CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic champion ... Has 38 individual starts in six World Cup seasons with three podiums (two gold) and 11 top-10 finishes ... 2006 Tour de Ski bronze medallist ... Double medallist on the Continental Cup circuit ... Three silver medals at the National Championships ... One FIS gold medal ... Competed at two World Championships, best result 15th in 2007. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Did not compete due to training injury (ankle). 2007-08: Won first World Cup race in hometown of Canmore (01/26/08) ... Captured second World Cup gold one month later in Lahti, FIN. 2006-07: Competed at WC, with top result 15th in team sprint ... Took bronze at Tour de Ski race in Munich, GER. 2005-06: Won Olympic gold in skate sprint ... Made the Olympic team in November after being relegated to B team the season prior ... Won first World Cup medal the week before the Olympic Games in Davos, SUI (02/04/06) ... Had six top-10 finishes on World Cup tour. 2004-05: Raced on World Cup circuit and competed in her first WC ... Won silver in 2x5 km pursuit at National Championships ... Posted seven top-10 Nor-Am Cup finishes. 2003-04: Won FIS Race in Marbach, SUI ... Won Continental Cup silver in 10 km pursuit at Sovereign Lakes, B.C. and bronze in the 5 km at Calgary, Alta. 2002-03: Competed at Junior WC, finishing 23rd in 1 km and 52nd in 5 km ... Earned two 8th-place finishes on Continental Cup tour and one 9th-place finish at National Championships. 2001-02: Finished 12th in 1 km at Junior WC ... Finished 16th in both 10 km and 15 km at National Championships. 2000-01: Finished 27th in 1 km at Junior WC. PERSONAL Competed in biathlon until switching to cross-country skiing full-time at age 16 ... Has been in a relationship with teammate Devon Kershaw since 2002 ... Her father, Glen, was manning the camera for coverage of her first World Cup win, on her home course in Canmore ... Started the Fast and Female Foundation with her teammates, organizing ski days for girls and acting as healthy role models.

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Chandra CRAWFORD


Daria GAIAZOVA Born: December 24, 1983 - Moscow, RUS Age: 26 Hometown: Banff, Alta. Residence: Banff, Alta. Training location: Banff, Alta. Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 69 kg / 151 lb Coaches: Eric de Nys, Luc Germain Club: Ski Elite On national team since: 2002 Personal website: www.dashagaiazova.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 29th - 1.3 km; 47th - 15 km pursuit; DNF - 30 km. 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 40th - 30 km; 46th - 15 km pursuit; 47th - 10 km; 52nd - sprint. CAREER NOTES Overall: 18 World Cup starts ... 10 FIS Race medals ... 32 Nor-Am Cup medals ... 3 U.S. Super Tour medals ... 3 Alpen Cup medals ... 10 Continental Cup medals ... 11 National Championship medals ... 2009-10: Silver and bronze at U.S. Super Tour event in West Yellowstone, USA. 2008-09: Four gold medals, two bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour ... 29th - 1.3 km; 47th - 15 km pursuit; DNF - 30 km at WC in Liberec, CZE. 2007-08: Gold and bronze at FIS Race in Salwideli ob Soerenberg, FIN ... Two gold, one bronze on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Bronze - 30 km at National Championships in Callaghan Valley, B.C. 2006-07: Two gold, two silver, bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Bronze - 15 km pursuit at U.S. Super Tour race in Presque Isle. USA ... 40th - 30 km; 46th - 15 km pursuit; 47th 10 km; 52nd - sprint at WC in Sapporo, JPN. 2005-06: Three gold, two silver, bronze on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Gold and bronze at Alpen Cup event in Praz de Lys, FRA ... National champion in 5 km, 10 km and 30 km in Thunder Bay, Ont. 2004-05: Bronze in 2x5 km pursuit at FIS Race in Bad Goisern, AUT ... Gold, two silver, three bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Bronze - 10 km at Alpen Cup race in Kranj, SLO ... Bronze - 70 km at Marathon Cup race in Val di Fiemme e Fassa, ITA ... Gold in 5 km and 2x5 km pursuit at National Championships in Prince George, B.C. 2003-04: Gold, silver, two bronze medals on Continental Cup circuit. 2002-03: Gold and silver at FIS Race in Sovereign Lakes, B.C. ... Gold, three silver and two bronze on Continental Cup circuit ... Gold, silver and bronze medal at National Championships in Duntroon, Ont. 2001-02: Four gold, one bronze at FIS Races ... Gold and bronze at National Championships in Canmore, Alta. PERSONAL Immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1999 at age 15 ... Enjoys knitting, learning how to tele-ski, gardening, cooking with fresh, regional ingredients ... Speaks English, French, Russian and some Italian ... Personal motto: “Only the dead fish swim with the current.”

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Born: August 23, 1981 - Red Deer, Alta. Age: 28 Hometown: Red Deer, Alta. Residence: Red Deer, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 76kg / 167 lb Coaches: Eric de Nys, Dave Wood, Inge Braten Club: Rocky Mountain Racers On national team since: 2002 Personal website: www.drewgoldsack.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 31st - 1.4 km; 53rd - 15 km; 56th - 2x15 km pursuit. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 6th - team pursuit; 11th - 4x10 km relay; 59th - 15 km 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): 21st - 1.2 km; 76th - 15 km; DNF - 50 km 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 15th - 4x10 km relay; 49th - 1.5 km; 58th - 15 km CAREER NOTES Overall: 30 World Cup starts ... 11 Nor-Am Cup medals ... Continental Cup bronze medallist ... U.S. Super Tour silver medallist ... Two National Championship medals. 2009-10: Gold - 1 km at Australia/New Zealand Cup in Snowfarm, NZ. 2008-09: 42nd - World Cup 1.2 km at Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Park. 2007-08: Silver - 20 km pursuit and 4th - 15 km at Nor-Am Cup race in Duntroon, Ont. 2006-07: 6th - team pursuit; 11th 4x10 km relay; 59th - 15 km at WC in Sapporo, JPN ... Double Nor-Am Cup silver and bronze ... Silver - 10 km at U.S. Super Tour race at Sun Valley, USA. 2005-06: 31st - 1.4 km; 53rd - 15 km; 56th - 2x15 km pursuit at OWG in Turin, ITA ... Bronze - 15 km at Nor-Am Cup stop in Canmore, Alta. 2004-05: 21st - 1.2 km; 76th 15 km; DNF - 50 km at WC in Oberstdorf, GER ... Two bronze medals on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2003-04: Bronze 15 km at Continental Cup stop in Sovereign Lakes, B.C. 2002-03: 15th - 4x10 km relay; 49th - 1.5 km; 58th 15 km at WC in Val di Fiemme, ITA ... Silver - 30 km at National Championships in Duntroon, Ont. 2001-02: Bronze - 15 km at National Championships in Canmore, Alta. PERSONAL Sister Jodi Emo (25) ... Working as a Production Assistant for a feature film called Padre Pio, which is currently in pre-production ... Supports Team Darfur and Plan Canada charities ... Personal motto: “I can live with disappointment but I can not live with regret.”

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Drew GOLDSACK


George GREY Born: July 22, 1979 - Sidcup, GBR Age: 30 Hometown: Rossland, B.C. Residence: Rossland, B.C. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 179 cm / 5’10” Wt: 76 kg / 167 lb Coaches: Rob Grey, Dave Wood, Arild Monson Club: Black Jack Ski Club On national team since: 2000 Personal website: www.GeorgeGrey.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 11th - sprint; 26th - 30 km pursuit; 32nd - 15 km C; 44th - 50 km F mass start. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 5th - 4x10 km relay; 9th - team sprint C; 21st - 15 km C 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 25th - 30 km pursuit; 70th - 15 km F 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): 6th - team sprint F; 13th - 4x10 km relay; 19th - sprint C; 32nd - 30 km pursuit 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 15th - 4x10 km relay; 39th - 15 km C; 62nd - double pursuit. CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Has competed in four WC ... Has 72 individual starts in nine World Cup seasons with one podium, three top-10 finishes and 22 top-30 results ... Owner of 5 National Championship medals. 2009-10: Won bronze in 10 km at Australia/New Zealand Cup in Snowfarm, NZE. 2008-09: Earned first World Cup medal in team sprint at Whistler Olympic Park (01/18/09) ... Had two top-10 finishes in team events at WC: 5th in relay (02/27/09) and 9th in team sprint (02/25/09) ... Secured two top-20 individual finishes on World Cup circuit ... Won two gold and one bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2007-08: Captured two gold on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Won bronze in 10 km at the National Championships at Callaghan Valley, B.C. ... Best individual finish on World Cup was 17th in 30 km pursuit in Canmore, Alta. 2006-07: Double gold in the 15 km and the 30 km pursuit at the Canmore, Alta. stop on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Finished 11th in team sprint at WC ... Top World Cup result was 25th in 15 km in Cogne/Val d’Aosta, ITA. 2005-06: Competed in four Olympic races, with top result 11th in team sprint (02/14/06) ... Two gold medals on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Top World Cup result was 7th in team sprint in Sapporo, JPN. 2004-05: 6th in team sprint, 13th in relay, 19th in sprint and 32nd in 30 km pursuit at 2005 WC ... Bronze in 15 km pursuit at Nor-Am Cup in Canmore, Alta. ... Best result on World Cup circuit was 13th on the Olympic course in Pragelato, ITA. 2003-04: Captured two National Championship bronze medals ... Had pair of 14th-place finishes on World Cup circuit in La Clusaz, FRA and Oberstdorf, GER, followed by season-best 9th-place finish in Lahti, FIN in team sprint. 2002-03: Gold, silver and bronze medals at FIS Races ... Top result was 15th in relay at first WC ... Top World Cup result was 38th in sprint. 2001-02: Silver and two bronze FIS medals ... Won silver and bronze at National Championships in Canmore, Alta. 2000-01: Silver in 10 km at Nor-Am Cup race in Minneapolis, USA ... Raced in first World Cup in Soldier Hollow, USA, best result 35th. 1999-00: Gold in both 10 km and 30 km at FIS race in Canmore, Alta. PERSONAL Enjoys cooking, wakeboarding and fly-fishing in the Bow River (Calgary) ... Competed in sport of mountain biking (up to Nor-Am level) but quit to focus on skiing at age 16 ... Studies commerce at University of Calgary ... Father, Rob, coaches him ... Favourite motto: Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

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Born: September 7, 1988 - Quebec City Age: 21 Hometown: St-Ferréol-les-neiges, Que. Residence: St-Ferréol-les-neiges, Que. Training location: Mont-Sainte-Anne Ht: 184 cm / 6’6” Wt: 75kg / 165 lb Coaches: Louis Bouchard, Inge Braten Club: Club Nordique, Mont-Sainte-Anne On national team since: 2005 Personal website: www.alexharvey.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 5th - 4x10 km relay; 22nd - 30 km pursuit; 28th - sprint F; 36th - 15 km C CAREER NOTES Overall: Participating in first Olympic Winter Games ... Has 18 individual starts in three World Cup seasons with two podiums, four top-10 finishes and 8 top-30 results ... Competed in four World Junior Championships, earning three medals and six top-10 results, before Senior World Championships debut last season ... Three-time Canadian national junior champion ... Canadian senior champion at age 16. 2009-10: Won bronze in 15 km at Australia/ New Zealand Cup in Snowfarm, NZE. 2008-09: Captured bronze in two World Cup events - 50 km mass start in Trondheim, NOR (03/14/09) and team sprint in Whistler (01/18/09) ... Posted top-five finish in 4x10 km relay at WC ... Earned five medals on the Nor-Am Cup tour. 2007-08: Won silver in 10 km at Junior WC in Malles, Val Venosta, ITA (02/29/08) ... Won gold in 10 km at Nor-Am Cup stop in Val Cartier, Que. 2006-07: Claimed bronze in 20 km pursuit and 10 km at Junior WC in Tarvisio, ITA (03/12/07, 03/14/07) ... Earned silver medals in both 30 km pursuit and 50 km at US Super Tour stop in Presque Isle, USA ... Bronze in 15 km at FIS Race in Hochfilzen. 2005-06: Senior national champion in 10 km C, while still a junior (03/07/06) ... Silver in 15 km at the Nor-Am Cup stop in Presque Isle, USA ... Bronze in the 2x10km pursuit at Nor-Am Cup race in Val Cartier, Que. 2004-05: Canadian junior champion ... Raced at Junior WC in Rovaniemi, FIN with a best result of 39th ... Posted two top-10 finishes on the Nor-Am Cup tour. 2003-04: Canadian junior champion. PERSONAL His father, Pierre Harvey, is a four-time Olympian (1976-1988) who competed in both cross-country skiing and road cycling ... Mother’s name is Mireille and has two younger siblings, Sophie and Laurence ... Participated twice in the World Junior Mountain Bike Championships ... Is a full-time student studying Law at Laval University.

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Alex HARVEY


Gordon JEWETT Born: January 13, 1978 - Toronto Age: 32 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. Ht: 181 cm / 5’11” Wt: 72 kg / 158 lb Coach: Mike Cavaliere Club: Foothills Nordic / Alberta World Cup Academy

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): 37th - 1.2 km; 68th - 15 km. 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 48th - 1.5 km; 55th - 30 km; 63rd - 2x10 km double pursuit. CAREER NOTES Overall: 3-time FIS Race medallist - gold, two silver ... Silver, two bronze Continental Cup medals ... Silver, two bronze Nor-Am Cup medals ... 2009 National Champion and 2003 National Championship silver medallist. 2009-10: 4th - 15 km at U.S. Super Tour race in West Yellowstone, USA. 2008-09: Gold - 50 km at National Championships at Highlands Nordic, Alta. ... 4th - 1.1 km at Nor-Am Cup race in Rossland, B.C. 2007-08: Gold 15 km at FIS Race in Salwideli ob Soerenberg, SUI ... Bronze - 20 km pursuit at Nor-Am Cup race in Duntroon, Ont. 2006-07: Three top-10 results on Nor-Am Cup tour and at FIS Races. 2005-06: Four top-10 results at FIS Races and at Nor-Am Cup races. 2004-05: Silver - 15 km at Nor-Am Cup race in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. 2003-04: Gold - 15 km at FIS Race in Marbach, SUI ... Silver and two bronze medals on Continental Cup circuit. 2002-03: Silver 15 km at National Championships in Duntroon, Ont. 2001-02: Silver - 20 km pursuit at FIS Race in Canmore, Alta. PERSONAL Sister Franny Jewett (34) ... Lists Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as his idol and has adopted his family’s motto “Fortitudine Vincimus” (“By endurance we conquer”) as his own.

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Born: February 18, 1985 - Almonte, Ont. Age: 24 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Almonte, Ont. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 167 cm / 5’5” Wt: 55 kg / 120 lb Coaches: Eric de Nys, Dave Wood, Inge Braten Club: Nakkertok On national team since: 2003 Personal website: www.peri.freshairexp.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 6th - team sprint C; 48th - 10 km C; 55th - sprint F CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian in 2010 ... Posted 6th-place finish in team sprint at first WC in 2009 ... Has 22 individual starts in five World Cup seasons with six top-30 results ... Career-best World Cup result is 20th at Whistler’s Olympic course in 2009 ... Two-time National Championship silver medallist in sprint. 2009-10: Won gold and silver at season-opening events at Australia/New Zealand Cup. 2008-09: At first WC, finished 6th in team sprint with Sara Renner ... Raced in nine World Cups, with top result 20th in 1.2 km sprint at Whistler’s Olympic course (01/16/09) ... Won gold at Canmore, Alta. and took two silver medals on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2007-08: Earned four medals (3 silver, 1 bronze) on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Finished 8th in sprint at U-23 race in Malles, BRZ ... Top World Cup result was 30th in sprint in Canmore, Alta. 2006-07: Finished 2nd in sprint at Canadian Championships ... At U-23 WC, finished 16th in sprint in Medvode, SVK. 2005-06: Top World Cup result was 34th in sprint in Vernon, B.C. ... Won silver in sprint at Haywood, Alta. Nor-Am ... Was 14th in both 5 km and sprint at Junior WC in Rovaniemi, FIN. 2004-05: Won two gold and two silver on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Finished 2nd in 5 km at Canadian Championships in Prince George, B.C. ... Bronze at Juniors race in Lulea, SWE ... Competed at Junior WC, with best result 14th ... 2003-04: Had six top-10 finishes on Continental Cup tour. PERSONAL Hometown of Almonte, Ont. hosted a fundraiser run (10 km, 5 km, 1 km) to support her Olympic dream ... Growing up, she spent most weekends in Gatineau Park (Quebec) skiing, roller skiing and running with teammates ... Moved to Canmore, Alta. upon completion of high school to live and train with national teammates ... Sport idols include teammates Beckie Scott and Sara Renner ... Unable to compete at the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletics Association’s Nordic championships one year in high school, she baked individual cookie medals to be presented to her teammates when they crossed the finish line ... If not an athlete, would be a ginger snap baker.

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Perianne JONES


Devon KERSHAW Born: December 20, 1982 - Sudbury, Ont. Age: 27 Hometown: Sudbury, Ont. Residence: Sudbury, Ont. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 127 cm / 5’10” Wt: 72 kg / 159 lb Coaches: Arild Monsen, Dave Wood Club: Ona-Wa-Su On national team since: 2001 Personal website: www.devonkershaw.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 11th - team sprint F; 37th - sprint F; 48th - 15 km C WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 5th - 4x10 km relay; 9th - team sprint C; 27th - 30 km pursuit; 37th - 15 km C 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 6th - team sprint F; 11th - 4x10 km relay; 38th - sprint C; 68th - 15 km F 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): 6th - team sprint F; 13th - 4x10 km relay; 14th - 1.2 km sprint; 61st - 30 km pursuit 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 50th - 1.5 km sprint; 55th - 2x10 km double pursuit; 62nd - 15 km C” CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian with top result 11th in team sprint ... A veteran of seven world cup seasons with 73 individual starts, he won Canada’s first men’s medal (bronze) in 15 years in 2006 ... Has competed in four World Championships, recording a total of four top-10 finishes. 2009-10: Opened season with gold in 10km and silver in 15 km at the Australia/New Zealand Cup in Snowfarm, NZE. 2008-09: Finished 5th in relay at WC in Liberec, CZE (02/29/09) – Canada’s best-ever result for men’s cross-country team ... Also finished 9th in team sprint, 27th in 30 km pursuit and 37th in 15 km ... Posted four top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit; top result 5th in 15 km in Kuusamo, FIN ... Captured bronze in 15 km at Tour de Ski event in Oberhof, GER (12/28/08) ... Recorded 10 top-20 finishes on World Cup circuit. 2007-08: Best World Cup result was 5th in 1.2 km sprint in Lahti, FIN. 2006-07: Was 6th in team sprint, 11th in relay, 38th in sprint and 68th in 15 km at WC ... Top World Cup result was 15th in 15 km in Gaellivare, SWE ... Won silver in 1.5 km skate sprint at Tour de Ski in Munich, GER (12/31/06). 2005-06: Posted 11th-place finish in team sprint in first OWG (02/14/06) ... Won bronze in 1.5 km skate sprint in Borlange, SWE (03/07/06) for Canada’s first World Cup men’s medal in more than 15 years. 2004-05: Two gold and two silver medals on the Nor-Am Cup circuit ... 6th in team sprint, 13th in relay, 14th in sprint and 61st in pursuit at WC ... Best World Cup result was 17th in sprint in Lahti, FIN. 2003-04: Won gold in 7.5 km at National Championships ... Top result on World Cup circuit was 19th in team sprint in Lahti, FIN. 2002-03: Competed in his first WC – best result 50th in 1.5 km sprint. 2001-02: Competed at Junior WC – best result 25th in the 1 km sprint ... 5th at National Championships in the 15 km. 2000-01: Competed in Junior WC – best result 39th in 30 km. 1999-00: Competed in first Junior WC in Karpacz-Szklarska, POL – best result 63rd in 1.5 km. PERSONAL Younger sister Linnaea was also a cross-country skier and raced on Nor-Am Cup circuit and at 2004-2005 Canadian Championships ... Used 2010 spotlight to host charitable bike ride in hometown of Sudbury, Ont., to raise awareness for the peaceful coexistence of bicycles and motor vehicles ... In pre-race ritual, he lies down puts legs on wall and listens to music by ‘Clap your hands say yeah’.

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Born: October 1, 1979 - Banff, Alta. Age: 30 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. Ht: 175 cm / 5’8” Wt: 72 kg / 158 lb Coaches: Eric de Nys, Dieter Kuhn Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2005 Personal website: www.stefankuhn1.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 38th - 50 km; 39th - Sprint CAREER NOTES Overall: Five Nor-Am Cup medals ... Five National Championship medals ... Alpen Cup gold medal ... Sprint gold at 2009 Australia/New Zealand Cup. 2009-10: Two top-5 finishes at the Australia/New Zealand Cup ... 4th in the 10km classic at the U.S. Super Tour stop in West Yellowstone, USA. 2008-09: Sprint gold at the Alpen Cup race at Schilpario, ITA ... Gold - 15 km classic at Canadian National Championships at Highlands Nordic, Ont. ... Gold and silver at U.S. National Championships in Fairbanks, USA. 2007-08: Three silver medals on the Nor-Am Cup circuit ... National Champion in the 10km classic at Callaghan Valley, B.C. 2006-07: Three top-10 finishes on the Nor-Am Cup circuit, including a season-best 4th in the 30km pursuit at the Canmore Nordic Centre. 2005-06: Gold and two silver medals at FIS Races ... Bronze in the 15km classic at the Nor-Am Cup stop in Val Cartier, Que. ... Silver in the 50 km classic at the National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont. Pre-2005: Silver- 10km classic at the FIS Race in Canmore, Alta (03/25/2000). PERSONAL Brother Thomas Kuhn (29) who is world champion in Ultimate frisbee with team Canada ... Has Swiss citizenship and can speak German ... Would be a race car driver, if he did not ski ... Personal motto: “Success is something you attract by the person you become.”

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Stefan KUHN


Brian McKEEVER Born: June 18, 1979 - Calgary Age: 30 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. Ht: 177 cm / 5’10” Wt: 72 kg / 169 lb Coaches: Inge Braten, Dave Wood, Dr. David Smith Club: Foothills Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2002

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 21st - 15 km F; 33rd - 50 km C mass start; 39th - 30 km pursuit CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Paralympian (2002, 2006), with four gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze. 2009-10: Becomes first athlete with a disability to qualify to compete at both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ... Won 50 km C at Haywood NorAm in Canmore, Alta. 2008-09: Two gold and two silver medals at the 2009 IPC World Championships in Vuokatti, FIN ... Two gold medals at the IPC World Cup stop in Whistler, B.C. 2007-08: Triple gold at the IPC World Cup finals in Nes, NOR. ... Double gold at the IPC World Cup stop in Vuokatti, FIN. 2006-07: Competed in his first FIS World Championships - best result 21st (15 km) ... Best World Cup result: 40th in 50 km in Oslo, NOR ... Silver in Pursuit at Nor-Am Cup race in Canmore, Alta. ... Gold at New Zealand Cup in Snowfarm, NZ. 2005-06: Double gold, silver and bronze medals at 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, ITA ... Double gold and one bronze at IPC World Cup in Lillehammer, NOR. 2004-05: Double Gold at the Disabled WC ... Gold and bronze at the Disabled World Cup stop in Lillehammer, NOR. 2003-04: Six gold medals on the Disabled World Cup circuit. PERSONAL Competes in Biathlon, in addition to Cross-Country Skiing, on the IPC circuit ... Is legally blind with Stargardt’s disease, a form of macular degeneration that affects central vision ... His brother, Robin McKeever, is his guide on the IPC circuit ... Robin is a nine-time national champion and was a 1998 Olympian in Cross-Country Skiing.

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Born: April 22, 1986 - Calgary Age: 23 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. and Mont Saint Anne, Que. Ht: 175 cm / 5’8” Wt: 75kg / 158 lb Coaches: Louis Bouchard, Eric de Nys Club: Foothills Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2003 Personal website: www.brentmcmurtry.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Six Nor-Am Cup medals - One gold ... Gold and silver at FIS Races. 2009-10: 7th - 1km at the Australia/ New Zealand Cup. 2008-09: Silver and two bronze medals on the Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Four top-10 finishes at the National Championships at Highlands Noric, Ont. 2007-08: Gold - 30 km at the Nor-Am Cup race in Cantley, Que. - Six more top-10 results ... Two top-7 finishes at the National Championships in Callaghan Valley, B.C. 2006-07: Silver and bronze at the Nor-Am Cup stop in Rossland, B.C. ... Gold- 15 km and silver - 10 km at the FIS Race in Smithers, B.C. 2005-06: Season-best 5th in the 2x10 km pursuit at the Nor-Am Cup race in Val Cartier, Que. ... 17th in the 6 x 1.2 km team sprint at the World Cup in Canmore, Alta. ... Two top-10 results in FIS Races. 2004-05: 8th - 15 km at the Nor-Am Cup stop in Hinton, Alta. ... 9th - 20km at the Juniors race in Lulea, SWE ... Two top-10 results at the National Championships in Prince George, B.C. PERSONAL Sister Kim McMurtry (26) ... Full-time student at Athabasca University ... Travelled to Salt Lake City in 2002 to watch the Olympic Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon competitions ... Lists Counting Crows, Kings of Leon, Brand New and Band of Horses as his favourite bands ... Personal motto: “Nothing to it, but to do it.”

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cross-country skiing

Brent McMURTRY


Sara RENNER Born: April 10, 1976 - Golden, B.C. Age: 33 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 63 kg / 139 lb Coach: Dave Wood Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.grandi.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - 6x1.2 km team sprint; 8th - 10 km classic; 10th - 4x5 km relay; 16th - 1.2 km sprint; 16th - 2x7.5 km pursuit 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 8th - 4x5 km relay; 9th - 1.5 km sprint; 13th - 10 km classic; 17th - 5+5 km pursuit; DNS - 30 km classic 1998 (Nagano, JPN): 54th - 30 km free; 64th - 15 km pursuit; 74th - 5 km classic WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 6th - 1.3 km team sprint; 9th - 10 km classic; 21st - 15 km pursuit; DNS - 30 km mass start 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): Bronze - 0.9 km sprint; 10th - 6x0.9 km team sprint; 22nd - 2x7.5 km pursuit 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 7th - 1.5 km sprint; 12th - 30 km free; 16th - 10 km classic; 17th - 2x5 km double pursuit 2001 (Lahti, FIN): 37th - 10 km classic; 37th - 10 km pursuit; 38th - 1 km sprint 1997 (Trondheim, NOR): 54th - 15 km pursuit; 58th - 15 km free; 61st - 5 km classic CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian and 2006 silver medallist ... Competed in five WC, winning Canada’s first-ever bronze medal ... Has 121 individual starts in 14 World Cup seasons with four podiums and 26 top-10 finishes ... Two-time national champion. 2009-10: No results.. 2008-09: Finished 6th in 1.3 km team sprint and 9th in 10 km classic at WC last February ... Top result at 2010 Whistler venue was 6th in 15 km pursuit (01/17/09) ... Top World Cup result was 5th in 10 km classic in Valdidentro, ITA (02/14/09) ... Canadian champion in 30 km classic. 2007-08: Returned to World Cup circuit after birth of daughter ... Posted four top-20 finishes with top result 10th in team relay in Falun, SWE ... Canadian champion in 30 km classic. 2006-07: Expecting mother, did not compete. 2005-06: Won Olympic silver with teammate Beckie Scott in team sprint ... Competed in five Olympic events ... Won four World Cup medals, two bronze, two silver ... Competed for first time at World Cup in hometown of Canmore, won silver in 6x1.2 km team sprint (12/18/05). 2004-05: Won Canada’s first-ever cross-country WC medal, a bronze in Oberstdorf, GER (02/22/05) ... Had three top-10 World Cup finishes, top result 4th in 6x1.2 km team sprint in Pragelato, ITA. 2003-04: Recorded four 8th-place finishes on World Cup circuit. 2002-03: Placed 7th in 1.5 km final at WC ... Had three top-10 World Cup finishes. 2000-02: Raced three events at Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, top results 8th in 4x5 km relay, 9th in 1.5 km ... Raced three events at 2001 WC in Lahti, FIN. 1997-99: Raced three events at Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games ... Raced three events at 1997 WC in Trondheim, NOR. PERSONAL Married to four-time Olympian Thomas Grandi (alpine skiing) ... They were married on skis in a blizzard ... Their daughter’s name is Aria ... Was named one of the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) in 2007 ... Strongly devoted to the environmental cause, including the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Born: June 25, 1987 - Brampton, Ont. Age: 22 Hometown: Caledon, Ont. Residence: Caledon, Ont. Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Eric de Nys Club: Highlands Nordic On national team since: 2008 Personal website: brittanywebster.wordpress.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Ten Nor-Am Cup medals, including 4 gold ... 5-time FIS Race medallist ... 3 Australia/New Zealand Cup medals ... Gold and bronze on U.S. Super Tour ... 2009 National Championships silver medallist. 2009-10: Silver and two bronze medals at Australia/New Zealand Cup in Snow Farm, NZ. 2008-09: Five Nor-Am Cup circuit medals: 3 silver, 2 bronze ... National championships silver medal - 10 km. 2007-08: Missed season due to broken leg. 2006-07: Two gold medals at Gatineau, Que. FIS Races ... Bronze at FIS Race at Hochfilzen, AUT ... Four gold and one bronze medal on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Gold and bronze at U.S. Super Tour stop in Presque Isle, U.S.A. 2005-06: Silver and bronze at FIS Race in Whitehorse. PERSONAL Sister is Lindsay (20) ... Enjoys riding horses at an equestrian centre in Canmore, Alta. ... Personal motto: “If you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it!”

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Brittany WEBSTER


Madeleine WILLIAMS Born: March 28, 1983 - Rocky Mountain House, Alta. Age: 26 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Canmore, Alta. Ht: 163 cm / 5’4” Wt: 53 kg / 116 lb Coaches: Mike Cavaliere, Lorris Williams Club: Edmonton Nordic Ski Club On national team since: 2001-2007 Personal website: www.madeleine-williams.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: 13 career World Cup starts ... Two FIS Race victories ... 20 Nor-Am Cup medals ... 4 Continental Cup medals ... 2 U.S. Super Tour medals. 2009-10: Gold and bronze at U.S. Super Tour stop in West Yellowstone, USA. 2008-09: Three gold, two silver and one bronze medal on the Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2007-08: Two gold, three silver and one bronze Nor-Am Cup medals. 2006-07: Gold in both the 7.5 km and the 10 km at FIS Races in Smithers, B.C. ... Gold, two silver and one bronze medal on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2005-06: Two 4th-place results on Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2004-05: Bronze - 10 km at Nor-Am Cup race in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. ... Six 4th-place finishes on the season. 2003-04: Two silver and two bronze medals on Continental Cup tour. 2002-03: 4th 5.4 km at Continental Cup race in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. and 5th - 5 km at FIS Race in Sovereign Lakes, B.C. 2001-02: 30th - 5 km at Junior WC in Schonach, GER. PERSONAL Brother Lorris Williams (28) is one of her coaches ... Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction, Athabasca University 2009 ... Supports Play it cool, Fast and Female and Right to Play charities ... Favourite quote: “Speak softly and carry a big kick.”

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David WOOD COACH

Date of birth: January 1, 1955 Hometown: Prince George, B.C. With team since: 1990

Inge BRATEN COACH

Date of birth: July 31, 1948 Hometown: Jessheim, NOR With team since: 2009

Eric DE NYS COACH

Date of birth: August 5, 1974 Hometown: Canmore, Alta. With team since: 2003

Chris DORNAN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Saskatoon

Aline LAFRENIÈRE MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Chelsea, Que.

NSF Support Team Position

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first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

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Team Leader Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support Technical Support - Head

Holland Bergeron Bouchard Book Grey Knopff Maclean Masson Thor Bilodeau

Thomas Sacha Louis Mikael Rob Joel Graham Alain Peter Yves

Stratford Quebec City Quebec City Östersund Tarkastad Calgary Smithers Whitehorse Asarna Quebec City

Ont. Que. Que. SWE RSA Alta. B.C. Yuk. SWE Que.

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Cross-Country skiing coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team


CURLING

Sandra Schmirler


KEVIN MARTIN COC | CP/Adrian Wyld


CURLING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 16-27, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Centre

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Canadian Curling Association 1660 Vimont Court Cumberland, Ontario K4A 4J4 Tel: 613.834.2076 www.curling.ca Chief Executive Officer: Greg Stremlaw

World Curling Federation www.worldcurling.org

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Karen McDonald Joan Rajotte

Team Roster Bartel Bernard Darbyshire-McRory Moore O’Connor Enright Hebert Kennedy Martin* Morris * Olympic Medallist

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Cori Cheryl Carolyn Kristie Susan Adam Ben Marc Kevin John

SPORT

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling

Lanigan Calgary

Sask. Alta. Man. Alta. Alta. Alta. Alta. Alta. Alta. Alta.

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Portage La Prairie Grande Prairie

Calgary Rosalind Regina St. Albert Edmonton Chestermere

Demonstration Sport

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The Vancouver Olympic Centre is located in a lively Vancouver community that includes the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park and views of the local mountains. Aboriginal art will be installed at the venue as part of the Vancouver 2010 Venues Aboriginal Arts Program. The program will feature traditional and contemporary artwork by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists from across Canada. After the 2010 Winter Games, the 108,000-square-foot curling venue will become a multi-purpose community recreation centre that will include an ice hockey rink, gymnasium, library and six to eight sheets of curling ice. Attached to, and being constructed with the new curling venue and community centre, is a new aquatic centre with a 50-metre pool and leisure pool. THE SPORT

At the Olympic Winter Games, curling consists of two events: a women’s tournament and a men’s tournament. Each tournament starts with 10 curling teams. Two teams play against each other at a time. The game is played on ice, and the two teams take turns pushing 19.1-kg stones towards a series of concentric rings or circles. The object is to get the stones as close to the centre of the rings as possible. One game consists of 10 “ends” (similar to innings in baseball). During each end, each four-person team “throws” (in fact, slides along the ice) eight stones — two stones per person and 16 altogether. Team members sweep the ice clean in front of each stone to control the stone’s direction, known as its “curl,” and the stone’s speed. The team with the most points — more stones closer to the centre of the rings — at the conclusion of 10 ends, is the winner. THE TEAM

It’s perhaps interchangeable to say one wins the Canadian Curling Trials or one survives them. In any event, after all the best curling squads in Canada competed for a berth in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games last December, two of them emerged to compete against the world in Vancouver. The men’s team will be led by skip Kevin Martin, now a three-time Olympian and 2002 silver medallist. Martin has been one of Canada’s best curlers for the past two decades, and is also a four-time world champion. His teammates in Vancouver are John Morris, Ben Hebert, Marc Kennedy, and Adam Enright as the alternate, all of whom will make their first Olympic appearance. The women’s team is led by skip Cheryl Bernard, who tore through the Canadian Curling Trials before defeating Shannon Kleibrink (2006 Olympian) 7-6 in the final. That was Bernard’s biggest career win, and it couldn’t have come at a more fortuitous time. Bernard will be joined by teammates Susan O’Connor, Carolyn Darbyshire, Cori Bartel, and alternate Kristie Moore. -103-

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VENUE


Curling Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

WOMEN

1. Russ Howard, Brad Gushue, CAN Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, Mike Adam 2. Markku Uusipaavalniemi, FIN Wille Mäkelä, Kalle Kiiskinen, Teemu Salo 3. Pete Fenson, Shawn Rojeski, USA Joe Polo, John Shuster

1. Anette Norberg, Eva Lund, SWE Cathrine Lindahl, Anna Svärd 2. Mirjam Ott, Binia Beeli, SUI Valeria Spälty, Michèle Moser 3. Shannon Kleibrink, CAN Amy Nixon, Glenys Bakker, Christine Keshen, Sandra Jenkins

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN Gold Silver Silver

Brad Gushue, Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, Mike Adam Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett, Ken Tralnberg Mike Harris, Richard Hart, Collin Mitchell, George Karrys, Paul Savage

2006

Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker, Atina Ford, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Glenys Bakker, Christine Keshen, Sandra Jenkins Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson, Cheryl Noble

1998

2002 1998

women Gold Bronze Bronze

2006 2002

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

Curling 2006 1

ATHLETE

Brad Gushue, Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, Mike Adam

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

Curling 1998 1

ATHLETE

Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker, Atina Ford, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit

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Born: June 21, 1971 - Humboldt, Sask. Age: 38 Hometown: Lanigan, Sask. Residence: Calgary Training location: National Training Centre Ht: 167 cm / 5’5” Delivers: Right-handed Coach: Dennis Balderston Club: Calgary Curling Club Personal website: www.teambernard.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials champion ... Played lead for Team Bernard at Tournament of Hearts and Canada Cup. 2009-10: Won Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alta., throwing lead for skip Cheryl Bernard. 2008-09: Represented Alberta with Team Bernard at Tournament of Hearts ... Was bronze medallist with Bernard at Canada Cup. 2007-08: Played lead for Team Bernard at Canada Cup. 2006-07: At Canada Cup, played lead for Team Bernard. PERSONAL Fiancé, Sean Morris ... Started curling at age 10 ... Works as a recruiter ... Graduate of University of Ottawa (Social Sciences).

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curling

Cori BARTEL


Cheryl BERNARD skip

Born: June 30, 1966 - Grand Prairie, Alta. Age: 43 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: National Training Centre Ht: 173 cm / 5’8� Delivers: Right-handed Coach: Dennis Balderston Club: Calgary Curling Club Personal website: www.teambernard.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials champion ... Skipped Team Alberta in four Tournaments of Hearts, recording one runner-up finish ... Skipped at four Canada Cups, finishing third on two occasions ... Gold medallist at 2004 Karuizawa Invitational ... 1993 Alberta Mixed Curling Championships gold medallist, as third for skip Terry Meek. 2009-10: Skipped at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alta (7-1 record) defeating Shannon Kleibrink 7-6 in final. 2008-09: Skipped Team Alberta at Tournament of Hearts in Victoria, B.C. (6-5 record) ... Skipped at 2009 Canada Cup, claiming 3rd place (4-3 record). 2007-08: Skipped at 2008 Canada Cup, placing 3rd (5-2 record). 2006-07: Skipped Team Alberta at Tournament of Hearts in Lethbridge, Alta. (7-6 record) ... Skipped at 2007 Canada Cup (1-4 record). 2004-05: Skipped at 2005 Canada Cup (0-5 record). 2003-04: Captured gold at 2004 Karuizawa Invitational. 1995-96: Skipped Team Alberta at Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ont., clinching runner-up spot (8-5 record). 1992-93: Won gold at 1993 Alberta Mixed, as third for skip Terry Meek, but could not play in Canadian Mixed Championships. 1991-92: Skipped Team Alberta at Tournament of Hearts in Halifax (4-7 record). PERSONAL Common-law husband Terry, stepsons Connor (19) and Evan (15) ... Started curling at age 8 ... Works as vicepresident, marketing and owner in the insurance industry.

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Born: December 6, 1963 - Aborg, Man. Age: 46 Hometown: Portage La Prairie, Man. Residence: Calgary Training location: Calgary Curling Club Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Delivers: Right-handed Coach: Dennis Balderson Club: Calgary Curling Club Personal website: www.teambernard.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials champion, in second appearance ... Has played second in three Tournament of Hearts and four Canada Cups. 2009-10: Won Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, playing second for skip Cheryl Bernard. 2008-09: Played second for Alberta skip Cheryl Bernard at Tournament of Hearts and Canada Cup, where they won bronze. 2007-08: Played second for skip Cheryl Bernard at Canada Cup. 2006-07: Played second for Alberta skip Cheryl Bernard at Tournament of Hearts and Canada Cup. 2003-04: Played second for Renelle Bryden at Canada Cup in Kamloops, B.C. (1-3 record). 2000-01: Played third for Calgary skip Heather Fowlie in Canadian Curling Trials in Regina, Sask. (4-5 record). 1984-99: Played second for Manitoba skip Merline (Marilyn) Darbyshire at 1985 Tournament of Hearts in Winnipeg, Man. (5-5 record). PERSONAL Husband Rod, stepson Shea (15) and daughter Alexandria (8) ... Started curling at age 11 ... Office manager/owner in the decal installation industry.

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curling

Carolyn DARBYSHIRE-MCRORY


Kristie MOORE alternate

Born: April 22, 1979 - Grande Prairie, Alta. Age: 30 Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alta. Residence: Grande Prairie, Alta. Training locations: C  anada Olympic Park and Saville Sports Centre Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Delivers: Right-handed

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Team Bernard alternate at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials win ... Two Canada Cup and one Tournament of Hearts appearances ... Canadian Junior gold medallist ... Junior WC titlist. 2009-10: Alternate for champions, Team Bernard, at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton. 2007-08: Skipped a team at Canada Cup in Kamloops, B.C. (1-4 record). 2006-07: Played second for Deb Santos at Canada Cup (2-3 record). 1999-06: Played second for Alberta skip Heather Nedohin at 2000 Tournament of Hearts. 1996-99: Skipped Team Alberta at 1997 Canadian Junior Championships in Selkirk, Man. (3-9 record). 1995-96: Captured gold at Junior WC and Canadian Junior Championships. PERSONAL Partner, Shane Wray ... Owns restaurant/bar.

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Born: May 3, 1977 - Calgary Age: 35 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: National Training Centre Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Delivers: Right-handed Coach: Dennis Balderston Club: Calgary Curling Club Personal website: www.teambernard.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials champion ... Represented Alberta at two Tournaments of Hearts ... Competed in four Canada Cups ... Played third for Alberta in two Canadian Mixed Championships ... Played in inaugural World Mixed Doubles Championship ... Karuizawa Invitational gold medallist. 2009-10: Won Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials with skip Cheryl Bernard in Edmonton, Alta. 2008-09: Represented Alberta at Tournament of Hearts ... Placed 3rd at Canada Cup. 2007-08: Played third for skip Cheryl Bernard at Canada Cup ... Played in inaugural World Mixed Doubles Championship in Vierumäki, FIN with skip Dean Ross (7-3 record). 2006-07: Played third for skip Cheryl Bernard at Tournament of Hearts and Canada Cup. 2004-06: Played third for skip Cheryl Bernard at 2005 Canada Cup. 2003-04: Captured gold at Karuizawa Invitational, as third for skip Cheryl Bernard. 1999-2003: Won gold at 2000 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., as third for skip Kevin Koe (10-3 record). PERSONAL Started curling at age 12 ... Is a respiratory therapist at Foothills Hospital, in Calgary.

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curling

Susan O’CONNOR


Adam ENRIGHT alternate

Born: November 16, 1983 - Camrose, Alta. Age: 26 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Saville Sports Centre Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 80 kg / 175 lb Delivers: Right-handed Club: Saville Sports Centre

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Champion of Brier, WC and Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, as alternate ... Played third for Justin Jacobsen at Canadian Junior Championships. 2009-10: Won Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials with Team Martin (alternate) ... 2008-09: Captured silver at WC with Team Martin (alternate) ... Crowned Brier champion with Team Martin (alternate). 2007-08: Was world champion and Brier champion with Team Martin (alternate). 2001-06: Played third for Justin Jacobsen at 2002 Canadian Junior Championships. PERSONAL Owns and operates a meat shop in Edmonton.

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lead

Born: March 16, 1983 - Regina Age: 26 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Saville Sports Centre Ht: 181 cm / 5’11” Wt: 95 kg / 210 lb Delivers: Right-handed Club: Saville Sports Centre

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: World Champion and silver medallist with Kevin Martin’s rink ... Two-time Brier champion. 2009-10: Captured title at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials as lead for Team Martin. 2008-09: Won silver at WC and gold at Brier, as lead for Team Marti ... Canada Cup champion, as lead for Kevin Martin Alberta rink. 2007-08: World Champion and Brier champion as lead for Team Martin ... Finished 2nd at Canada Cup with Team Martin ... Was member of Team North America at Continental Cup. 2006-07: Played lead at Brier for Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink ... Was Canada Cup runner-up with Team Martin. 2005-06: Played Lead for Pat Simmons’ Saskatchewan rink at Brier ... Placed 3rd at Canada Cup with skip John Morris. 2004-05: Captured gold at Karuizawa Invitational, as lead for Pat Simmons ... Played Lead for Pat Simmons’ Saskatchewan rink at Brier ... Played second at Canadian Mixed Championships. 2003-04: Was Lead for Pat Simmons at Canada Cup. 2002-03: Was alternate on gold-medal Steve Laycock team at Junior WC. PERSONAL Lists golf, working out, football and baseball among his hobbies ... His ideal dinner party would include Tiger Woods, Michael Bublé and his Grandma Kidby.

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Ben HEBERT


Marc KENNEDY second

Born: February 5, 1982 - St. Albert, Alta. Age: 28 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Saville Sports Centre Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 80 kg / 176 lb Delivers: Left-handed Club: Saville Sports Centre

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: WC gold and silver medallist ... Two-time Brier champion ... World University Games champion. 2009-10: Played second for Team Martin in Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials win. 2008-09: Brier champion and WC silver medallist with skip Kevin Martin ... Won 2009 Canada Cup. 2007-08: World Champion and Brier champion with Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink ... Placed 2nd at Canada Cup ... Was member of Team North America at Continental Cup. 2006-07: Played second for Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink at Brier ... Finished 2nd at Canada Cup. 2005-06: Played second for skip John Morris at Canada Cup, finishing 3rd. 2004-05: Placed 3rd at Canadian Curling Trials and Canada Cup, playing second for skip John Morris. 2003-04: Finished 3rd at Canada Cup, as third for skip John Morris. 2002-03: Captured gold at World University Games as alternate/third. Pre-2002: Played in three Canadian Junior Championships, 1998, 1999 and 2001. PERSONAL Hobbies include golf, hanging out with family, working out ... Would like to have a dinner party with Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Kanye West ... Favourite movie is Braveheart.

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skip

Born: July 31, 1966 - Killam, Alta. Age: 43 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Saville Sports Centre Ht: 185 cm / 6’1� Wt: 93 kg / 205 lb Delivers: Right-handed Club: Saville Sports Centre

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Silver WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold 1997 (Berne, SUI): 4th 1991 (Winnipeg, CAN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Making third Olympic appearance ... Olympic silver medallist ... Skipped Alberta in 10 Briers, winning four times ... World champion as skip for Canada in four WC appearances ... Skipped in four Canadian Curling Trials ... Two-time member of Team North America at Continental Cups ... Skipped at five Canada Cups ... Skipped Alberta at Canadian Junior Championships ... Junior WC silver medallist. 2009-10: Skipped winning team at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alta. 2008-09: Skipped silver-medal team at WC (11-3 record) ... Captured Brier in Calgary, Alta. ... Won Canada Cup in Yorkton, Sask. (6-2 record). 2007-08: World Champion (12-2 record) and Brier Champion in Winnipeg, Man. (13-0 record) ... Placed 2nd at Canada Cup ... Member of Team North America at Continental Cup in Camrose, Alta. 2006-07: Skipped Team Alberta at Brier in Hamilton, Ont. (8-4 record) ... Was runner-up at Canada Cup (5-2 record). 2005-06: Skipped Alberta team at Brier in Regina, Sask. (8-4 record) ... Won Canada Cup (7-1 record). 2004-05: Skipped team at Canadian Curling Trials in Halifax (4-5 record) ... Won Canada Cup. 2001-02: Olympic silver medallist in Salt Lake City, USA (9-2 record) after winning Canadian Curling Trials in Regina, Sask. (8-2 record) ... Captured Continental Cup in Regina, Sask., as member of Team North America. 1999-00: Skipped Team Alberta at Brier (4-5 record). 1996-97: Finished 4th at WC (7-4 record) ... Won Brier in Calgary, Alta. (12-1 record) ... Runner-up at Canadian Curling Trials. 1995-96: Placed 2nd at 1996 Brier in Kamloops, B.C. (11-3 record). 1991-92: Made Olympic debut in Albertville, FRA, when curling was a demonstration sport ... Skipped Alberta to a 3rd-place finish with an 8-4 record at Brier. 1990-91: Won silver at WC (10-1 record) ... Captured first Brier in Hamilton, Ont. (10-3 record). Pre-1990: 1986 World Junior Champion and 1985 Junior WC runner-up. PERSONAL Married to Shauna and has three children, Karrick (20), Kalycia (17) and Mykaela (8) ... Hobbies include golf and watching kids play sports ... Would like to have dinner with Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Middaugh.

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curling

Kevin MARTIN


John MORRIS third

Born: December 16, 1978 - Winnipeg Age: 31 Hometown: Ottawa Residence: Chestermere, Alta. Training location: Saville Sports Centre Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 86 kg / 190 lb Delivers: Right-handed Club: Saville Sports Centre

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: World Champion ... Two-time Brier winner ... Two-time World Junior Champion ... Two-time Canadian junior champion. 2009-10: Played third for winning Martin rink at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alta. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Was Brier champion with skip Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink ... Captured 2009 Canada Cup. 2007-08: Crowned World Champion (12-2 record) and Brier Champion (13-0 record) with skip Kevin Martin’s team ... Member of Team North America that lost Continental Cup. 2006-07: Played 3rd on Team Alberta at Brier ... Placed 2nd at Canada Cup. 2005-06: Finished 3rd at Canada Cup (5-2 record). 2004-05: Was 3rd at Canadian Curling Trials in Halifax ... Had 3-3 record at Canada Cup. 2003-04: Finished 2nd at Canada Cup. 2002-03: Placed 2nd at Canada Cup. 2001-02: Silver medallist at Brier, as skip for Team Ontario (9-5 record). 2000-01: Skipped his team to 5-4 record at Canadian Curling Trials. 1998-00: 1999 World Junior Champion and Canadian Junior Champion. 1997-98: World Junior Champion and Canadian Junior Champion. PERSONAL Hobbies include fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, travelling, baseball, hockey and football ... Would like to host a dinner party for Robin Williams, Will Ferrell and Miranda Lambert.

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James WAITE

NATIONAL COACH - MEN Date of birth: : February 17, 1941 Hometown: St. Thomas, Ont. With team since: 2007

Paul WEBSTER SPECIALTY COACH – MEN

Date of birth: March 27, 1975 Hometown: Peterborough, Ont. With team since: 2007

Jules OWCHAR COACH - MEN

Date of birth: October 12, 1944 Hometown: Hylo, Alta. With team since: 2006

Elaine DAGG-JACKSON NATIONAL COACH - WOMEN Date of birth: May 23, 1955 Hometown: Vancouver With team since: 2007

Robert KREPPS SPECIALTY COACH - WOMEN

Date of birth: August 22, 1965 Hometown: Edmonton With team since: 2007

Dennis BALDERSTON COACH - WOMEN

Date of birth: June 21, 1945 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2001

CURLING

CURLING coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team


CURLING media attaché(s) and NSF support team

Karen MCDONALD MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Vancouver

Joan RAJOTTE MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Winnipeg

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader

Peckham

Gerry

Prince George

B.C.

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Figure Skating

BARBARA ANN SCOTT


Patrick Chan CP/Paul Chiasson


FIGURE SKATING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 14-25, 2010 Pacific Coliseum

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Skate Canada 865 Shefford Road Ottawa, Ontario K1J 1H9 Tel: 613.747.1007 www.skatecanada.ca

Chief Executive Officer: William Thompson

International Skating Union www.isu.org

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Barb MacDonald

Team Roster EVENTS

Buntin Chan Chipeur Crone Davison Dubé Duhamel Hay Lacoste Langlois Moir Phaneuf Poirier Poje Reynolds Rochette Sawyer Ten Virtue Weaver

Craig Patrick Vaughn Vanessa Bryce Jessica Meagan Cody Amélie Anabelle Scott Cynthia Paul Andrew Kevin Joannie Shawn Jeremy Tessa Kaitlyn

* Olympic Medallist

HOMETOWN

pairs Kelowna singles Toronto singles Edmonton ice dance Aurora pairs Huntsville pairs St-Cyrille de Wendover pairs Lively pairs Edmonton singles Delson pairs Hull ice dance Ilderton singles Contrecoeur ice dance Unionville ice dance Waterloo singles Coquitlam singles Ile Dupas singles Ste-Julie singles Vancouver ice dance London ice dance Waterloo -120-

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

B.C. Ont. Alta. Ont. Ont. Que. Ont. Alta. Que. Que. Ont. Que. Ont. Ont. B.C. Que. Que. B.C. Ont. Ont.

2006 ------2006 2006 ------2002 ----------2006 ---------


The Pacific Coliseum at Hastings Park is at the core of one of Vancouver’s major event sites. Home to an annual fair that attracts up to 60,000 people a day, this site is very well served by public transportation.

THE SPORT At the Olympic Games each figure skating discipline is judged by a separate panel of 12 International Skating Union (ISU) championship judges, as well as a three-person technical panel. Figure skating uses a computer scoring system to measure the quality of each performance. Before each event, there is a secret and random draw to determine seating arrangements of the panel of judges. A new draw is done for each segment. The technical panel determines the difficulty of an element. The panel of judges then assesses the quality of the element. During each performance the judges assign a grade of execution (GOE) to every element that is executed. Although each of the 12 judges is providing a GOE for each element, only those provided by 9 judges will be randomly drawn for inclusion in calculation. Of these nine marks chosen for the particular element the high and low are discarded. The 7 remaining marks are then included in the calculation to determine the score awarded for that element. This process is repeated for each technical element. The total of all elements is the technical score. At the conclusion of each performance, the judges assign a score for five program components that measure the overall technical and presentation abilities of the skater or team. The individual or team with the highest totals of technical and program component scores is deemed the winner. Singles In singles skating, skaters must complete both a short program (maximum 2 minutes 50 seconds) of required steps, jumps, spins and combinations, and a longer free skating program (4 minutes for ladies, 4 minutes 30 seconds for men, with a 10 second allowance plus or minus), both set to music. The free skate — worth two-thirds of a skater’s final score — allows the athletes to demonstrate their creativity, innovative moves and technical difficulty. Pairs The pairs event follows the same format as the singles, with a compulsory short program (maximum 2 minutes and 50 seconds) and a free skate (4 minutes 30 seconds with a 10 second allowance plus or minus). In this event, however, one male and one female skater work in unison, incorporating lifts, throws and synchronized jumps, spins and spirals linked harmoniously by steps and other movements. Ice Dance Ice dance is performed by a couple and is based on their rhythm, interpretation of music and precise steps. Unlike pairs skating, ice dance does not include overhead lifts and jumps. Ice dance is similar to ballroom dancing, as the skaters remain in contact throughout most of the program. An ice dance competition is made up of three parts: one compulsory dance, an original dance (2 minutes 30 seconds with a 10 second allowance plus or minus) and a free dance (4 minutes with a 10 second allowance plus or minus). Compulsory dance is the skating of prescribed patterns to music incorporating pre-determined rhythm and tempo. The rhythm or style of the original dance is determined prior to the start of the season by the ISU, allowing couples to choose any music within that genre. Folk dance was chosen for the 2009-2010 season. The free dance is created by each couple to music of their own choice. Both the original dance and free dance must include required elements such as dance lifts, spins, synchronized twizzles (a multi-rotational one-foot turn) and step sequences in the composition of the programs. -121-

FIGURE SKATING

VENUE


THE TEAM Canada is home to some of the world’s best figure skaters and at the Pacific Coliseum there will be multiple true medal opportunities in the sport. It is no secret who Canada’s leading skaters are heading into the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Patrick Chan is the leading men’s skater, who will attempt to translate his World Championship success (silver medal in 2009) into Olympic success. He has been working hard to rebound from a muscle tear in his left calf back in October. His women’s compatriot is Joannie Rochette, who also captured silver at the 2009 World Championships. Four years ago in Turin, she finished a strong 5th. Canada has one of the strongest ice dance pairs in the world. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have skated together since 1997 and blossomed late last decade. They won silver and bronze at the 2008 and 2009 World Championships. The best pair in Canada is Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison, who won bronze at the 2008 World Championships. All of the above lead the way for Canada this February.

Figure Skating Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

1. Yevgeny Plyushchenko RUS 2. Stéphane Lambiel SUI 3. Jeff Buttle CAN --12. Shawn Sawyer CAN 13. Emanuel Sandhu CAN WOMEN

1. Shizuka Arakawa JPN 2. Sasha Cohen USA 3. Irina Slutskaya RUS --5. Joannie Rochette CAN 12. Mira Leung CAN PAIRS

1. Tatyana Totmyanina, Maksim Marinin 2. Zhang Dan, Zhang Hao

RUS CHN

3. Shen Xue, Zhao Hongbo --10. Jessica Dubé, Bryce Davison 11. Valérie Marcoux, Craig Buntin

1. Tatyana Navka, Roman Kostomarov 2. Tanith Belbin, Ben Agosto 3. Elena Grushina, Ruslan Goncharov --11. Megan Wing, Aaron Lowe WDN Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon

MEN

Elvis Stojko Elvis Stojko Brian Orser Brian Orser

CAN CAN

ICE DANCE

All-Time Canadian Medallists Silver Silver Silver Silver

CHN

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RUS USA UKR CAN CAN


Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

Jeff Buttle Toller Cranston Donald Jackson Montgomery Wilson

2006 1976 1960 1932

Barbara Ann Scott Elizabeth Manley Karen Magnussen Petra Burka

1948 1988 1972 1964

Jamie Salé, David Pelletier Barbara Wagner, Robert Paul Frances Dafoe, Norris Bowden Debbi Wilkes, Guy Revell Isabelle Brasseur, Lloyd Eisler Isabelle Brasseur, Lloyd Eisler Suzanne Morrow, Wallace Diestelmeyer

2002 1960 1956 1964 1994 1992 1948

WOMEN

Gold Silver Silver Bronze PAIRS

Gold Gold Silver Silver* Bronze Bronze Bronze

*At the 1964 Olympic Winter Games, the judges awarded Wilkes/Revell the bronze medals. Two years later, the IOC ruled that the 2nd place West German pair skaters were professionals prior to the Games. Wilkes/Revell were subsequently awarded the silver medals.

ICE DANCE

Bronze Tracy Wilson, Rob McCall

1988

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

1998 1994 1988 1984

RESULTS ATHLETE

2 2 2 2

Elvis Stojko Elvis Stojko Brian Orser Brian Orser

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS ATHLETE

1948

1

Barbara Ann Scott

GAMES

RESULTS ATHLETE

GAMES

RESULTS ATHLETE

PAIRS EVENT

2002 1 1960 1

Jamie Salé, David Pelletier Barbara Wagner, Robert Paul

ICE DANCE EVENT

1988

3

Tracy Wilson, Rob McCall

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FIGURE SKATING

MEN


Craig BUNTIN pairs

Born: May 27, 1980 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 29 Hometown: Kelowna, B.C. Residence: St-Leonard, Que. Training location: CPA de Saint-Léonard Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Richard Gauthier, Manon Perron, Bruno Marcotte, Sylvie Fullum Choreographer: Julie Marcotte Club: CPA Saint-Léonard On national team since: 2003 OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 11th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 8th 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 6th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 6th 2006 (Calgary, CAN): 5th 2005 (Moscow, RUS): 9th 2004 (Dortmund, GER): 9th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian finished 11th ... Teamed with Meagan Duhamel in 2007 ... Competed at six WC, top result 5th ... Three-time Canadian champion ... Medallist at Grand Prix and ISU Four Continents events. 2009-10: Skated to 4th place at Cup of China ... Withdrew from Skate America while in 3rd spot after Duhamel fell hard trying to land a triple loop. 2008-09: Finished 8th at WC ... Performed best free skate to date at ISU Four Continents, finished 4th (02/04/09) ... Clinched silver at Canadian Championships ... Won bronze at Trophee Eric Bompard despite accidentally cutting his hand on Duhamel’s skate ... Finished 4th at Skate America. 2007-08: Teamed with Duhamel after partner Valerie Marcoux retired ... Finished 6th at WC with a career-high score of 169.61 points (03/19/09) ... Finished 3rd at Canadian Championships to qualify for WC ... Placed 6th at Skate Canada International ... Finished 2nd at Nebelhorn Trophy ... Missed ISU Four Continents as he recovered from shoulder injury/surgery. (NOTE: From this point back, results with Valérie Marcoux.) 2006-07: Finished 6th at WC ... Placed 4th at ISU Four Continents ... Finished 5th in Grand Prix Final ... Captured two Grand Prix bronze medals ... Second at Canadian Championships. 2005-06: Finished 11th at Olympic Winter Games ... Career-high 5th at WC (03/22/06) ... Canadian champion. 2004-05: Finished 9th at WC ... Canadian champion. 2003-04: Finished 9th at first WC ... Won bronze at ISU Four Continents ... Canadian champion. PERSONAL Searched for new partner in 2007 holding tryouts and found Duhamel in Montreal in June ... Started skating at age 10 ... Studies business at Concordia University ... Idol is Muhammad Ali ... Rides unicycle occasionally ... Charitable involvement surrounding Parkinson’s disease.

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singles

Born: December 31, 1990 - Ottawa Age: 19 Hometown: Toronto Residence: Toronto Training location: Granite Club Toronto / Colorado Springs Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 67 kg / 147 lb Coach: Lori Nichol Choreographer: Lori Nichol Club: Granite Club Toronto On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.patrickchan.ca OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): Silver 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 9th CAREER NOTES Overall: Canada’s top men’s skater ... WC silver medallist in 2009 ... Won first and only ISU Four Continents he skated in ... Two-time Canadian champion ... Skated in seven Grand Prix events since 2006. 2009-10: Suffered muscle tear in left calf in October ... Finished 6th at Skate Canada in first event after injury. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... Captured gold at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver (02/07/09) ... Canadian champion ... Finished 5th overall at Grand Prix Final ... Won Trophée Eric Bompard and Skate Canada International Grand Prix events. 2007-08: Finished 9th at first senior WC ... Canadian champion ... Finished 5th at Grand Prix Final ... Won Trophée Eric Bompard and captured bronze at Skate America -- his first career Grand Prix medals. 2006-07: Won silver at Junior WC ... Finished 5th at Canadian Championships ... Finished 7th at NHK Trophy and 5th at Trophée Eric Bompard Grand Prix events. 2005-06: Was 5th at Junior WC ... Was 7th at Canadian Championships ... Finished 5th at Junior Grand Prix Final ... Won Junior Grand Prix events in Montreal and Bratislava. 2002-05: Finished 7th at 2005 Junior WC ... 2005 Canadian junior champion ... 2004 Canadian novice champion ... 2003 Canadian pre-novice champion. PERSONAL Has been skating since age five ... Member of 2009 Globe and Mail Power List of 30 most influential people in Canadian sport ... 2008 Asian of the Year in Arts and Sports (Asia Network magazine, Ottawa) ... In 2008, World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention Canada recognized him as “special talent” ... Toronto’s Advance Business Club gave him 2008 Professional Excellence Tribute Award ... Outstanding Athlete of Chinese Origin ... Pre-skate ritual is to tie right skate first ... Sport idol is Olympian Kurt Browning ... Member of COC’s Adopt-an-Athlete program.

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FIGURE SKATING

Patrick CHAN


Vaughn CHIPEUR singles

Born: December 21, 1984 - Lloydminster, Sask. Age: 25 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Calgary Training location: Calalta Community FSC Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 64 kg / 141 lb Coaches: Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon Choreographers: Kurt Browning, Tom Dickson Club: Calalta Community FSC On team since: 2008 Personal website: www.vaughnchipeur.ca OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 12th CAREER NOTES Overall: Young, up-and-coming skater ... Competed in first WC in 2009 ... Silver medallist at 2009 Canadian Championships ... Finished 6th and 7th at past two ISU Four Continents. 2009-10: Finished 12th at Trophee Eric Bompard Grand Prix ... Was 11th at NHK Trophy. 2008-09: Had 12th-place finish at first WC (03/26/09) ... Finished 6th at ISU Four Continents ... Silver medallist at nationals behind Patrick Chan ... Finished 5th at Cup of China and 12th at Cup of Russia. 2007-08: Finished 7th at ISU Four Continents ... Was 4th at nationals ... Skated to 11th place at NHK Trophy ... Was 5th at Skate Canada International and 6th at Nebelhorn Trophy. 2006-07: Finished 7th at nationals ... Also finished 7th at Skate Canada International ... Won bronze at Nebelhorn Trophy. 2005-06: Finished 16th at nationals. 2004-05: Was 11th at nationals. 2003-04: Was bronze medallist at junior nationals. 2002-03: Finished third at junior nationals. 2000-01: Was 2nd at junior nationals, novice division. PERSONAL Began skating at age 10 ... Sport idols include Olympian Kurt Browning and Lewis Hamilton ... Favourite motto: I’m here to kick ass and chew bubblegum ... but I’m all outta bubblegum!

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ice dance

Born: October 29, 1990 - Aurora, Ont. Age: 19 Hometown: Aurora, Ont. Residence: North York, Ont. Training location: Scarborough Centennial Recreation Complex Ht: 160 cm / 5’3” Wt: 53 kg / 116 lb Coaches: Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs Choreographers: Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Jon Lane, Donna Iijima Club: Scarboro Figure Skating Club On national team since: 2008 OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 12th CAREER NOTES Overall: Finished 12th at WC ... Canadian silver medallist ... Junior WC silver medallist ... Just two seasons on senior circuit. 2009-10: Won first career Grand Prix medal, bronze at NHK Trophy in Nagano, JPN (11/08/09) ... Finished 4th at Moscow Grand Prix ... Skated to 6th place at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN. 2008-09: Finished 12th of 24 dance teams at first WC (03/28/09) ... Narrowly missed podium at ISU Four Continents, finishing 4th ... Was second at Canadian Championships ... Won silver at Skate Canada International, first major senior event ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2007-08: Won silver at Junior WC (03/01/08) ... Finished 4th at Junior Grand Prix Final ... Won two Junior Grand Prix events ... Finished 4th at Canadian Championships ... In singles, finished 13th at junior nationals. 2006-07: Canadian junior champion ... Finished 9th at Junior WC ... Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix. 2005-06: Finished 6th at junior nationals ... Was 7th at Junior Grand Prix. 2003-05: Canadian novice champion in 2005, up from 12th the year before. PERSONAL Started skating at age three ... Loves running and playing soccer ... Sport idol is Lance Armstrong ... Favourite motto: “Gravity Is For Sissies”.

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FIGURE SKATING

Vanessa CRONE


Bryce DAVISON pairs

Born: January 29, 1986 - Walnut Creek, USA Age: 24 Hometown: Huntsville, Ont. Residence: Varennes, Que. Training location: Contrecoeur, Que. Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Annie Barabé, Sophie Richard, Yvan Desjardins, David Pelletier Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, David Wilson Club: Hamilton Skating Club On national team since: 2005 Personal website: www.skatetoday.com/dubedavison/ OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 7th 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): Bronze 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 7th 2006 (Calgary, CAN): 7th CAREER NOTES Overall: WC bronze medallist ... 2006 Olympian finished 10th, top Canadian pair ... Two-time silver medallist at Junior WC. 2009-10: Won silver at Trophée Eric Bompard and bronze at Skate Canada International Grand Prix events. 2008-09: Finished 7th at WC ... Captured 3rd place overall in pairs at World Team Trophy in Tokyo, JPN ... Won silver at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver (02/05/09) ... Won bronze at NHK Trophy in Tokyo, JPN ... Nabbed silver at Skate Canada International ... Canadian pairs champion. 2007-08: Career milestone set at WC with bronze medal (03/19/08) ... Won bronze at NHK Trophy ... Finished 4th at Grand Prix Final ... Skate America pairs champion, edging 2006 world champions from China (10/26/07). 2006-07: Finished 7th at WC ... Withdrew from ISU Four Continents with injury ... Canadian pairs champion. 2005-06: Finished 7th at first WC in Calgary ... At first Olympic Winter Games, was top Canadian pair finishing 10th ... Was second at Canadian championships. 2003-05: Captured silver medal twice at Junior WC in 2004 and 2005 ... Withdrew from 2004 NHK Trophy, first senior-level competition. PERSONAL Teamed up with Jessica Dubé in 2003 ... Moved to Quebec to train and now speaks French comfortably ... Also enjoys hockey, lacrosse and wakeboarding ... Favourite motto: There is no greater power in this world then that of a human determined to rise.

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pairs

Born: October 29, 1987 - Drummondville, Que. Age: 22 Hometown: St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Que. Residence: St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Que. Training location: Contrecoeur, Que. Ht: 157 cm / 5’2” Wt: 52 kg / 115 lb Coaches: Annie Barabé, Sophie Richard, Yvan Desjardins, David Pelletier Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, David Wilson Club: CPA Drummondville On national team since: 2006 Personal website: www.skatetoday.com/dubedavison/ OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 7th 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): Bronze 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 7th 2006 (Calgary, CAN): 7th CAREER NOTES Overall: WC bronze medallist ... 2006 Olympian finished 10th, top Canadian pair ... Two-time silver medallist at Junior WC. 2009-10: Won silver at Trophée Eric Bompard and bronze at Skate Canada International Grand Prix events. 2008-09: Finished 7th at WC ... Captured 3rd place overall in pairs at World Team Trophy in Tokyo, JPN ... Won silver at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver (02/05/09) ... Won bronze at NHK Trophy in Tokyo, JPN ... Canadian pairs champion. 2007-08: Career milestone set at WC with bronze medal (03/19/08) ... Won bronze at NHK Trophy ... Finished 4th at Grand Prix Final ... Skate America pairs champion, edging 2006 world champions from China (10/26/07). 2006-07: Underwent knee surgery in September ... Finished 7th at WC ... Withdrew from ISU Four Continents with injury ... Canadian pairs champion. 2005-06: Finished 7th at first WC in Calgary ... At first Olympic Winter Games, was top Canadian pair finishing 10th ... Was second at Canadian championships. 2003-05: Captured silver medal twice at Junior WC in 2004 and 2005 ... Withdrew from 2004 NHK Trophy, first senior-level competition. PERSONAL Together with Bryce Davison since 2003 ... Prior to a routine, holds partner’s hand tightly to gain confidence and hits ice with toepicks before taking starting position ... Idols are David Pelletier and Jamie Salé ... 2006 graduate of Collège Saint-Bernard in Drummondville, Que. ... Favourite activity outside of sport: shopping.

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FIGURE SKATING

Jessica DUBÉ


Meagan DUHAMEL pairs

Born: December 8, 1985 - Sudbury, Ont. Age: 24 Hometown: Lively, Ont. Residence: St-Leonard, Que. Training location: CPA Saint-Léonard Ht: 150 cm / 4’11” Wt: 48 kg / 106 lb Coaches: Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, Manon Perron, Sylvie Fullum Choreographer: Julie Marcotte Club: Walden FSC On national team since: 2006 OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 8th 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: Partnered with Craig Buntin in 2007 ... Competed at two WC, best result 6th in 2008 ... Silver medallist in 2009 and bronze medallist in 2008 at Canadian Championships ... Formerly a singles skater. 2009-10: Skated to 4th place at Cup of China ... Withdrew from Skate America while in 3rd spot after a hard fall in warm-up. 2008-09: Finished 8th at WC ... Performed their best free skate to date at ISU Four Continents, finished 4th (02/04/09) ... Clinched silver at Canadian Championships ... Won bronze at Trophée Eric Bompard despite accidentally cutting Buntin’s hand with her skate ... Finished 4th at Skate America. 2007-08: Teamed with Bunton after his partner Valerie Marcoux retired ... Finished 6th at WC with a career-high score of 169.61 points (03/19/09) ... Finished 3rd at Canadian Championships to qualify for WC ... Were 6th at Skate Canada International ... Finished 2nd at Nebelhorn Trophy ... Missed ISU Four Continents as Buntin recovered from shoulder injury/surgery. PERSONAL Before uniting with Buntin in 2007, was mainly a singles skater but had some experience in doubles with partner Ryan Arnold ... Top singles result was fourth at Canadian Championships in 2006 ... Sudbury’s Athlete of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... Finnish Canadian Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... Figure skating idols are Xue Shen and Hongbo, and Irina Slutskya ... Is a vegan.

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pairs

Born: July 28, 1983 - Dawson Creek, B.C. Age: 26 Hometown: Edmonton, Alta. Residence: Mariposa School of Skating Training location: Barrie, Ont. Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 80 kg / 175 lb Coach: Lee Barkell Choreographer: David Wilson Club: Royal Glenora Club On national team since: 2005

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 8th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 10th CAREER NOTES Overall: Teamed with Anabelle Langlois in 2005 ... Skated at two WC, best result 8th in 2008 ... Canadian champion in 2008. 2009-10: Won bronze at Nebelhorn Trophy (09/25/09) in comeback from injury-plagued previous season ... Finished 4th at Skate Canada International. 2008-09: Did not compete due to Langlois’ broken ankle. 2007-08: Finished 8th at WC ... Canadian champion ... Finished 5th at NHK Trophy and 4th at Skate Canada International. 2006-07: Placed 10th at first WC together ... Finished 7th at ISU Four Continents ... Bronze medallists at nationals ... Finished 4th at Skate America. 2005-06: Finished 6th at ISU Four Continents ... Finished in 4th spot at Skate Canada International ... Claimed silver at Karl Schafer Memorial in Vienna, AUS ... Finished 4th at Skate Canada International. 2004-05: Finished 5th at Canadian Junior Championships with partner Daylan Hoffmann. PERSONAL Skated briefly with Daylan Hoffmann before partnering with Anabelle Langlois ... In pre-skate ritual, he “head butts” with partner Langlois ... An excellent bocce ball player ... If not a skater, says he would be a truck driver for his father, Calvin ... Idol is Lebron James.

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FIGURE SKATING

Cody HAY


Amélie LACOSTE singles

Born: December 17, 1988 - Montreal Age: 21 Hometown: Delson, Que. Residence: Delson, Que. Training location: CPA St- Leonard Ht: 155 cm / 5’1” Wt: 52 kg / 114 lb Coaches: Nathalie Martin, Daniele Robillard, Louise Michaurd Choreographers: Julie Marcotte, Marc-Olivier Bosse Club: CPA Delson Inc. On national team since: 2006 and again in 2009 OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Foot injury stalled career in 2006 ... Personal-best finish of 10th at ISU Four Continents in 2009 ... Competed at three Canadian Championships, top finish 3rd in 2009. 2009-10: Finished 7th (of 12 skaters) at Moscow Grand Prix, and 6th at Skate Canada International. 2008-09: Finished 10th at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver with a personal-best 146.18 points (02/07/09) after being ill and back on skates just four days before event ... Was third at Canadian Championships, a year after her last major event. 2007-08: Rebounded from career-threatening foot injury to finish 8th at Canadian Championships. 2006-07: Finished 12th at ISU Junior Grand Prix ... Lost season due to fractured bone in right foot. 2005-06: Placed 15th at Junior WC ... Finished 11th at first ISU Four Continents ... Finished 5th at Canadian Championships. 2004-05: Canadian junior champion ... Finished 4th and 7th at Junior Grand Prix. 2003-04: Placed 9th at junior nationals ... 2003 Canadian novice champion. PERSONAL On the ceiling in her room is image of Olympic rings ... Is involved with choreographing her own footwork sequences ... Studies life sciences at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Que. ... Speaks beginner Russian (along with French and English) ... Sport idols are Olympians Joannie Rochette, Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen ... Favourite motto: Everything is possible.

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pairs

Born: July 21, 1981 - Grand-Mère, Que. Age: 28 Hometown: Hull, Que. Residence: Barrie, Ont. Training location: Mariposa School of Skating Ht: 150 cm / 4’11” Wt: 45 kg / 99 lb Coach: Lee Barkell Choreographer: David Wilson Club: CPA de Hull On national team since: 2001

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 12th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 8th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 10th 2004 (Dortmund, GER): 8th 2003 (Washington, USA): 5th 2002 (Nagano, JPN): 10th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2002 Olympian ... Skated in five WC ... Skated with Cody Hay since 05-06 season ... 2008 Canadian champion ... Competed at five ISU Four Continents, best result silver in 01-02. 2009-10: Won bronze at Nebelhorn Trophy (09/25/09) in comeback from injury-plagued previous season ... Finished 4th at Skate Canada International. 2008-09: Did not compete due to broken ankle. 2007-08: Finished 8th at WC ... Canadian champion ... Finished 5th at NHK Trophy and 4th at Skate Canada International. 2006-07: Placed 10th at first WC together ... Finished 7th at ISU Four Continents ... Bronze medallists at Skate Canada International ... Finished 4th at Skate America. 2005-06: Finished 6th at ISU Four Continents ... Finished in 4th spot at nationals ... Claimed silver at Karl Schafer Memorial in Vienna, AUS ... Finished 4th at Skate Canada International. (NOTE: From this point back, results with Patrice Archetto.) 2004-05: Won bronze at nationals. 2003-04: Finished 8th at WC ... Captured 5th spot at ISU Four Continents. 2002-03: Finished career-best 5th at WC ... Finished 4th at ISU Four Continents ... Claimed silver at nationals. 2001-02: First-time Olympian finished 12th in Salt Lake City (02/12/02) ... Finished 10th at first WC ... Won career-best silver at ISU Four Continents ... Finished 3rd at nationals. PERSONAL In 2005, partner Patrice Archetto retired from competition ... In pre-skate ritual she “head butts” partner Hay ... Idol is Lance Armstrong ... Is 12 years older than sister Chanelle... Favourite motto: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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FIGURE SKATING

Anabelle LANGLOIS


Scott MOIR ice dance

Born: September 2, 1987 - London, Ont. Age: 22 Hometown: Ilderton, Ont. Residence: Ilderton, Ont. Training location: Arctic Edge Ice Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’8” Wt: 75 kg / 165 lb Coaches: Marina Zoueva, Igor Shpilband Choreographer: Marina Zoueva, Igor Shpilband Club: Ilderton Skating Club On national team since: 2006

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): Bronze 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): Silver 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time WC medallist, silver in 2008 and bronze in 2009 ... Two-time Canadian Champion ... Three-time medallist at ISU Four Continents ... Skating in senior international events since 2005-06. 2009-10: On Grand Prix circuit, won gold at Skate Canada International, and gold at Trophée Eric Bompard ... Silver medallist at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN. 2008-09: Captured bronze medal at WC ... Won silver medal, less than a point from gold, at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver (02/07/09) ... Won silver at World Team Trophy ... National champion. 2007-08: Career-best result at WC with silver medal performance (03/21/08) ... ISU Four Continents champion (02/15/08) ... National champion ... Finished 4th at Grand Prix Final in Torino, ITA. 2006-07: At first WC, finished 6th ... Won bronze at ISU Four Continents ...National championships silver medallist ... Won silver at a Skate Canada International (Grand Prix) ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2005-06: Junior WC in ice dance ... Captured bronze at ISU Four Continents ... Finished 3rd at national championships ... Won gold at Junior Grand Prix Final. 2003-05: Won silver at 2005 Junior WC ... Captured six medals at junior Grand Prix events including two Finals. PERSONAL Skated with Tessa Virtue since 1997 ... Brother, Danny, partered with cousin Sheri Moir to compete for Canada internationally in ice dance at junior and senior levels ... Cousins Sheri and Cara Moir were both members of Nexxice, the 2009 World Champion Synchronized Skating Team ... Loves country music.

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singles

Born: January 16, 1988 - Sorel-Tracy, Que. Age: 22 Hometown: Contrecoeur, Que. Residence: Brossard, Que. Training location: Centre sportif régional de Contrecoeur Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 58 kg / 128 lb Coaches: Annie Barabé, Sophie Richard Choreographer: David Wilson Club: CPA Sorel-Tracy On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.cynthiaphaneuf.ca OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 15th 2005 (Moscow, RUS): 20th CAREER NOTES Overall: Veteran of two World Championships ... 2003 Canadian champion ... Skated in four ISU Four Continents, top result silver in 2004. 2009-10: Was 6th at NHK Trophy and 7th at Skate Canada International. 2008-09: Finished career-best 15th at WC (03/29/09) ... Skated to 5th place at ISU Four Continents ... Canadian Championships silver medallist ... Was 7th at NHK Trophy and 8th at Skate Canada International. 2007-08: Finished 7th at ISU Four Continents ... Bronze medallist at nationals ... Skated to 10th spot at Skate Canada International. 2006-07: It was a return-from-injury season ... Finished 15th at ISU Four Continents ... Grabbed 4th spot at nationals. 2005-06: Hurt right ankle in practice, led to a stress fracture that cost her the season and an Olympic berth. 2004-05: Finished 20th in first WC ... Silver medallist at nationals ... Finished sixth at Grand Prix Final ... Won Skate Canada International ... Skate America silver medallist and 5th-place finisher at Nebelhorn Trophy. 2003-04: A breakthrough season ... Captured silver at ISU Four Continents, her first-ever senior international event (01/23/04) ... At age 15, beat Joannie Rochette and six-time winner Jennifer Robinson to become Canadian champion ... Elected to skate at Junior WC, finished 10th ... Won bronze at a Junior Grand Prix. 2002-03: Finished 7th at nationals ... Captured bronze at a Junior Grand Prix in Montreal ... As junior, won the Mladost Trophy. 1998-2002: Finished 2nd at 2002 junior nationals ... Won a 2001 Junior Grand Prix. PERSONAL Injury forced her to reconsider future and question figure skating career ... Started skating at age four ... Landed first triple jump, a triple salchow, at age 11 ... Switched to golden blades for the 2003-04 season ... Considers herself “not bad” at cooking.

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FIGURE SKATING

Cynthia PHANEUF


Paul POIRIER ice dance

Born: November 6, 1991 - Ottawa Age: 18 Hometown: Unionville, Ont. Residence: Unionville, Ont. Training location: Scarborough Centennial Recreation Complex Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 73 kg / 160 lb Coaches: Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Jon Lane, Donna Iijima Choreographers: Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs Club: Scarboro Figure Skating Club On national team since: 2008

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 12th CAREER NOTES Overall: Finished 12th at WC ... Canadian silver medallist ... Junior WC silver medallist ... Just two seasons on senior circuit. 2009-10: Won first career Grand Prix medal, bronze at NHK Trophy in Nagano, JPN (11/08/09) ... Finished 4th at Moscow Grand Prix ... Skated to 6th place at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN. 2008-09: Finished 12th of 24 dance teams at first WC (03/28/09) ... Narrowly missed podium at ISU Four Continents, finishing 4th ... Was second at Canadian Championships ... Won silver at Skate Canada International, first major senior event ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard ... In singles, ranked 11th at Canadian Championships. 2007-08: Won silver at Junior WC (03/01/08) ... Finished 4th at Junior Grand Prix Final ... Won two Junior Grand Prix events ... Finished 4th at Canadian Championships ... In singles, won silver at junior nationals. 2006-07: Canadian junior champion ... Finished 9th at Junior WC ... Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix. 2005-06: Finished 6th at junior nationals ... Was 7th at Junior Grand Prix. 2003-05: Canadian novice champion in 2005, up from 12th the year before. PERSONAL Started skating at age six ... Has excellent memory for song lyrics ... If not an athlete, would be a writer ... Speaks English, French and Spanish ... Sport idols are ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

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ice dance

Born: February 25, 1987 - Waterloo, Ont. Age: 22 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Waterloo, Ont. Residence: Toronto Training location: Toronto / Bloomfield Hills Ht: 191 cm / 6’3” Wt: 85 kg / 187 lb Coaches: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova Choreographers: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Antonio Najarro Club: Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.weaverandpoje.ice-dance.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Goteborg, SWE): 17th 2007 (Nagano, JPN): 20th CAREER NOTES Overall: Skated at two WC, top result 17th in 2008 ... Has two 5th-place finishes at ISU Four Continents ... Competed at past three Canadian Championships with Weaver, best result 2nd in 2007-08 ... World bronze medallist at junior level. 2009-10: Won first Grand Prix medal, bronze at Skate Canada International (11/22/09)... and finished 6th at Cup of China. 2008-09: Finished 5th at ISU Four Continents ... Bronze medallists at Canadian Championships ... Was 7th at NHK Trophy and 6th at Cup of China. 2007-08: Finished career-best 17th at WC ... Finished 5th at ISU Four Continents ... Silver medallist at nationals ... Finished 6th at Skate Canada International and 7th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2006-07: At first WC, finished 20th ... Captured bronze at Junior WC in Oberstdorf, GER ... Finished 3rd at nationals ... Won two bronze medals on Junior Grand Prix circuit. 2005-06: Finished 9th at nationals with Alice Graham. 2004-05: Finished third at junior nationals with Graham. PERSONAL Partnered with Kaitlyn Weaver in August 2006, united through their coaches ... Coach Shae-Lynn Bourne is 2003 world champion in ice dance (with Victor Kraatz) ... Attends Waterloo University for biomedical studies ... His grandfather, Jozef Krivjansky, was a race car driver ... If not a skater, would be a chef ... Enjoys golf.

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FIGURE SKATING

Andrew POJE


Kevin REYNOLDS singles

Born: July 23, 1990 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 20 Hometown: Coquitlam, B.C. Residence: Coquitlam, B.C. Training location: B.C. Centre of Excellence Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 57 kg / 126 lb Coach: Joanne McLeod Choreographers: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Megan Wing, Aaron Lowe Club: Vancouver S.C. On national team since: 2009 OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Skated in four Grand Prix seasons, with two 4th-place finishes ... Skated at four Canadian Championships, top result 4th. 2009-10: Skated to 8th place at Cup of China Grand Prix ... Finished 6th at Skate America. 2008-09: Finished 4th at Skate America, 8th at Cup of China ... Was 9th at Junior WC ... Finished 4th at nationals. 2007-08: Finished 8th at Cup of Russia, 9th at Skate America ... Was 6th at Junior WC ... Finished 6th at nationals. 2006-07: Was career-best 5th at Junior WC (03/03/07) ... Finished 11th at nationals. 2005-06: Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix Final ... Won gold and silver on Junior Grand Prix circuit ... Finished 7th at Junior WC ... Finished 9th at nationals. 2002-05: Finished 5th at Junior Grand Prix in 2004 ... Was second at 2005 junior nationals, 4th in 2004 ... 2003 Canadian novice champion. PERSONAL Sport idol is Evgeni Plushenko ... Also participates in hockey, track and field ... Is able to read Japanese ... Enjoys computers and gaming outside of skating.

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singles

Born: January 13, 1986 - Montreal Age: 24 Hometown: Ile Dupas, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: CPA Saint-Leonard Ht: 160 cm / 5’3” Wt: 51 kg / 112 lb Coach: Manon Perron Choreographers: Lori Nichol, Shae-Lynn Bourne Club: Berthierville On national team since: 2002 Personal website: www.joannierochette.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 5th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): Silver 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 5th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 10th 2006 (Calgary, USA): 7th 2005 (Moscow, RUS): 11th 2004 (Dortmund, GER): 8th 2003 (Washington D.C., USA): 17th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Competed at seven WC, winning silver in 2009 ... Five-time Canadian champion ... Three-time medallist at ISU Four Continents. 2009-10: On Grand Prix circuit, won gold at Skate Canada International, bronze at Cup of China ... At Grand Prix Final, was 5th. 2008-09: First Canadian woman in 21 years to win medal at WC, capturing silver (03/28/09) ... Won silver at ISU Four Continents event ... Canadian champion ... Finished fourth at Grand Prix Final ... Finished second in singles at World Team Trophy in Tokyo ... Won gold at Trophée Eric Bompard (Grand Prix) and Skate Canada International. 2007-08: Finished 5th at WC ... Won silver at ISU Four Continents ... Canadian champion ... Won bronze at Cup of Russia. 2006-07: Finished 10th at WC ... Captured bronze at ISU Four Continents ... Canadian champion ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2005-06: First-time Olympian, finished 5th ... Finished 7th at WC ... Canadian Champion ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard ... Captured gold at Skate Canada International. 2004-05: Placed 11th at WC ... Won bronze at ISU Grand Prix Final, biggest career result to date ... Won gold at Trophée Cachemire ... Won bronze at Cup of China ... Canadian champion. 2003-04: Finished 8th at WC ... Placed 4th at ISU Four Continents ... Was second at Canadian Championships ... Finished 4th at Cup of Russia. 2002-03: At first WC, finished 17th ... Finished 8th at ISU Four Continents ... Was second at Canadian Championships ... Won gold at Brofost Cup. 1998-02: Finished 6th at 2002 Junior WC ... Finished 9th at 2002 ISU Four Continents ... Novice Canadian champion in 2000, junior champion in 2001 and third in senior in 2002. PERSONAL In hometown of Ile Dupas, Que. there is a street named after her ... Idol is Michelle Kwan ... Always puts left skate on first ... Graduate of Collège André-Grasset in Natural Health Sciences ... Favourite figure skating move is triple toe jump.

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FIGURE SKATING

Joannie ROCHETTE


Shawn SAWYER singles

Born: January 14, 1985 - Edmundston, N.B. Age: 25 Hometown: Ste-Julie, Que. Residence: Ste-Julie, Que. Training location: Contrecoeur, Que. Ht: 165 cm / 5’5” Wt: 59 kg / 130 lb Coaches: Annie Barabé, Sophie Richard, Yves, Desjardins Choreographer: David Wilson Club: CPA Varennes On national team since: 2005 Personal website: www.shawnsawyer.com OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 12th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2006 (Calgary, CAN): 21st CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian finished 12th ... Grand Prix silver medallist ... Three-time Canadian bronze medallist ... Skated internationally in seven seasons as a senior. 2009-10: Won silver at Skate America (11/16/09) ... Finished 8th at Moscow Grand Prix. 2008-09: Finished 5th at Skate America and 8th at Rostelecom Cup ... Was 5th at nationals. 2007-08: Placed third at nationals ... Had two 5th-place Grand Prix finishes at Skate Canada International and Skate America ... Was 9th at ISU Four Continents. 2006-07: Finished 4th at nationals ... Was 9th at NHK Trophy and 7th at Cup of China. 2005-06: Was 21st at WC ... Placed 12th at Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 3rd at nationals ... Skated to 4th place at Skate Canada International, 8th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2004-05: Finished 3rd at nationals ... Was 7th at Cup of Russia and 6th at Skate Canada International ... Skated to 6th place at ISU Four Continents. 2003-04: Finished 10th at Junior WC ... Was 4th at Cup of Russia Grand Prix, 9th at NHK Trophy ... Finished 9th at nationals. 2000-03: Won gold and two bronze at Junior Grand Prix events ... Was 6th at 2003 Junior WC, 11th in 2002 ... Finished 6th at 2003 nationals ... 2002 Canadian junior champion ... 2000 Canadian novice champion. PERSONAL Started skating at age nine after switching from hockey ... Always puts left skate on first ... Loves playing Scrabble ... Sport New Brunswick’s 2002 Male Athlete of the Year ... Is an artist ... Making 2006 Olympic and World Championship teams were big highlights ... Favourite motto: “Everything is possible”.

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singles

Born: February 21, 1989 - Burnaby, B.C. Age: 20 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Vancouver Residence: Vancouver Training location: B.C. Centre of Excellence Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Joanne McLeod Choreographers: David Wilson Club: North Shore WC On national team since: 2009

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): 17th CAREER NOTES Overall: Up-and-coming skater ... Finished 17th at first WC in 2009 ... Canadian junior champion in 2007 and pre-novice champion in 2004 ... Won several junior international medals. 2009-10: Was 10th at NHK Trophy, 12th at Skate Canada. 2008-09: At first WC, finished 17th (03/27/09) ... At first ISU Four Continents, finished 7th ... Finished third at Canadian Championship ... Was 7th at Cup of China ... Finished 10th at Skate Canada International and 6th at Nebelhorn Trophy. 2007-08: Was 8th at ISU Junior WC ... Finished 11th at Canadian Championships ... Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix in Sofia ... Finished 8th at Junior Grand Prix in Vienna. 2006-07: Canadian junior champion ... Finished 4th at Junior Grand Prix in The Hague ... Captured bronze at Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, FRA. 2005-06: Finished 2nd at junior nationals ... Finished 8th at Junior Grand Prix ... Placed 4th at Junior NACS in Pierrefonds, Que. 2004-05: Finished 2nd at junior nationals ... NACS - San Jose champion ... Won silver at Triglav Trophy. 2003-04: Canadian junior champion. PERSONAL Studies Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University ... Sport idols include Lance Armstrong, Michelle Kwan and Jeffrey Buttle ... Father, Francis, was national rugby player for Brunei ... Brother, Nicholas, was ice hockey goaltender in Junior B ... If not a skater, would be a dancer or gymnast ... 2007 and 2008 World Chinese Entrepreneurs scholarship award recipient ... 2007 B.C. Sports Hall of Fame Jack Farley Award scholarship recipient ... 2007 Premier’s Athletic award recipient ... 2008/09 Karen Magnussen Bursary recipient.

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FIGURE SKATING

Jeremy TEN


Tessa VIRTUE ice dance

Born: May 17, 1989 - London, Ont. Age: 20 Hometown: London, Ont. Residence: London, Ont. Training location: Arctic Edge Ice Arena Ht: 162 cm / 5’4” Wt: 50 kg / 110 lb Coaches: Marina Zoueva, Igor Shpilband Choreographers: Marina Zoueva, Igor Shpilband Club: Ilderton Skating Club On national team since: 2006

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Los Angeles, USA): Bronze 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): Silver 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time WC medallist, silver in 2008 and bronze in 2009 ... Two-time Canadian Champion ... Three-time medallist at ISU Four Continents ... Skating in senior international events since 2005-06. 2009-10: On Grand Prix circuit, won gold at Skate Canada International and at Trophée Eric Bompard ... At Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN, won silver. 2008-09: Captured bronze medal at WC ... Won silver medal, less than a point from gold, at ISU Four Continents in Vancouver (02/07/09) ... Won silver at World Team Trophy ... National champion (despite recovering from surgery in September for chronic exertional compartment syndrome in both shins, and was off ice until beginning of December). 2007-08: Career-best result at WC with silver medal performance (03/21/08) ... ISU Four Continents champion (02/15/08) ... National champion ... Finished 4th at Grand Prix Final in Torino, ITA. 2006-07: At first WC, finished 6th ... Won bronze at ISU Four Continents ... National championships silver medallist ... Won silver at a Skate Canada International (Grand Prix) ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2005-06: Junior WC in ice dance ... Captured bronze at ISU Four Continents ... Finished 3rd at national championships ... Won gold at Junior Grand Prix Final. 2003-05: Won silver at 2005 Junior WC ... Captured six medals at junior Grand Prix events including two Finals. PERSONAL Skating with Scott Moir since 1997 ... Always wears a safety pin during events ... Always slips on left skate before right skate ... Studies psychology at University of Windsor ... Surprising fact is that she is very clumsy ... Enjoys dancing, golfing, traveling, photography and reading.

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ice dance

Born: April 12, 1989 - Houston, USA Age: 20 Hometown: Waterloo, Ont. Residence: Toronto Training location: Toronto / Bloomfield Hills Ht: 167 cm / 5’6” Wt: 53 kg / 117 lb Coaches: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova Choreographers: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Antonio Najarro Club: Sault Figure Skating Club On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.weaverandpoje.ice-dance.com OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 17th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 20th CAREER NOTES Overall: U.S.-born skater who teamed with Andrew Poje in August 2006 ... Skated at two WC, top result 17th in 2008 ... Has two 5th-place finishes at ISU Four Continents ... World junior bronze medallist in 2007. 2009-10: Won first Grand Prix medal, bronze, at Skate Canada International (11/22/09). 2008-09: Finished 5th at ISU Four Continents ... Bronze medallists at Canadian Championships ... Was 7th at NHK Trophy and 6th at Cup of China. 2007-08: Finished career-best 17th at WC ... Finished 5th at ISU Four Continents ... Silver medallist at nationals ... Finished 6th at Skate Canada International and 7th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2006-07: At first WC, finished 20th ... Captured bronze at Junior WC in Oberstdorf, GER ... Finished 3rd at nationals ... Won two bronze medals on Junior Grand Prix circuit. 2005-06: With partner Charles Clavey, finished 4th at U.S. Junior Championships. 2004-05: As novice with Clavey, finished 2nd at U.S. nationals. 2003-04: As novice with Clavey, finished 7th at U.S. nationals. PERSONAL Partnered with Canadian skater Andrew Poje in August 2006, united through their coaches ... Coach Shae-Lynn Bourne is 2003 world champion in ice dance (with Victor Kraatz) ... In 2009, obtained Canadian citizenship ... Was asked to read a speech to fellow new Canadians at ceremony ... Attends University of Waterloo ... As ritual, eats fish dinner the night before competition ... Surprising fact is that she has no driver’s license ... Favourite film is figure skating-themed “The Cutting Edge.”

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FIGURE SKATING

Kaitlyn WEAVER


FIGURE SKATING coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team

Annie BARABÉ COACH

Date of birth: May 19, 1971 Hometown: Sorel-Tracy, Que.

Lee BARKELL COACH

Date of birth: August 3, 1967 Hometown: Barrie, Ont.

Shae-Lynn BOURNE COACH

Date of birth: January 24, 1976 Hometown: Chatham, Ont.

Scott DAVIS COACH

Date of birth: January 29, 1972 Hometown: Great Falls, USA

Richard GAUTHIER COACH

Date of birth: January 22, 1962 Hometown: Montreal

Christine KRALL COACH

Date of birth: January 5, 1948 Hometown: Colorado Springs, USA

Carol LANE COACH

Date of birth: September 16, 1957 Hometown: Ajax, Ont.

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FIGURE SKATING

Nathalie MARTIN COACH

Date of birth: October 16, 1967 Hometown: Repentigny, Que.

Joanne MCLEOD COACH

Date of birth: May 5, 1958 Hometown: Calgary

Lori BONVIVERE COACH

Date of birth: May 7, 1963 Hometown: London, Ont.

Manon PERRON COACH

Date of birth: March 2, 1963 Hometown: Boucherville, Que.

Marina ZOUEVA COACH

Date of birth: April 9, 1956 Hometown: Canton, USA

Barbara MACDONALD MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Metcalfe, Ont.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Team Manager Technical Support Technical Support

Slipchuk Wilkes Lavoie Thompson

Michael Debbi Benoit William

Ottawa Unionville Québec Bolton

Ont. Ont. Que. Ont.

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FREESTYLE SKIING

Jean-Luc Brassard


Kelsey Serwa COC | CP/Jeff McIntosh


FREESTYLE SKIING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-14 and 20-25, 2010 Cypress Mountain

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association 808 Pacific Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1C2 Tel: 604.714.2233 www.freestyleski.ca

Chief Executive Officer: Peter Judge

International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Kelley Korbin (aerials and moguls) Andrew Squires (ski cross)

Team Roster Bauer Bilodeau Blais

Veronika Alex Ryan Dufour-Lapointe Chloé Gingras Maxime Guérin Sabrina Heil* Jenn Marquis Vincent Nissen Kyle Omischl Steve Richards Kristi Rousseau Pierre-Alexandre Shouldice Warren Barr Davey Cline Aleisha Culbert Cameron Del Bosco Christopher Duncan Dave Hayer Stanley Leman Brady McIvor Ashleigh Murray Julia Serwa Kelsey Zoricic Nick

EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

aerials moguls aerials moguls moguls aerials moguls moguls aerials aerials moguls moguls aerials ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross ski cross

Toronto Rosemère Grande Prairie Montreal St-Hippolyte Montreal Spruce Grove Quebec City Calgary North Bay Summerland Drummondville Calgary Whistler Squamish North Bay Vail Golden Kimberley Calgary Whistler Whistler Kelowna Toronto

Ont. Que. Alta. Que. Que. Que. Alta. Que. Alta. Ont. B.C. Que. Alta. B.C. B.C. Ont. USA B.C. B.C. Alta. B.C. B.C. B.C. Ont.

2006, 2002 2006 --------2006, 2002 --2006 2006, 2002 2006 --2006 ---------

* Olympic Medallist

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Cypress Mountain is located in Cypress Provincial Park, adjacent to the District of West Vancouver. The mountain is served by an excellent highway and offers spectacular views of Vancouver and its harbour. Construction began in May 2006, following a comprehensive environmental review. Venue improvements were completed in fall 2007. In November 2006, the freestyle venue became the first 2010 Winter Games site to be ready for competition. Cypress Mountain is one of the most popular skiing areas in British Columbia, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. THE SPORT

There are three Olympic freestyle skiing events for both men and women. Aerials Strategically, competitors determine their inrun location based on the type of jump performed, their own freestyle technique and the current environmental conditions. Correct inrun speed is critical to successful aerial performances and athletes can choose two of many different jumps that combine back flips and twists with differing degrees of difficulty. Athletes are judged on the quality of take off, height gained, form and body position, and how they maintain balance upon landing. All competitors complete two jumps in a qualification round. The 16 aerialists with the highest total scores from the qualification round move on to the final round. In the final round, competitors complete two more jumps in reverse order from the qualification results. The aerialist with the highest combined score from the two final jumps wins. Moguls Athletes choose which of the three to four different lines they will ski down on the mogul course. After the start signal, they ski down a steep slope and over a series of offset large bumps (moguls) as high as 1.2 metres, spaced between three to four metres apart. There are two sets of ‘air bumps’ or jumps, one near the top of the course, the other near the bottom, where the skiers are required to perform two different jumps of their own choice. The goal is to ski down the course as fast as possible while performing the two jumps without technical errors or loss of balance. Different mogul jumps include the 360- to 1080-degree spins, loops (side flips), off axis jumps, back and front flips, and flips with twists. The jumps can incorporate different grabs or holds of the legs or skis. Going down the moguls, skiers need to keep their upper bodies facing straight down the hill while their lower body and skis are constantly turning. Maintaining snow contact with the skis is an important element. All competitors participate in a qualification round. The top 20 skiers from the round move into the final with the start list in reverse order of the qualification results. The five “turn” judges award points based on the quality of the skiers’ turns, making deductions for technical mistakes. The two “air” judges determine what jump was performed, how high they are off the jump, and the jump’s quality. Each run is timed and compared to a pace-time set for the course, with the fast skiers being awarded more points. The skier with the highest score in the final round wins. -149-

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Ski Cross Although new to the Olympic sport program, ski cross has existed as a sport since the early 1990’s. The “mass start” appeal of ski cross, also seen in snowboard cross, sets the stage for fast and exciting competition. Not restricted by formal structures and formats, ski cross is part of the FIS freestyle discipline. The majority of competitors have an alpine skiing background. The ski cross course, designed to test skiers’ skills, incorporates turns in a variety of types and sizes, flat sections and traverses, as well as rolls, banks and ridges similar to those found on a normal ski slope. Structures on the course resemble those found in snowboard cross events. Physical endurance and strength play a key role in ski cross as athletes ski four to five runs lasting 60 seconds or longer. A timed qualification run is used to seed skiers into different heats, of four skiers each. At the sound of the starting device, the gate doors drop and the athlete begins racing down the course. Being the first out of the gate or getting the “Hole Shot”, as it’s referred to, is the goal as the lead racer stands a better chance of holding that lead to the finish. The opening section of the course is characterized by frantic jockeying for position and a great deal of passing occurs here. While other passing areas are designated on the course, interference with other skiers can lead to an athlete’s disqualification. Each race is limited to four starters. The top half of the finishing field then moves on to the next round in a series of quarter, semi and final rounds. During each heat, the first two competitors to cross the finish line advance to the next heat, while the last two competitors are ranked based on qualification times. The “big final” round determines which athletes place first to fourth, while the “small final” determines those who rank from fifth to eighth place. THE TEAM

Second to speed skating (long and short), the full freestyle skiing team may contain the most medal opportunities for the Canadian Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Across the disciplines of aerials, moguls and ski cross, there are Canadian athletes among the best in the world. For ski cross, the brand new sport that will be thrilling to watch, Canada has the reigning world champion in Ashleigh McIvor. On the men’s side, Davey Barr took home bronze at the 2009 World Championships while Stanley Hayer won silver in 2007. Jenn Heil, moguls skier, will look to get things started for Canada the same way she did at Torino 2006 – with a gold medal. Her teammate Kristi Richards is 2007 world moguls champion and has collected several medals this season. The men’s moguls team is equally strong, led by 2009 world champion Alex Bilodeau. He, with teammates Vincent Marquis and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau, swept two podiums twice at World Cups in 2009. Rousseau, it should be noted, is 2007 world moguls champion. The aerials team is led by Steve Omischl, now a three-time Olympian, and a four-time World Championship medallist. On the ladies side, veteran Veronika Bauer will be joined by newcomer Sabrina Guérin.

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AERIALS 1. Han Xiaopeng CHN 2. Dmitry Dashchinsky BLR 3. Vladimir Lebedev RUS --5. Kyle Nissen CAN 6. Warren Shouldice CAN 19. Jeff Bean CAN 20. Steve Omischl CAN

AERIALS 1. Evelyne Leu SUI 2. Li Nina CHN 3. Alisa Camplin AUS --12. Veronika Bauer CAN 15. Amber Peterson CAN 22. Deidra Dionne CAN MOGULS 1. Jenn Heil CAN 2. Kari Traa NOR 3. Sandra Laoura FRA --7. Kristi Richards CAN 8. Audrey Robichaud CAN 12. Stéphanie St-Pierre CAN

MOGULS 1. Dale Begg-Smith AUS 2. Mikko Ronkainen FIN 3. Toby Dawson USA 4. Marc-André Moreau CAN --11. Alex Bilodeau CAN 14. Chris Wong CAN SKI CROSS Vancouver 2010 will be the first Olympic Winter Games to include this event.

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Born: October 17, 1979 - Toronto Age: 30 Hometown: Toronto Residence: Calgary Training location: Apex Mountain Ht: 165 cm / 5’5” Wt: 62 kg / 137 lb Coach: Daniel Murphy Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.veronikabauer.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 12th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 10th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2007 (Madonna, ITA): 7th 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 11th 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): Silver 2001 (Whistler, CAN): Gold 1999 (Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian ... Competed at five WC ... Holds 18 medals and 36 top-10 finishes in 91 World Cup appearances ... Four-time national champion. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Ranked 7th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 3rd in Adventure Mountain, CHN ... Suffered concussion and did not compete for six months. 2007-08: Ranked 21st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 8th in Inawashiro, JPN. 2006-07: Was 7th at WC ... Ranked 12th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was bronze in Mont Gabriel, Que. 2005-06: Finished 12th at Olympic Winter Games ... Ranked 6th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured World Cup silver in Deer Valley, USA ... Won bronze at World Cup in Changchun, CHN. 2004-05: Finished 11th at WC ... Ranked 8th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured two World Cup medals, silver in Deer Valley, USA and bronze in Fernie, B.C. 2003-04: Ranked 6th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured three World Cup medals - silver in Mt. Buller, AUS and Fernie, B.C. and bronze in Harbin/Long-zhu, CHN. 2002-03: Won silver at WC and posted 3rd-highest score in women’s aerials history ... Ranked 3rd overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Triple World Cup gold medallist, winning medals in Mt. Buller, AUS (09/07/02), Mt. Buller, AUS (08/09/02) and Fernie, B.C. (01/26/03) ... Added bronze in Steamboat, USA. 2001-02: Finished 10th at Olympic Winter Games ... Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Clinched World Cup gold in Lake Placid, USA. 2000-01: Won gold at WC ... Was first woman to perform two different triple twisting doubles in competition ... Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Two-time World Cup medallist in Mt Buller, AUS, capturing silver and bronze. 1999-00: Ranked 7th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was bronze in Mt. Buller, AUS. 1998-99: Finished 6th at WC ... Ranked 11th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 7th at Heavenly, USA. 1997-98: Finished World Cup season ranked 9th overall in aerials ... Top World Cup result was 6th at Whistler, B.C. PERSONAL Became involved in freestyle skiing because of background in competitive gymnastics and trampoline ... Bauer was Ontario trampoline champion in 1994 ... Her nickname is Little Vee ... Despite her sport of choice, Bauer said she does not enjoy winter. In fact, her dream is to live on a beach.

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Veronika BAUER


Alex BILODEAU moguls

Born: September 8, 1987 - Montreal Age: 22 Hometown: Rosemère, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: Montreal Ht: 176 cm / 5’9” Wt: 76 kg / 167 lb Coach: Dominick Gauthier Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On national team since: 2005 Personal website: www.alexbilodeau.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 11th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Gold - dual moguls; 8th - moguls 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 5th - dual moguls; 14th - moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed at 2006 Olympic Winter Games ... Holds 19 medals and nine top-10 finishes in 40 World Cup appearances ... Named 2006 FIS Rookie of the Year in moguls ... Youngest man in FIS history to win gold at a World Cup event ... First freestyle skier to perform double twisting flip in competition ... National Champion in dual moguls. 2009-10: Captured a bronze medal and a fourth place finish at the World Cup in Suomo, FIN. 2008-09: Won gold in dual moguls and finished 8th in moguls at WC ... Ranked 1st overall for World Cup season ... Crowned FIS World Cup Champion ... Five-time World Cup gold medallist in Vancouver (02/07/09), Are, SWE (02/13/09), dual moguls in Are, SWE (02/14/09), Myrkdalen-Voss, NOR (02/20/09) and La Plagne, FRA (03/18/09) ... Captured three World Cup silver medals: dual moguls in Meribel, FRA, moguls in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Deer Valley, USA ... The podium finishes in Are, SWE and Mont Gabriel, Que. lead to two historic Canadian men’s mogul podium sweeps (other medallists were Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau and Vincent Marquis). 2007-08: Ranked 4th overall for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals: silver in Lake Placid, USA and bronze in Tignes, FRA and Marienbad, CZE. 2006-07: Recorded a top-5 finish in dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 3rd overall in moguls and 4th in dual moguls for World Cup season ... Four-time World Cup medallists: silver in La Plagne, FRA and Apex, B.C. and bronze in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Voss, NOR. 2005-06: Finished 11th at Olympic Winter Games ... Ranked 2nd overall for World Cup season ... Two-time World Cup gold medallist in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Spindleruv Mlyn, CZE ... Won one World Cup silver in Lake Placid, USA ... Captured gold in dual moguls and silver in moguls at Canadian Championships ... Named FIS Rookie of the Year in moguls. PERSONAL Son of Serge Bilodeau and Sylvie Michaud ... Brother of Béatrice and Frédéric, his idol ... His other idol is Jean-Luc Brassard ... Answers to “Big Al” ... Graduate of Collège Jean-Eudes with a degree in Sciences: Health ... Bilingual in French and English ... Would be a fighter aircraft pilot if not an athlete ... Supports the Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec.

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Born: March 21, 1979 - Grande Prairie, Alta. Age: 30 Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alta. Residence: Grande Prairie, Alta. Training location: Lac Beauport, Que. and Penticton, B.C. Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 79 kg / 174 lb Coaches: Daniel Murphy, Dennis Capicik Club: Northern Extreme Freestyle On national team since: 2001 Personal website: www.airblais.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 15th CAREER NOTES Overall: Finished 15th in first and only WC ... Holds seven medals and 14 top-10 finishes in 38 World Cup appearances ... Crowned Canadian champion in 2009 ... Missed an entire season with shoulder injury. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 15th at WC ... Ranked 7th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 4th in Vancouver’s Olympic venue of Cypress (02/06/09) ... National aerials champion (03/28/09). 2007-08: Did not compete due to injury (shoulder). 2006-07: Ranked 20th overall for World Cup season ... Won World Cup silver in Mont Gabriel, Que. ... Missed remainder of season due to injury (shoulder). 2005-06: Narrowly missed chance to compete in 2006 Games ... Ranked 4th overall for World Cup season ... Was World Cup gold medallist in Lake Placid, USA and silver medallist in Apex, B.C. 2004-05: Ranked 46th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 25th in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2003-04: Ranked 12th overall for World Cup season ... Two-time World Cup bronze medallist in Lake Placid, USA and Fernie, B.C. 2002-03: Ranked 24th overall for World Cup season ... Won World Cup bronze in Mont Tremblant, Que., a week before capturing first career gold in Lake Placid, USA (01/19/03). 2001-02: Ranked 15th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 5th in Lake Placid, USA. 2000-01: Ranked 23rd overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 8th in Whistler, B.C. 1999-00: Ranked 29th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 17th in Heavenly, USA. PERSONAL Founded ‘Come Fly With Me Foundation’ in 2006, dedicated to financially supporting amateur athletes in the Greater Grande Prairie area ... Member of International Ski Federation Athletes’ Commission and built for them a communications tool - www.DemocraSki.com ... Own website, www.airblais.com, uses advanced technology ... Would be a scientist if not an athlete ... A self-described ‘science nerd’, he loves astronomy, physics, geology, evolutionary biology and more ... Motto: Athletes don’t rise to the occasion, they sink to their level of training! ... Spokesperson for KidSport ... Ambassador for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games and the David Suzuki ‘Play it Cool’ Foundation.

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Ryan BLAIS


Chloé DUFOUR-LAPOINTE moguls

Born: December 2, 1991 - Montreal Age: 18 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Montreal Training location: Laurentians and Montreal Ht: 165 cm / 5’5” Wt: 61 kg / 134 lb Coach: Michel Dorion Club: National Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 15th - dual moguls; 28th - moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Named 2008 FIS Rookie of the year ... Captured gold in dual moguls and bronze in single moguls at 2007 Junior WC ... Holds one medal and eight top-10 finishes in 18 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: Finished 6th and 10th respectively at the World Cup in Suomu, FIN ... Captured a silver and bronze at the Europa Cup events in Suomo, FIN. 2008-09: Was 15th in dual moguls and 28th in moguls at WC ... Ranked 9th overall for World Cup season ... Top career World Cup result bronze in La Plagne, FRA (03/18/09). 2007-08: Crowned FIS Rookie of the Year on World Cup circuit ... Ranked 13th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 5th in Mont Gabriel, Que. 2006-07: Won gold in dual moguls and bronze in moguls at Junior WC in Airolo, SUI (03/19/07). PERSONAL Started in freestyle skiing at age 10 after watching older sister, Maxime, compete for two years ... Also has a younger sister, Justine Dufour-Lapointe, 15 ... Daughter of Yves Lapointe and Johane Dufour ... Nickname is Clo ... Idol is 2010 teammate Jennifer Heil ... Makes own jewelery ... If she wasn’t an athlete, would probably be working in the fashion industry.

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Born: December 17, 1984 - Montreal Age: 25 Hometown: St-Hippolyte, Que. Residence: St-Hippolyte, Que. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Rob Kober, Michel Hamelin Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On team since: 2004 Personal website: www.maximegingras.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 5th - moguls; 11th - dual moguls 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 8th - moguls; 8th - dual moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Veteran of two WC ... Holds two medals and four top-10 finishes in 29 World Cup appearances ... 2007 Canadian champion. 2009-10: Finished 45th at World Cup in Suomu, FIN. 2008-09: Finished 5th in moguls and 11th in dual moguls at WC ... Captured World Cup bronze in Are, SWE ... Ranked 11th overall for World Cup season. 2007-08: Ranked 35th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 14th in Tignes, FRA. 2006-07: Finished 8th in both moguls and dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 12th overall and 13th in dual moguls for World Cup season ... Won first World Cup medal, bronze, in Apex, B.C. (02/24/07) ... Crowned Canadian champion. 2005-06: Ranked 41st overall for World Cup season, top result 13th in Inawashiro, JPN. 2004-05: Top World Cup result was 33rd in Fernie, B.C. PERSONAL Son of Serge and Danielle Gingras ... Has one sibling, Geneviève Gingras, 26 ... First started skiing at the age of four in the Laurentian Mountains ... At nine, joined Chantecler Freestyle Ski Club ... Bilingual: French and English ... Favourite activities include golfing, climbing, biking, and surfing ... Has operated heavy machinery for family business, Excavation Serge Gingras Inc. ... Motto: Go big or go home!

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Maxime GINGRAS


Sabrina GUÉRIN aerials

Born: March 3, 1985 - Montreal Age: 24 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Laval, Que. Training location: Lac Beauport, Que. Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 62 kg / 137 lb Coaches: Nicolas Fontaine and Daniel Murphy Club: Jump 2010 and Canadian Development Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 19th CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed as a gymnast until age 20, after which she started freestyle skiing ... Finished 19th at 2009 WC ... Holds three top-10 finishes in seven World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 19th at first WC (03/04/09) ... Ranked 15th overall in aerials for the World Cup season ... Top result was 7th in both Mont Gabriel, Que. and Deer Valley, USA ... Won silver at Canadian Championship in Vancouver. 2007-08: Ranked 25th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 18th in Vancouver. PERSONAL Daughter of André Guérin and Johanne Dagenais .. One brother, Janick Guérin, 24 ... Was involved in gymnastics for 15 years ... Idol is Amélie Plante, an Olympic gymnast in 2004 ... Got started in freestyle skiing six months after retiring from gymnastics ... Received the Nicolas Fontaine award in 2006-2007, named after the decorated Canadian aerialist ... Interested in Health Science ... Favourite motto: Learn from the past, prepare for the future and perform in the present.

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Born: April 11, 1983 - Edmonton Age: 26 Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alta. Residence: Montreal Training location: Montreal Ht: 160 cm / 5’2” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Dominick Gauthier Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On team since: 2001 Personal website: www.jenniferheil.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold - moguls 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 4th - moguls WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Silver - moguls; 10th - dual moguls 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Gold - dual moguls; Silver - moguls 2005 (Ruka, FIN): Gold - dual moguls; 5th - moguls 2001 (Whistler, CAN): 7th - moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian and defending Olympic champion in moguls ... Four-time World Cup Overall Women’s Mogul Champion ... Two-time FIS World Champion in dual moguls ... Holds 42 medals and 20 top-10 finishes in 73 World Cup appearances ... 10-time Canadian champion in duals and six-time in singles. 2009-10: Captured a bronze medal and a fifth place finish at the World Cup in Suomu, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver in moguls and finished 10th in dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 2nd overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won five World Cup medals, including gold in Vancouver (02/07/09). 2007-2008: Did not compete due to injury (knee). 2006-07: World champion in dual moguls and silver medallist in moguls ... Ranked 1st in both moguls and dual moguls for World Cup season ... Crowned FIS Overall World Cup Champion ... Captured six World Cup gold medals and two silver. 2005-06: Won Canada’s first medal in Turin, gold in moguls, which was also first-ever Canadian Olympic medal in women’s moguls ... Ranked 1st overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won four World Cup gold medals and five silver ... Captured gold at Canadian Championship in Apex, B.C. 2004-05: World champion in dual moguls and fifth in moguls ... Ranked 1st overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Clinched five World Cup gold medals and one silver. 2003-04: Ranked 1st overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won total of nine World Cup medals (three gold, four silver, two bronze). 2002-03: Did not compete due to injury (shin splints). 2001-02: Competed in first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 4th in moguls ... Ranked 4th overall in dual moguls and 6th for moguls for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals (one gold, one silver, one bronze). 2000-01: Finished 7th at WC ... Ranked 4th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup medals (one silver, one bronze). 1999-00: Made World Cup season debut ... Ranked 35th overall in moguls for the season ... Top result was 29th in moguls in Whistler, B.C. (12/05/99) ... Won first national titles in moguls and dual moguls. PERSONAL Daughter of Randy and Heather ... Has one older sister, Amie, 29 ... Studying Commerce at McGill University ... Significant involvement in charitable work including B2Ten, the David Suzuki Foundation, Kids Kottage and Plan Canada ... Idols are Jean-Luc Brassard, Nancy Greene, Catriona Le May Doan ... In spare time, enjoys reading, yoga, surfs, and hanging with friends and family ... If she was not an athlete, she would have been an architect ... Spokesperson for Plan Canada’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign.

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Jenn HEIL


Vincent MARQUIS moguls

Born: April 15, 1984 - Quebec City Age: 25 Hometown: Quebec City Residence: Quebec City Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 178 cm / 5’9” Wt: 72 kg / 159 lb Coach: Rob Kober Club: Club Stoneham On national team since: 2004 Personal website: www.freresmarquis.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Bronze - moguls; 4th - dual moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Won bronze medal in moguls in first WC ... Holds seven medals and nine top-10 finishes in 41 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: Finished 13th and 31st respectively at the World Cup in Suomu, FIN. 2008-09: Captured WC bronze in moguls and finished 4th in dual moguls ... Won overall bronze in moguls for World Cup season ... Captured gold in Mont Gabriel, Que. (01/24/09) and bronze in Are, SWE. ... The podium finishes in Quebec and Sweden lead to two historic Canadian men’s mogul podium sweeps (other medallists were Alex Bilodeau and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau). 2007-08: Won overall bronze in moguls for World Cup season ... Won four World Cup medals, including career-first gold in Deer Valley, USA (02/02/08). 2006-07: Ranked 9th overall in dual moguls and 11th in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Deer Valley, USA. 2005-06: Top World Cup result was 42nd in Mont Gabriel, Que. 2004-05: Ranked 33rd overall in moguls for World Cup season, top result 13th in Inawashiro, JPN. 2003-04: Ranked 40th overall in moguls for World Cup season, top result 6th in moguls in Mont Tremblant, Que. ... Underwent knee surgery in March after sustaining an ACL tear in left knee. PERSONAL Son of François Marquis and Nicole Morin ... Younger brother Philippe is also member of national freestyle ski team ... Has an older sister, Anne ... Bilingual: French and English ... Attends Laval University for Physiotherapy ... Competitive AAA level football player (quarterback) from 2000 to 2003 ... Also plays hockey and soccer ... Motto: Life is too short to waste time.

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Born: August 23, 1979 - Calgary Age: 30 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Apex Mountain Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 80 kg / 176 lb Coach: Dennis Capicik Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On team since: 2000 Personal website: www.kylenissen.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 5th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 10th 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 13th 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 5th 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): 14th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Competed in four WC ... Holds 12 medals and 24 top-10 finishes in 68 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 10h at WC ... Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Lake Placid, USA. 2007-2008: Did not compete due to injury (knee). 2006-07: Placed 13th at WC ... Ranked 5th overall in aerials for World Cup season with top result silver in Apex, B.C. 2005-06: Finished 5th at first Olympic Winter Games ... Was overall silver medallist in World Cup season ... Five-time World Cup medallist including career-first gold in Mont Gabriel, Que. 2004-05: Finished 5th at WC ... Ranked 14th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won World Cup silver in Sauze d’Oulx, ITA and bronze in Spindleruv Mlyn, CZE. 2003-04: Ranked 9th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Ruka, FIN. 2002-03: Finished 14th at WC ... Ranked 9th overall in aerials for World Cup season, with top result 5th in Lake Placid, USA. 2001-02: Ranked 5th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured career-first silver in Mt. Buller, AUS (09/08/01). 2000-01: Ranked 15th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 11th in Mt. Buller, AUS. 1999-00: Ranked 10th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured gold in Heavenly, USA. PERSONAL Parents, Kurt Nissen and Arlene Nissen, both have degrees in Physical Education ... At age eight, ran in 1988 Olympic Torch Relay ... On skis at age three, enrolled in freestyle skiing by nine ... Strives to be world’s best aeralist ... Enjoys watching movies, video games, playing hockey or other sports ... Favourite quote is “The only thing I know is that I know nothing” - Socrates ... If he was not an athlete, he would be an astronaut ... Enjoys spinning vinyl on his turntables.

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Kyle NISSEN


Steve OMISCHL aerials

Born: November 16, 1978 - North Bay, Ont. Age: 31 Hometown: North Bay, Ont. Residence: Kelowna, B.C. Training location: Apex Mountain Ht: 172 cm / 5’6” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Daniel Murphy, Dennis Capicik Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On team since: 1999 Personal website: www.toyourfeet.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 20th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 11th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Silver 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Bronze 2005 (Ruka, FIN): Gold 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): Bronze 2001 (Whistler, CAN): 7th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian ... Three-time FIS World Cup aerials champion ... Two-time FIS overall champion ... 2005 world champion ... Holds 40 medals and 28 top-10 finishes in 79 World Cup appearances ... Four-time FIS World Cup aerials champ ... First man to ever perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: WC silver medallist ... Won two World Cup gold medals in Mont Gabriel, Que. and Vancouver ... Added bronze in Deer Valley, USA ... Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... 2007-08: Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won seven World Cup medals, including five gold. 2006-07: Captured WC bronze ... Ranked 1st overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Captured two gold medals in Jilin Beida Lake, CHN and Apex, B.C. ... Won silver in Deer Valley, USA. 2005-06: Finished 20th at Olympic Winter Games ... Became first man ever to perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition ... Ranked 16th overall in aerials for World Cup season, winning one gold and one bronze ... Canadian champion. 2004-05: World champion aeralist ... Overall silver in aerials for World Cup season ... Five World Cup medals - one gold, two silver and two bronze. 2003-04: World Cup overall champion in aerials ... Won six World Cup gold medals and added three silver. 2002-03: Bronze medallist at WC ... Ranked 2nd overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Four World Cup medals including two gold, one silver and one bronze. 2001-02: Ranked 8th overall in World Cup aerials ... Top result was bronze in Lake Placid, USA ... Canadian champion. 2000-01: Ranked 4th overall in aerials for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals including gold in Himos, FIN ... Canadian champion. 1999-00: Ranked 4th overall in World Cup aerials with two silver medals in Whistler and Piancavallo, ITA ... World Cup men’s rookie of the year. PERSONAL Suffered plantar fascitis in foot six months prior to 2006 Olympic Winter Games, affecting his training ... Considers prior Olympic experiences blemishes on his record ... Idol is Jean Luc Brassard ... Thinks aerials are “pretty safe” ... Grew up five minutes from a ski hill ... Enjoys any and all sports - road and mountain biking, golf, hockey, surfing, fishing, etc ... Supports charities Right to Play and whyriskit.ca.

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Born: October 27, 1981 - Summerland, B.C. Age: 28 Hometown: Summerland, B.C. Residence: Pemberton, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 163 cm / 5’3” Wt: 58 kg / 128 lb Coaches: Stephen Fearing, Darcy Downs, Jim Schiman Club: Canadian Freestyle Ski Team On national team since: 2002 Personal website: www.kristiski.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th - moguls WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 5th - moguls 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Gold - moguls; 4th - dual moguls 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): 8th - moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Competed in three WC and was 2007 world champion in moguls ... Holds nine medals and 22 top-10 finishes in 60 World Cup appearances ... Two-time national moguls champion. 2009-10: Won gold and silver at Wold Cup in Suomu, FIN ... Captured silver and bronze at Europa Cup events in Suomo, FIN. 2008-09: Finished 5th at WC ... Ranked 18th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result 4th in Are, SWE. 2007-08: Ranked 4th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Captured two bronze and one silver World Cup medals. 2006-07: World champion in moguls (03/09/07) ... Also finished 4th in dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 4th overall in both moguls and dual moguls for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals including gold in dual moguls in Deer Valley, USA (01/13/07). 2005-06: First Olympic experience, finished 7th in moguls ... Ranked 10th overall in moguls for World Cup season, top result silver in Oberstdorf, GER. 2004-05: Ranked 20th overall in moguls for World Cup season, with top result 9th at Lake Placid, USA ... Suffered a spleen injury in training in February in Japan. 2003-04: Did not compete due to injury (knee). 2002-03: Finished 8th in moguls at WC ... Ranked 8th overall in moguls and 13th in dual moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result 4th in moguls in Voss, NOR. 2001-02: Ranked 23rd overall in dual moguls and 32nd in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result at Whistler, 9th in dual moguls. PERSONAL Daughter of David and Marta Richards ... Has two siblings, Kary Richards and Mike Richards ... Has been competing in freestyle skiing since age 12 ... Two-time recipient of B.C. Premiers Award ... Close relationship with elementary school in hometown of Summerland, through COC Adopt-an-Athlete program ... Brings teddy bear decked out in school colours to competitions all over the world ... Created “Supporting the Dream Legacy Fund” in 2007 to provide grants for amateur athletes in the Okanagan ... Favourite motto: “True success is in the journey. Be in the moment.”

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Kristi RICHARDS


Pierre-Alexandre ROUSSEAU moguls

Born: October 6, 1979 - Drummondville, Que. Age: 30 Hometown: Drummondville, Que. Residence: Drummondville, Que. Training location: Quebec Ht: 170 cm / 5’9” Wt: 68 kg / 150 lb Coach: Rob Kober Club: Club de ski acrobatique - Mont-Sainte-Anne On national team since: 1996 Personal website: www.parousseau.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 17th - moguls 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Gold - moguls; 9th - dual moguls 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 7th - moguls; 7th - dual moguls 2003 (Deer Valley, USA): 8th - dual moguls; 32nd - moguls (final) 2001 (Whistler, CAN): Silver - moguls (finals); 9th - dual moguls 1999 (Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI): 17th - dual moguls CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in six WC, winning gold and silver ... Gold medallist at Goodwill Games ... Holds 20 medals and 50 top-10 finishes in 142 World Cup appearances ... Six-time Canadian Champion. 2009-10: Finished 15th and 53rd at World Cup in Suomu, FIN. 2008-09: Finished 17th at WC ... Ranked 4th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals: gold in dual moguls in Meribel, FRA, silver in moguls in Are, SWE and bronze in moguls in Mont Gabriel, Que. ... The podium finishes in Sweden and Quebec lead to two historic Canadian men’s mogul podium sweeps (other medallists were Alex Bilodeau and Vincent Marquis) ... Suffered injury during final World Cup of season. 2007-08: Ranked 7th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup results was gold in Tignes, FRA (12/13/07) ... Canadian Champion. 2006-07: Won gold in moguls and finished 9th in dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 3rd overall in dual moguls and 5th in moguls for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup medals: bronze in moguls in Deer Valley, USA and silver in dual moguls in La Plagne, FRA. 2005-06: Ranked 18th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was bronze in Inawashiro, JPN. 2004-05: Finished 7th in both moguls and dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 11th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 5th in Naeba, JPN. 2003-04: Ranked 6th overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup silver medals in Airolo, SUI and Sauze d’Oulx, ITA. 2002-03: Finished 8th in dual moguls and 32nd in moguls at WC ... Ranked 2nd overall in moguls and 4th in dual moguls for World Cup season ... Won six World Cup medals (two gold, one silver and three bronze). 2001-02: Ranked 17th overall in dual moguls and 31st for moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 5th in dual moguls in Steamboat, USA ... Missed most of season due to serious neck injury suffered in January. 2000-01: Captured silver in moguls and finished 9th in dual moguls at WC ... Ranked 3rd overall in moguls for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup silver in Inawashito, JPN and Lizuna Kogen, JPN ... Also won World Cup bronze in Himos, FIN. 1999-00: Ranked 3rd overall in moguls and 9th in dual moguls for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup medals: silver in Livigno, ITA and bronze in Deer Valley, USA. 1998-99: Finished 17th in moguls at WC ... Ranked 5th overall in dual moguls and 14th in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in dual moguls in Steamboat, USA. 1997-98: Ranked 7th overall in dual moguls and 13th in moguls for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 4th in dual moguls in Chatel, FRA. 1996-97: Top World Cup result was 14th in moguls in Breckenridge, USA. PERSONAL Has one brother, Justin Rousseau, 32 ... Is a spokesperson for the Spinal Cord Research Foundation ... Idols are Jean-Luc Brassard and Lance Armstrong ... Favourite activities include skydiving, road biking, and professional speaking ... Nickname is P-A ... Personal motto: “Never stop believing”.

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Born: April 1, 1983 - Calgary Age: 26 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Apex Mountain Ht: 165 cm / 5’6” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Dennis Capicik, Daniel Murphy Club: National Freestyle Ski Team On team since: 2000

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 6th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 3rd 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 9th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... WC bronze medallist ... Holds 10 medals and 16 top-10 finishes in 51 World Cup appearances ... First person ever to perform a lay triple full in competition. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Suffered concussion, compression fracture to his back, and bruised ribs during crash at Mont Gabriel World Cup ... Returned to competition to finish 3rd at WC ... Ranked 12th overall for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup bronze medals in Adventure Mountain, CHN and Lake Placid, USA. 2007-2008: Ranked 6th overall for World Cup season ... Won two World Cup medals: bronze in Vancouver, CAN and silver in Davos, SUI. 2006-07: Missed season due to bone bruise in left foot. 2005-06: Finished 6th at Olympic Winter Games ... Ranked 3rd overall for World Cup season ... Won three World Cup medals: gold in Changchun, CHN, bronze in Mont Gabriel, Que. and silver in Deer Valley, USA ... Bronze medallist at Canadian Championship ... First person ever to perform a lay triple full in competition at World Cup in Deer Valley. 2004-05: Finished 9th at WC ... Ranked 10th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Lake Placid, USA. 2003-04: Ranked 18th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was silver in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2002-03: Ranked 13th overall for World Cup season ... Top World Cup result was 6th in Lake Placid, USA. PERSONAL Goes by nickname “Wookie” ... Has two siblings, Jason (24) and Kenton (22) ... Is a former competitive gymnast ... If he was not an athlete, would be a firefighter ... Idol is Alexander Ovechkin (loves his skill and passion for the game) ... Enjoys playing hockey, surfing, and skateboarding ... Favourite TV shows are Entourage and South Park.

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Warren SHOULDICE


Davey BARR ski cross

Born: March 3, 1977 - Vancouver Age: 32 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Brackendale, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 86 kg / 189 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: Canadian Ski Cross Team On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.daveybarr.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Bronze 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 22nd 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 27th CAREER NOTES Overall: WC bronze medallist ... Has three medals and seven top-10 finishes in 27 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Captured bronze medal at WC ... Top World Cup results was bronze at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver ... Finished 8th overall on World Cup circuit ... Won silver at Canadian Championships in Calgary. 2007-08: Double World Cup medallist, capturing gold in Deer Valley, USA and silver in Grindelwald, SUI ... Finished 4th overall on World Cup circuit. 2006-07: Finished 22nd at WC. 2004-05: Finished 27th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 5th in Saas-Fee, SUI ... Finished 12th overall on World Cup circuit. 2003-04: Top World Cup result was 10th in Les Contamines, FRA ... Finished 25th overall on World Cup circuit. PERSONAL Son of Sue and Don Barr ... One younger brother, Scott (25) ... Has one daughter, Ava (3) ... Excels on technical courses ... Currently studying business at Camosun College ... Enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking, and camping with friends ... Personal motto is “Getter Done!”.

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Born: September 10, 1970 - Calgary Age: 39 Hometown: Squamish, B.C. Residence: Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 75 kg / 165 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: Canadian Ski Cross Team On national team since: 2008 Personal website: www.aleishacline.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed at Albertville 1992 Olympic Winter Games when ski cross was a demonstration sport ... Holds seven medals and three top-10 finishes in 18 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won gold at World Cup at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, BC. 2007-08: Did not compete. 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Did not compete. 2004-05: Did not compete. 2003-04: Captured four World Cup medals, two gold, a silver and a bronze ... Finished 6th overall on World Cup circuit. 2002-03: Won two World Cup medals, silver and bronze ... Finished 5th overall on World Cup circuit. PERSONAL Four-time Winter X Games champion ... Attained a speed of 215km speed skiing in 2003 ... Mother of Isaac (3) and Asia (21 months) ... It would surprise you to know that she raced three months after the birth of her daughter ... Supports the Land Conservatory ... Personal motto is “The Harder you Train the Luckier you get.” ... Enjoys mountain biking and playing anything outside ... Wants to learn to kite surf.

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Aleisha CLINE


Cameron CULBERT ski cross

Born: February 3, 1977 - North Bay, Ont. Age: 33 Hometown: North Bay, Ont. Residence: North Bay, Ont. Training location: North Bay, Ont. Ht: 190 cm / 6’3” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Coaches: Eric Archer and Willy Raine Club: North Bay Ski Racers On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Has competed in 10 World Cup events ... Finished 1st at FIS Europa Cup. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Competed in nine World Cup events ... Top World Cup finish was 13th in Flaine, FRA ... Ranked 33rd on World Cup circuit. 2007-08: Top World Cup result was 14th in Flaine, FRA ... Finished 1st at FIS Europa Cup in Sierra Nevada (ESP). PERSONAL Was member of Canada’s Alpine Ski Development Team from 1995 to 2004 ... A major knee injury forced him into retirement from alpine skiing ... Has nine month old son, Michel.

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Born: March 30, 1982 - Colorado Springs, USA Age: 27 Hometown: Vail, USA Residence: Vail, USA Training location: Calgary Ht: 185 cm / 6’1” Wt: 96 kg / 211 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Brent Kehl, Willy Raine Club: Ski and Snowboard Club Vail On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.chrisdelbosco.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 4th CAREER NOTES Overall: Has one top-5 finish at WC ... Holds four medals and nine top-10 finishes in 15 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 4th at WC ... Captured four World Cup medals, gold at 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue in Cypress, B.C. and three silver ... Finished 2nd overall on World Cup circuit ... Was 5th at Canadian Championship in Calgary. 2007-08: Top World Cup result was 4th in Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI ... Finished 6th overall on World Cup circuit ... Captured gold at Jeep King of the Mountain Finals. PERSONAL Dual citizen of Canada and USA ... Bronze medal at 2006 X-Games ... Goes by nickname “Bosco” ... Son of Pamela and Armando, who played Junior A hockey throughout Quebec and later played for the University of Denver ... Has three older siblings: Heather Centurioni (34), Debby MacKimmie (49), Doug Del Bosco (52) ... Idols are Roger Federer and Tessa Davis ... Supports the Salvation Army ... Favourite activities are golf, cycling, and downhill mountain biking.

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Chris DEL BOSCO


Dave DUNCAN ski cross

Born: July 15, 1982 - London, Ont. Age: 27 Hometown: Golden, B.C. Residence: Golden, B.C. Training location: Golden, B.C. Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 93 kg / 205 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.dave-duncan.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: First time Olympian ... 2009 Canadian Champion. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Competed in seven World Cups ... Top World Cup result was 9th in Branaes, SWE ... Canadian Champion. 2007-08: Competed in seven World Cups ... Top World Cup result was 16th in Deer Valley, USA ... Finished 1st at the Spanish Championships. PERSONAL Competed in alpine skiing prior to switching to ski cross in 2006 ... Represented the University of Alaska (Anchorage, USA) in alpine skiing from 2002 to 2006.

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Ski cross

Born: July 19, 1973 - Edmonton Age: 36 Hometown: Kimberley, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 193 cm / 6’4� Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willie Raine Club: Canadian Ski Cross Team On national team since: 2007 Personal website: www.skicross.info

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 10th - combined; 15th - slalom; 25th - giant slalom WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 22nd 2007 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Silver 2005 (Ruka, FIN): 8th CAREER NOTES Overall: WC silver medallist ... Captured 11 World Cup medals and 14 top-10 finishes in 33 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 22nd at WC ... Won two World Cup medals, silver at 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue, Cypress Mountain, in Vancouver, B.C and bronze in La Plagne, FRA ... Finished 5th overall on World Cup circuit ... X-Games Ski Cross Champion. 2007-08: Captured World Cup silvers in Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI and Sierra Nevada, ESP ... World Cup bronze medallist in Grindelwald, SUI and Les Contamines Montjoie, FRA ... Finished 3rd overall on World Cup circuit. 2006-07: Captured silver at WC ... Won silver at National Championship ... Top World Cup result was 5th in Listel-Inawashiro, JPN and Flaine, FRA ... Finished 7th overall on World Cup circuit. 2005-06: Double bronze medallist at World Cup in Sierra Nevada, ESP ... Finished 4th overall on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: Finished 8th at WC ... Three-time silver medallist at Grindelwald, SUI, Les Contamines, FRA and Saas-Fee, SUI ... Finished 3rd overall on World Cup circuit. 2003-04: Top World Cup result was 7th in Laax, SUI ... Finished 17th overall on World Cup circuit. 1991-03: Represented Canada at five WC and two Junior WC in Alpine skiing ... Captured 28 gold, 18 silver and nine bronze in FIS Races ... Competed for Czech Republic, parents home country, at 2002 Olympic Winter Games, finishing 10th in Combined, 15th in Slalom and 25th in Giant Slalom. PERSONAL Son of Zdenek Hayer and Hana Macdonald ... One sibling, Alice Humlova (39) ... Favourite activity is motocross ... Hates cold weather ... Speaks English and Czech ... Nicknames are Frank and Sluf ... Favourite TV show is Holmes on Homes.

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Stanley HAYER


Brady LEMAN ski cross

Born: October 16, 1986 - Calgary Age: 23 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Calgary Ht: 190 cm / 6’2” Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Rein, Brent Kahil Club: Calgary Alpine Racing Club On national team since: 2008

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 14th CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed at 2009 WC ... Competed internationally in all four alpine disciplines capturing 11 gold, five silver and three bronze medals in FIS races from 2001 to 2008 ... Represented Canada at 2006 FIS Junior WC in Downhill. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 16th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 11th in MyrkdalenVoss, NOR, Les Contamines, FRA and St. Johann I.T./Oberndorf, AUT ... Finished 7th at Winter X Games. PERSONAL Son of Maureen and Chris ... Has one younger sister, Kayla (21) ... Enjoys hitting the golf course or motocross track with friends and training hard ... Favourite quote is “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” ... Listens to all kinds of music - everything from hip hop to country ... Favourite movie is Zoolander.

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ski cross

Born: September 15, 1983 - Vancouver Age: 26 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Pemberton, B.C. Training location: Whistler/Pemberton, B.C. Ht: 178 cm / 5’9” Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: Canadian Ski Cross Team On team since: 2007 Personal website: www.ashleighmcivor.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: 2009 World Champion ... Holds four medals and six top-10 finishes in 13 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: Silver at the World Cup in Innichen/San Candido, ITA. 2008-09: World Ski Cross Champion ... Captured two World Cup silver in Flaine, FRA and in Cypress, B.C., at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue ... Won bronze at World Cup in Branaes, SUI ... Finished 5th overall on World Cup circuit ... Was third at Canadian National Championship in Calgary. 2007-08: Finished 17th overall on World Cup circuit despite suffering dislocated shoulder halfway through first competition ... Took remainder of season off to recover from surgery. 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Did not compete. 2004-05: Won silver World Cup medal ... Finished 19th overall on World Cup circuit. 1999-00: Competed in international competitions in all four alpine disciplines. PERSONAL Currently studying business marketing at the University of British Columbia ... Daughter of Marilyn and Brent ... Has one sister, Lindsay (24) ... Grandmother was a speed skater at Canada Games ... You’d be surprised to know that she built her own house ... Enjoys downhill mountain biking, dirtbiking, and surfing (all non-competitive) ... Self-confessed adrenaline junkie.

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Ashleigh McIVOR


Julia MURRAY ski cross

Born: December 23, 1988 - Vancouver Age: 21 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Whistler, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 61 kg / 134 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: National Ski Cross Team On team since: 2007 Personal website: www.juliamurray.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 10th CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in 2009 WC ... Holds one medal and nine top-10 finishes in 16 World Cup appearances. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 10th at WC ... Captured bronze at World Cup in Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI ... Finished 11th overall on World Cup circuit ... Won silver at Canadian Championship in Calgary ... Finished 12th at Winter X Games. 2007-08: Top World Cup finish was 4th in Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI ... Finished 10th overall on World Cup circuit ... Was gold medallist at FIS Race held in Sierra Nevada, ESP ... Europa Cup champion in Sierra Nevada, ESP ... Captured bronze at National Championships. 2006-07: Was bronze medallist at Canadian Championship. 2003-07: Competed internationally in all four alpine disciplines. PERSONAL Father, Dave, is a two-time Olympian and was a member of “Crazy Canucks” alpine ski team ... Mother, Stephanie Sloan, is a three-time World Champion freestyle skier who competed in all three disciplines: moguls, aerials, and ballet skiing ... Currently studying communications at the University of Victoria ... Idols are her parents and Lance Armstrong ... Also participates in gymnastics, mountain biking, dance, running, dirt biking, soccer, and volleyball ... Tries to not develop any superstitions.

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Born: September 1, 1989 - Kelowna, B.C. Age: 20 Hometown: Kelowna, B.C. Residence: Kelowna, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 62 kg / 137 lb Coaches: Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Brent Kehl Club: Canadian Ski Cross Team On team since: 2008 Personal website: www.serwa.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Inawashiro, JPN): 5th CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in 2009 WC ... Holds two medals and six top-10 finishes in 10 World Cup appearances ... Named 2009 FIS Rookie of the Year. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 5th at WC ... Won two World Cup medals: silver in La Plagne, FRA and bronze in St. Johann, AUT ... Finished 3rd overall on World Cup circuit ... Named FIS Rookie of the Year in ski cross ... Captured gold at Canadian Championship in Calgary ... Finished 6th at Winter X Games. 2007-08: Finished 5th at Australian New Zealand Continental Cup ... Captured silver at Canadian Championships. 2004-08: Competed internationally in all four alpine disciplines, winning eight gold, two silver and one bronze medal in FIS Races. PERSONAL Goes by nickname “kser” ... Has two older siblings, Kristi (23) and Jason (22) ... Other sports she enjoys include basketball, volleyball, biking (mountain and road), field hockey, and dance ... Favourite quote is “Pain is just the weakness leaving your body.”

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Kelsey SERWA


Nick ZORICIC ski cross

Born: February 19, 1983 - Sarajevo, BIH Age: 26 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Toronto Residence: Toronto Training location: Toronto Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 94 kg / 207 lb Coach: National ski cross team Club: Craigleith ski club On team since: 2009

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: National bronze medallist. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Top World Cup result was 15th in Branaes, SWE ... Captured bronze at Canadian Championships in Calgary. 1998-09: Competed in all four alpine disciplines capturing six gold, eight silver and eight bronze medal in FIS races. PERSONAL Mother and father were both ski racers ... Has one younger sister, Katarina (22) ... Goes by nickname “Zoro” ... Also plays golf and tennis ... Supports Sick Kids Hospital ... Speaks Serb, Croatian and English ... Idols are Michael Jordan and Ingemar Stenmark ... Favourite movies are Wedding Crashers and Old School.

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Dennis CAPICIK COACH - AERIALS

Date of birth: May 19, 1971 Hometown: Toronto With team since: 2002

Michel DORION COACH - MOGULS

Date of birth: December 16, 1952 Hometown: St-Sauveur, Que. With team since: 2007

Darcy DOWNS COACH - MOGULS

Date of birth: August 26, 1968 Hometown: Manotick, Ont. With team since: 2008

Stephen FEARING COACH - MOGULS

Date of birth: December 1, 1965 Hometown: Vancouver With team since: 1992 - 1994 and 2004 - 2010

Dominick GAUTHIER COACH - MOGULS

Date of birth: August 31, 1973 Hometown: Lévis, Que. With team since: 2002

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FREESTYLE skiing coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team – Aerials and Moguls


FREESTYLE skiing coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team – Aerials and Moguls

Robert KOBER COACH - MOGULS

Date of birth: June 14, 1968 Hometown: Red Deer, Alta. With team since: 2002

Daniel MURPHY COACH - AERIALS

Date of birth: May 31, 1974 Hometown: Laval, Que. With team since: 2007

Kelley KORBIN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: West Vancouver

NSF Support Team – Aerials and Moguls Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

Team Leader Assistant Team Leader Performance Technology Strength Trainer Strength Trainer Technical Support

Judge Mirota Wrigley King Pelletier-Ouellet Nachbaur

Peter David Allan Adrian Jonathan Jay

Vancouver/Whistler B.C. B.C. North Vancouver B.C. Sooke B.C. Kelowna Que. Québec B.C. Prince George

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PROV.


Eric ARCHER HEAD COACH

Date of birth: : March 24, 1968 Hometown: Vail, USA With team since: 2007

Brent KEHL COACH

Date of birth: June 29, 1971 Hometown: Vancouver With team since: 2007

William RAINE COACH

Date of birth: January 5, 1970 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. With team since: 2008

Andrew SQUIRES MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Calgary

NSF Support Team – Ski Cross Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Technical Support Technical Support

Ellis Reid Wiltz

David Scott Josh

Fernie Edmonton Tahoe City

B.C. Alta. USA

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FREESTYLE skiing coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team – Ski Cross


ICE HOCKEY

Mario Lemieux


Jayna Hefford CP/Paul Chiasson | CP/Paul Chiasson


ICE HOCKEY COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-28, 2010 Canada Hockey Place (Men /Women) UBC Thunderbird Arena (Women)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Hockey Canada Father David Bauer Arena 2424 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 3Y9 Tel: 403.777.3636 www.hockeycanada.ca

President and Chief Executive Officer: Bob Nicholson

International Ice Hockey Federation http://www.iihf.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

André Brin (Men) J.J. Hebert (Men) Chris Jurewicz (Women)

Team Roster Agosta* Apps* Bonhomme Botterill* Hefford* Irwin Johnston Kellar (Duke)* Kingsbury* Labonté* MacLeod* Mikkelson Ouellette* Piper* Poulin Sostorics*

Meghan Gillian Tessa Jennifer Jayna Haley Rebecca Becky Gina Charline Carla Meaghan Caroline Cherie Marie-Philip Colleen

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Ruthven Unionville Sudbury Winnipeg Kingston Thunder Bay Sudbury Hagersville

Ont. Ont. Ont. Man. Ont. Ont. Ont. Ont. Que. Que. Alta. Alta. Que. Ont. Que. Sask.

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Kim Shannon Sarah Catherine Hayley Patrice Dan Martin Sidney Drew Marc-André Ryan Dany Jarome Duncan Roberto Patrick Brenden Rick Scott Corey Christopher Michael Brent Eric Joe Jonathan Shea

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Chateauguay Edmonton Sherbrooke Montreal Shaunavon Sillery Ottawa Montreal Cole Harbour London Sorel Regina Calgary St. Albert Penticton Montreal Aneroid Carlyle Brampton Cranbrook Peterborough Dryden Kenora Tsawwassen Thunder Bay St. Thomas Winnipeg Sicamous

Que. Alta. Que. Que. Sask. Que. Ont. Que. N.S. Ont. Que. Sask. Alta. Alta. B.C. Que. Sask. Sask. Ont. B.C. Ont. Ont. Ont. B.C. Ont. Ont. Man. B.C.

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St-Pierre* Szabados Vaillancourt* Ward Wickenheiser* Bergeron Boyle Brodeur* Crosby Doughty Fleury Getzlaf Heatley Iginla* Keith Luongo Marleau Morrow Nash Niedermayer* Perry Pronger* Richards Seabrook Staal Thornton Toews Weber

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Canada Hockey Place — In addition to being home to the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, the facility is one of the most active entertainment venues in North America. Since its opening in September 1995, it has attracted the biggest names in show business to its stage and welcomed more than 10 million visitors. It hosts approximately 100 events each year. UBC Thunderbird Arena (also known as the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre) — The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on a sprawling oceanside campus on Vancouver’s west side. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) secured an agreement with UBC to locate a new competition arena for the 2010 Winter Games on the site of the existing Thunderbird Winter Sport Complex. Construction began in April 2006 and was completed in June 2008 — on budget and four months ahead of its originally scheduled completion date. THE SPORT

During the Olympic Winter Games, eight women’s teams and 12 men’s teams compete in round-robin tournaments. Top seeded teams from round robin play advance to the playoff rounds. A team must not have more than six players on the ice while play is in progress. The object is for one team to get the puck (a hard black rubber disc) past the other team’s goaltender and into the net, similar to soccer. A regular game consists of three 20-minute periods, with a 15-minute intermission after the first and second periods. If a tie occurs in a game in which a winner must be determined, a sudden-victory overtime period is played. During the gold medal game, a 20-minute, sudden-victory period is played. In the event of a tie after a sudden-victory period, a game-winning shoot-out determines the winner. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games ice hockey tournaments are played on a North American ice surface which is four metres narrower than international rinks. THE TEAM

Women The women’s hockey team enters the 2010 Olympic tournament aiming for its third consecutive gold medal. While women’s hockey is on the rise in many countries around the world, Canada and Team USA remain the strongest and are widely expected to meet in the gold medal game in Vancouver. For the Canadian Olympic Team, its roster has deep experience, with 14 of its 21 players Olympic veterans. They are led by Canada’s all-time scoring leader, 2010 captain Hayley Wickenheiser. Joining her as alternate captains are the veterans Jayna Hefford and Caroline Ouellette.

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Men The Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team was unveiled on December 30, a roster complete with National Hockey League players. Alongside Canada, Russia, the United States and Sweden are pre-tournament favourites to compete for the gold medal. The team has a core group of veteran players, blended with younger, rising stars in the National Hockey League. In goal, Martin Brodeur will compete in his 4th Olympic Winter Games, having led Canada to a gold medal in 2002. He is joined by Olympian Roberto Luongo and Marc-André Fleury. The team’s captain is Scott Neidermayer, veteran defenceman and 2002 gold medallist. He will be joined by alternate captains Chris Pronger (also now a four-time Olympian), Jarome Iginla (now a three-time Olympian) and Sidney Crosby. The team - assembled by executive director Steve Yzerman and associate directors Doug Armstrong, Kevin Lowe and Ken Holland - is a certifiable step in the younger direction for Canada. Twelve of the 23 players - more than half the roster - are below the age of 25, and just seven Olympians return from the 2006 Games in Turin. Fourteen of the players will be competing in their first Olympic Winter Games.

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Four players could make Olympic history for Canada. Never has a Canadian Olympian been a medallist four straight times in the same event. That will change if this team captures a medal, because Wickenheiser, Hefford, Becky Kellar and Jennifer Botterill will have won their fourth Olympic medal in the same event. One of the main changes from Turin in 2006 is on defence: Tessa Bonhomme, Meaghan Mikkelson and Catherine Ward are first-time Olympians and are known for their offensive flare, which could contribute to an already-dynamic team with extensive scoring prowess.


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Born: February 12, 1987 - Windsor, Ont. Age: 22 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Ruthven, Ont. Residence: Ruthven, Ont. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2004

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic Winter Games gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2004 ... Has one gold in three WC appearances ... Four-time 4 Nations Cup champion. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Was part of silver medal winning WC team ... Silver medallist at MLP/Air Canada Cup with National Under-22 Team in Ravensburg, GER ... Captain of National Under-22 Team that defeated USA in three-game series in Pierrefonds, Que. ... Reached finals of NCAA tournament with Mercyhurst College and named to All-Tournament Team ... Named a top-three finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award, given to top NCAA female hockey player. 2007-08: Won silver at WC ... Champion of European Air Canada cup with National Under-22 Team in Ravensburg, GER ... Assistant Captain of National Under-22 Team that defeated USA in three-game series in Lake Placid, USA ... Won CHA championship with Mercyhurst College, was alternate captain ... Named CHA Player of the Year ... Set team record with 20-game scoring streak ... Was a top-three finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award. 2006-07: Claimed gold at WC ... Champion at 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont. ... Winner of European ACC with National Under-22 Team in Ravensburg, GER ... Defeated USA in three-game series with National Under-22 Team in Ottawa ... Captured several accolades: CHA Rookie of the Year, CHA Player of the Year, First Team All-American, USCHO Rookie of the Year, USCHO First All-Star Team, USCHO All-Rookie Team, CHA First All-Star Team, CHA All-Rookie Team and CHA All-Tournament Team ... Named a top-three finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award. 2004-06: Recorded a hat trick (3 goals) on the day of her birthday and one assist in Olympic tournament ... Won gold at both 2005 and 2004 4 Nations Cups. PERSONAL Daughter of Nino and Char ... Has one brother, Jeric, who plays for varsity team at the University of NebraskaOmaha and two sisters, Kara and Jade ... Gus, as she is known to her friends, loves to watch Marley and Me, her favourite movie ... Currently studying Criminal Law at Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA) ... Believes that: Honest, intelligent effort is always rewarded.

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Meghan AGOSTA


Gillian APPS forward - left wing

Born: November 2, 1983 - Unionville, Ont. Age: 26 Hometown: Unionville, Ont. Residence: Toronto Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 79 kg / 174 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2001

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hämeenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linköping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Member of National Team since 2001 ... 2006 Olympic gold medallist & media all-star ... Two-time WC gold medallist ... Played in eight 4 Nations Cups, winning six gold ... CWHL champion. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Silver medallist at 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, USA ... Reached semi-final of Clarkson Cup championship with Brampton Canadette-Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: WC silver medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Leksand, SWE ... Captured CWHL championship with Brampton. 2006-07: Won WC gold ... Netted 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named Second Team All-American, ECAC Player of the Year, to ECAC First All-Star Team and New England Hockey Writers MVP in senior season with Dartmouth College ... Was one of 10 finalists for Patty Kazmaier Award, given to top female hockey player in U.S. college hockey. 2005-06: Olympic champion in Turin and named to Media All-Star Team ... Was third on team in points with seven goals and seven assists ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN ... Took Torino Ice Tournament title. 2004-05: Captured WC silver ... Netted 4 Nations Cup gold in Lake Placid, USA. 2003-04: WC gold medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cup silver in Skovde, SWE ... Named to All-Ivy Second Team. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. 2001-02: Won Ontario Senior Women’s Hockey Championship with Beatrice Aeros. PERSONAL Daughter of Syl, who played 727 games in NHL from 1970 through 1980 with New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings, and Anne ... Nickname: Appsy, Apu ... Has one brother, Syl and one sister, Amy ... Grandfather, Syl, played in NHL from 1936 through 1947 with Toronto Maple Leafs and was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 ... Majored in Psychology at Dartmouth.

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Born: July 23, 1985 - Sudbury, Ont. Age: 24 Hometown: Sudbury, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 64 kg / 140 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2004

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: One of only seven first-time Olympic women’s hockey players in 2010 ... Member of National Team since 2004 ... Three WC appearances, with one gold ... All-star Western Collegiate Hockey Association player. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... Took silver at 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, USA ... Reached semi-final of Clarkson Cup with Calgary Oval X-Treme. 2007-08: Was captain of Ohio State University hockey team in senior year ... Named finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to top player in NCAA women’s hockey ... Named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year ... Selected as First Team All-WCHA. 2006-07: Captured gold at WC ... Was 4 Nations Cup champion ... With National Under-22 Team, won championship trophy and named to all-star team of European ACC in Ravensburg, GER and defeated USA in threegame series in Ottawa ... Named Second Team All-American and selected to WCHA First All-Star Team. 2005-06: Was part of Team Canada’s 2006 centralization roster but was not named to Olympic roster ... Won gold at 4 Nations Cup in Hameenlinna, FIN ... Clinched title of European ACC in Ravensburg, GER With National Under-22 Team. 2004-05: Was an alternate player at WC ... Champions at 4 Nations Cups ... Won gold at European ACC in Duisburg, GER and beat Team USA in three-game series with National Under-22 Team ... Named Ohio State’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. 2003-04: Named to WCHA All-Rookie Team and Ohio State’s Rookie of the Year. PERSONAL Daughter of Doug, a scout with the Ontario Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau for more than 20 years, and Debbie ... Has one sister, Brittany ... Is an Ambassador for the charitable organization Right to Play ... Has a degree in Speech & Hearing Science from Ohio State ... Would surprise you to know that she is a half decent surfer ... Favourite meal: steak and potatoes ... Listens to King of Leon and enjoys playing hacky sack and soccer.

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Tessa BONHOMME


Jennifer BOTTERILL defence

Born: May 1, 1979 - Ottawa Age: 30 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Mississauga, Ont. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 73 kg / 160 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.jenniferbotterill.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Silver WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time Olympian ... Member of National Team since 1997 ... Five-time WC champion in eight appearances ... Twice named WC MVP (2004 and 2001) ... Played in nine 4 Nations Cups ... Two-time winner of Patty Kazmaier Award as top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey (2000-01 and 2002-03). 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Captured silver at WC ... Played with Mississauga Chiefs in Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). 2007-08: Won silver at WC ... Claimed National Championship with Mississauga Chiefs and named Most Sportsmanlike Player ... Won Angela James Bowl as CWHL’s leading scorer, with 56 points in 25 games. 2006-07: Took gold at WC. 2005-06: Won gold at Olympic Winter Games, assisting on game-winning goal in final while collecting one goal and six assists through tournament. 2004-05: Won silver at WC ... Won NWHL championship and gold at National Championship with Toronto Aeros. 1999-03: Captured gold at 2003 WC ... Spent four seasons at Harvard University (ECAC) from 1998 to 2003, team captain in 2000-01 and 2002-03 ... Won U.S. women’s college hockey championship with Harvard in 1998-99 and named tournament MVP ... All-time NCAA point leader in U.S. women’s college hockey with 319 points (149G, 170A) ... Named to 2003 WC roster, which was subsequently cancelled ... Took home gold from 2002 Olympic Winter Games, recording three goals and two assists ... Won gold at 2001 WC and was Canada’s top goal scorer (eight goals), receiving Top Forward and MVP honours ... Nabbed gold medals at 2000 and 1999 WC ... Captured silver in 1998 at first Olympic Winter Games to include women’s hockey ... Was youngest member of 1998 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team. PERSONAL Father, Cal, is a sports psychologist who has worked with Canada’s national teams and NHL teams, Mother, Doreen, was an Olympic speedskater in 1964 and 1968 ... Brother, Jason, currently assistant general manager of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins who also won three gold medals with Canada’s National Junior Team ... Graduated from Harvard University with a Psychology degree ... Nicknamed Botts ... Loves being outside by the lake and when inside likes to catch up on favourite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy ... Favourite quote: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

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forward

Born: May 14, 1977 - Trenton, Ont. Age: 32 Hometown: Kingston, Ont. Residence: Toronto Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 167 cm / 5’5” Wt: 64 kg / 100 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 1997

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Silver WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold 1997 (Kitchener, CAN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Has skated for National Women’s Team since 1996-97 season, taking part in three Olympic Winter Games (two gold, one silver) and nine WC ... Ranks third all-time with Canada’s National Team in games, points and goals. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... 4 Nations Cup silver medallist in Lake Placid, USA ... Reached semi-final of Clarkson Cup with Brampton Canadette-Thunder of Canadian Women’s Hockey League ... Won Angela James Bowl as leading scorer of CWHL (69 points in 28 games). 2007-08: Captured silver at WC ... Clinched title at 4 Nations Cup in Leksand, SWE ... Named Top Forward at Nationals with Brampton Canadette-Thunder in Charlottetown, PEI ... Named CWHL MVP. 2006-07: WC gold medallist ... Captured title at 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont. and scored 100th international goal (11/10/06), becoming third Canadian to reach milestone ... Set Canadian record with seven points in single game (3G, 4A) on November 10, 2006 vs. Finland ... Won NWHL championship with Brampton Thunder. 2005-06: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games, scoring one goal and one assist in championship game vs. Sweden ... Won gold in 4 Nations Cup in Hameenlinna, FIN and Torino Ice Tournament in Turin, ITA. 2004-05: Clinched silver at WC and was named Top Forward ... 4 Nations Cup gold medallist in Lake Placid, USA ... Was named Top Forward at National Championship and NWHL championship. 2003-04: Won gold at WC and awarded Directorate Award as Top Forward ... Named to Tournament All-Star Team ... 4 Nations Cup silver medallist in Skovde, SWE. 2002-03: Named to WC roster, but championship subsequently cancelled ... Won 4 Nations Cup title in Kitchener, Ont. 2001-02: Crowned Olympic champion, scoring game-winning goal in gold medal game and finishing third in team scoring with three goals and four assists ... Won gold at 3 Nations Cup in Vierumaki, FIN. 2000-01: Claimed gold at 4 Nations Cup in Salt Lake City, USA. 1996-00: Captured WC gold in 2000 and 1999, finish as team’s top scorer both years (eight and 11 points) ... Won silver at Olympic Winter Games, recording one goal ... WC gold medallist in 1997 ... Named 1996-97 OWIAA Rookie of the Year and was top scorer in OWIAA while playing with University of Toronto. PERSONAL Daughter of Larry and Sandra ... Has one brother, Michael ... Graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004 with degree in Physical Education ... Heff, as her friends call her, loves to cook ... Believes the most exciting part of the Games is that they will cultivate dreams for young Canadians.

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Jayna HEFFORD


Haley IRWIN forward

Born: June 6, 1988 - Thunder Bay, Ont. Age: 21 Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 162 cm / 5’7” Wt: 78 kg / 172 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... Member of National Team since 2007 ... WC silver medallist ... NCAA champion. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Member of Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Pierrefonds, QC ... Captured gold with Under-22 Team at MLP/Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER ... Reached NCAA semifinal with University of Minnesota-Duluth of Western Collegiate Hockey Association ... Named to All-WCHA Team. 2007-08: Member of Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Lake Placid, USA ... Captured gold with Under-22 Team at MLP/Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER ... Clinched NCAA title with UMD, scoring game-winning goal in championship game vs. Wisconsin ... Named WCHA Rookie of the Year ... Named to WCHA First All-Star Team, All-Rookie Team and All-Tournament Team. PERSONAL Daughter of James and Kerry ... Has one brother, Brent, and one sister, Kirstyn ... Favourite movie: Wedding Crashers ... Would surprise you to know she is afraid of elevators ... Aside from hockey, enjoys playing tennis.

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Born: September 24, 1989 - Sudbury, Ont. Age: 20 Hometown: Sudbury, Ont. Residence: Sudbury, Ont. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time WC silver medallist ... Member of National Team since 2007 ... Was Cornell University team MVP and Ivy League Rookie of the Year. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... Captured 4 Nations Cup title in Lake Placid, USA ... With Under-22 Team, finished 2nd at MLP Cup in Ravensburg, GER and defeated USA in three-game series in Pierrefonds, Que. ... Selected as top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award given to the top player in NCAA women’s hockey ... Named second-team All-American and to All-ECAC First Team ... Named Cornell University team MVP. 2007-08: WC silver medallist ... Won gold at 4 Nations Cups in Leksand, SWE ... With Under-22 Team, claimed European Air Canada Cup title in Ravensburg, GER and defeated USA in three-game series in Lake Placid, USA. ... Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Selected to Ivy League First All-Star Team ... Led Cornell in goals and points. 2006-07: Was selected as alternate for WC team ... Won European ACC with Under-22 Team in Ravensburg, GER ... Defeated USA in three-game series with Under-22 Team in Ottawa. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Colleen ... Has three brothers, Steven, Ryan and Jacob, and two sisters, Sarah and Katie ... Won bronze in 400 metres at 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship ... Favourite movies are The Notebook and Remember the Titans ... Before a game you will always find her taping her stick and listening to music in the dressing room.

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Rebecca JOHNSTON


Becky KELLAR (DUKE) defence

Born: January 1, 1975 - Haldimand, Ont. Age: 35 Hometown: Hagersville, Ont. Residence: Burlington, Ont. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 67 kg / 148 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 1997 Personal website: www.strictlyhockey.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Silver WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian, and two-time gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 1997 ... Four-time WC gold medallist, in seven appearances ... had 10 3 Nations/4 Nations Cups (2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997) appearances. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver. 2007-08: WC silver medallist ... Played with Burlington Barracudas since 2007. 2005-06: Captured Olympic gold, recording one assist. 2004-05: Won WC silver ... Played with Oakville Ice of National Women’s Hockey League. 2003-04: Netted WC gold ... Played with Beatrice/Toronto Aeros from 1998 through 2004. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled. 2001-02: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games, recording one assist. 2000-01: WC gold medallist. 1999-00: Won WC gold. 1998-99: Netted WC gold. 1997-98: Won Olympic silver in Nagano, JPN, scoring one goal and assisting on two others. 1996-97: Played with Brown University from 1993-94 to 1996-97 season. 1995-96: Named Most Valuable Player with Brown. PERSONAL Married to Nolan Duke (married on July 1st, 2003) ... Has two sons, Owen (5) and Zachary (3) ... Daughter of Wayne and Shirley ... Has one brother, Nathan ... Graduated from Brown University with a degree in Psychology and a Teaching Certificate ... Played four years on Brown University’s softball team (2nd base) ... Completed an MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Born: November 26, 1981 - Uranium City, Sask. Age: 28 Hometown: Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2000

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg /Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic champion ... Three-time WC champion in six appearances ... Member of National Team since 2000 season ... WWHL champion ... Participated in seven 4 Nations Cups ... Was Second Team All American. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... 4 Nations Cup silver medallist in Lake Placid, USA ... Reached semifinal of Clarkson Cup with Calgary Oval X-Treme of the Western Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: Clinched silver at WC ... Captured 4 Nations Cup title in Leksand, SWE. 2006-07: Crowned World Champion ... 4 Nations Cup gold medallist in Kitchener, Ont. ... Won WWHL championship and gold at Nationals in Salmon Arm, B.C. with Calgary Oval X-Treme. 2005-06: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games, picking up three assists in five games ... Won gold at 4 Nations Cup in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN ... Was Torino Ice Tournament champion in Turin, ITA. 2004-05: WC silver medallist ... Captured gold at 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, USA. 2003-04: Won gold at WC ... Clinched silver at 4 Nations Cup in Skovde, SWE ... Named ECAC First Team All-Star and Second Team All American ... Finished 7th in NCAA scoring. 2002-03: Crowned 4 Nations Cup champion in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named to 2003 WC roster, but championship was subsequently cancelled. 2001-02: Was part of centralized roster in preparation for Olympic Winter Games. 2000-01: Captured WC gold ... Reached NCAA Frozen Four final with St. Lawrence University in freshman year ... Named ECAC Rookie of the Week three times. PERSONAL Daughter of Daniel and Marlise ... Has one older brother, Marc ... Graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology ... When not on the ice, Gi can be found on the local tennis courts or golf courses ... Touches a lucky pin before every game ... Thinks the most exciting part of hosting the Game in Canada is “the feeling of sharing the Games with our people, friends and family; the Games become a commonality between strangers.”

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Gina KINGSBURY


Charline LABONTÉ goalie

Born: October 15, 1982 - Greenfield Park, Que. Age: 27 Hometown: Fabreville, Que. Residence: Fabreville, Que. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 78 kg / 172 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2000

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2000 ... Two-time CIS champion with McGill University ... Double WC gold medallist ... Second female to play Major Junior hockey in Canada. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... Named Top Goaltender by Tournament Directorate ... 4 Nations Cups silver medallist in Lake Placid, USA ... Won second Canadian Interuniversity Sport national title with McGill University ... Was named tournament’s all-star goaltender ... Named finalist for BLG Awards, which recognize top male and female athletes in Canadian university sports. 2007-08: Won silver at WC ... Captured CIS national title with McGill University. 2006-07: Crowned World Champion ... Won silver at CIS championship with McGill University. 2005-06: Was Olympic Winter gold medallist, recording a shutout in first ever Olympic game and finishing tournament with a 3-0 record, 0.33 GAA and 0.976 save percentage ... Captured gold at 4 Nations Cups in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN ... Torino Ice Tournament champion. 2004-05: Clinched silver at WC ... Won gold at 4 Nations Cups in Lake Placid, USA ... Played with Montreal Axion of National Women’s Hockey League. 2003-04: Won 4 Nations Cups silver in Skovde, SWE ... Was alternate goalie at WC. 2002-03: Was alternate goalie at WC. 2001-02: Named alternate goaltender at Winter Olympic Games. 1999-01: Became second female player, after Manon Rhéaume, to play Major Junior hockey in Canada when she played with the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titans. PERSONAL Daughter of Pierre and Diane Paquet ... Has one younger brother, Louis ... Currently studying Physical Education at McGill University ... Had a small role in the TV show “La Petite Vie” ... Considers netminder Marc-André Fleury her idol ... Supports the charity Right to Play.

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defence

Born: June 16, 1982 - Edmonton Age: 27 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 163 cm / 5’4” Wt: 61 kg / 134 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 2003

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic and WC gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2003 ... Captured WWHL title with Calgary Oval X-Treme ... Given Medal of Honour at University of Wisconsin. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Was WC silver medallist and named to Media All-Star Team ... Reached semifinal of Clarkson Cup with Calgary Oval X-Treme of Western Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: Won silver at WC. 2006-07: Crowned World Champion ... Captured gold at 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont. ... Won WWHL title with Calgary Oval X-Treme and took home gold at Nationals in Salmon Arm, BC. 2005-06: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games, recording three points in first game of tournament against Italy and four in total (2 goals, 2 assists) ... Also named to Olympic tournament Media All-Star Team along with teammates Hayley Wickenheiser and Gillian Apps ... Won gold at 4 Nations Cup in Hameenlinna/ Tamtere, FIN and Torino Ice Tournament in Turin, ITA. 2004-05: Won WC silver ... 4 Nations Cup gold medallist ... Won Medal of Honour at University of Wisconsin as top female athlete/student ... Captain of University of Wisconsin hockey team for second consecutive year ... Named top 10 finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award, award given to top female player in NCAA women’s hockey ... Named USCHO National Defensive Player of the Year and second team All-American. 2003-04: Won silver at 4 Nations Cup in Skovde, SWE, scoring goal in first game with National Team ... Named second team All-American. 1999-03: Played for Under-22 Team ... Captain during 2002-03 season, which included a three-game series vs. the United States in August 2003 ... Named WCHA All-Tournament Top Defencemen in 2001-02 season. PERSONAL Daughter of Gerry and Edna ... Has two brothers, Rob and Mark, and one sister, Erin ... Graduated from University of Wisconsin with degree in Legal Studies ... Crib, as her friends call her, loves to play golf ... Through paternal grandmother, Carla, is related to legendary Montreal Canadiens star, Maurice “Rocket” Richard ... Would surprise you to know she played the Ukulele in grade 8.

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Carla MACLEOD


Meaghan MIKKELSON defence

Born: January 4, 1985 - Regina Age: 25 Hometown: St. Albert, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 68 kg / 150 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: One of seven players making Olympic debut ... Two-time NCAA Division 1 champion with University of Wisconsin ... Captured NWHL title ... First Team All-American. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won silver at WC ... Silver medallist at 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY ... Second season with Edmonton Chimos of Western Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: Captured silver at WC ... Played with Edmonton Chimos of WWHL. 2006-07: Won second consecutive NCAA Division I Championship with University of Wisconsin ... Was USCHO First Team All-American, WCHA First Team All-Star, WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, and named to Frozen Four All-Tournament Team ... Selected as Top 10 Finalist for Patty Kazmaier award, given to top female player in NCAA women’s hockey ... Led all NCAA defensemen in scoring (11-38-49). 2005-06: Was moved from forward to defense prior to season ... Won gold with Under-22 Team at Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER ... Won NCAA Divison I National Championship with University of Wisconsin ... Named WCHA Second Team All-Star. 2004-05: Member of Under-22 Team for threegame series against USA in Lake Placid, NY and Burlington, VT ... Named to WCHA All-Academic Team while playing for University of Wisconsin. 2003-04: Won gold with Under-22 Team at Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER ... Played with Under-22 Team in three-game series against USA in Pierrefonds, Que. 2002-03: Captured National Women’s Hockey League championship and gold at Nationals with Calgary Oval X-Treme. PERSONAL Daughter of Bill, who played four seasons in NHL with Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals between 1971 and 1977, and Betsy ... Has one sister, Jillian, and one brother, Brendan who won a Memorial Cup with Vancouver Giants in 2007, and was drafted 31st overall by Anaheim in 2005 ... Holds a Business degree from University of Wisconsin ... Considers Venus Williams as her idol ... It would surprise you to know she played the flute in a marching band.

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forward

Born: May 25, 1979 - Montreal Age: 30 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Montreal Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 1999

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHI): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic champion ... Member of National Team since 1999 ... Five-time WC gold medallist in eight appearances ... Holds six 4 Nations Cup titles. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Was WC silver medallist ... Captured silver at 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, USA ... Won inaugural Clarkson Cup with Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League ... Named CWHL most valuable player ... Led the CWHL with 33 assists. 2007-08: Won silver at WC ... 4 Nations Cup gold medallist in Leksand, SWE ... Played with Minnesota Whitecaps of Western Women’s Hockey League. 2006-07: WC gold medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont. 2005-06: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games and set new team record with two goals 12 seconds apart against Italy on 2/11/06 (eclipsing Vicky Sunohara’s previous mark of 23 seconds against Japan in 1990) ... Won 4 Nations Cup in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN ... Named Pre-Olympic Tournament MVP as Canada captured Torino Ice Tournament ... Played with Minnesota Whitecaps of WWHL. 2004-05: Netted WC silver ... Played senior year at University of Minnesota-Duluth, and was one of three finalists for Patty Kazmaier Award as top female player in NCAA ... Named Western Collegiate Hockey Association and UMD student-athlete of the year. 2003-04: Captured WC gold ... Won 4 Nations Cup silver in Skovde, SWE. 2002-03: Clinched 4 Nations Cup title in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named to WC team, but championship subsequently cancelled ... Won NCAA championship with UMD and was named tournament MVP. 2001-02: Gold medallist at Olympic Winter Games, and tied for second on team in assists (4) ... Won 3 Nations Cup in FIN. 2000-01: Captured WC gold ... Won 3 Nations Tournament in Zuchwil, SUI with Under-22 Team. 1999-00: WC gold medallist ... Won 3 Nations Cup in Montreal. 1997-99: Netted 1999 WC gold ... Won gold with Under-22 Team at 1998 Christmas Cup ... Was 1997 National Women’s Under-18 champion. PERSONAL Daughter of André and Nicole ... Has one older sister, Nadine (32) ... Goes by nickname, Caro ... Graduated from University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2005 with degree in Criminology and Women’s Studies ... Was assistant coach with University of Minnesota-Duluth women’s hockey program from 2006-08 ... Supports charity Right to Play ... Enjoys reading and doing crosswords.

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Caroline OUELLETTE


Cherie PIPER forward

Born: June 29, 1981 - Toronto Age: 28 Hometown: Scarborough, Ont. Residence: Markham, Ont. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 165 cm / 5’5” Wt: 76 kg / 167 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 2001

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2001 ... Three WC medals, including one gold and two silver ... Five-time 4 Nations cup gold medallist. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Played with Calgary Oval X-Treme of the Western Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: Won WC silver ... Captured gold at Nationals in Charlottetown with Mississauga Chiefs of Canadian Women’s Hockey League, scoring game-winning goal in second overtime. 2006-07: Was 4 Nations Cup gold medallist in Kitchener, Ont. ... Tore ACL and required surgery ... Played at Dartmouth College (2003-2007). 2005-06: Captured Olympic gold in Turin, tied for most goals (7) on Team with Gillian Apps and finished second overall in points (15) on Team ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN ... Took Torino Ice Tournament title. 2004-05: Was WC silver medallist ... Named as one of ten finalists for Patty Kazmaier Award as top female player in NCAA women’s hockey. 2003-04: Won WC gold ... Netted 4 Nations Cup silver in Skovde, SWE. 2002-03: Captured 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled ... Member of Under-22 Team that defeated USA in three-game series. 2001-02: Captured gold at Olympic Winter Games, scored one of five points in gold medal game ... Won 3 Nations Cup gold in FIN. 2000-01: Member of Under-22 Team that won three-game series against USA and Four Nations Tournament in SUI ... Played with Beatrice Aeros of the National Women’s Hockey League (1999-2001). 1999-00: Member of Under-22 Team that won three-game series against USA and captured Four Nations Cup in GER. PERSONAL Daughter of Alan and Christine ... Has two older brothers, Michael (32) and Stephen (30) ... Graduated from Dartmouth in 2007 with degrees in Sociology and English ... Favourite sport other than hockey: roller hockey ... Grew hair in 2007-08, cut off 12 inches and donated it to Locks for Love, a non-profit organization based in FL that manufactures hairpieces for disadvantaged children under age of 18 ... Nickname: Pipes ... Personal motto: “Carpe Diem”.

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centre

Born: March 28, 1991 - Quebec City Age: 18 Hometown: Beauceville, Que. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 169 cm / 5’7” Wt: 72 kg / 159 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2007

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: One of seven players making Olympic debut ... Member of National Team since 2007 ... WC silver medallist ... Two-time Under-18 WC silver medallist ... Clarkson Cup titlist. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Member of Under-18 Team that netted Under-18 WC silver in Calgary and participated in three-game series vs. USA in Lake Placid, USA ... Played at Dawson College ... Captured inaugural Clarkson Cup with Montreal Stars of Canadian Women’s Hockey League. 2007-08: Won silver with Under-18 Team at Under-18 WC in Calgary, co-leading tournament in scoring and named Top Forward by IIHF Directorate ... Member of Under-18 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Ottawa ... Played with Montreal Stars and led all CWHL rookies in scoring. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Danye Nadeau ... Has one older brother, Pier-Alexandre (22) ... Lists Caroline Ouellette and Cassie Campbell as favourite female athletes ... If not a hockey player, would be a police officer ... Also enjoys playing golf, soccer and badminton.

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Marie-Philip POULIN


Colleen SOSTORICS defence

Born: December 17, 1979 - Regina Age: 30 Hometown: Kennedy, Sask. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 163 cm / 5’4” Wt: 77 kg / 169 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 2000

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2000 season ... Holds three WC gold in six appearances ... Five-time 4 Nations Cup champion ... Twice named to CIAU All-Canadian Team. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Reached semi-final of Clarkson Cup with Calgary Oval X-Treme of Western Womens Hockey League ... Has played with Oval X-Treme since 1999-00. 2007-08: Captured WC silver ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Leksand, FIN ... Scored goal in 100th-career game on November 8, 2007 versus USA. 2006-07: Won WC gold ... Was 4 Nations Cup gold medallist in Kitchener, Ont. 2005-06: Captured Olympic Winter Games gold, recording one assist in tournament ... Took Torino Ice Tournament title. 2004-05: Won WC silver ... Nabbed 4 Nations Cup gold in Lake Placid, USA. 2003-04: Was WC gold medallist ... Netted 4 Nations Cup silver in Skovde, SWE. 2002-03: Captured 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled. 2001-02: Captured Olympic title, assisting on two goals in 7-0 win against Kazakhstan ... Won 3 Nations Cup gold in FIN. 2000-01: Was WC gold medallist ... Was captain of Under-22 Team that won three-game series against USA and captured Three Nations Tournament in SUI. Pre-2001: Named to Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union All-Canadian Team in 1998 and 1999 with University of Calgary. PERSONAL Daughter of Lanny and Jean ... Has one brother, Mark ... Married to Ken Rumsey ... Graduated from University of Calgary in 2004 with degree in Economics ... Idol is Steve Nash ... Favourite sports other than hockey are rugby and softball ... As a pre-game ritual you can find her juggling with teammate Tessa Bonhomme ... Believes “Success is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.”

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goalie

Born: December 14, 1978 - Chateauguay, Que. Age: 31 Hometown: Chateauguay, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 68 kg / 150 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 1998 Personal website: www.kimstpierre.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic champion ... Member of National Team since 1998 ... Ranks first all-time with National Women’s Team in games (67), wins (53) and shutouts (24) ... Five-time WC gold medallist in eight appearances ... Clarkson Cup champion. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver and 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: WC silver medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cups silver in Lake Placid, USA ... Captured inaugural Clarkson Cup title with Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League ... Played with Montreal Stars from 2006-09. 2007-08: Won WC silver. 2006-07: Nabbed WC gold ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. 2005-06: Was Olympic champion in Turin, recording two wins and a 0.923 save percentage ... Won Torino Ice Tournament. 2004-05: WC silver medallist ... Played with Quebec Avalanche of CWHL. 2003-04: Captured WC gold, and received Directorate Award as Top Goaltender ... Played with McGill Marlets (2000-2004) of Canadian Interuniversity Sports ... Made history by playing for McGill’s men’s team in CIS game on October 3, 2003 in 4-2 loss to St. Mary’s University, becoming second woman to play for a men’s CIS hockey team. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled ... Won 4 Nations Cups gold in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named CIS Most Outstanding Female Player and to CIS All-Canadian Team. 2001-02: Captured Olympic gold, receiving Directorate Award as Top Goaltender and posting 0.936 save percentage ... Won 3 Nations Cup gold in FIN. 2000-01: Won WC gold, and was named Top Goaltender ... Was 4 Nations Cup champion in Provo, USA ... Led McGill University to bronze at CIAU championship in 2001, where she was voted as Tournament MVP and named to National Championship All-Star Team ... Named to CIS All-Canadian Team. 1999-00: Nabbed WC gold ... Won 3 Nations Cups gold in Montreal ... Member of Under-22 Team that won three-game series against USA. 1998-99: Claimed WC gold ... Won 3 Nations Cups gold in Kuortane, FIN ... Named Rookie of the Year with McGill and named to CIS All-Canadian Team. PERSONAL Daughter of André and Louise Vallieres ... Has two brothers, Yan and Karl ... Nickname is Kimmer ... Studied Kinesiology at McGill University ... When not playing hockey, is out with friends, watching movies, shopping or travelling.

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Kim ST-PIERRE


Shannon SZABADOS goalie

Born: August 6, 1986 - Edmonton Age: 23 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Edmonton Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2006 Personal website: www.shannonszabados.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: One of seven players on 2010 squad making Olympic debut ... Member of National Team since 2006 ... Two-time WC silver medallist ... Holds two Under-22 4 Nations Cup titles. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Played second season with Grant MacEwan University men’s hockey team. 2007-08: Was an alternate at WC ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Leksand, SWE ... Captured Air Canada Cup gold in Ravensburg, GER with Under-22 Team ... Defeated USA in three-game series in Lake Placid, USA with Under-22 Team ... Helped Grant MacEwan University win silver at ACAC championship. 2006-07: Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. ... Recorded shutout in National Team debut, making 16 saves in a 3-0 win over USA (11/07/06) ... Nabbed Air Canada Cup gold in Ravensburg, GER ... Defeated USA in three-game series in Ottawa with Under-22 Team. 2005-06: Won Air Canada Cup silver in Ravensburg, GER. Pre-2005: Became first female to play in Western Hockey League after making appearances in four exhibition games and one regular season game for the Tri-City Americans in 2002. PERSONAL Daughter of Gary and Sharyl ... Has one younger brother, Mathew ... Majoring in Physical Education at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton ... Must always have pre-game nap ... Supports Alberta Cancer Foundation ... Favourite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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forward

Born: May 8, 1985 - Fleurimont, Que. Age: 24 Hometown: Sherbrooke, Que. Residence: Sherbrooke, Que. Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 64 kg / 142 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 2003

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic gold medallist ... Member of National Team since 2003 ... Four WC appearances, winning one gold ... Two-time 4 Nations Cup champion ... Winner of Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver ... Netted 4 Nations Cup silver in Lake Placid, USA ... Played senior season at Harvard University ... Named top-three finalist for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to top NCAA women’s hockey player ... Named Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Player of the Year ... Named New England Women’s Hockey Player of the Year for second consecutive year. 2007-08: WC silver medallist ... Won Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ... Reached semifinal of NCAA Frozen Four with Harvard ... Named New England Women’s Hockey Player of the Year. 2006-07: Captured WC gold ... As team captain, helped Under-22 Team capture Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER, registering 10 points in five games ... Named Second Team All-American and to Ivy League Second All-Star Team ... One of 10 finalists for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. 2005-06: Captured Olympic gold, recording three of six points (2G, 4A) in 12-0 win over Russia ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Hameenlinna/Tamtere, FIN. 2004-05: Netted WC silver, registering six points (2G, 4A) in first-ever WC game (04/02/05) ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Lake Placid, USA ... Won Torino Ice Tournament ... Reached NCAA Frozen Four with Harvard University, and was named to All-Tournament Team ... Named Rookie of the Year for both ECAC and Ivy League. 2003-04: Was alternate at WC in Halifax ... Won 4 Nations Cup silver in Skovde, SWE ... Played with Under-22 Team in three-game series vs. USA. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Monique Michaud ... Has one brother, Yann and one sister, Annie ... Idol is Cassie Campbell ... ‘Frenchie’ enjoys watching movie The Notebook and listening to Celine Dion ... It would surprise you to know that she learned English only two years before attending Harvard University.

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Sarah VAILLANCOURT


Catherine WARD defence

Born: February 27, 1987 - Montreal Age: 22 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Montreal Residence: Montreal Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 67 kg / 148 lb Shoots: Left Club: National Team On national team since: 2009

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: One of seven players on 2010 squad making Olympic debut ... Member of National Team since 2009 ... WC and 4 Nations Cup silver medallist ... CIS National champion. 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: WC silver medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cup silver in Lake Placid, USA ... Member of Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Pierrefonds, Que. ... Won gold with Under-22 Team at MLP/Air Canada Cups in Ravensburg, GER ... Clinched second consecutive CIS National championship with McGill University ... Named CIS Championship MVP and all-star defenceman. 2007-08: Won gold with Under-22 Team at MLP/Air Canada Cups in Ravenburg, GER ... Member of Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Lake Placid, USA ... National Champion with McGill University ... Named McGill Most Outstanding Defensive Player and CIS First Team All-Canadian. 2006-07: Won gold with Under-22 Team at MLP/Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, GER ... Was member of Under-22 Team for three-game series vs. USA in Ottawa ... Finished runner-up at CIS championship with McGill ... Named CIS Rookie of the Year and a CIS First Team All-Canadian. PERSONAL Daughter of Patrick and Lise ... Has one older brother, David ... Enjoys watching Gossip Girl and Prison Break ... Favourite female athlete: Paralympian athlete Chantal Peticlerc ... When not playing hockey, enjoys soccer and flag-football.

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forward

Born: August 12, 1978 - Shaunavon, Sask. Age: 31 Hometown: Shaunavon, Sask. Residence: Calgary Training location: Father David Bauer Olympic Arena Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Shoots: Right Club: National Team On national team since: 1993 Personal website: www.hayleywickenheiser.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 2000 (Sydney, AUS): 8th - softball 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Silver WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2000 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 1999 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 1997 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 1994 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold

(Mississauga, CAN): Gold (Espoo, FIN): Gold (Kitchener, CAN): Gold (Lake Placid, USA): Gold

CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympic medallist ... Member of National Team since 1993 ... Six-time WC gold medallist ... Named to WC All-Star Team four times (2005, 2000, 1999, 1997) ... Has 11 3 Nations/4 Nations Cups appearances (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996). 2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver ... 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: Won WC silver, named tournament’s Top Forward ... Played with Eskilstuna Linden, third-division men’s professional team in SWE ... Named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders. 2007-08: Captured WC silver ... Played with Calgary Oval X-Treme of Western Women’s Hockey League (2004-08), winning WWHL championship. 2006-07: Won WC gold, named Top Forward and to Media All-Star Team ... Won Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canadian Press female athlete of the year ... Won National Championship with Calgary Oval X-Treme in Salmon Arm, B.C., named MVP and Top Scorer ... Nominated as finalist of Sportswoman Of The Year Award by Women’s Sports Foundation. 2005-06: Olympic champion in Turin, named Top Forward and MVP and named to Media All-Star Team ... Was first Canadian to record 100th international career goal in victory over SWE (08/31/05) ... Won Torino Ice Tournament ... Captured WWHL championship with Calgary Oval X-Treme. 2004-05: Netted WC silver ... Captured inaugural WWHL Championship with Calgary Oval X-Treme. 2003-04: Won WC gold, scored winning goal and named MVP of final game ... Began season playing with HC Salamat, in Finnish Division I men’s league, after spending 2002-03 season in Finland with HC Salamat in Division II. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled ... Became first woman to score a goal in a men’s professional league (01/31/03). 2001-02: Captured Olympic gold, given Directorate Award as top forward and named MVP. 2000-01: Named to WC team but unable to attend due to knee injury. 1999-00: Won WC gold ... Attended NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers rookie camp. 1998-99: WC gold medallist and MVP ... Attended Philadelphia Flyers rookie camp. 1997-98: Won Olympic Winter Games silver, led team in assists with six. 1996-97: Captured WC gold. 1993-94: Netted WC gold. PERSONAL Daughter of Tom and Marilyn ... Has one son, Noah, with boyfriend Tomas ... Has one brother, Ross, and one sister, Jane ... Named one of Sports Illustrated Top 20 ‘Toughest Athletes” in 2008 ... Was #96 on IIHF’s Top 100 Stories of the Century, coinciding with Men’s 2008 WC in Quebec ... Member of Canada’s National Softball Team at Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ... Cousin of the late former NHLer Doug Wickenheiser ... Enjoys foreign films ... Received Honorary Doctor Of Letters (honoris causa), from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ont. ... Supports Spread the Net, Clean Air Champions, Right to Play, Play It Cool and ParticipACTION ... Believes “To valiant hearts, nothing is impossible.”

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Hayley WICKENHEISER


Hockey (women) coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support TEAM

Melody DAVIDSON HEAD COACH

Date of birth: December 22, 1963 Hometown: Oyen, Alta.

Doug LIDSTER ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: October 18, 1960 Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.

Peter SMITH ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: March 27, 1953 Hometown: Ottawa

Dave JAMIESON GOALIE COACH

Date of birth: June 6, 1959 Hometown: Coboconk, Ont.

Chris JUREWICZ MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Calgary

NSF Support Team (Women) Position

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Team Leader Equipment Manager Performance Technology Strength Trainer Team Services

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Calgary Calgary Laval Calgary Mississauga

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Born: July 24, 1985 - Ancienne-Lorette, QC Age: 24 Hometown: Sillery, Que Residence: Boston, USA / Quebec City Ht: 187 cm / 6’2” Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Shoots: Right Club: Boston Bruins

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2006 (Riga, LAT): 4th 2004 (Prague, CZE): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Boston Bruins alternate captain since 2005-06 season ... Gold medallist at 2004 WC and Most Valuable Player at 2005 World Junior Championship. 2009-10: Entered sixth NHL season with Boston ... Suffered injury vs. New York Rangers (1/4/10). 2008-09: Played 300th NHL game against Ottawa (4/2/09 ... Missed 18 games to injury (flu, concussion, foot) ... Picked up a career-high five assists in playoff action. 2007-08: Missed 72 games during regular season and playoffs due to injury ... Suffered concussion and broken nose vs. Philadelphia (10/27/07). 2006-07: Had career-high five points, all assists, vs. Ottawa (12/19/06). 2005-06: Finished eighth in NHL with 310 shots on goal ... Became youngest player in franchise history to score 30 goals in a season vs. Montreal (4/ 13/06) ... Represented Canada (4th place finish) at 2006 WC and finished second in tournament scoring with 14 points (6 G, 8 A) in nine games. 2004-05: Won gold at World Junior Championships, leading the tournament in scoring (13 points), winning MVP and All-Star team honours ... Played with AHL’s Providence Bruins during NHL lockout, finishing 4th in team scoring, with 20 goals and 59 points in 63 games. 2003-04: Had four points in seven NHL playoff games vs. Montreal, including overtime winner in second ever playoff game (4/9/04) ... Ranked fifth among all NHL rookies, in both goals (16) and points (39) and ranked fourth in rookie assists (23) ... Was NHL’s youngest player to start the season, at 18 years and 7 months ... Became first Canadian player ever to play in World Championship before World Juniors as he played for Canada in 2004 World Championships at conclusion of rookie season ... Was Boston’s second pick, 45th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. PERSONAL Nicknamed Bergy ... Spends off-seasons in Quebec ... Favourite NHL player is three-time Olympian Joe Sakic ... Quebec Nordiques were favourite NHL team growing up.

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Patrice BERGERON


Dan BOYLE defence

Born: July 12, 1976 - Ottawa Age: 33 Hometown: Ottawa Residence: Tampa, USA Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 86 kg / 189 lb Shoots: Right Club: San Jose Sharks

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Innsbruck, AUT): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Alternate for 2006 Olympic Games ... 2004 Stanley Cup champion ... 2009 NHL All-Star ... Twice named to NHL second All-Star team (2007, 2009) ... Named to AHL second all-star team twice (1999, 2000) ... Named to AHL all-rookie team in 1999 ... NCAA West First Team All-American (1997, 1998) ... Two-time CCHA first all-star team (1997, 1998). 2009-10: 11th NHL season, and second with San Jose Sharks ... Named alternate captain. 2008-09: Acquired by San Jose from Tampa Bay Lightning ... Finished fifth among NHL defencemen in scoring (57 points) ... Made first All-Star Game appearance and recorded two points, a goal and an assist (01/25/09) ... First goal with San Jose was overtime winner goal vs. Philadelphia (10/18/09). 2007-08: Only appeared in 37 games for Tampa Bay (wrist surgery), but still finished third on team in power play points (14) ... Led team in average time-on-ice per game (27:24). 2006-07: Named NHL Second Team All-Star ... Set franchise record with Tampa Bay for goals in a season by a defenceman (20) ... Became all-time franchise leader in points by a defenceman (02/15/07). 2005-06: Alternate at Olympic Winter Games. 2004-05: Captured WC silver in Austria ... Played 38 games with Djurgardens IF of Swedish Elite League during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Ranked sixth among NHL defenceman with +23 rating, while leading all Tampa Bay defencemen in assists (30) and points (39) and leading team in average TOI (22:45). 2002-03: Ranked fifth among NHL defencemen in points (53) and tied for fifth in assists (30). 2001-02: Acquired by Tampa Bay from Florida Panthers (01/07/02). 2000-01: First full NHL season, appeared in 69 games and registered 22 points ... Named to AHL Second All-Star Team while playing with Louisville Panthers. 1998-99: Appeared in first NHL game with Florida vs. St. Louis (02/18/99). 1997-98: Played four seasons with Miami University Redhawks (1994-98), setting record for career assists by a defenceman (107) ... Was finalist for Hobey Baker Award as top U.S. collegiate hockey player. PERSONAL Married to Amber ... Has one daughter, Eastin Sky ... Son of Roger and Diane ... Has one brother, Marc ... Inducted into University of Miami (Ohio) Hall of Fame ... Started skating at age six ... Was a pitcher in baseball ... Favourite hobby is golf ... If he wasn’t in hockey, he’d be the lead singer of a band ... Gets occasionally mistaken for actor/comedian Dane Cook ... Nicknames are Boyler, Hedgehog ... Originally signed by Florida as a free agent (3/30/98).

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Born: May 6, 1972 - Montreal Age: 37 Hometown: Montreal Residence: West Orange, USA Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Catches: Left Club: New Jersey Devils Personal website: www.martinbrodeur.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 1998 (Nagano, JPN): 4th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 1996 (Vienna, AUT): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006) and gold medallist ... Three-time Stanley Cup champion (1995, 2000, 2003) ... Four-time Vezina Trophy winner (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) ... NHL First All-Star Team three times (2003, 2004, 2007) ... NHL Second All-Star Team four times (1997, 1998, 2006, 2008) ... 10-time NHL All-Star (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) ... NHL All-Rookie Team and Calder Memorial Trophy winner in 1994 ... 2004 World Cup of Hockey champion ... Four-time William Jennings Trophy winner (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004) ... Has represented Canada on seven occasions heading into 2010 Olympic Games. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... 16th NHL/Devils season ... Second goaltender in NHL history (Patrick Roy, 1,029) to reach 1,000 games played mark ... Passed Terry Sawchuk for most career shutouts (103) with 4-0 win (35 saves) at Pittsburgh (12/21/09). 2008-09: Passed Patrick Roy to set NHL record with 552nd career regular-season win vs. Chicago (3/18/09). 2007-08: NHL-record 7th 40-plus win season ... Team MVP for 10th time ... Won 4th Vezina Trophy. 2006-07: Set franchise and career record with 48 wins ... Won 3rd Vezina Trophy. 2005-06: Competed in Olympic Winter Games, posting a 2-0-1 record, 2.01 GAA and .923 SV% as Canada finished 7th. 2004-05: Won silver at WC. 2003-04: Captured gold at World Cup of Hockey, named to All-Tournament Team ... Won second consecutive Vezina Trophy. 2002-03: Won Third Stanley Cup championship ... Won first Vezina Trophy. 2001-02: Captured gold at Salt Lake City Games, posting a 3-1-1 record, 1.80 GAA and .917 SV%. 1999-00: Won second Stanley Cup ... Credited with second NHL goal against Philadelphia on (2/15/00). 1997-98: Member of Team Canada at Olympic Winter Games finishing 4th (did not see any action). 1996-97: Scored goal in NHL playoffs vs. Montreal (4/17/97). 1995-96: Won silver at World Cup of Hockey ... Netted silver at WC. 1994-95: Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey. 1993-94: Won Calder Trophy, as NHL Rookie of the Year. PERSONAL Father of four - Anthony, twins Jeremy and William, and daughter Anabelle ... Married Geneviève Nault in Dominican Republic in 2008 ... Actively supports Montreal Children’s Hospital ... Has charity golf tournament in Montreal during off-season ... Son of Mireille and Denis Brodeur, longtime photographer of NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and MLB’s Montreal Expos and 1956 Olympic bronze medallist goaltender ... Has two brothers, Claude and Denis Jr., and two sisters, Line and Sylvie ... New Jersey’s 1st choice, 20th overall, in 1990 Entry Draft.

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Martin BRODEUR


Sidney CROSBY forward

Born: August 7, 1987 - Cole Harbour, N.S. Age: 22 Hometown: Cole Harbour, N.S. Residence: Pittsburgh, USA Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 90 kg / 198 lb Shoots: Left Club: Pittsburgh Penguins

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2006 (Riga, LAT): 4th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2009 Stanley Cup champion ... 2005 World Junior champion and 2004 WJC silver medallist ... Named Top Forward at 2006 WC ... 2007 Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross (scoring champion) and Lester B. Pearson Award (outstanding player voted by peers) winner ... Three-time NHL All-Star ... Posted 100-plus points, 30-plus goals and 60-plus assists three times. 2009-10: Alternate captain for Canadian Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team ... Invited to Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp for 2010 Olympic Games ... Playing 5th NHL season with Pittsburgh. 2008-09: Became youngest captain, 21, to lead his team to a Stanley Cup championship ... Led all scorers with 15 post-season goals and collected 31 total points ... Finished 3rd in regular season scoring with 103 points (33 goals, 70 assists). 2007-08: At 19 years, nine months, became youngest captain in NHL history (5/31/07; Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier was 19 years, 10 months) ... Missed 29 games with high ankle sprain ... Reached Stanley Cup Final and led all point-getters with 20 playoff assists. 2006-07: Became youngest scoring champion in NHL history, scoring 120 points (36+84), and also youngest ever, at 19, with 200 career points ... Third player ever to reach 100 points in first two NHL seasons. 2005-06: Finished fifth in league scoring and became youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 points (18 years, 253 days) ... Posted 102 points to surpass Mario Lemieux’s team rookie record of 100 ... Led NHL rookies with 63 assists and finished second in rookie scoring (Alex Ovechkin, 106) ... Named top forward and became youngest player ever to lead World Championships in scoring by posting 16 points in nine games (Riga, LAT, 4th-place finish). 2004-05 – 2003-04: Won gold at 2005 IIHF World Junior Championships (North Dakota) ... Played in 2004 World Junior Championships and was fifth ever 16-year-old player to be part of Team Canada ... Two-time CHL Player of the Year and scoring champion (2003-04 and 2004-05) with Rimouski Oceanic of QMJHL ... Named CHL Rookie of the Year in 2003-04 and scored a league record 135 points as a 16-year-old rookie. PERSONAL Pittsburgh’s 1st choice, 1st overall, in 2005 Entry Draft ... Nickname is Sid ... Hockey idol is Steve Yzerman ... Son of Troy and Trina and has one sister, Taylor ... Father Troy was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984 as a goaltender.

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Born: December 8, 1989 - London, Ont. Age: 20 Hometown: London, Ont. Residence: El Segundo, USA Ht: 185 cm / 6’1” Wt: 92 kg / 203 lb Shoots: Right Club: Los Angeles Kings

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Bern, SUI): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Won silver at 2009 WC in Switzerland ... Won gold and was named Top Defenceman at 2008 World Junior Championships ... NHL All-Rookie Team (2009) ... Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2008) ... OHL First All-Star Team (2007, 2008) ... Was alternate captain at 2007 World Junior Under-18 Championships and also represented Canada at 2006 World Junior Under-17 Championships. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 ... Among team leaders in TOI/game in sophomore season with Los Angeles Kings. 2008-09: Named Kings’ outstanding defenceman ... Led all NHL rookies (and Kings) in average ice time (23:49) ... Was tied for first among rookie defencemen in scoring with 27 points (6 goals, 21 assists) ... Was second on team and among NHL rookies with 114 blocked shots ... Played in YoungStars event at All-Star weekend ... First career goal came against San Jose (10/11/08) ... Was tied for 4th among defensemen in 2009 WC scoring with seven points (1 G, 6 A) and was third among defensemen in assists ... Was plus-5 to tie for second among Canadian blue-liners. 2007-08: Was named Top Defenceman and collected four points in seven games as Canada captured gold at 2008 World Junior Championships ... Helped Canada win Canada/Russia Super Series in late summer ... Scored 50 points in 58 games with OHL’s Guelph Storm ... Was alternate captain for OHL All-Star Game ... Voted best offensive defenceman in OHL coaches poll. 2006-07: Was alternate captain with Canada at Under-18 WC in Finland, finished 4th ... Was team’s highest-scoring defenceman with five points ... Scored 74 points in 67 games for Guelph, second among OHL defencemen ... Voted best offensive defenceman ... Led team with 15 power play goals. 2005-06: Member of Team Canada at Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Czech Republic/ Slovakia, won gold medal ... Member of Team Ontario at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Regina, finishing fifth ... Named to OHL All-Rookie Team. PERSONAL Son of Paul and Connie ... Has one sister, Chelsea ... Was captain or alternate captain of every minor team he played for from 1997 through 2005 ... Favourite NHL city, other than Los Angeles is Vancouver ... Hockey idols are Wayne Gretzky and Joe Sakic ... Nickname is Dewy ... Puts his equipment on left side before his right ... First job was at a hockey camp ... His Kings jersey number (8) is his birthday number ... Selected by Kings in 1st round, 2nd overall, in 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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Drew DOUGHTY


Marc-André FLEURY goaltender

Born: November 28, 1984 - Sorel, Que. Age: 25 Hometown: Sorel, Que. Residence: Moon, USA Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 81 kg / 178 lb Catches: Left Club: Pittsburgh Penguins

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: 2009 Stanley Cup champion ... 2008 Stanley Cup finalist ... Two-time World Junior Championship silver medallist (2003, 2004) and Top Goaltender in 2003 ... QMJHL Second Team All-Star (2003). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Pittsburgh ranked second in franchise history with 111 wins (Tom Barrasso, 226) and 15 shutouts (Barrasso, 22). 2008-09: Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh ... Notched 100th career NHL win vs. Dallas (3/1/09). 2007-08: Stanley Cup finalist ... Posted three playoff shutouts, including clinching game against Philadelphia in Eastern Conference Final (6-0) ... Stopped 55 of 58 shots in triple-overtime victory over Red Wings in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final at Detroit (and is 5-1 lifetime in overtime playoff games). 2006-07: Finished 3rd in NHL with 40 wins – second-highest single-season total in Penguins’ history, behind only Tom Barrasso’s 43 in 1992-93 ... Set team record for most starts by a goaltender in a single season (67) ... Stopped 46 of 48 shots, including a penalty shot, in first NHL game – 3-0 loss vs. Los Angeles (10/10/03) ... Was NHL Rookie of the Month in October, 2003. 2004-05: Set new Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) team records for wins, shutouts, minutes played and games played by a goaltender. 2003-04: Won second straight silver medal at IIHF Junior Championships. 2002-03: Won silver medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at IIHF World Junior Championships, named tournament’s Top Goaltender and was first Canadian goaltender credited with an assist ... Played in CHL Top Prospects Game and named player of the game for his team ... Won Michael Bossy Trophy as QMJHL’s top professional prospect and named QMJHL Defensive Player of the Year. 2001-2002: Won gold with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2001 Six Nations Cup in Czech Republic. 2000-01: Played with Team Quebec at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in New Glasgow, N.S. (9th). PERSONAL Son of André and France ... Has one sister, Marylène ... Nickname is Flower ... Lists Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy as his hockey idols ... Favorites include French pancakes and poutine (foods), Nickelback (band), Jim Carrey (actor) and MTV’s Pimp My Ride (TV show) ... Lists football as his favorite sport other than hockey ... Drafted by Pittsburgh in first round, 1st overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Born: May 10, 1985 - Regina Age: 24 Hometown: Regina Residence: Aliso Viejo, USA Ht: 193 cm / 6’4” Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Shoots: Right Club: Anaheim Mighty Ducks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... 2007 Stanley Cup champion ... Two-time NHL All-Star (2008, 2009) ... Played in NHL YoungStars Game (2007) ... WC silver medallist ... Two-time World Junior Championship medallist (gold in 2005, silver in 2004) ... Under-18 World champion. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary ... Entered fifth career NHL/Ducks’ season... Missed four games with a lacerated leg (12/29/09 – 1/3/10). 2008-09: Finished seventh in NHL scoring (91 points) ... Ranked third in assists (66), setting franchise single-season record ... Was one of only two players in NHL (along with Evgeni Malkin) to record points in eight-or-more consecutive games on three separate occasion ... Registered 200th career NHL point vs. Nashville (11/14/08) ... Finished sixth in scoring during NHL playoffs (18 points). 2007-08: Led Anaheim in points (82), assists (58) and plus-minus (+32), second best in club history ... Had career-high 15-game points streak ... Won a silver medal at 2008 WC in Quebec City/Halifax. 2006-07: Won Stanley Cup and led Anaheim in scoring during playoffs (17 points), setting franchise record for most points in single playoff season. 2005-06: Recorded 33 points in 17 games with Portland (AHL), before being called up to Anaheim ... Scored first career NHL goal on Detroit’s Manny Legace (10/21/05). 2004-05: Won gold at Junior WC in North Dakota, USA, finishing second in scoring with 12 points ... Joined AHL’s Portland Winterhawks’ playoff run once junior season ended, registering five points in 10 games. 2003-04: Captured silver at Junior WC in Finland, collecting scoring six points in six games. 2002-03: Alternate captain of Under-18 Team that won gold at Under-18 WC in Yaroslavl, RUS. PERSONAL Son of Steve and Susan ... Has one brother, Chris, who plays with CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders ... Nickname is Getzy ... Won high school MVP awards for volleyball, baseball and floor hockey ... Was a catcher for Regina White Sox at 1998 Canadian Pee Wee Baseball Championship ... Hosted street hockey tournament in Regina after winning Stanley Cup, where competing teams played for the actual Cup ... Proceeds from tournament were donated to Ronald McDonald House ... Enjoys wake-boarding and riding Sea Doos in summer ... Was Anaheim’s 1st pick, 19th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Ryan GETZLAF


Dany HEATLEY forward

Born: January 21, 1981 - Freiburg, GER Age: 29 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Kelowna, B.C. Ht: 190 cm / 6’2” Wt: 97 kg / 213 lb Shoots: Left Club: San Jose Sharks

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Bern, SUI): Silver 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City, CAN): Silver 2005 (Vienna & Innsbruck, AUT): Silver 2004 (Prague, CZE): Gold 2003 (Helsinki, FIN): Gold 2002 (Gothenburg, SWE): 6th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Four-time NHL All-Star (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... NHL First Team All-Star (2007) ... NHL Second Team All-Star (2006) ... Calder Memorial Trophy (2002) ... NHL All-Rookie Team (2002) ... 2004 World Cup of Hockey gold medallist ... Two-time WC gold medallist (2003, 2004) and three-time silver medallist (2005, 2008, 2009) ... Two-time World Junior Championship bronze medallist (2000 and 2001) ... Canada’s modern-day WC leader in goals (38), assists (24) and points (62), most goals at one WC (12), and most points at one WC (20 - tie with Steve Yzerman) ... Hobey Baker Award finalist (2001) and WCHA champion with University of Wisconsin (2000). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 8th NHL season and first with San Jose ... Acquired by Sharks in pre-season (9/12/09). 2008-09: Won WC silver medal in Bern, SUI ... Appeared in all 82 regular season NHL games with Ottawa ... Recorded 500th NHL point vs. Dallas (12/20/08) and played 500th game at Tampa Bay (3/29/09). 2007-08: Won WC silver medal in Quebec City/Halifax ... Named to WC All-Star Team and named IIHF Directorate’s Top Forward and Most Valuable Player ... Led Ottawa Senators with 41 goals and finished 3rd in team scoring with 82 points. 2006-07: Stanley Cup finalist ... Became first NHLer to record back-to-back 50 goal seasons since Florida’s Pavel Bure ... Finished second in NHL in goals (50) and fourth in points (105) while setting career high with 55 assists. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut in Turin, picking three points in five games ... Collected points in a team-record 22 consecutive games to start season – second longest streak in NHL history from the start of player’s tenure with a team. 2004-05: Won silver medal with WC in AUT. 2003-04: Member of Canada’s championship team at 2004 World Cup of Hockey ... Won second consecutive WC, named Top Forward and MVP ... Missed majority of NHL season due to automobile accident (9/29/03). 2002-03: Captured gold at WC. 2001-02: Played for Canada at WC (finished 6th). 2000-01: Won second consecutive bronze medal at World Junior Championships. 1999-00: Won bronze at World Junior Championships. PERSONAL Son of Murray and Karin ... Has one brother, Mark ... Born in Germany, where his father was playing professional hockey, but grew up in Calgary and has dual citizenship ... Actively supports Teammates for Kids, Shoot for a Cure and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society ... Favourite hobbies: golf, music ... Nickname: Heater.

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Born: July 1, 1977 - Edmonton Age: 32 Hometown: St. Albert, Alta. Residence: Calgary Ht: 185 cm / 6’1” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Shoots: Right Club: Calgary Flames

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 1997 (Helsinki, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian (2002, 2006) and gold medallist (2002) ... 2004 World Cup of Hockey gold medallist ... 1997 WC gold medallist ... 1996 World Junior Championship gold medallist, First Team All-Star and Top Forward ... 2002 Art Ross and Lester B. Pearson Award winner ... Two-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner (2002, 2004 – tied with Rick Nash and Ilya Kovalchuk) ... Five-time NHL All-Star (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009) ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2004) ... Three-time NHL First All-Star Team (2002, 2008, 2009) ... NHL Second All-Star Team (2004) ... NHL All-Rookie Team (1997). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp ... Entered 13th NHL season with Calgary (6th as captain). 2008-09: Led Flames in scoring for 8th consecutive season (since 2000-01), recording 89 points ... Notched 35 goals for 7th consecutive season with 35 or more. 2007-08: Led Flames with 98 points and recorded second career 50-goal season to finish 3rd overall in NHL goal-scoring ... Was runner-up for Hart Memorial Trophy. 2006-07: Led Flames with 94 points to finish 11th in NHL scoring. 2005-06: Scored two goals and added an assist in six games at 2006 Olympic Games ... Led Flames with 67 points. 2004-05: Did not play due to NHL lockout. 2003-04: Named Flames’ team captain (10/8/03) and led Calgary to Stanley Cup Final ... Tied for league lead with 41 goals and posted 22 points in 26 post-season games ... Named alternate captain as Canada captured gold at 2004 World Cup of Hockey. 2002-03: Led Flames with 67 points. 2001-02: Won Olympic gold, scoring two goals vs. USA in gold medal match (5-2 win) ... Scored career-high 52 NHL goals. 2000-01: Was named Flames’ alternate captain. 1996-97: Recorded 50 points in rookie NHL season ... Collected five points en route to gold at 1997 WC in Helsinki, FIN. 1995-96: Won gold and was named tournament’s Outstanding Forward after recording 12 points at 1996 World Juniors ... Traded to Calgary by Dallas (12/19/95). 1993-95: Won gold with Canada’s Under-18 Team at La Copa Mexico, collecting nine points in five games. PERSONAL Has two daughters, Jade and Tij, and one son, Joe, with wife Kara ... Born on Canada Day, 1977 ... His father, Elvis, emigrated to Canada from Nigeria in 1974 ... Donates $1,000 for every NHL goal that he scores to purchase sports equipment for underprivileged children ... Hosts annual golf tournament in Calgary to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ... Was Dallas’ 1st choice, 11th overall, in 1995 Entry Draft.

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Jarome IGINLA


Duncan KEITH defence

Born: July 16, 1983 - Winnipeg Age: 26 Hometown: Penticton, B.C. Residence: Penticton, B.C. Ht: 185 cm / 6’1” Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Shoots: Left Club: Chicago Blackhawks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City, CAN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut ... 2008 NHL All-Star ... 2008 WC silver medallist. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Chicago ... Registered assists in seven consecutive games from Dec. 18 to 29 ... Logged a team season-high 31:24 of ice time at Pittsburgh (12/5/09). 2008-09: Led NHL defencemen with +33 rating and tied for 4th overall in NHL ... Shared lead among team defensemen with eight goals and ranked second among team blueliners with career-high 36 assists and career-best 44 points in 77 regular season games ... Also led Chicago in ice time (25:34) ... Named alternate captain ... Scored 100th career NHL point (12/30/08) ... Made playoff debut, had six assists in 17 games. 2007-08: Tied for the team lead with 82 games played and His tied for lead among team defencemen with 32 points ... Was second among NHL defencemen with +30 rating ... Led Chicago for third-straight season with 25:34 time on ice, just over four minutes longer than the next-closest player ... Served as lone Chicago representative at NHL All-Star Game ... Won silver medal with Canada at 2008 WC in Quebec City and Halifax, picking up two assists in nine games. 2006-07: Led team defencemen in points (31) and assists (29) ... Led team in ice time (23:36) and blocked shots (148) ... Awarded first-career penalty shot against Columbus and missed against Brian Boucher (3/30/07). 2005-06: Led Chicago in ice time (23:26), ranked second among NHL rookie defencemen ... Made NHL debut (10/05/05) and scored first goal (10/23/05). 2003-05: Played for AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, collecting 51 points in two seasons (154 games) ... Scored only professional career hat trick (02/18/05). 2001: Attended Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December 2001 ... Won bronze medal with Team Pacific at 2001 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in New Glasgow and Truro, N.S. PERSONAL Hockey idol was Pavel Bure ... Favourite team growing up was Winnipeg Jets ... Admires parents, David and Jean, most ... Detests second-hand smoke ... Does charity work with Teammates for Kids ... Played minor hockey with Fort Frances Times Tigers ... Scored a goal before the biggest hockey crowd ever, 74,500+, at University of Michigan (10/06/01) ... Chicago’s 2nd choice, 54th overall, at 2002 Entry Draft.

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goaltender

Born: April 4, 1979 - Montreal Age: 30 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Vancouver Ht: 190 cm / 6’2” Wt: 93 kg / 205 lb Catches: Left Club: Vancouver Canucks

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 2004 (Prague, CZE): Gold 2003 (Helsinki, FIN): Gold 2001 (Hanover, GER): 5th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... 2004 World Cup of Hockey champion ... Two-time World Championship gold medallist (2003, 2004) and 2005 silver medallist ... World Junior Championship silver medallist (1999) ... Three-time NHL All-Star (2004, 2007, 2009) ... NHL Second All-Star Team (2004, 2007). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered his 10th NHL season, 4th with Vancouver ... Is 4th among active NHL goaltenders with 49 shutouts. 2008-09: Went 33-13-7 with team-record nine shutouts ... Posted second longest shutout streak in modern day NHL history (242:36; 11/4/08 – 11/12/08) ... Became 53rd goalie in NHL history to reach 500 games at Anaheim (10/31/08). 2007-08: Posted third straight season with 35+ wins, going 35-29-9 with a 2.38 GAA ... Had shutout streak of 210:34. 2006-07: Set career high and finished second in NHL with 47 wins ... Finalist for Vezina and Hart Trophies, and Lester B. Pearson Award ... Faced NHL record 76 shots in first playoff game, tying for second all-time with playoff saves (72) ... Played longest game in Vancouver history at 138:06 ... Had eight-game undefeated streak in March ... Named Team MVP. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut, going 1-1-0 with a 1.51 GAA ... Set Florida record with 107th win (04/13/06). 2004-05: Represented Canada at WC (silver) and World Cup (gold). 2003-04: Won gold at WC, going 5-1-1 in seven games ... Set NHL records with 2,303 saves and 2,475 shots against ... Notched an NHL record 23 shutouts before the age of 25 ... Finalist for Vezina Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award. 2002-03: Won gold at WC with one shutout, 1.91 GAA ... Set Florida record with shutout streak of 144:51. 2000-01: Finished 5th at WC, had 1.44 GAA ... Had second-best save percentage ever for NHL rookie at .920 ... Represented Canada at 2001 WC, finishing 5th and posting 2-0-0 record. 1995-00: Was named Top Goaltender as Canada won silver at world juniors, going 4-2-1 with 1.93 GAA ... Played for Canada at 1998 world juniors, finishing 8th ... Won bronze with Team Quebec at 1995 World Under-17 Challenge in New Brunswick. PERSONAL With wife Gina, has one daughter, Gabriella ... Brother Fabio played goal in BCHL and QMJHL ... Hockey idol was Grant Fuhr ... Established own charity, Louie Saves Lives ... Won Mike Bossy Trophy as QMJHL top prospect in 1996-97 ... Sold shoes in his father’s store as first job ... Nickname is Louie ... Was NY Islanders’ 1st choice, 4th overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.

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Roberto LUONGO


Patrick MARLEAU forward

Born: September 15, 1979 - Swift Current, Sask. Age: 30 Hometown: Aneroid, Sask. Residence: Saratoga, USA Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Shoots: Left Club: San Jose Sharks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 2003 (Helsinki, FIN): Gold 2001 (Hanover, GER): 5th 1999 (Lillehammer, NOR): 4th CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time NHL All-Star (2004. 2007, 2009) ... 2003 WC gold medallist and 2005 silver medallist. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 12th NHL season with San Jose. 2008-09: Scored career-high 38 goals to lead team, ranked 11th in NHL ... Tied for 3rd in NHL with 10 game-winning goals ... Ranked 2nd on team 71 points ... Played in 800th game ... Surpassed 600 career points ... Scored 76th career power play goal, club record ... Was San Jose’s captain from 2004-09. 2007-08: Ranked 4th on team with 48 points and 19 goals ... 2006-07: At 27, became 8th-youngest player ever at 700 career games (02/24/07) ... Finished 2nd on team in points and third in goals ... Tied for 4th in NHL in game-winning goals (nine). 2005-06: Had career-high assists (52), points (86) and power play points (20). 2004-05: Won silver at WC in Vienna/Innsbruck, AUT, recording four points in nine games ... Selected to play for gold medal-winning Team Canada at 2004 World Cup of Hockey (DNP). 2003-04: Named San Jose captain ... Tied career high with 57 points ... Named San Jose player of the year. 2002-03: Won gold at WC in Helsinki, FIN, recording four assists and a team-leading +11 ... Tied for San Jose lead with 28 goals ... Scored 100th career goal and had first hat trick (11/23/02). 2000-01: Finished 5th at WC in Germany, collecting two goals and three assists ... Led Sharks with 52 points, 25 goals and 17.1% shooting ... Was fastest skater at NHL All-Star festivities. 1998-99: Finished 4th at WC in Norway, with one goal and two assists ... Led San Jose in shooting percentage, at 15.67%. 1997-98: Was NHL’s youngest rookie at 18 ... Finished third among NHL rookies with 32 points ... Was second-youngest player to score since end of WWII. 1995-96: Won gold with national Under-18 team at Pacific Cup. 1994-95: Won gold with Team Saskatchewan at the Canada Winter Games. PERSONAL With wife, Christina, has two sons, Landon and Brody ... In bantam, scored 167 points in 53 games with Swift Current Legionnaires ... His father, Denis, was minor hockey coach ... Runs the McCleary-Marleau-Moen Sport and Recreation Foundation ... Was 2nd overall pick in 1997 ... Hockey idol is Mario Lemieux ... Wears shoulder pads that are “decades old” ... San Jose’s 1st choice, 2nd overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.

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Born: January 16, 1979 - Arcola, Sask. Age: 31 Hometown: Carlyle, Sask. Residence: Dallas, USA Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 96 kg / 211 lb Shoots: Left Club: Dallas Stars

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 2004 (Prague, CZE): Gold 2002 (Gothenburg, SWE): 6th 2001 (Nuremberg, GER): 5th CAREER NOTES Overall: Played for Canada in four WC, winning gold in 2004, silver in 2005 ... 1999 world juniors silver medallist ... Member of Canada’s championship team at 2004 World Cup of Hockey ... Dallas Stars team captain. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 10th NHL season with Dallas ranked 14th on franchise all-time points list (389) and sixth in game-winning goals (33)... Is one of just four players since 2005-06 to have a season with 30+ goals and 100+ PIM (also David Backes, Scott Hartnell and Corey Perry, each in 2008-09) ... Had career-high five game goal streak from 11/25/09 to 12/3/09. 2008-09: Played only 18 games due to injury (knee). 2007-08: Led Dallas with 32 goals, 12 powerplay goals, 9 playoff goals, 260 hits, +23 ... Was second in team points (74) ... Registered career-high eight-game point streak (4 goals, 6 assists) in November ... Appeared in all 18 playoff games, leading team in goals with nine and tying for second with 15 points ... Scored two overtime game-winners in round 2 vs. San Jose. 2006-07: Named Dallas captain ... Missed 42 regular season games due to injury (groin, right wrist) ... Had 31 points in 40 games, still led team into playoffs. 2005-06: Scored 100th career goal (10/28/05) ... Tied career high with 42 assists ... Led Dallas with +30 rating. 2004-05: Won silver at WC in Vienna/Innsbruck, AUS. 2003-04: With Canada, won the World Cup of Hockey ... Won WC in Prague/Ostrava, CZE with 3 assists ... Scored first career hat trick (01/31/04). 2001-02: Finished 6th with Canada at WC ... Skated at Canada’s Olympic orientation camp in 2001 ... Played in NHL Youngstars Game ... Led Dallas in penalty minutes (109), 4th in goals (17). 2000-01: Finished 5th with Canada at WC ... Was 4th among NHL forwards in hits (230). 1999-00: Picked up 33 points in rookie season, including 11 goals – most since Mike Modano 10 years earlier ... Finished 2nd among rookies in hits (170). 1998-99: Won silver at world juniors in Winnipeg, Man. 1995-99: Skated with WHL’s Portland Winter Hawks and scored 284 points in 265 games ... WHL West First All-Star Team (1999). PERSONAL With wife, Anne-Marie has twins, Brody and Mallory and daughter, Bryelle ... His parents own a sports store in Carlyle, Sask. ... Hobbies include golf and off-ice training ... Lists NFL football favorite sport other than hockey ... Dallas’ 1st choice, 25th overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.

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Brenden MORROW


Rick NASH forward

Born: June 16, 1984 - Brampton, Ont. Age: 25 Hometown: Brampton, Ont. Residence: Powell, USA Ht: 193 cm / 6’4” Wt: 93 kg / 205 lb Shoots: Left Club: Columbus Blue Jackets

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City, CAN): Silver 2007 (Moscow, RUS): Gold 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Four-time NHL All-Star (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... Calder Trophy Finalist (2003) ... NHL All-Rookie Team (2003) ... Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (2004) ... World juniors silver medallist (2002) ... WC gold medallist (2007) and two-time silver medallist (2005, 2008) ... OHL and CHL All-Rookie Team (2001) ... OHL Rookie of the Year (2001). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp ... Entered 7th NHL season with Columbus ... Team captain since 2007 (03/12/07). 2008-09: Collected career-high 79 points as Blue Jackets earned first postseason berth in franchise history ... Recipient of NHL’s Foundation Player Award (commitment and service to charities in community). 2007-08: Won silver at WC ... Recorded second career hat trick vs. Edmonton (12/31/07) ... Recorded career-high four points (2G, 2A) vs. Anaheim (10/5/07) ... Led Columbus in points (69), goals (38), powerplay goals (10), shorthanded goals (4), game-winning goals (6) and shots (329 – franchise record) ... Set an All-Star Game record scoring just 0:12 into game (surpassing Detroit’s Ted Lindsay; 0:19 in 1950). 2006-07: Captured gold at WC, and named tournament MVP by IIHF Directorate ... Led Columbus in goals (27). 2005-06: Recorded one assist six games in Turin ... Led Columbus with 31 goals ... Set Columbus record for fastest goal to start a game and period (0:10), vs. Pittsburgh (01/11/06) ... Recorded goal vs. Chicago to become only sixth in previous 10 years to record 30 goals when playing fewer than 60 games (4/15/06) ... Notched first career hat trick vs. Detroit (4/7/06). 2004-05: Won silver at WC, and named to tournament All-Star Team ... Played with HC Davos (Swiss Elite League) during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Led Columbus in scoring (57 points) and set team record with 41 goals ... Became youngest player to ever lead NHL in goals ... Led NHL with 19 power play goals ... First teenager to net 40 goals since 1987-88 (Jimmy Carson). 2002-03: Was youngest player in the NHL ... Became first No. 1 overall draft pick since Mario Lemieux (1984) to score first NHL goal in first game in his draft year (vs. Chicago’s Jocelyn Thibeault, 10/10/02) ... Played in NHL Youngstars Game. PERSONAL Son of Jamie and Liz ... Has one brother, James ... Nickname is Nasher ... Favourite book is Of Mice and Men ... Also played baseball, volleyball and lacrosse growing up ... Would be a police officer if he wasn’t playing hockey ... Started playing hockey at age five ... Columbus’ 1st choice, 1st overall, in 2002 Entry Draft.

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Born: August 31, 1973 - Edmonton Age: 36 Hometown: Cranbrook, B.C. Residence: Newport Beach, USA Ht: 185 cm / 6’1” Wt: 91 kg / 201 lb Shoots: Left Club: Anaheim Ducks

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2004 (Prague, CZE): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: 2002 Olympic champion ... Vancouver 2010 team captain ... 4-time Stanley Cup champion (1995, 2000, 2003 and 2007) ... Conn Smythe Trophy (2007) ... James Norris Memorial Trophy (2004) ... 5-time NHL All-Star (1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009) ... NHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2006, 2007) ... Only player to have won Stanley Cup, Olympic gold, WC (2004), World Cup (2004), Memorial Cup (1992) and World Junior title (1991). 2009-10: Named captain of Canadian Olympic hockey team ... Entered 19th NHL season, fifth with Anaheim. 2008-09: Became Anaheim’s highest-scoring defenceman all-time ... Ranked 3rd in NHL among defencemen with 59 points ... Named Anaheim captain ... Played in 15th career postseason. 2007-08: Missed 34 games while contemplating retirement ... Surpassed 1,100 career NHL games. 2006-07: Led all NHL defencemen with career-high 69 points to set new club record ... Won 4th Stanley Cup and named playoff MVP. 2005-06: Named to Olympic hockey team, but couldn’t play due to injury ... Finalist for Norris Trophy ... Picked up 63 points in first season with Anaheim, signed as free agent after 13 years with New Jersey Devils. 2004-05: Did not play during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Won Norris Trophy as best defenceman ... Scored 54 points ... Alternate captain when Canada captured 2004 World Cup of Hockey ... Alternate captain when Canada also won WC, collected five points. 2002-03: Won Stanley Cup with New Jersey ... Tied for first in playoff scoring with 18 points ... Became club’s all-time points leader among defencemen (02/05/03). 2001-02: Won Olympic gold in Salt Lake City, recording two points in six games. 1999-00: Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey ... Became only Devils defenceman to lead team in scoring over five consecutive seasons. 1997-98: Tied for second among NHL defencemen with 57 points. 1995-96: Competed for Canada at 1996 World Cup of Hockey, finishing second. 1994-95: Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey ... Led Devils’ defencemen with 11 points. 1993-94: Was +34 in second full NHL season. 1992-93: Picked up 40 points in 80 games in rookie season. 1990-92: Finished 6th at 1992 world juniors and named to tournament all-star team ... Won 1992 Memorial Cup with Kamloops (vs. Sault Ste. Marie) ... Won gold at 1991 world juniors. PERSONAL Brother, Rob, plays for New Jersey Devils but won 2007 Stanley Cup with Scott ... Lives in Cranbrook, B.C. in off-season ... With wife Lisa, has four sons, Logan, Jackson, Josh, Luke ... Enjoys golf, mountain biking, hunting ... Hockey idol growing up was Paul Coffey.

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Scott NIEDERMAYER


Corey PERRY forward

Born: May 16, 1985 - New Liskeard, Ont. Age: 24 Hometown: Peterborough, Ont. Residence: Newport Coast, USA Ht: 190 cm / 6’3” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Shoots: Right Club: Anaheim Ducks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut in 2010 ... 2007 Stanley Cup winner ... 2008 NHL All-Star ... 2005 Memorial Cup winner (London Knights) ... Red Tilson Trophy (OHL most outstanding player), Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (OHL leading scorer), Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (OHL playoff MVP), and Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) in 2005. 2009-10: One of three Anaheim Ducks named to Canadian Olympic Team ... Entered 5th NHL season ... Recorded franchise-record 19-game point streak (10 goals, 16 assists) from 10/21/09 to 12/1/09 – longest streak in NHL in more than two years. 2008-09: Set career highs in goals (32), assists (40) and points ... Led Ducks in goals, GWG (8) and shots (283) ... Ranked second in team scoring and plus/minus, and third in assists and PPG (10). 2007-08: Led Anaheim with 29 goals ... Named 2008 All-Star in third NHL season ... Missed final 12 regular games and first three playoff games with lacerated tendon in right quadriceps. 2006-07: Stanley Cup champion with Anaheim, tied for seventh in NHL playoff scoring while playing all 21 post-season games ... Finished tied for second in club history for most points in a single playoff season behind teammate Ryan Getzlaf ... One of eight Ducks to play in all 82 regular season games. 2005-06: Appeared in 56 games in rookie season, collecting 25 points ... Recorded first NHL goal vs. Edmonton (Markkanen, 10/10/05) ... Recorded assist in first career NHL games, an assist at Chicago (10/5/05). 2004-05: Won gold medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship in North Dakota ... Led OHL in scoring with 130 points (47 goals, 83 assists) in 60 games with London ... Led OHL in playoff scoring in 2006 with 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) in 18 games en route to Memorial Cup championship. 2001-02: Captured gold at 2002 Eight Nations Cup in Czech Republic ... Won bronze with Team Ontario at 2002 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. PERSONAL Son of Geoff and Nancy ... Has one brother, Adam ... Hosted golf tournament last summer and to benefit Wellspring London, non-profit organization supporting individuals and families living with cancer ... Spends summers in Peterborough and London, Ontario ... Enjoys watching “Prison Break” ... Considers himself an expert at playing MLB on Playstation 3 ... First job was working nights loading beds onto trucks at Sleep Country Warehouse store in hometown ... Anaheim’s 2nd choice, 28th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Born: October 10, 1974 - Dryden, Ont. Age: 35 Hometown: Dryden, Ont. Residence: Hadonfield, USA Ht: 198 cm / 6’6” Wt: 99 kg / 218 lb Shoots: Left Club: Philadelphia Flyers

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold 1998 (Nagano, JPN): 4th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 1997 (Helsinki, FIN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006) and 2002 gold medallist ... 1997 World champion ... 1993 World junior champion ... 2007 Stanley Cup Champion ... Norris and Hart Trophy winner, and NHL First All-Star Team (2000) ... 5-time NHL All-Star (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008). 2009-10: Acquired by Philadelphia Flyers from Anaheim Ducks (6/26/09) ... Entered 16th NHL season and first with Flyers. 2008-09: Appeared in Stanley Cup playoffs for 13th consecutive season ... Recorded 600th NHL point vs. Nashville (3/18/09) and appeared in 1,000th NHL game at Detroit (2/20/09). 2007-08: Finished ranked sixth in NHL in average TOI (26:00). 2006-07: Won Stanley Cup with Anaheim, recording three goals and 12 assists in 19 games. 2005-06: Skated in third Olympic Games, recording one goal and two assists in six games ... Led Edmonton to Stanley Cup Final with career-high 21 playoff points. 2004-05: Led St. Louis defencemen and was tied for second in NHL scoring with 54 points ... Finished third in Norris Trophy voting ... Named to Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, but was unable to play due to injury. 2002-03: Missed 77 games to injury (wrist, knee). 2001-02: Named alternate captain and notched one assist in six games as Canada captured Olympic gold in Salt Lake City ... Ranked eighth among NHL defencemen with 47 points. 2000-01: Registered 47 points in 51 NHL games ... Did not play in 2001 NHL All-Star Game (injury). 1999-00: Was first player since Bobby Orr (1972) to win both Hart and Norris Trophy ... Led Blues and all NHL defencemen with 48 assists and finished second in scoring (62 points). 1998-99: Named to first Olympic team as Canada finished fourth ... Was held scoreless with 4 PIM in six tournament games. 1997-98: Named the 16th and youngest captain in St. Louis history ... Finalist for Norris Trophy. 1996-97: Notched two assists in nine games as Canada won gold at WC in Finland. 1995-96: Acquired by St. Louis from Hartford (7/27/95) and ranked second among team defencemen with 25 points. 1993-94: Led all Hartford defencemen with 30 points in rookie season. 1991-92: Won gold with under-18 team at 1991 Phoenix Cup in Japan. PERSONAL With wife Lauren, has two sons, Jack and George, and one daughter, Lilah Marie ... Charitable work in Orange County and with Children’s Hospital St. Louis and Children’s Miracle Network ... Enjoys golf, boating, fishing ... Brother, Sean, played 260 NHL games ... Favourite NHL player growing up was Mike Bossy ... Nickname is Prongs.

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Christopher PRONGER


Michael RICHARDS forward

Born: February 11, 1985 - Kenora, Ont. Age: 25 Hometown: Kenora, Ont. Residence: Philadelphia, USA Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Shoots: Left Club: Philadelphia Flyers

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2006 (Riga, LAT): 4th CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut in 2010 ... 2008 NHL All-Star ... Finalist for NHL’s Frank Selke Trophy (2009) ... Team Canada alternate captain, 2006 WC ... World junior gold (2005) and silver (2004) medallist ... 2005 Calder Cup winner (Philadelphia Phantoms) ... Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (2003) ... Won OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with Kitchener Rangers (2003). 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Philadelphia (and second as team captain) ... Hat trick vs. Washington in home opener was first by a Flyer in franchise history (10/6/09). 2008-09: Set career highs in goals (30), assists (50) and points (80) ... Led NHL with seven shorthanded goals ... First player in NHL history to score three career shorthanded goals with his team down two men ... Won second consecutive Bobby Clarke Trophy as team MVP, as selected by panel of sportscasters and sportswriters. 2007-08: Led all Philadelphia forwards in average ice-time (21:30) ... First career playoff goal came off a penalty shot in Game 3 of Eastern Quarterfinal against Washington (Cristobal Huet, 4/15/08) ... One of only two players in NHL history to record their first career NHL playoff goal on a penalty shot (Minnesota’s Wayne Connolly in 1968). 2006-07: Led Flyers in short-handed goals (4) ... Missed 23 games due to injuries (left shoulder, sports hernia/ surgery). 2005-06: Alternate captain at WC in Riga, LAT (4th) ... Recorded first career hat trick against NY Islanders, scoring two short-handed and one game-winning goal (2/8/06) ... Scored first career NHL goal in first career game, vs. NY Rangers’ Kevin Weekes (10/5/05). 2004-05: Captured gold as team captain at world juniors ... Won Calder Cup ... Registered 15 points in 14 playoff games with AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, after joining the team following Kitchener’s elimination from OHL playoffs. 2003-04: Won silver at World Junior Championships. 2002-03: Won gold medal with National Under-18 summer team at Eight Nations Cup in SVK. 2001-02: Earned bronze with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Challenge in Stonewall, Man. PERSONAL Son of Norm and Irene ... Has two brothers, Matt and Mark ... Nickname is Richie ... Held Mike Richards Hockey School in hometown of Kenora, Ont., during summer of 2006 ... Favourite NHL player growing up was three-time Olympian Joe Sakic ... Favourite NHL team growing up was Vancouver ... Would like to learn how to sail ... Philadelphia’s 1st choice, 24th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Born: April 20, 1985 - Richmond, B.C. Age: 24 Hometown: Tsawwassen, B.C. Residence: Chicago, USA Ht: 191 cm / 6’3” Wt: 100 kg / 220 lb Shoots: Right Club: Chicago Blackhawks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2006 (Riga, LAT): 4th CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut in 2010 ... Represented Canada at 2006 WC in Riga, Latvia (finished fourth) ... Won 2005 world juniors and captured silver in 2004 ... Won gold with Canada at 2003 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Russia; was alternate captain, named tournament’s top defenceman and named to all-star team. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Chicago ... Ended longest shootout in Blackhawks history with an eleventh-round gamewinning goal vs. Columbus (12/1/09) ... Overtime winner against Calgary capped team’s biggest comeback in franchise history (down 5-0, 10/12/09) ... Missed game against Nashville (10/24/09), ending streak of 223 consecutive regular-season games played. 2008-09: Led team in playoff points (12) by a defencemen in first postseason ... Shared team lead with eight goals among defencemen ... Led Chicago in hits (224), blocked shots (113) ... Second on team in ice time (23:19) ... Recorded 100th career point (01/11/09) ... Finished year with 213 consecutive games played, longest active streak on team. 2007-08: Led Chicago defencemen with 23 assists ... Scored 32 points overall to lead team defencemen ... Second on team in ice time. 2006-07: Played in NHL YoungStars Game (part of All-Star weekend) ... Scored 24 points in 81 games ... Led team with 104 penalty minutes ... Second on team with 129 blocked shots, 146 hits. 2005-06: Finished fourth with Canada at WC in Riga, LAT ... In rookie season, led Chicago defencemen with 27 assists, 32 points and +5 rating ... Was second on team with 27 assists ... Four assists in one game matched Chicago rookie record (10/07/05) ... Had assist in NHL debut (10/05/05). 2000-05: Won gold with Canada at 2005 world juniors ... Won silver at 2004 world juniors ... Won gold with Canada at 2003 World Under-18 Championship, named tournament’s top defenceman and to all-star team ... Won gold with under-18 team at 2002 Eight Nations Cup (summer), was team captain ... Played in Western Hockey League, team captain for final two years with Lethbridge Hurricanes. PERSONAL Son of Gary and Suzanne ... Brother, Keith, who was selected in 2nd round in 2006 by Washington (52nd overall), is now a Calgary Flames prospect ... Supports Garth Brooks Charities ... Prefers country music ... Started playing minor hockey with the South Delta Orange ... In 2000-01, named top defencemen in Pacific International Junior B league at age 15 ... Chicago’s 1st choice, 14th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Brent SEABROOK


Eric STAAL forward

Born: October. 29, 1984 - Thunder Bay, Ont. Age: 25 Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont. Residence: Raleigh, USA Ht: 193 cm / 6’4” Wt: 93 kg / 205 lb Shoots: Left Club: Carolina Hurricanes

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City, CAN): Silver 2007 (Moscow, RUS): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Stanley Cup winner ... 3-time NHL All-Star (2007, 2008, 2009) ... NHL Second All-Star Team (2006) ... Named an alternate for 2006 Olympic Games ... Won gold at 2007 WC, silver in 2008 ... Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2003). 2009-10: Entered 6th NHL season with Carolina having missed only one career game to injury (3/19/04) ... Missed game at Florida (11/4/09) with an upper-body injury, ending games-played streak at 349. 2008-09: Four hat tricks set Carolina record ... Led team and finished 5th in NHL with 40 goals ... Nominated for King Clancy Trophy (leadership, community work) ... Had career-high six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in one game (03/07/09) to match team record ... Played in all 18 playoff games, leading team in goals (9) and points (15) ... Netted game-winning goal with 32 seconds remaining at NJ (4/28/09) – latest regulation game-winner in a Game 7 in NHL history. 2007-08: Collected seven points at WC, won silver ... First Hurricane named All-Star Game MVP (2 goals, 1 assist) ... Named Carolina alternate captain ... Led team with 82 points to tie for 15th in NHL ... Scored 100th career goal (11/23/07). 2006-07: Recorded 10 points at WC, won gold ... Was third on team in goals (30), assists (40) and points (70). 2005-06: Named as alternate to Olympic team ... First franchise player to score 100 points (45 goals, 55 assists), ranked 6th overall ... Led Carolina in points, goals, assists, shots ... Won Stanley Cup ... Collected points in 20 of Carolina’s 25 playoff games to all NHL scorers with 28. 2004-05: Played for Lowell (AHL) during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Made NHL debut at age 18. 2000-03: Played for Canada at 2002 World Under-18 Championship, finishing 6th ... In 2001, won gold with Under-18 team at Six Nations Cup and bronze with Team Ontario at World Under-17 Challenge ... Played for OHL’s Peterborough Petes from 2000-01 to 2002-03. PERSONAL Has son, Parker, with wife, Tanya ... Brothers Marc (NY Rangers, 2005) and Jordan (Pittsburgh, 2006) were also 1st round draft picks ... Youngest brother Jared was drafted in 2nd round in 2008 by Phoenix ... Helps host annual charity golf tournament in Thunder Bay to benefit Northern Cancer Research Fund ... Also hosts Easter Seals Skate ... Hockey idols were Joe Sakic and Wayne Gretzky ... Was top-rated North American skater in NHL’s Central Scouting Registry for 2003 Entry Draft ... Carolina’s 1st choice, 2nd overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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Born: July 2, 1979 - London, Ont. Age: 30 Hometown: St. Thomas, Ont. Residence: Saratoga, USA Ht: 193 cm / 6’4” Wt: 106 kg / 235 lb Shoots: Left Club: San Jose Sharks

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 2001 (Nuremberg, GER): 5th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy winner (2006) ... NHL First All-Star Team (2006) ... Second All-Star Team (2003, 2008) ... 6-time NHL All-Star (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... Won silver at 2005 WC, named MVP and to tournament all-star team ... Member of Canada’s championship team at 2004 World Cup of Hockey ... Gold medallist from 1997 world juniors. 2009-10: Entered 12th NHL season, 5th with San Jose ... Started season as NHL’s top point-producer since Dec. 2005 (302 points) ... As of Jan. 8, has not missed a game in San Jose, playing in franchise-record 347 consecutive games (and 366 NHL games overall dating back to time with Boston) ... Recorded 900th career point vs. Los Angeles (1/4/10). 2008-09: Was 11th in NHL scoring and led Sharks to league-best record (53-18-11) ... Played 800th career game (01/27/09). 2007-08: Led NHL in assists (67) for third straight season, fourth player ever to do so ... Finished fifth in league scoring with 96 points ... Posted 8th consecutive 20-goal season. 2006-07: Become 3rd player ever to have back-to-back 90assist seasons ... Led Sharks with 114 points ... Led NHL with 92 assists. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut with three points in six games ... Led NHL in scoring with 125 points to capture Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy ... Traded to Sharks from Boston (12/02/05) and recorded most points ever scored by player on two different teams in same season. 2004-05: Had six goals and 10 assists to be named tournament MVP as Canada won silver at WC ... Won Swiss Elite League championship with HC Davos during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Helped Team Canada win World Cup of Hockey, scoring six points in six games ... Led Boston in points (73) for third time. 2002-03: Named Bruins captain ... Scored 101 points, third overall in NHL. 2000-01: Picked up one goal and one assist as Canada finished 5th at WC ... Recorded first 30+ goal season. 1999-00: Was just second Bruin ever to lead team in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. 1996-97: Was youngest member of Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at 1997 world juniors. PERSONAL Started skating at age four, hockey at six ... Hockey idol is Pat Lafontaine ... If not a hockey player, would be a pilot ... Is affiliated with Right To Play ... At just 17, he scored 122 points in the OHL in 59 games ... Boston’s 1st choice, 1st overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.

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Joe THORNTON


Jonathan TOEWS forward

Born: April 29, 1988 - Winnipeg Age: 21 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Chicago, USA Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Shoots: Left Club: Chicago Blackhawks

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2008 (Halifax & Quebec City, CAN): Silver 2007 (Moscow, RUS): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut in 2010 ... 2009 NHL All-Star ... NHL All-Rookie Team (2008) ... 3rd-youngest team captain in NHL history (Chicago) ... Won silver with Canada at 2008 WC and gold at 2007 WC ... Won gold medal at 2006 and 2007 world juniors, named top forward by IIHF Directorate and to tournament all-star team in 2007 ... First Canadian player to ever win gold at WC and IIHF World Junior Championship in same season. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 3rd NHL season with Chicago ... Currently the NHL’s youngest captain. 2008-09: Led team with 34 goals, third on team with 69 points ... Led team in game-winning goals (7) and faceoff percentage (54.7) ... Ranked second on team with 12 power-play goals, third with 69 points and fifth with 35 assists while appearing in all 82 games ... Scored first career hat trick vs. Pittsburgh’s Marc-André Fleury (02/27/09) ... Scored 100th career point (02/17/09) ... Notched six of Chicago’s 11 shootout goals, tied for third-best in NHL ... Had 13 playoff points in first postseason. 2007-08: Named to NHL All-Rookie Team ... Led NHL rookies with 24 goals, 2nd on Chicago ... Had 54 points in 64 games as rookie ... Scored at least one point in first 10 professional games, the second-longest such streak in NHL history ... Potted first goal against San Jose (10/10/07) ... Missed 16 games with sprained knee. 2006-07: Won gold medals with Canada at WC and world juniors, scoring seven points in each tournament ... Alternate captain of North Dakota (WCHA) in final collegiate career. 2005-06: Won gold at world juniors ... As college freshman with North Dakota (WCHA), scored 39 points in 42 games and named NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player ... Won gold and captained Canada’s Under-18 team squad at Junior World Cup ... Captain of Team West, won gold at World Under-17 Challenge ... One of three players (joining Chris Gratton and Joe Thornton) to win a World Under-17 Challenge, summer under-18 event and IIHF World Junior Championship in a 12 month period. PERSONAL Son of Bryan and Andrée ... Brother, David, NY Islanders’ 3rd choice, 66th overall, in 2008 Entry Draft ... Hockey idol growing up was Joe Sakic ... Is bilingual (English and French) ... Chicago’s 1st choice, 3rd overall, in 2006 Entry Draft.

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Born: August 14, 1985 - Salmon Arm, B.C. Age: 24 Hometown: Sicamous, B.C. Residence: Nashville, USA Ht: 193 cm / 6’4” Wt: 104 kg / 229 lb Shoots: Right Club: Nashville Predators

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Bern, SUI): Silver 2007 (Moscow, RUS): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: Making Olympic debut in 2010 ... 2009 NHL All-Star ... Won silver medal with Canada at 2009 WC, named Top Defenceman by IIHF Directorate ... Won gold medal with Canada at 2007 IIHF WC ... Won gold with Canada at 2005 world juniors. 2009-10: Participated in Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in August 2009 in Calgary ... Entered 5th NHL season with Nashville. 2008-09: Won silver and tied for 3rd in scoring (12 points) at WC, named Top Defenceman and Canada’s best player by tournament coaches ... Also led Canada in ice time ... Set Nashville record with 23 goals by a defenceman, ranked 2nd overall on team ... 23 goals also tied for 4th-highest goal output by a defenceman since 1994-95 season ... Led Nashville with 192 hits ... Only NHL defenceman to finish in top-10 in hits and points ... Set club record with 251 shots ... Led team in power-play goals (10) ... Scored 10 goals in first 20 games – quickest by an NHL defencemen since 1987 ... Finished fourth in voting for Norris Trophy and fifth in NHL All-Star Team voting ... Established career high in games played (81) and logged more than 20 minutes in all but one contest. 2007-08: Had career-high average ice time with 19:29 ... Fired career-high 10 shots on net (02/12/08) ... Missed 28 games due to injury ... Had four points in playoff series. 2006-07: Won gold at WC, collected two points and led team in penalty minutes (31) ... Led team in hits (165) and led defencemen with 17 goals – was one of six NHL defencemen with 17 or more goals ... Had career-high +13 rating and 40 points ... Played in NHL YoungStars Game. 2005-06: Opened season with AHL’s Milwaukee and was recalled to Nashville three times ... Ranked 11th among NHL rookies with +8 rating ... Scored first NHL goal against St. Louis’ Reinhard Divis (04/06/06) ... Made postseason debut, scoring two goals – first Nashville rookie to score in playoffs. 2001-05: Won gold at 2005 world juniors ... Skated in 190 games over parts of four seasons (2001-02 to 2004-05) with Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League ... Was 2005 WHL playoff MVP ... Helped Kelowna capture 2004 Memorial Cup and named to tournament All-Star team. PERSONAL Nickname is Webs ... Spends summers in Kelowna, B.C. ... Likes fishing, boating, baseball and golf ... Hockey idol is Rob Blake ... Nashville’s 4th choice, 49th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

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ICE HOCKEY

Shea WEBER


Hockey (men) coaches, media attachĂŠ(s) and NSF support TEAM

Mike BABCOCK HEAD COACH

Date of birth: April 29, 1963 Hometown: Manitouwadge, Ont.

Ken HITCHCOCK ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: December 17, 1951 Hometown: Edmonton

Jacques LEMAIRE ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: September 7, 1945 Hometown: Montreal

Lindy RUFF ASSISTANT COACH

Date of birth: February 17, 1960 Hometown: Edmonton

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ICE HOCKEY

Andre BRIN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Winnipeg

J.J. HEBERT MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ont.

NSF Support Team (Men) Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Equipment Manager Equipment Manager Management Management Management Management Management Management Performance Technology Team Services Team Services

Misley Gervais O’Neill Armstrong Gretzky Holland Lowe Nicholson Yzerman Cooper Pascall Salmond

Johnny Pierre Pat Doug Wayne Ken Kevin Bob Steve Ben Bradley Scott

Port Alberni Trois-Rivières Port Moody Sarnia Brantford Vernon Edmonton Calgary Gross Pointe Calgary Coquitlam Calgary

B.C. Que. B.C. Ont. Ont. B.C. Alta. Alta. USA Alta. B.C. Alta.

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LUGE

Marie-Claude Doyon


Jeff Christie COC/T. O’lett | CP/Jeff McIntosh


Luge COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-17, 2010 Whistler Sliding Centre

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Canadian Luge Association 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW Calgary, Alberta T3B 5R5 Tel: 403.202.6581 www.luge.ca

Executive Director: Tim Farstad

International Luge Federation www.fil-luge.org

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Chris Dornan Martin Richard

Team Roster EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Singles

Vancouver

B.C.

2006

Cockerline Ian

Singles

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Edney

Samuel

Singles

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Gough

Alex

Singles

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Lauscher

Regan

Singles

Red Deer

Alta.

2006, 2002

Moffat

Chris

Doubles Mixed

Calgary

Alta.

2006, 2002

Moffat

Mike

Doubles Mixed

Calgary

Alta.

2006, 2002

Simister

Meaghan

Singles

Calgary

Alta.

2006

Snith

Justin

Doubles Mixed

Calgary

Alta.

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Walker

Tristan

Doubles Mixed

Calgary

Alta.

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Christie

Jeffrey

* Olympic Medallist

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The Whistler Sliding Centre will host bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions and will also serve as a legacy for the enjoyment of local residents, visitors and high-performance athletes. The venue is situated on Blackcomb Mountain, complementing the other adventureoriented activities the area offers. Post-Games, the facility will operate as a centre for high-performance development, youth and recreational club programming, and tourist and public admissions (passenger rides and tours), building the legacy of the 2010 Winter Games. THE SPORT

In luge (the French word for “sled”), racers begin by sitting on open fibreglass sleds. Pulling on fixed handles in the ice, they burst out of the start. After this explosive start, they use spiked gloves on the ice surface for extra acceleration before lying down on their backs, feet stretched out in front of them, heads back to be as aerodynamic as possible. Luge racers steer using their legs and shoulders, and brake by sitting up, putting their feet down and pulling up on the sled runners. The singles events consist of four heats over two days. The individual with the lowest combined time over the four runs wins. Men and women compete on the same track, but the women and doubles begin further down the course. The four-run format is unique to the Olympic Winter Games and designed to reward consistency, endurance and ability to withstand pressure - particularly on the second day. The doubles event consists of two runs over one day, with the fastest total time determining the winner. All events in luge are timed to the thousandth of a second. THE TEAM

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in luge. That could change in Whistler, but the challengers from Europe – particularly Germany – remain very potent. Olympic experience underlies the men’s and women’s teams, both of which have legitimate shots at the podium. Regan Lauscher is the veteran leader for the women, a two-time Olympian, seven-time Canadian champion, who in 2004 was the first Canadian to win a World Cup silver medal. Watch for her teammate Alex Gough who comes off a tremendous season that included 4th place at the World Championships (Canadian record) and 8th overall on the World Cup circuit. As well, Meaghan Simister is a very strong starter and is looking to atone for a crash in Turin 2006. The men are a tight-knit group that has competed for years together. Jeff Christie, Ian Cockerline and Sam Edney all competed at Turin 2006 and will head to Whistler comfortable with the sliding track there. Edney set a career-high 5th-place finish at a World Cup this year. A brother tandem in doubles, Chris and Mike Moffat, are longtime veterans and poised to make a charge at the podium as well. In 2006, they finished 9th after being away from the sport for three seasons. They are joined by rising stars Tristan Walker and Justin Snith who have proven potential in winning many international medals on the junior level. -237-

LUGE

VENUE


Luge Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

WOMEN

SINGLES MEN 1. Armin Zöggeler ITA 2. Albert Demchenko RUS 3. Martins Rubenis LAT --14. Jeff Christie CAN 19. Sam Edney CAN DNF Ian Cockerline CAN

SINGLES LADIES 1. Sylke Otto GER 2. Silke Kraushaar GER 3. Tatjana Hüfner GER --10. Regan Lauscher CAN 20. Alex Gough CAN DNF Meaghan Simister CAN

DOUBLES MIXED 1. AUT 2. GER 3. ITA --9. Chris Moffat / Mike Moffat CAN 10. Grant Albrecht / Eric Pothier CAN

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN & women

Canada has not won an Olympic medal in luge.

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

Singles

2002

11

Kyle Connelly

1980

11

Bruce Smith

Doubles Mixed

2002

5

Chris Moffat / Eric Pothier

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

Singles

1988

7

Marie-Claude Doyon

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singles

Born: February 2, 1983 - Vancouver Age: 27 Hometown: Vancouver Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 183 cm / 6’0� Wt: 89 kg / 196 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg, Stefan Skell Club: Calgary Luge Club On national team since: 2000 Personal website: www.christieluge.ca

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 14th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 23rd 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 11th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 22nd 2005 (Park City, USA): 12th 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 16th 2003 (Sigulda, LAT): 19th 2001 (Calgary, CAN): 16th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian finished 14th ... Competed in seven WC, top result 11th in 2008 ... Veteran of nine World Cup seasons with a top result of 5th in 2005. 2009-10: Finished 9th at World Cup in Calgary. 2008-09: Was 23rd at WC ... Top World Cup finish was 12th in Konigssee, GER (01/04/09) ... Finished 2nd at Canadian Championships in Whistler. 2007-08: Set a career mark at WC, finishing 11th (01/24/08) ... Had great World Cup race in Calgary, finishing 6th (11/24/07). 2006-07: Breakout season with three top-10 finishes ... His best result was 6th in Calgary (12/09/06) ... Elected International Athletes Representative to the International Luge Federation ... Finished 22nd at WC. 2005-06: At his first Olympic Winter Games, he finished 14th (02/12/06) ... Was top Canadian ... Achieved what remains best-ever World Cup result, 5th place in Calgary (12/10/05). 2004-05: Finished 12th at WC ... Totalled five top-15 finishes on World Cup circuit ... Top result was 12th in both Calgary and Park City, USA (02/20/05). 2003-04: Top Canadian at WC with 16th-place finish (02/15/04) ... Top World Cup result was 12th in Calgary. 2000-03: Competed in World Cup races over three seasons, top result being 18th in Salt Lake City, USA ... Finished 19th at WC ... Two years earlier finished 16th in his first WC (02/25/01). PERSONAL Experienced luge for first time at age of 10 at Calgary Olympic Park ... Attends the Hayskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary ... Idol is U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong ... Outside luge, he enjoys skiing ... Sister, Kaisa, works for VANOC as assistant to sliding sports manager ... Father, Liam, is a level-four ski instructor ... Loves to compete in Konigssee, GER, home of the oldest artificial track in the world where huge crowds come to watch luge.

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LUGE biathlon

Jeff CHRISTIE


Ian COCKERLINE singles

Born: February 22, 1984 - Calgary Age: 25 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 181 cm / 5’11� Wt: 89 kg / 196 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg, Stefan Skell Club: Calgary Luge Club On national team since: 2003

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): DNF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 20th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 15th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 25th 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 19th CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian who crashed in final race while in 16th place ... Competed at three WC, best result 15th in 2008 ... Veteran of seven World Cup seasons, pulling off two 14th-place finishes in Calgary in 2007 and 2003. 2009-10: Had not competed in World Cups as of Dec. 1. 2008-09: Finished 20th at WC ... Finished 27th overall in World Cup standings ... Top World Cup result came at Olympic venue in Whistler, 21st place (02/22/09). 2007-08: Finished a career-best 15th at the WC (01/24/08) ... Matched his best World Cup result, finishing 14th in Calgary (11/14/07). 2006-07: Finished 25th at the WC ... Best result in seven World Cup races was 19th in Park City, USA. 2005-06: His first Olympic experience ... He was in 13th place on runs one and two, and in 16th place after run three ... Crashed on his final run and could not finish ... Top World Cup result was 21st in Lake Placid, USA. 2002-05: Competed in 12 World Cups over three seasons, first race November 2002 ... Top result was 14th in hometown of Calgary (12/06/03) ... Placed 19th at WC (02/15/04). PERSONAL A lifetime Calgarian ... Attends the University of Calgary for Sciences ... Is scared of heights ... Considers luge tobogganing for adults, which makes it very Canadian ... Very close friends with his luge teammates ... Tried luge at age 8 after father saw a newspaper ad ... By 12 he was a full-time member of Calgary luge program ... Enjoys mountain biking, soccer, skiing, hockey, hiking, squash ... Motto: Never in a hurry, just moving fast!

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singles

Born: June 29, 1984 - Calgary Age: 25 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 188 cm / 6’2” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg, Stefan Skell Club: Canadian Luge Association On national team since: 2002

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 19th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 17th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 9th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 32nd 2005 (Park City, USA): 18th - doubles mixed; 27th - singles 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 13th - doubles mixed; 25th - singles 2003 (Sigulda, LAT): 20th - doubles mixed; 34th - singles CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian finished 17th .... Career best is 9th, set at the 2008 WC ... Veteran of six WC and seven World Cup seasons ... Best-ever World Cup result was 5th in 2009. 2009-10: Finished career-high 5th at World Cup in Calgary (11/21/09). 2008-09: Top Canadian at WC, finishing 17th (02/06/09) ... Three top-15 World Cup finishes, best was 12th at Whistler Olympic venue (02/21/09) ... Canadian champion. 2007-08: His 9th-place finish at the WC (01/24/08) is his career highlight ... Particularly considering he was 32nd the year before ... Recorded top World Cup result in Calgary, 12th place. 2006-07: Finished 32nd at WC ... Had four top-20 World Cup results, best being 17th in Park City, USA ... Canadian champion. 2005-06: First Olympic Winter Games (02/12/06), finished 19th out of 35 who finished ... Two 14th-place World Cups results in Altenberg, GER and Calgary. 2004-05: At WC, finished 27th and 18th in doubles ... Top World Cup finish was 21st in Oberhof, GER. 2002-04: Initial two World Cup seasons, top results 21st in Salt Lake City, USA and in Lake Placid, USA ... At first WC, finished 34th and 20th in doubles (02/23/03). PERSONAL Before each race, always slips right glove on first and practices breathing and visualization ... Attends Quest University Canada in Squamish, B.C. ... Attended Calgary’s National Sport School from 1999 to 2002, where he completed high school while pursuing luge ... Enjoys road cycling, skiing, golf and mountain biking ... Nickname is Silent Sam.

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LUGE

Samuel EDNEY


Alex GOUGH singles

Born: May 12, 1987 - Calgary Age: 22 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg, Steffen Skel Club: Canadian Luge Association On national team since: 2005

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 20th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 4th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 24th 2005 (Park City, USA): 30th CAREER NOTES Overall: A surprise 2006 Olympian who finished 20th at just 18 years of age ... Veteran of the past three WC, set a new Canadian record with a 4th-place finish in 2009 ... A breakthrough 2008-2009 season included five top-10 finishes, best result 6th, and a final mark of 8th overall on the season. 2009-10: Matched career high in finishing 6th at World Cup in Calgary ... Following week set new record with 4th-place finish (11/28/09). 2008-09: Posted Canada’s best-ever result at a WC with 4th-place finish (02/06/09) ... Ranked 8th overall on the World Cup circuit, with five top-10 finishes in nine races ... Best result was 6th in Calgary (02/13/09) ... Finished 7th on Olympic track in Whistler World Cup (02/20/09) ... Canadian champion. 2007-08: Broken ankle, did not compete. 2006-07: Finished 25th overall on the World Cup circuit, with a top result of 13th in Salt Lake City, USA ... Finished 24th at WC yet sixth at Junior WC in Cesena, ITA. 2005-06: First-time Olympian, finished 20th in Turin, ITA (02/12/06) ... At 18, she was one of youngest members of Canadian Olympic Team ... Competed at five World Cups, her top result 11th in Calgary (12/10/05) ... Finished 30th at WC. 2004-05: Made first World Cup appearance, late in the season, finished 30th in Park City, USA (02/20/05). PERSONAL Made Olympic debut at age 18 ... Graduated from Calgary’s National Sport School ... Discovered luge while following her friends to a recruitment camp at Canada Olympic Park ... Outside of luge, she enjoys skiing, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, scuba diving and water sports ... Spent March 2009 (her month off) volunteering at an orphanage in Zimbabwe.

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singles

Born: February 21, 1980 - Saskatoon Age: 29 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Red Deer, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 174 cm / 5’9” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg Club: Canadian Luge Association On national team since: 2000 Personal website: www.reganlauscher.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 12th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 15th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 17th 2005 (Park City, USA): 9th 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 14th 2003 (Sigulda, LAT): 14th 2001 (Calgary, CAN): 15th CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian finished 10th in 2006 and 12th in 2002 ... Six-time competitor at WC with top result 9th in 2005 ... Veteran has competed in 12 World Cup seasons ... Was first Canadian to win a luge silver medal on World Cup circuit (2004) ... Seven-time Canadian champion. 2009-10: Finished 10th at World Cup in Calgary, 15th at another. 2008-09: Missed part of season after double shoulder surgery ... Returned to post a 12th-place finish at World Cup in Konigssee, GER (01/04/09), matching that result in Calgary (02/14/09) ... On Olympic track in Whistler, was 13th at World Cup (02/21/09). 2007-08: Was 17th at WC (01/27/08) ... Top results on the World Cup circuit were 9th at both Calgary and Konigssee, GER. 2006-07: Three top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit, her best finish 4th place in Calgary (12/09/06) ... Part of team event that placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in three World Cups. 2005-06: Achieved best Olympic finish ever, 10th place (02/12/06) ... Finished 11th in three separate World Cups. 2004-05: First Canadian ever to win a silver medal in a World Cup, in Lake Placid (12/04/04) ... In January, won bronze at a Challenge Cup that featured the world’s top-12 sliders ... Finished 9th at WC (02/18/05) ... 2003-04: Finished 14th at WC (02/14/04) ... Top World Cup result was 7th in Calgary (12/06/03). 2001-03: At first Olympic Winter Games, finished 12th (02/15/02) ... Five top-10 World Cup results over two seasons, best result being 4th in Lillehammer, NOR (01/19/03) ... Finished 14th at WC. 1998-01: Finished 15th at her first WC (02/25/01) ... Won first Canadian title in 2000 ... In 19 World Cup events over this time, her top result was 11th in Igls, AUT. PERSONAL First started natural luge at age 14 ... Graduated from Mount Royal College in 2005 with applied degree in journalism ... Has a pre-competition ritual of washing hands before slipping on race gloves ... Favourite quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” ... Has admitted being too frightened to go too fast on a crazy carpet or toboggan ... Athletic family includes grandfather, Bill Porter who competed in triathlon, mother Vicki who was a phys-ed teacher, and father David and brothers Robin and Ryan who were active in sport.

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LUGE

Regan LAUSCHER


Chris MOFFAT doubles mixed

Born: September 22, 1979 - Calgary Age: 30 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 186 cm / 6’1” Wt: 95 kg / 209 lb Coach: Wolfgang Staudinger Club: Calgary Luge Club On national team since: 2000-2002; 2005-current Personal website: www.moffat-moffat.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 9th - doubles mixed 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 5th - doubles mixed; 14th - singles WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 10th - doubles mixed 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 10th - doubles mixed 2007 (Igls, AUT): 12th - doubles mixed 2001 (Calgary, CAN): 15th - doubles mixed 2000 (St. Moritz, SUI): 10th - doubles mixed; 14th - singles 1999 (Konigssee, GER): 21st - doubles mixed; 28th - singles CAREER NOTES Overall: Doubles mixed luge specialist, long-time member of national team ... Two-time Olympian... Veteran of seven World Cup seasons ... Competed at six WC, finished 10th three times. 2009-10: Finished 10th and 11th at World Cups in November. 2008-09: Finished 10th at WC ... Missed first half of season with broken wrist ... Top result in World Cups was 9th, set at both Altenberg, GER and Olympic venue of Whistler (02/22/09) ... Canadian champion. 2007-08: Broke wrist midway through season but remained in competition ... Canadian champion ... Finished 10th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 9th in Altenberg, GER. 2006-07: Finished 12th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 8th, at both Konigsseee, GER and Winterberg, GER ... Canadian champion. 2005-06: Finished 9th in a field of 21 at the Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 6th in two World Cup events, in Calgary and Turin, ITA ... Canadian champion. 2002-05: Retired, did not compete. 2001-02: Finished 5th in doubles and 14th in singles at the Olympic Winter Games ... Competing in singles, top World Cup result was 10th in Igls, AUT. 1999-01: First two World Cup seasons, top result was 8th in doubles in Oberhof, GER (02/13/00) ... First two WC, with top result 10th in doubles. PERSONAL His brother, Mike, is his luge partner ... Father, Ed, is the Olympic race director ... Mother, Carol, will be an official at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games ... Returned from three-year hiatus teaming with brother in 2005-06 ... Coached junior national luge team in his temporary retirement ... Cycles and plays ultimate frisbee outside of luge.

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doubles mixed

Born: May 27, 1982 - Calgary Age: 27 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 182 cm / 5’10” Wt: 78 kg / 172 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg, Steffan Skel Club: Calgary Luge Club On national team since: 1998-2002; 2005-current Personal website: www.moffat-moffat.com

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 12th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 10th - doubles 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 10th - doubles 2007 (Igls, AUT): 12th - doubles 2001 (Calgary, CAN): 6th - doubles; 19th - singles 2000 (St. Moritz, SWI): 14th - doubles 1999 (Konigssee, GER): 20th - doubles CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian finished 10th in 2006 ... Veteran of six WC, top result 6th in 2001 ... Competed in eight World Cup seasons, top result 6th multiple times. 2009-10: Finished 10th and 11th at World Cups in November. 2008-09: Finished 10th at the WC ... Missed first half of season due to partner Chris Moffat’s broken wrist ... Top result in World Cups was 9th, set at both Altenberg, GER and Olympic venue of Whistler (02/22/09) ... Canadian champion. 2007-08: Canadian champion ... Finished 10th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 9th in Altenberg, GER (02/03/08). 2006-07: Finished 12th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 8th, at both Konigsseee, GER and Winterberg, GER ... Canadian champion. 2005-06: Finished 9th in a field of 21 at the Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 6th in two World Cup events, in Calgary (12/10/05) and Turin, ITA (11/20/05) ... Canadian champion. 2002-05: Retired, did not compete. 2001-02: Finished 12th at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games with partner Grant Albrecht ... Top World Cup result was 7th in Calgary. 2000-01: Finished 6th in doubles at the WC ... Also finished 19th in singles ... Top World Cup result was 6th in doubles in Altenberg, GER. 1999-00: Finished 14th at WC ... Top World Cup result was 10th in Oberhof, GER. 1998-99: Finished 20th in doubles at the WC ... Top World Cup result was 12th in doubles in Oberhof, GER. PERSONAL His brother, Chris, is his luge partner ... Father, Ed, is the Olympic race director ... Mother, Carol, will be an official at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games ... Returned from three-year hiatus teaming with brother in 2005-06 ... Shed 50 lbs off his frame upon returning ... Attends Calgary’s Mount Royal College in Justice ... Has worked as caseworker in Calgary halfway house and officer with Calgary Parole Board.

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LUGE

Mike MOFFAT


Meaghan SIMISTER singles

Born: November 10, 1986 - Regina Age: 23 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 171 cm / 5’7� Wt: 68 kg / 150 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Robert Fegg Club: Canadian Luge Association On national team since: 2003

OLYMPIC RESULTS 2006 (Turin, ITA): DNF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 18th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 9th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 18th 2005 (Park City, USA): 22nd 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 16th CAREER NOTES Overall: Known as an excellent starter, she qualified for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games but crashed in the third race ... Veteran of five WC, with best result 9th in 2008 ... Competed at World Cups since the 2002-03 season ... Top result was 10th place, set twice in 2009-10. 2009-10: Finished 14th at World Cup in Igls, AUT. 2008-09: Finished 18th at WC ... Set a world start record on World Cup circuit ... Top World Cup result was 10th, at the Olympic venue in Whistler (02/20/09) and at Oberhof, GER ... 13th overall in the standings. 2007-08: Finished a strong 9th at WC ... Best World Cup result was 15th in Calgary. 2006-07: Member of World Cup team overall silver medallists ... Finished 18th at WC ... Set world start record on World Cup circuit ... Top World Cup result was 15th in Oberhof, GER. 2005-06: At first Olympic Winter Games, she crashed in the third run, was taken to hospital but suffered no breaks ... In World Cup, broke the top-20 all five times, earning her an Olympic berth ... Top World Cup result was 14th in Konigsee, GER. 2003-05: Placed 22nd at 2004 WC and 16th at 2005 WC ... Broke through in first complete World Cup season with an 11th-place finish (top Canadian woman) in Winterberg, GER (01/18/04). 2002-03: Competed for first time at four World Cup events ... Top result was 17th in Oberhof, GER. PERSONAL Routinely posts very strong starting times ... Before every race, she must perform the same warm-up and listen to the same songs on her iPod ... Mother, Tania, was a provincial champion show jumper in Saskatchewan ... At the age of two, she started dance and gymnastics ... Attends the University of Calgary for political science ... Father, Bryan, played junior hockey for the Melville Millionaires.

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doubles mixed

Born: December 8, 1991 - Calgary Age: 18 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 176 cm / 5’8” Wt: 70 kg / 155 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Steffen Skel, Robert Fegg Club: Canadian Luge Association On national team since: 2009

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Young, promising athlete ... Competing at first Olympic Winter Games ... Won bronze medal in doubles mixed at 2009 Junior WC. 2009-10: Finished 13th at World Cup in Calgary ... Was 13th again in Altenberg, GER, ahead of Moffat brothers. 2008-09: Had career-best result, winning bronze at the Junior WC in Nagano, JPN (02/13/09) ... Won Junior World Cup bronze in Turin, ITA (11/21/08)... Added two 4th-place finishes in Junior World Cups ... Finished season ranked 5th overall in junior doubles mixed ... Added five top-30 finishes in junior singles World Cup races. 2007-08: Finished 5th at Junior WC in Lake Placid, USA despite technically being in the youth division ... Had two 8th-place and one 9th-place finishes in youth singles action in World Cups ... Won bronze in youth doubles mixed at World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA ... Won Junior World Cup bronze in doubles in Park City, USA. PERSONAL Recruited into sport of luge by doubles partner Tristan Walker ... Nickname is ‘Nithers’ ... His aunt was a high performance gymnast ... Family friend is fellow Calgarian, Olympic champion gymnast Kyle Shewfelt ... Enjoys snowboard and swimming outside of luge.

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LUGE

Justin SNITH


Tristan WALKER doubles mixed

Born: May 16, 1991 - Calgary Age: 18 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 80 kg / 176 lb Coaches: Wolfgang Staudinger, Steffan Skel, Robert Fegg Club: Calgary Luge Club On national team since: 2009

OLYMPIC RESULTS --WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WC) RESULTS --CAREER NOTES Overall: Young, promising athlete ... Competing at first Olympic Winter Games ... Won bronze medal in doubles mixed at 2009 Junior WC ... Canadian junior singles and doubles champion in 2008. 2009-10: Finished 13th at a World Cup in Calgary ... Was 13th again in Altenberg, GER, ahead of Moffat brothers. 2008-09: Had career-best result, winning bronze at Junior WC in Nagano, JPN (02/13/09) ... Won Junior World Cup bronze in Turin, ITA (11/21/08) ... Added two 4th-place finishes in Junior World Cups ... Finished season ranked 5th overall in junior doubles mixed ... Canadian junior champion in doubles and singles. 2007-08: At the Youth A level in singles, won World Cup gold and added a silver and bronze on the circuit ... Won Junior World Cup bronze in doubles in Park City, USA. 2006-07: Named to junior national team ... Finished 26th at Junior World Cup in singles ... Won silver in Youth A at a World Cup in singles. PERSONAL Was racing singles as a junior until the only Canadian junior pair broke up, and he was then paired with Justin Snith ... Still a junior, he must qualify for each World Cup event in a Nations Cup race on the same weekend ... Lists his parents as personal sponsors ... Prefers heavy metal music ... Plays guitar, writes music and lyrics for his band ... Favourite motto: It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

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Wolfgang STAUDINGER HEAD COACH

Date of birth: September 8, 1963 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2007

Robert FEGG COACH

Date of birth: October 26, 1978 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2003

Steffen SKEL COACH

Date of birth: June 14, 1972 Hometown: Altenberg, GER With team since: 2007

Chris DORNAN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Saskatoon

Martin RICHARD MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Ottawa

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Performance Technology Strength Trainer

Farstad Rochon Barnert

Tim Carl Jeremiah

Calgary Whistler Okotoks

Alta. B.C. Alta.

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LUGE

LUGE coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support TEAM


Nordic Combined

Jon Servold


Jason Myslicki COC/ S. Grant | CP/Jonathan Hayward


NORDIC COMBINED COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 14, 23 and 25, 2010 Whistler Olympic Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Nordic Combined Ski Canada 388 305 4625 Varsity Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T3A 0Z9 www.nordiccombinedcanada.com

Chair: Tannis Carlson

International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Caroline Sharp

Team Roster EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Myslicki

Jason

Individual NH/10 km Individual LH/10 km

Thunder Bay

Ont.

2006

Savill

Wesley

Individual NH/10 km Individual LH/10 km

Calgary

Alta.

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* Olympic Medallist

VENUE

Whistler Olympic Park — The compact, one-square-kilometre Olympic Games core area includes three separate stadiums (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping) located about 400 metres apart. Approximately 15 km of Olympic competition trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon have been built and tested through the 2007-08 opening season. The two ski jumps (normal hill and large hill) include one of the world’s most sophisticated ski jump snow refrigeration and track setting systems.

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The jumping portion occurs first followed by a free technique cross-country race. The break between the jumping and the cross-country race can be as little as 35 minutes, or as long as a few hours. Known as a “Gundersen” or pursuit start, the jumping results generate the starting seed for the cross-country race that follows, with the second and remaining athletes beginning seconds or even minutes after the best jumper. Using pack-racing strategies, the athletes cluster into “trains” that chase down other athlete trains. The winner of the Nordic combined event is the first athlete across the cross-country finish line. Individual Normal Hill Event Competitors begin with one ski jump on the normal hill, followed by a 10-kilometre cross-country ski race which usually consists of four, 2.5 km laps. The first skier across the finish line is the winner. Individual Large Hill Event Competitors begin with one ski jump on the large hill, followed by a 10-kilometre cross-country ski race which usually consists of four, 2.5 km laps. The first skier across the finish line is the winner. Team Event A Nordic combined team is made up of four athletes. Each competitor jumps once on the large hill. The team results are added together and the team with the highest aggregate score starts first in the cross-country ski portion. The cross-country ski is a relay where each team member skis 5 km. The team with the first skier across the finish line wins. THE TEAM

No Canadian has won an Olympic medal in Nordic combined. In 2010, the front-running countries are likely to be Norway, Germany and to a lesser extent the United States. Jason Myslicki will return for his second Olympic appearance, after finishing 41st in two events at Turin 2006. He is a veteran of four World Championships, with a top result of 33rd in 2003. Myslicki has competed in World Cups for more than 10 years and in 2009 set a career-high with a 23rd-place finish. While a medal may be difficult, a top-25 result in 2010 would be a significant achievement. Myslicki’s young, up-and-coming teammate Wesley Savill joins him in Whistler in a premier Olympic appearance. Savill showed his promise in January 2009 by finishing a strong 32nd and 37th in Nordic combined events at a World Cup here in Whistler. Savill has tasted World Championship competition, on the junior scale, three separate times. Canada’s best result in Nordic combined is 10th in 1932.

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NORDIC COMBINED

THE SPORT


Nordic Combined Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

TEAM 1. AUT 2. GER 3. FIN --No Canadian Entry

INDIVIDUAL 1. Georg Hettich GER 2. Felix Gottwald AUT 3. Magnus Moan NOR --41. Jason Myslicki CAN 44. Max Thompson CAN MEN’S SPRINT 1. Felix Gottwald AUT 2. Magnus Moan NOR 3. Georg Hettich GER --41. Jason Myslicki CAN 46. Max Thompson CAN

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN

Canada has not won an Olympic medal in nordic combined.

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

Individual

1932

10

Sprint

No Canadian result

Team

No Canadian result

ATHLETE

Jostien Nordmoe

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individual NH/10 km, individual LH/10 km Born: December 14, 1977 - Thunder Bay, Ont. Age: 32 Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre and Whistler Olympic Park Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Coach: Ilkka Jylhankangas Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club On team since: 1998 Personal website: www.jasonmyslicki.ca Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 41st - HS134/7.5 km; 41st - HS106/15 km World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 37th - HS134/10 km; 42nd - HS100/10 km; DNS - HS100/10 km 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 33rd - HS120/7.5 km; 38th - HS95/15 km 2001 (Lahti, FIN): 34th - HS116/7.5 km; 46th - HS90/15 km 1999 (Ramsau, AUT): 41st - HS90/7.5 km; 49th - HS90/15 km CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Competed in four WC with top result 33rd in individual sprint ... Best World Cup result 23rd. 2009-10: No results 2008-09: Returned to competition after 2.5 years hiatus ... Started season competing in Continental Cups in Park City, USA and Whistler, B.C. ... Highest finish was 12th in Park City, USA ... Competed in five World Cups with a personal best result of 23rd in Chaux Neuve, FRA (02/01/09) ... Finished 37th (Gundersen) and 42nd (Gundersen) at WC. 2007-08: Did not compete. 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Finished 41st in both events at Olympic Winter Games ... Best result on World Cup circuit was 30th in Seefeld, AUT. 2004-05: Had knee surgery in March ... Competed in World Cup B and Grand Prix events only ... Best finish was 12th and 15th in Steamboat Springs, USA. 2003-04: Competed in World Cup events and best result was 24th in Kuusamo, FIN. 2002-03: Finished 33rd (sprint) and 38th (Gundersen) at WC. 1999-02: Finished 34th (sprint) and 46th (Gundersen) in the 2001 WC ... Competed in first WC in 1999, finishing 41st (sprint) and 49th (Gundersen) ... Four WC B podium finishes. PERSONAL Has one brother Jamie (33) ... Retired from sport after Turin and tried competitive speed skating for eight months but was lured back by the idea of competing at a home Games, returning in March 2008 ... Believed that the fact the first day of competition would fall on what would have been his dad’s 80th birthday was a sign that he should be in Vancouver ... Does occasional home renovations to support himself but hopes to be a high-performance coach or conservation officer when he finishes competing ... His personal motto is: “Work hard, play hard, rest hard. A setback is a setup for a comeback.”

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NORDIC COMBINED

Jason MYSLICKI


Wesley SAVILL

individual NH/10 km, individual LH/10 km Born: August 22, 1989 - Calgary Age: 20 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canmore Nordic Centre and Whistler Olympic Park Ht: 187 cm / 6’2” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Coach: Ilkka Jylhankengas Club: Nordic Ski Club On team since: 2005

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 43rd - HS100/10 km; 50th - HS100/10 km CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in three Junior WC ... Finished 32nd and 37th in first World Cup events in Whistler. 2009-10: Finished 43rd and 49th in World Cup in Kuusamo, FIN. 2008-09: Competed in first World Cup event in 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C., finishing 32nd and 37th in Gundersen HS140/10 km (01/17/09) ... Finished career best 17th in Junior WC in Gundersen in Strbske Pleso, SVK ... Competed in first WC finishing 43rd (Gundersen) and 50th (Mass Start) ... Set personal best results, finishing 15th and 18th (Gundersen) at Continental Cup in Park City, USA. 2007-08: Finished 31st (Gundersen) and 47th (Sprint) in Junior WC in Zakopane, POL ... Attended five World Cup B events, with a best placement of 38th (Gundersen) in Eisenerz, AUT. 2006-07: Competed in four World Cup B events with a top finish of 47th (Gundersen) in Steamboat Springs, USA ... Placed 55th (Gundersen) and 56th (sprint) at Junior WC. 2005-06: First season of international competition ... Competed in four World Cup B events with best placement 59th ... Finished 51st in sprint at Junior WC. PERSONAL Family has a cattle farm ... Father, Walter, is Director of Operations of Nordic Combined Canada ... While not on skis, enjoys climbing, mountain biking and hiking ... Personal motto is: “Life is a competition, win.”

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Caroline SHARP MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Carleton Place, Ont.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV

Team Leader Technical Support

Thompson Jhylankangas

Max Ilkka

Calgary Vuokatii

Alta. FIN

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NORDIC COMBINED

Nordic Combined coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team


SKELETON

DUFF GIBSON


MELLISA HOLLINGSWORTH CP/Jeff McIntosh | CP/Frank Gunn


SKELETON COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 18-19, 2010 Whistler Sliding Centre

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton c/o Canada Olympic Park 140 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary, Alberta T3B 5R5 Tel: 403.247.5950 www.bobsleigh.ca

President: Reid Morrison

International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation www.bobsleigh.com

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Chris Dornan Martin Richard

Team Roster Hollingsworth* Kelly Montgomery Pain*

Mellisa Michelle Jon Jeff

EVENT

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

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Eckville

---

Grande Prairie

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Russell Calgary

Alta. Alta. Man. Alta.

2006 2002 --2006, 2002

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* Olympic Medallist

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The Whistler Sliding Centre will host bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions and will also serve as a legacy for the enjoyment of local residents, visitors and high-performance athletes. The venue is situated on Blackcomb Mountain, complementing the other adventureoriented activities the area offers. Post-Games, the facility will operate as a centre for high-performance development, youth and recreational club programming, and tourist and public admissions (passenger rides and tours), building the legacy of the 2010 Winter Games. THE SPORT

Skeleton got its name from the sled used — originally metal, now fiberglass and metal — as it resembles a human skeleton. To start, a skeleton slider grasps the handles on either side of the sled, runs as fast as possible for approximately 50 metres, then dives head first onto the sled. Sliders lie on their stomachs and steer by shifting their bodies very slightly. There are two individual skeleton events in the Olympic Games: one for men and one for women. Both events consist of four heats held over two days, timed electronically to 0.01 seconds. The individual with the lowest combined time wins. THE TEAM

The Canadian Olympic Team will look to continue its Olympic success at the Whistler Sliding Centre. In Turin four years ago, Canada won three medals in skeleton: gold, silver and bronze. Two of those athletes return for these Games: Jeff Pain (silver) and Mellisa Hollingsworth (bronze). Hollingsworth is a very strong medal threat, after collecting many medals this season and at time of writing was No. 1 in the overall World Cup standings. Pain is a consummate veteran and a long-lasting presence on the national team. He was world champion in 2003 and 2005, and has won a long list of World Cup medals last decade. Jon Montgomery will make his first Olympic appearance. In three years prior to this season, he won three World Cup gold medals and a 2008 World Championship silver medal. Michelle Kelly, a veteran of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and five World Championships, is the fourth member of the Canadian Olympic Team. World champion in 2003, Kelly has won 30 career World Cup medals.

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SKELETON

VENUE


Skeleton Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

WOMEN

1. Duff Gibson CAN 2. Jeff Pain CAN 3. Gregor Stähli SUI --4. Paul Boehm CAN

1. Maya Pedersen SUI 2. Shelley Rudman GBR 3. Mellisa Hollingsworth CAN --10. Lindsay Alcock CAN

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN

Gold Silver

Duff Gibson Jeff Pain

2006 2006

WOMEN

Bronze Mellissa Hollingsworth

2006

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

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2006

1

Duff Gibson

EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

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2006

3

WOMEN

Mellissa Hollingsworth

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Born: October 4, 1980 - Lacombe, Alta. Age: 29 Hometown: Eckville, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park and Whistler Olympic Park Ht: 167 cm / 5’5� Wt: 58 kg / 128 lb Coaches: Willi Schneider, Kelly Forbes On team since: 1996 Personal website: www.mellisahollingsworth.ca

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Bronze World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 6th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 6th 2003 (Nagano, JPN): 5th 2000 (St. Moritz, SUI): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic bronze medallist ... Competed in four WC - silver medallist in inaugural competition in 2000 ... Three-time Canadian national champion - won first National Championship at 15 ... First overall in World Cup standings at conclusion of 2005-06 season. 2009-10: Started season strong winning bronze in Park City, USA (11/12/09) and gold in Lake Placid, USA (11/20/09). 2008-09: Posted four World Cup podium finishes including gold in Park City, USA, silver in St. Moritz, SUI and bronze in Winterberg, GER and Park City, USA ... Was 6th at WC. 2007-08: Was silver medallist in Calgary, Alta and bronze medallist in St. Moritz, SUI on World Cup circuit ... Finished third overall in World Cup standings ... Placed 6th at WC. 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Won bronze at Olympic Winter Games ... Finished first overall in World Cup Standings ... Clinched seven World Cup medals including golds in Calgary, Alta. and Konigsee, GER, silvers in Lake Placid, USA and St. Moritz, SUI and bronze in Igls, AUT, Sigulda, LAT and Altenberg, GER. 2004-05: Placed 10th at WC ... Captured silver at Canadian Championships. 2003-04: Finished 7th at WC ... Won bronze at Canadian Championships. 2002-03: Placed 5th at WC ... Was Canadian Championships silver medallist. 2001-02: Did not qualify for Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and did not participate in Canadian Championships. 2000-01: Finished 8th at WC. 1999-00: Won career-best silver at first-ever Skeleton WC in Igls, AUT. 1996-99: Won Canadian Championship at age 15 in 1996 after competing for only a few months ... Was silver medallist at Canadian Championships in 1997. PERSONAL Introduced to sport by cousin Ryan Davenport, who is a two-time World Champion and currently builds sleds ... Siblings include Jordan, 23, Paige, 17, Laramie, 16, and Cassidy, 13 ... Mel enjoys basketball, volleyball and riding horses ... Considers dad, Darcy, stepmom, Tammy and Olympic rower, Marnie McBean, her idols ... Surprisingly not a daredevil ... Would have considered an equine-related career if not an athlete ... Supports UNICEF and Right to Play.

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SKELETON

Mellisa HOLLINGSWORTH


Michelle KELLY Born: November 7, 1974 - Fort St. John, B.C. Age: 35 Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 162 cm / 5’4� Wt: 62 kg / 136 lb Coaches: Willi Schneider, Christian Auer, Quin Sekulich Club: Alberta Skeleton Association On team since: 1996

Olympic ResultS 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 10th World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 14th 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 4th 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 8th 2005 (Calgary, CAN): Bronze 2003 (Nagano, JPN): Gold CAREER NOTES Overall: 2003 world champion, first Canadian woman to win title ... 2003 overall World Cup champion ... Only female competitor to win both titles in one year ... 30 career World Cup medals ... First career World Cup medal was bronze in Konigssee, GER (12/15/96), then known as the Ladies Cup. 2009-10: Finished 5th at World Cup in Park City, USA (11/12/09) and 7th in World Cup in Lake Placid, USA. 2008-09: Won bronze at Word Cup in St. Moritz, SUI. 2007-08: Finished 4th at WC and won silver in mixed team event (not an Olympic event) ... Reached podium in six World Cup events, winning three gold and three silver ... Finished season 2nd overall in World Cup standings. 2006-07: Finished 8th at WC ... Finished on podium five times in World Cup events, capturing two silver and three bronze ... Finished 3rd in overall standings. 2005-06: Did not qualify for Olympic Winter Games. 2004-05: Won bronze at WC. 2003-04: Won four World Cup medals ... Finished 3rd overall in World Cup standings ... Finished 9th at WC. 2002-03: Was first Canadian woman crowned world champion ... Also won overall World Cup title, becoming only female competitor to win both titles in one year ... Secured six World Cup medals, including one gold, three silver and two bronze. 1999-02: Finished 10th at Olympic Winter Games ... Hampered by injuries, finished 11th at WC ... Breakout season on World Cup circuit in 1999-00, finishing on podium twice and third in overall standings. PERSONAL From family of four girls ... Siblings include Vanessa (40), Roxanne (37) and Sandra (29) ... Other sports participated in include: gymnastics, diving, acro-tumbling, track & field, soccer, bobsleigh, and bowling ... Attended Grand Prairie College for two years taking BSc in pre-med and University of Calgary for one studying Broadcasting ... If not an athlete would be a TV Broadcaster ... Has worked in construction and driven heavy machinery ... Idol is Mark Messier ... Supports Right to Play, MedEx and Breast Cancer Society.

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Born: May 6, 1979 - Russell, Man. Age: 30 Hometown: Russell, Man. Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 77 kg / 170 lb Coaches: Willi Schneider and Kelly Forbes Club: ASA On team since: 2006 Personal website: www.jonmontgomery.ca

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Altenberg, GER): Silver 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 17th CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in two WC and was 2008 silver medallist ... Finished 2nd overall in World Cup standings in 2007-2008, winning four medals in eight races ... Three-time national champion. 2009-10: Won gold in World Cup in Cesana, ITA (12/4/09). 2008-09: Won second career World Cup victory at 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler (02/05/09) ... Finished 4th in WC ... Finished 8th overall in World Cup standings. 2007-08: Silver medallist at WC ... Won one gold, two silver and one bronze on World Cup circuit including first-career World Cup victory in Cesana, ITA ... Finished 2nd overall in World Cup season. 2006-07: Won bronze in Calgary in first race on World Cup circuit ... Placed 8th overall for season. 2005-06: Won Europa Cup Overall men’s title. PERSONAL Siblings include Jodi, 40, and Jill, 36 ... Father, Eldon, played hockey at provincial level ... Is an auctioneer in his spare time to raise money for competition ... Attended Georgian College (2000) and Northwood University (2001) ... Studied automotive marketing and wants to be a car salesman ... Supports Right to Play ... Enjoys golf, hockey, baseball, snowboard and surfing ... Considers his father and Theo Fleury his idols.

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SKELETON

Jon MONTGOMERY


Jeff PAIN Born: December 14, 1970 - Anchorage, USA Age: 39 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 190 cm / 6’2� Wt: 90 kg / 198 lb Coaches: Willy Schneider, Mike Steen, Damian Moroney, Amber Kunimoto On team since: 1995 Personal website: www.teampain.ca

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 6th World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Altenberg, GER): 8th 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): 7th 2005 (Calgary, CAN): Gold 2003 (Nagano, JPN): Gold 2001 (Calgary, CAN): Silver CAREER NOTES Overall: Olympic silver medallist ... Competed in five WC ... Two-time world champion ... Two-time Overall World Cup champion. 2009-10: Won bronze at World Cup in Cesana, ITA (12/4/09). 2008-09: Returned to World Cup circuit ... Captured bronze at 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C. (02/05/09). 2007-08: Failed to qualify for World Cup team and competed on Intercontinental circuit ... Posted 8th place finish at WC. 2006-07: Had two podium World Cup results - gold in Calgary, Alta. and silver in Park City, USA ... Finished 7th at WC. 2005-06: Medalled four times on World Cup circuit including three wins ... Captured second career Overall World Cup title ... Won silver at Olympic Winter Games behind teammate Duff Gibson. 2004-05: Won second career WC gold in Calgary (02/21/05) ... Finished on podium in five World Cup events, winning one gold, two silver and two bronze ... Won first Overall World Cup title. 2003-04: Missed first half of season due to injury (foot) ... Finished 13th at WC. 2002-03: Won career-first WC title in Lake Placid, USA (02/16/03) ... Finished second overall on World Cup circuit. 2001-02: Was 6th at WC. 1998-01: Won first WC medal (silver) in 2001 ... Won first World Cup gold in Norway in 2000 ... Won first World Cup medal (silver) in 1998 in Calgary. PERSONAL Born in Anchorage, Alaska but grew up in Calgary ... Has two children, Kyle (8) and Thomas (6) ... Graduated from University of British Colombia in 1994 in Landscape Architecture ... Enjoys golf and gardening in his spare time ... Idol is Jack Nicklaus ... Personal motto is: I can do two more of anything. ... Pre-competition superstition is to never comb his hair on race day.

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Wilfried (Willi) SCHNEIDER HEAD COACH

Date of birth: March 12, 1963 Hometown: Waldkraiburg, GER With team since: 2004

Kelly FORBES

STARTS & STRENGTH COACH Date of birth: December 26, 1973 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2008

Nathan CICORIA COACH

Date of birth: September 2, 1978 Hometown: Okotoks, Alta. With team since: 2005

Chris DORNAN MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Saskatoon

Martin RICHARD MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Ottawa

NSF Support Team Same as bobsleigh

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Skeleton

Skeleton coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team


Ski Jumping

Horst Bulau


Stefan Read COC/ J. Gibson | CP/Darryl Dyck


SKI JUMPING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 12-22, 2010 Whistler Olympic Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Ski Jumping Canada 418 305 4625 Varsity Dr. NW Calgary, Alberta T3A 0Z9 Tel: 403.615.7709 www.skijumpingcanada.com

Chairman: Brent Morrice

International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Caroline Sharp

Team Roster HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

large hill, normal hill, team large hill, normal hill, team

Calgary

Alta.

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Calgary

Alta.

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large hill, normal hill, team large hill, normal hill, team

Calgary

Alta.

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Calgary

Alta.

2006

EVENTS

Boyd-Clowes Mackenzie Mitchell

Eric

Morrice

Trevor

Read

Stefan

* Olympic Medallist

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Whistler Olympic Park - The compact, one-square-kilometre Olympic Games core area includes three separate stadiums (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping) located about 400 metres apart. Approximately 15 km of Olympic competition trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon have been built and tested through the 2007-08 opening season. The two ski jumps (normal hill and large hill) include one of the world’s most sophisticated ski jump snow refrigeration and track setting systems. THE SPORT

An athlete skis down a long ramp, referred to as the in-run, and launches into the air at speeds of up to 95 km per hour. Technique is integral to ski jumping as athletes must perform a very precise and well-timed takeoff. Once in the air, jumpers assume the V-style and adjust their position to maximize lift and minimize drag. Competitors are evaluated on distance and style and while there is a very close relationship between the two, the skier with the longest jump will often have the highest style points. An exception to this can be found in the landing portion of the jump as long jumps can make landing in a controlled telemark position more difficult. The quality of landing can be a determining factor in deciding the finishing place when the distances are similar. The distance ski jumpers travel in competition is closely regulated by a jury. At the start of the competitive round, the jury selects a start gate that allows the best athletes to fly close to the maximum safe distance. All athletes start from the same gate and, as a result, less proficient jumpers fly a shorter distance. Ski jumps are designed with many start benches allowing the jury to select the appropriate start gate based on conditions such as wind, temperature, humidity, snow type and other factors that can impact the distance a jumper flies. Normal Hill Individual The normal hill individual event begins with a qualification jump on the day prior to competition. The 15 top-ranked ski jumpers on the World Cup circuit are pre-selected and do not necessarily have to participate in the qualification event. The remaining athletes must rank in the top 35 to receive a start. There are two rounds of jumps. The first round has 50 starters (15 pre-qualified and 35 qualified) with only the top 35 skiers moving on to the final round. The starting order for the second round of competition is in reverse from the first round, leaving the best jumps for the end.

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VENUE


Large Hill Individual The large hill individual event follows the same format as the normal hill individual competition except it is held on the large hill. Most World Cup events occur on the large hill with only one or two normal hill competitions occurring throughout the season. Team In this event, each team is comprised of four athletes and there are two competition rounds. In the first round, one skier from each team jumps. Then, the second skier from each team jumps. Then the third followed by the fourth. In the second round, only the top eight teams from the first round compete. Similar to the individual events, the less proficient jumpers go first and the best jumpers go last. The team with the highest total score over all eight jumps wins. THE TEAM

Canada will send multiple ski jumpers to a second straight Olympic Winter Games after not competing in the sport from 1994 through 2002. Canada’s best result in the sport belongs to Horst Bulau who finished seventh in the large hill (K114) individual discipline at the 1988 event in Calgary. In 2006, Canada had a very young squad with Gregory Baxter (16) and 18-year-olds Micheal Nell, Graeme Gorham and Stefan Read. They finished 15th in the team event, while the best individual result was 30th for Stefan Read in the large hill. In 2010, another young team is led by Read, now 22, and 18-year-olds Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, Trevor Morrice and Eric Mitchell. Individually, Canada’s best hopes for success rest with Read and Boyd-Clowes who have both had success in the World Cup circuit. Read, nephew of two-time Olympian Ken Read, became in 2005-06 the first Canadian to finish in the top 30 at a major event since 1991. This past season, Boyd-Clowes has led the team with solid performances at both World Cup and Continental Cup events. In the team events, traditional powers, Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway and Slovakia are expected to compete for position on the podium. The young Canadian team will push for a top-10 finish at Whistler Olympic Park.

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MEN

NORMAL HILL, INDIVIDUAL 1. Lars Bystøl NOR 2. Matti Hautamäki FIN 3. Roar Ljøkelsøy NOR --42. Stefan Read CAN 56. Gregory Baxter CAN 58. Graeme Gorham CAN 65. Michael Nell CAN LARGE HILL, INDIVIDUAL 1. Thomas Morgenstern 2. Andreas Kofler 3. Lars Bystøl ---

30. Stefan Read CAN 50. Graeme Gorham CAN 61. Gregory Baxter CAN 64. Michael Nell CAN LARGE HILL, TEAM 1. AUT 2. FIN 3. NOR --15. CAN

AUT AUT NOR

All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in ski jumping.

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

Normal Hill, Individual

1988

13

Steve Collins

Large Hill, Individual

1988

7

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Horst Bulau, Steve Collins, Todd Gillman, Ron Richards

SKI JUMPING

Ski Jumping Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games


Mackenzie BOYD-CLOWES Large hill, normal hill, team

Born: July 13, 1991 - Toronto Age: 18 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 181 cm / 5’11� Wt: 64 kg / 140 lb Coach: Tadeusz Bafia Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 46th CAREER NOTES Overall: First Olympic appearance ... Made senior World Cup debut in January 2009 ... Had personal best three top-10 finishes in Continental Cup competition in summer 2009. 2009-10: Posted three top-10 finishes in Continental Cups with top result 9th in HS109 in Alpensia Resort, KOR (09/03/2009). 2008-09: Posted 1st place finish at Canadian summer nationals and 2nd at Canadian winter nationals ... Ranked 46th at WC ... Finished 11th at FIS Cup - HS106 event in 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C. 2007-08: Placed 3rd at Canadian Winter Nationals ... Finished 13th at FIS Cup - HS117 event in Einsiedein, SUI. 2006-07: Posted best result of season, 12th, at Grand Prix in Hinterzarten, GER ... Participated in two FIS Cup events ... Finished 39th at Junior WC in HS100. PERSONAL Grade 12 high school student studying business with hopes of one day owning a multi-national entertainment company ... Has one sister, Laura (20) ... Other sports participated in include alpine skiing, soccer and basketball.

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Large hill, normal hill, team

Born: April 10, 1992 - Calgary Age: 17 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park and Whistler Olympic Park Ht: 174 cm / 5’9” Wt: 56 kg / 123 lb Coach: Tadeusz Bafia Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club On team since: 2008

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: Newest and youngest member of national team ... Began competing internationally in 2008 ... Competed in first World Cup event in Whistler ... Competes primarily on Continental Cup circuit, highest result 27th ... Has one top-20 finish in FIS Cup competition. 2009-10: Competed in Continental Cups ... Finished career-high 30th in Otepaa, EST (12/19/09) to earn ranking points for Olympic qualification. 2008-09: Finished 44th in HS140 qualification event for World Cup in 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C. ... Highest finish in Continental Cup competition was season 48th in HS137 in Engelberg, SUI. 2007-08: Highest finish was 27th in HS140 event in Continental Cup competition in Whistler, B.C. ... Finished 19th in HS106 in FIS Cup competition in Whistler B.C. PERSONAL Ski jumping is a family affair, 15-year-old sister Charlotte and 13-year-old brother Logan also compete ... Father, Ian, is President of the Altius Nordic Ski Club ... Attends the National Sport School in Calgary ... Enjoys running and tennis and plays piano and alto saxophone ... Pre-competition ritual is to chew gum ... Idol is Terry Fox ... Personal motto: Always do your best, and it doesn’t matter about the rest.

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SKI JUMPING

Eric MITCHELL


Trevor MORRICE large hill, normal hill, team

Born: September 23, 1991 - Calgary Age: 18 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park and Whistler Olympic Park Ht: 186 cm / 6’1” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coach: Tadeusz Bafia Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club On team since: 2007 Personal website: www.trevormorrice.com Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: Participated in first World Cup event in Jan. 2009 ... Has twice reached a career-best 23rd in Continental Cups ... Best result at Junior WC was 24th ... Holds one FIS silver medal. 2009-10: Participated in one Continental Cup event in Wisla, POL, finishing 60th. 2008-09: Finished 41st and 42nd in HS140 in World Cup qualification in 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C. (01/25/09) ... Best result in Continental Cup was 27th in HS133. 2007-08: Best Continental Cup finish was 25th in HS140 in Whistler, B.C. ... Finished 12th and 15th in HS106 in FIS Cup in Whistler, B.C. 2006-07: Was 36th in HS100 at FIS Junior WC in Tarvisio, ITA ... Won silver in HS77 in FIS Cup in Switzerland, which is also most recent Canadian podium finish in FIS competition in Europe (10/07-08/06) ... Also placed 8th in HS117. PERSONAL Attends National Sport School in Calgary ... Focusing on computer science ... Knows three computer languages ... Has one brother, Brendan, 15 ... Father, Brent, is Chairman of the Board for Ski Jumping Canada ... Other interests include hockey and biking ... Nickname is “Mongo” ... Idol is double Olympic medallist and three-time world champion Polish ski jumper Adam Malysz.

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large hill, normal hill, team Born: May 7, 1987 - Edmonton Age: 22 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Canada Olympic Park Ht: 175 cm / 5’9� Wt: 60 kg / 132 lb Coaches: Tadeusz Bafia, Gregor Linsig Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club On team since: 2004

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 15th - Team HS140; 30th - HS140; 42nd - HS106 World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Liberec, CZE): 42nd - HS100 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 12th - Team HS134; 37th - HS100; 44th - HS134 CAREER NOTES Overall: First Canadian ski jumper to advance past qualifying round at Olympic Winter Games ... Has competed in two WC ... Set Canadian record in 2006 ... First Canadian since 1991 to receive points toward world ranking ... National champion six consecutive years. 2009-10: Finished 14th in HS140 and 17th in HS109 at Continental Cup in Alpensia, KOR. 2008-09: Three World Cup appearances ... Was 41st at World Cup event in 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue in Whistler, B.C. ... Finished 42nd at WC ... National Champion for sixth consecutive year (2003-09). 2007-08: Had three Continental Cup appearances, best finish was 15th in HS134 in Zakopane, POL ... Had two top-10 finishes in FIS Cups in Whistler, B.C., 8th in HS 106 and 10th in HS 106 ... Competed in two Continental Cups. 2006-07: Achieved two top-30 World Cup results, 26th in HS 143 in Titisee-Neustadt, GER, and 26th in HS140 in Klingenthal, GER ... Finished 37th at WC. 2005-06: Participated in Olympic Winter Games ... Set Canadian distance record at Planica, SLO with a jump of 191.5 metres. PERSONAL Nephew of Olympian alpine skier Ken Read, who he considers his idol ... Started out in alpine ski racing before switching to ski jumping ... Has one brother, Andrew (26) ... Studied accounting and macroeconomics at SAIT college in Calgary in 2007 ... Pastimes include soccer, working on his motorbike, hockey and mountain climbing ... Not scared of jumping 194 metres in the air but is fearful of needles!

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SKI JUMPING

Stefan READ


Ski jumping coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team

Tadeusz (Ted) BAFIA HEAD COACH

Date of birth: September 18, 1964 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 1988

Gregor LINSIG COACH

Date of birth: August 6, 1975 Hometown: Banff, Alta. With team since: 2004

Caroline SHARP MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Carleton Place, Ont.

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SKI JUMPING


Snowboard

Ross Rebagliati


Dominique Maltais COC | COC/Jonathan Hayward


SNOWBOARD COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 15-18 and 26-27, 2010 Cypress Mountain

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Canada~Snowboard 1538 Fulton Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1S6 Tel: 604.903.3891 www.canadasnowboard.ca

Chief Executive Officer: Tom McIllfaterick International Ski Federation http://www.fis-ski.com/ CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Guy Napert-Frenette

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Martin Morison Neilson Nicoll Ricker Robertson Vallée Zakreski

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Cypress Mountain is located in Cypress Provincial Park, adjacent to the District of West Vancouver. The mountain is served by an excellent highway and offers spectacular views of Vancouver and its harbour. Construction began in May 2006, following a comprehensive environmental review. Venue improvements were completed in fall 2007. In November 2006, the freestyle venue became the first 2010 Winter Games site to be ready for competition. Cypress Mountain is one of the most popular skiing areas in British Columbia, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. THE SPORT

In halfpipe, one snowboarder at a time performs a routine of acrobatic jumps, twists and tricks on the inside of a half-cylinder-shaped snow tube or ramp while moving from one side of the halfpipe to the other. The riders are judged on the height and style of their tricks. In parallel giant slalom, two snowboarders race head-to-head down a course, turning through a series of gates. The fastest goes on to the next round. The top finishers compete in a total of nine runs. In snowboard cross, four racers start in a pack down a course, racing against each other over rolling terrain and a series of jumps and ramps. The fastest two racers from each heat move on to the next round. THE TEAM

The 2010 Olympic snowboard team, across all disciplines, is a very interesting group of athletes. They are highly skilled and past performances suggest they are capable of great things on the slopes of Cypress Mountain. In a highly competitive sport, two names rise to the surface of the Canadian squad as leaders. One is most certainly Jasey-Jay Anderson, a three-time Olympian and four-time world champion. That includes 2009, when Anderson won the parallel giant slalom world title, and will be a favourite at the Olympic Winter Games. Equipped with a stellar resume, Anderson has his best chance ever at an Olympic medal. In the healthy veteran category, he is joined by Maëlle Ricker, who finished 5th in halfpipe in 1998 and 4th in snowboard cross in 2006. Ricker has won a bounty of World Cup medals and will look to take the next step in cross after finishing 4th at the 2009 World Championships (and 5th in 2008). There is, in fact, a good list of strong snowboarders who could rise to the occasion at the 2010 Games. Michael Lambert, for instance, who captured his first-ever World Cup medal – silver – in parallel giant slalom at a World Cup in December. How about Matthew Morison, 2009 World Championship bronze medallist who won World Cup gold in December in parallel giant slalom? Watch for exciting action from the Canadian 2010 snowboard team.

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PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM 1. Philipp Schoch SUI 2. Simon Schoch SUI 3. Sigi Grabner AUT --20. Jasey-Jay Anderson CAN 29. Philippe Berubé CAN

PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM 1. Daniela Meuli SUI 2. Amelie Kober GER 3. Rosey Fletcher USA --20. Alexa Loo CAN

HALFPIPE 1. Shaun White USA 2. Danny Kass USA 3. Markku Koski FIN --11. Crispin Lipscomb CAN 16. Brad Martin CAN 18. Hugo Lemay CAN 21. Justin Lamoureux CAN SNOWBOARD CROSS 1. Seth Wescott USA 2. Radoslav Židek SVK 3. Paul-Henri De Le Rue FRA --5. Jasey-Jay Anderson CAN 10. François Boivin CAN 17. Drew Neilson CAN 23. Tom Velisek CAN

HALFPIPE 1. Hannah Teter USA 2. Gretchen Bleiler USA 3. Kjersti Buaas NOR --15. Sarah Conrad CAN 21. Dominique Vallée CAN 23. Maëlle Ricker CAN 27. Mercedes Nicoll CAN SNOWBOARD CROSS 1. Tanja Frieden SUI 2. Lindsey Jacobellis USA 3. Dominique Maltais CAN 4. Maëlle Ricker CAN --17. Erin Simmons CAN 19. Dominique Vallée CAN

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SNOWBOARD

All-Time Canadian Medallists


Jasey-Jay ANDERSON parallel giant slalom

Born: April 13, 1975 - Montreal Age: 34 Hometown: Val-Morin, Que. Residence: Mont Tremblant, Que. Training location: Mont Tremblant Ht: 178 cm / 5’10� Wt: 80 kg / 176 lb Coach: Mark Fawcett Club: Oxy Club Mont-Tremblant On team since: 1991 Personal website: www.jaseyjay.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 5th - snowboard cross; 20th - parallel giant slalom 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 29th - parallel giant slalom 1998 (Nagano, JPN): 16th - giant slalom World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): Gold - parallel giant slalom; 6th - parallel slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 16th parallel slalom; 17th - parallel giant slalom; 26th - snowboard cross 2005 (Whistler, CAN): Gold - parallel slalom; Gold - parallel giant slalom; 10th - snowboard cross 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 12th parallel slalom; 16th - snowboard cross; 23rd - parallel giant slalom 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Gold - giant slalom; 5th - parallel slalom; 1999 (Berchtesgaden, GER): 11th - parallel giant slalom; 12th - giant slalom; 25th - parallel slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian ... Four-time World Champion ... Owner of four Crystal Globes as World Cup Overall champion (2001-2004) and two World Cup titles in snowboard cross ... 56 World Cup medals - 24 gold ... 17 Continental Cup medals - 12 gold ... 12 Nor-Am Cup medals - 7 gold ... 9-time National Champion - 13 medals total ... 6 FIS Race medals - 3 gold ... One gold, one bronze on the Europa Cup tour ... One South American Cup bronze. 2009-10: Captured World Cup bronze at Landgraaf, NED. 2008-09: Won gold at WC ... Has two World Cup bronze ... Nabbed three gold and one silver on Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2007-08: Captured gold at World Cup in Gujo-Gifu, JPN ... Was parallel slalom gold medallist at Europa Cup in Bad Gastein, AUT ... Double medallist at Nor-Am Cup in Copper, USA, winning gold in slalom and silver in giant slalom. 2006-07: Nabbed two World Cup medals, including gold in parallel GS at Sungwoo, KOR and bronze in parallel slalom at Bad Gastein, AUT ... Won two gold, one silver and one bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Had two top-20 results at WC. 2005-06: Competed in 3rd Olympic Winter Games recording best career Olympic result, 5th in snowboard cross ... Won gold in snowboard cross at World Cup in Whistler, B.C., earning second World Cup title in event, and bronze at Furano, JPN ... Captured Nor-Am Cup gold in snowboard cross at Mont-Tremblant, Que. 2004-05: Was world champion in both parallel GS and parallel slalom at WC ... Double World Cup gold medallist in snowboard cross at Nassfeld-Hermagor, AUT ... Captured silver and bronze on World Cup circuit and bronze on both Nor-Am Cup and South American Cup circuit. 2003-04: Won gold in snowboard cross at World Cup in Berchtesgaden, GER, notching 4th consecutive World Cup overall title and bringing World Cup medal total to six ... Was National Champion in both parallel slalom and parallel GS in Quebec. 2002-03: Nabbed three World Cup titles, seven medals in all, for 3rd consecutive World Cup overall title ... Won bronze in parallel slalom at Europa Cup stop in Alleghe, ITA ... National Champion in parallel GS in Nakiska, Alta. ... Competed at WC in Kreischberg, AUT. 2001-02: Collected seven World Cup medals, including three snowboard cross gold, to win second overall World Cup title ... Was Canadian National Champion in GS and parallel GS and U.S. National Champion in parallel GS. 2000-01: World Champion in GS at Madonna di Campiglio, ITA - his first World Championship ... First Crystal Globe as overall World Cup champion ... 12 World Cup medals - 7 gold ... 8 Continental Cup medals 6 gold ... U.S. National Champion in snowboard cross, with silver in both slalom and parallel GS. 1999-00: World Cup gold in snowboard cross and GS - 5 medals overall ... Gold and bronze in GS on the Continental Cup tour ... Gold in GS and two silver at U.S. National Championships. 1998-99: Won his first World Cup gold (parallel GS) in Tandadalen, SWE - 3 World Cup medals overall ... Gold and silver in FIS Races ... 2 gold and 1 silver on the Continental Cup tour. 1997-98: Competed at his first OWG - best result 16th in GS ... World Cup bronze in GS at Whistler, B.C. ... First National Championship in GS at Mont-Tremblant, QUE. ... Gold and two silver medals in FIS Races ... Gold and bronze on the Continental Cup tour. 1996-97: First World Cup medal, (bronze) in GS at Sun Peaks, Alta. ... 2 gold in the GS on the Continental Cup tour ... Gold in the GS at the FIS Race at Mammouth Mountain, USA. PERSONAL Son of Jay and Micheline ... Brother, Jayme Jay Anderson, was a World Cup snowboarder from 1991-1993 ... Has two kids: Jora, 4, and Jy, 3 ... Has worn same ski socks throughout his entire career.

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halfpipe

Born: April 29, 1988 - Oakville, Ont. Age: 21 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. Residence: Oakville, Ont. Training location: Blue Mountain, Ont. Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 75 kg / 165 lb Coaches: Thomas Hutchinson, Kristopher DeCoste Club: Blue Mountain On team since: 2005 Personal website: www.jeffbatchelor.com

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): Silver - halfpipe. CAREER NOTES Overall: World silver medallist ... Four-time World Cup medallist, including two wins ... Seven Nor-Am Cup medals ... Four medals at National Championships. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Captured silver at WC ... Won World Cup gold in halfpipe in Stoneham, Que. ... Was halfpipe champion in Calgary ... Earned bronze at National Championships in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2007-08: Captured silver at World Cup halfpipes in Calgary and Gujo-Gifu, JPN ... Silver medallist at National Championships in Cypress, B.C. 2006-07: Won first World Cup gold in halfpipe in Sungwoo, KOR ... Nor-Am Cup silver medallist in halfpipe in Mont Tremblant, Que. ... Took bronze at National Championships in Calgary. 2005-06: Won Nor-Am Cup silver and bronze in Calgary and Big White, B.C., respectively ... Captured silver at National Championships in Avila, Que. 2004-05: Earned bronze in halfpipe at Nor-Am Cup competitions in both Mount Norquay, Alta. and Mount Avila, Que. 2003-04: Earned first Nor-Am Cup medal, silver in halfpipe in Mount Avila, Que. PERSONAL Commerce student at Queen’s University ... Enjoys wakeboarding, wake skating, wake surfing, tennis, sailing and shooting and editing video, specializing in extreme sports.

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SNOWBOARD

Jeff BATCHELOR


François BOIVIN snowboard cross

Born: December 8, 1982 - Jonquière, Que. Age: 27 Hometown: Jonquière, Que. Residence: Jonquière, Que. Training location: Station de ski Le Valinouët Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 70 kg / 154 lb Coaches: Marcel Mathieu, Rene Brunner, Tim Milne Club: Le club de compétition Le Valinouët On team since: 1999 Personal website: www.francoisboivin.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 10th - snowboard cross World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 11th - snowboard cross 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 11th - snowboard cross 2005 (Whistler, CAN): Silver - snowboard cross 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 14th - snowboard cross; 22nd - parallel giant slalom; 36th - parallel slalom 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 34th - snowboard cross; DNF - parallel giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... WC silver medallist ... Holds three World Cup medals ... Has six Nor-Am Cup victories 10 medals overall ... Triple bronze medallist at National Championships. 2009-10: Won bronze at Australia/New Zealand Cup in Mt. Hotham, AUS. 2008-09: Finished 11th at WC ... Won Nor-Am Cup gold at Mont-Tremblant, Que. ... Captured bronze at World Cup in La Molina, ITA. 2007-08: Best World Cup result 16th at Valle Nevado, CHI ... Placed 15th at National Championships. 2006-07: Was gold medallist at Nor-Am Cup in Copper, USA ... Also recorded two 4th-place Nor-Am Cup finishes, part of 6 top-10 results ... Finished 4th at South American Cup race in El Colorado, CHI ... Had two top-10 World Cup results at Lake Placid, USA ... Placed 11th at WC. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 10th ... Had 3 top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit, including two in Whistler, B.C. ... Placed 10th at Nor-Am Cup in Avila, QUE. 2004-05: WC silver medallist in Whistler, B.C. (1/16/2005) ... Captured bronze at World Cup in Sierra Nevada, ESP ... Won gold and two silver on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2003-04: Won first World Cup medal, bronze, in Berchtesgaden, GER (2/7/2004) ... Nabbed bronze at Europa Cup in Bad Gastein, AUT ... Captured bronze at National Championships in Quebec. 2002-03: Competed in snowboard cross, parallel GS and parallel slalom at WC - best result 14th in snowboard cross ... Recorded two top-10 World Cup results ... Also notched two top-10 finishes in parallel GS - one on Nor-Am Cup circuit and one on Europa Cup tour. 2001-02: Was Junior WC bronze medallist at Rovaniemi, FIN and also won Junior WC title in parallel GS ... Captured silver and parallel GS gold on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Three top-10 results on World Cup tour. 2000-01: Competed at first WC ... Won bronze at National Championships in Big White, B.C. 1999-00: Placed 7th at Junior WC in Berchtesgaden, GER. 1998-99: Won bronze in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. 1997-98: 46th in first National Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Que. PERSONAL Son of Pierre and Sandra ... Son Zack is one year old ... Grandfather played for Chicoutimi Sagueneens of QMJHL ... Favourite activities outside of sports are spending time with family, skydiving and mountain biking ... Goes by nicknames “Frank” or “Franky.”

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parallel giant slalom

Born: October 1, 1978 - Hull, Que. Age: 31 Hometown: Aylmer, Que. Residence: Lachine, Que. Training location: Mont-St-Marie and Mont-Tremblant Ht: 177 cm / 5’10” Wt: 74 kg / 163 lb Coaches: Mark Fawcett, Sylvain Jean Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2005 Personal website: www.carolinecalve.com

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 11th - parallel giant slalom; 25th - parallel slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 10th - parallel slalom; 29th - parallel giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Competed in two WC, with top finish of 10th in parallel slalom ... World Cup silver medallist ... Has six top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit ... Captured 21 Nor-Am Cup medals ... National bronze medallist. 2009-10: Started season with 10th-place finish in Landgraaf, NED. 2008-09: Earned first World Cup medal, silver, in Valmalenco, ITA (03/22/2009) ... Next-best finish was 7th in La Molina, ESP ... Took silver at Nor-Am Cup in Mt. Tremblant, Que. ... Placed top-15 at WC. 2007-08: Won gold and silver in giant slalom and slalom, respectively, at Nor-Am Cup race in Copper, USA ... Best result on World Cup circuit was 6th in Landgraaf, NED. 2006-07: Recorded top-10 finish at WC ... Finished in top-10 at two World Cup races ... Won two medals on Nor-Am circuit - gold in parallel giant slalom in Copper, USA and bronze in parallel slalom in Sunshine Village, B.C. 2005-06: Nabbed seven Nor-Am Cup medals, including gold in parallel giant slalom in Okemo, USA and Norquay, Alta. and in parallel slalom in Mt. St-Louis/Moonstone, Ont. ... Best World Cup finish was 18th in parallel slalom in St. Petersburg, RUS. 2002-05: Captured nine medals on Nor-Am Cup circuit, including two gold. PERSONAL Member of First Nation Snowboard Team ... Lists Sylvie Frechette, double Olympic medallist in Synchronized Swimming, as one of her idols ... Was a level 3 ski instructor and coach before competing in Snowboard ... Competed in snowboard cross, in addition to alpine racing.

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SNOWBOARD

Caroline CALVÉ


Sarah CONRAD halfpipe

Born: March 9, 1985 - Halifax Age: 24 Hometown: Dartmouth, N.S. Residence: Dartmouth, N.S. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 162 cm / 5’4� Wt: 58 kg / 128 lb Coaches: Tom Hutchinson, Dennis Bannock Club: Nova Scotia Snowboard Association On team since: 2004 Personal website: www.sarahconrad.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 15th - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Ganwon, KOR): 12th - halfpipe 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 14th - halfpipe CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Two-time World Cup medallist ... Competed in two WC ... 2009 National Champion ... Three-time winner and five-time medallist on Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won first National Championship in Mt. Tremblant, Que. (4/2/2009) ... Took bronze at World Cup in Valmalenco, ITA ... Earned two bronze Nor-Am Cup medals on back-to-back days in Stoneham, Que. ... Finished 12th at WC. 2007-08: Earned first World Cup medal, silver, in Stoneham, Que. on her birthday (3/9/2008) ... Won bronze at National Championships in Cypress, B.C. 2006-07: Two-time silver medallist at Nor-Am Cup in Calgary and National Championships ... Competed at first WC, finishing 14th. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 15th ... Took bronze at National Championships in Avila, Que. ... Best result on World Cup circuit was 12th in Whistler, B.C. 2003-04: Recorded two 4th-place finishes on World Cup circuit. 2001-03: Won three Nor-Am Cup competitions. PERSONAL Mother, Ginny, played field hockey at Canada Games and coached at Special Olympics ... Was 2006 Nova Scotia Athlete of the Year ... Enjoys all board sports including skateboard and wakeboard.

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snowboard cross

Born: July 29, 1976 - Cranbrook, B.C. Age: 33 Hometown: Cranbrook, B.C. Residence: Squamish, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 185 cm / 6’1� Wt: 88 kg / 194 lb Coach: Marcel Mathieu Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2001

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 19th - snowboard cross 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 12th - snowboard cross CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Two-time World Cup medallist ... Two-time gold medallist on Nor-Am Cup tour ... 2002 National Champion. 2009-10: Gold and bronze medallist at Australia/New Zealand Cup. 2008-09: Has five top-10 results on World Cup circuit, including two 4th-place finishes ... Was 19th at WC ... Finished 4th in Masters race in Chapelco, ARG. 2007-08: Captured silver at World Cup in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Placed 4th at World Cup in Stoneham, Que. 2006-07: Nor-Am Cup gold medallist in Sunshine Village, Alta. and Sun Peaks, B.C. ... Won gold at Masters event in El Colorado, CHI - same day he won silver at South American Cup race ... Best World Cup result 19th in Lake Placid, USA. 2005-06: Best World Cup result 31st in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Finished 11th at Nor-Am Cup stop in Avila, Que. 2004-05: Captured bronze at FIS Race in Moelltaler Gletscher, AUT ... Competed at first WC ... Recorded two top-10 World Cup results ... Had three top-10 results on Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2003-04: Won first World Cup medal, silver, in Niigata Joetsu-kokusai, JPN ... National Championship silver medallist in Quebec. 2001-02: Finished 8th at World Cup in Tignes, FRA. 2000-01: Captured silver at National Championships in Big White, B.C. 1998-99: Placed 5th at National Championships in Nakiska, Alta. PERSONAL Son of Joseph and Jean ... Has three siblings: Patrick, Lara and LeeAnn ... Enjoys golf, mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, and surfing ... Loves all kinds of music except Country.

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SNOWBOARD

Rob FAGAN


Michael LAMBERT parallel giant slalom

Born: June 25, 1986 - Toronto Age: 23 Hometown: Toronto Residence: Toronto Training location: R.C.Y.C Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 76 kg / 167 lb Coaches: Mark Fawcett, Sylvain Jean Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2005 Personal website: www.michaellambert.tumblr.com

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 8th - parallel giant slalom; 35th - parallel slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 24th - parallel slalom; 44th - parallel giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Junior WC silver medallist ... Five Nor-Am Cup medals, including one gold ... Four gold and one bronze FIS medals. 2009-10: Finished 12th at World Cup parallel slalom in Landgraaf, NED. 2008-09: Had best-ever WC result, 8th ... Best World Cup result was 9th in Bayrischzell/Sudelfeld, GER ... Finished 4th at Nor-Am Cup in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2007-08: Best result of season was 5th at Nor-Am Cup slalom in Copper, USA ... Finished 8th at Europa Cup stop in Sand in Taufers, ITA ... Recorded 8th place finish in parallel slalom at Nor-Am Cup in Mt. Hood Meadows, USA. 2006-07: Twice landed just off the Nor-Am Cup podium with 4th-place finishes in Copper, USA and Sunshine Village, Alta., nabbing four Nor-Am Cup top-10 results overall ... Best result on World Cup circuit was 5th in Shukolovo, RUS ... Competed at first WC. 2005-06: Won silver at FIS Junior WC in Vivaldi Park, KOR ... Captured gold at three FIS Races in Norquay, Alta., two in parallel GS and one in parallel slalom ... Took home gold in parallel slalom and bronze in parallel GS at Nor-Am Cup races in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. ... Won gold in parallel GS at Junior Race in Sils, SUI ... Raced in first World Cup, finishing 40th in Le Relais, Que. 2004-05: Captured gold at FIS Race in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. ... Double Nor-Am Cup silver medallist in Squaw, USA and Mount Norquay, Alta. ... Finished 4th at Junior WC in Zermatt, SUI. 2003-04: Won silver at Nor-Am Cup in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. ... Nabbed bronze at FIS Race in Craigleith, Ont. 2002-03: Best result of season was 11th at National Championships in Calgary, Alta. ... Top Nor-Am Cup result was 14th in Aspen, USA ... Best Continental Cup result was 20th in Sugarbowl, USA. 2001-02: Top result of season was 13th at Nor-Am Cup stop in Calgary. PERSONAL Parents are John and Toni ... Brother, Carson, plays varsity hockey for Ridley College while sister, Sacha, used to swim competitively and competed on the junior national swim team ... Lists teammate Jasey-Jay Anderson as his idol in sports ... Listens to Drake, Vitalic Flashmob, The Treasures Band and whatever is fresh on hype machine ... Also enjoys sailing and photography ... Goes by the nicknames “Bone,” “Lambone,” “Lambo” and “Fancy.”

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Born: August 26, 1976 - Red Bank, USA Age: 33 Hometown: Ottawa Residence: Squamish, B.C. Training location: Whistler-Blackcomb and Lake Louise Ht: 188 cm / 6’2� Wt: 75 kg / 165 lb Coaches: Dennis Bannock, Tom Hutchinson Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 1998 Personal website: www.justinlamoureux.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 21st - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 5th - halfpipe; 45th - big air 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 15th - halfpipe 2005 (Whistler, CAN): Silver - halfpipe; 31st - big air 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 21st - halfpipe; 47th - snowboard cross CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... WC silver medallist ... World Cup bronze medallist ... Three-time National Champion. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won silver at National Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Que. ... Finished 5th at WC ... Three top-10 results on World Cup circuit, including two 5th-place finishes. 2007-08: Captured bronze at National Championships in Cypress, B.C. ... Three top-six World Cup results. 2006-07: Won silver at National Championships in Calgary, Alta. ... Finished 15th at WC ... Recorded three top-10 results on World Cup tour. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 21st ... Was National Champion in Avila, Que. ... Nabbed two top-10 results on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: Captured silver at WC ... Won bronze at Breckenridge stop on Nor-Am Cup ... Finished 4th at World Cup in Lake Placid, USA. 2003-04: Recorded three top-10 results on World cup tour, including 4th in Kreischberg, AUT and 5th in Stoneham, Que. ... Competed in World Cup Big Air competitions. 2002-03: World Cup bronze medallist in Stoneham, Que. ... Was 9th at National Championships in Calgary. 2001-02: Best World Cup result 14th in Whistler, B.C. 2000-01: Won second National Championships in Big White, B.C. ... Competed at first WC. 1999-00: Was 4th at Nor-Am Cup in Stoneham, Que. ... Finished 10th at World Cup in Whistler, B.C. 1998-99: Won first National Championship in Nakiska, Alta., also finishing 4th in snowboard cross ... Captured silver at FIS Race in Mt. Ste. Anne, Que. 1997-98: Was 4th in halfpipe and 5th in snowboard cross at National Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Que. 1996-97: Finished 40th at FIS Race in Big White, B.C. PERSONAL Parents are Claude and Lorrain ... Brothers Claude and Martin ... Studied mechanical engineering at University of Waterloo ... Lists Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, Jordan, his father, and Leonardo DaVinci among his idols ... Likes to surf, skateboard, mountain bike, climb, run around outside ... Always puts on his left sock and boot first, but does not know why ... Supports the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Justin LAMOUREUX


Alexa LOO

parallel giant slalom Born: June 10, 1972 - Vancouver Age: 37 Hometown: Richmond, B.C. Residence: Richmond, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb ski resort Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 60 kg / 132 lb Coach: Mark Fawcett Club: Blackcomb Snowboard Club On team since: 1999 Personal website: www.alexaloo.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 20th - parallel giant slalom World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 8th - parallel slalom; 12th - parallel giant slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 30th - parallel giant slalom; 31st - parallel slalom 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 20th - parallel giant slalom; 34th - parallel slalom 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 13th - parallel giant slalom; 34th - parallel slalom 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 26th - giant slalom; 42nd - parallel slalom; 44th - parallel giant slalom 1999 (Berchtesgaden, GER): 31st - parallel slalom; 33rd - parallel giant slalom; 46th - giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Has raced at six WC, earning her two best finishes last year in Gangwon, KOR ... Twotime bronze medallist on the World Cup circuit ... 14 top-10 World Cup finishes ... 13 Nor-Am Cup medals, including nine gold medals ... One gold and two silver medals on the Europa Cup tour ... Four-time National Championship medallist - 2002 National Champion in giant slalom. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Captured World Cup bronze in Sunday River, USA (2/26/2009) ... Three-time Nor-Am Cup titlist in Copper, USA, Mt. Tremblant, Que and in parallel slalom in Mt. Tremblant, Que. ... Had her two best results at a WC in Gangwon, KOR. (1/21/2009) ... 2007-08: Won at Copper, USA (11/16/2007 - slalom) and Mt. Hood Meadows, USA (3/23/2008 - parallel slalom) on the Nor-Am Cup tour ... Also Nor-Am Cup silver and silver on the Europa Cup ... Best World Cup finish was 6th ... 2006-07: Competed at the 2007 WC ... Won the Nor-Am Cup race at Steamboat Springs, USA (1/5/2007) ... Earned two top-10 results on the World Cup circuit. 2005-06: Competed at her first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 20th ... Won her first World Cup medal - bronze in parallel giant slalom at Kronplatz, ITA (1/15/2006) ... Four top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit and two more wins on the Nor-Am Cup ... 1996-05: Won four Nor-Am Cup and three Europa Cup medals, as well as five National Championship medals. PERSONAL Does volunteer work for sport organizations such as the COC and AthletesCAN to make sport better for everyone in Canada ... Always wears something red on race day ... Uncle, Ted Hunt, played with Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions and was a Canadian ski jumper and aunt, Helen Stewart Hunt, was a Canadian record holder in swimming ... Both were inducted into B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

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Born: November 9, 1980 - Quebec Age: 29 Hometown: Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que. Residence: Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que. Training location: Le Massif de Charlevois Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Coach: Marcel Mathieu Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2003 Personal website: www.dominique-maltais.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Bronze - snowboard cross World Championship (WC) Results 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 4th - snowboard cross CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympic medallist ... 13 World Cup medals, including three gold ... Won Crystal Globe as World Cup champion ... Two-time Canadian national champion. 2009-10: Took bronze at World Cup stop in Chapelco, ARG. 2008-09: Scored three World cup medals: silver in Bad Gastein, AUT and Valmalenco, ITA and bronze in La Molina, ESP. 2007-08: Won a trio of bronze medals on World Cup circuit in Valle Nevado, CHI, Lake Placid, USA and Valmalenco, ITA. 2006-07: Season came to an early end in December when she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in left knee. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut, earning bronze ... Won World Cup gold and silver on back-to-back days in Bad Gastein, AUT ... Captured another World Cup win in Furrano, JPN and first Nor-Am Cup win in Avila, ESP (4/1/2006). 2004-05: Won first World Cup race in Nassfeld-Hermagor, AUT (12/15/2004) ... Made only start at WC, finishing 4th. 2003-04: Landed on two World Cup podiums: silver in Bad Gastein, AUT and bronze in Berchtesgaden, GER ... Also had three 4th-place finishes on World Cup circuit ... Won second consecutive national championship in Quebec City. 2002-03: Won first national championship in Calgary (3/30/2003) ... Earned silver at Nor-Am Cup race in Big White, B.C. PERSONAL Studied firefighting and was hired by City of Montreal upon graduation ... Currently on an extended leave from firefighting to concentrate on Olympic dream in Vancouver ... Grew up at the foot of Le Massif, one of Canada’s best ski resorts.

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Dominique MALTAIS


Brad MARTIN halfpipe

Born: August 12, 1986 - Hamilton, Ont. Age: 23 Hometown: Ancaster, Ont. Residence: Ancaster, Ont. Training location: Craigleith Ski Club Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 81 kg /178 lb Coaches: Tom Hutchinson, Dennis Bannock Club: Craigleith Ski Club On team since: 2002

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 16th - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 19th - halfpipe; 30th - big air 2007 (Arosa, SUI): Bronze - halfpipe 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 8th - big air CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... WC bronze medallist ... Five World Cup medals, including gold in 2008 ... Double gold and double bronze on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Three-time defending National Champion in halfpipe, 2003 bronze medallist. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won 3rd consecutive National Championship in halfpipe in Mont Tremblant, Que. ... Silver medallist at World Cup halfpipe competition in Stoneham, Que. ... Competed in both halfpipe (19th) and big air (30th) competitions at WC. 2007-08: Captured gold at World Cup halfpipe in Calgary and silver in Stoneham, Que. ... Gold medallist for 2nd consecutive year at National Championships. 2006-07: Won bronze in halfpipe at WC ... World Cup halfpipe bronze medallist in Calgary ... National Champion in halfpipe in Calgary. 2005-06: Nabbed bronze in Whistler, B.C. World Cup halfpipe - one of five top-10 results on circuit ... Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 16th in halfpipe. 2004-05: Won bronze at Nor-Am Cup big air competition in Avila, Que. ... Finished 8th at WC ... Recorded 4th-place finish in halfpipe at World Cup stop in Sungwoo Resort, KOR. 2003-04: Captured bronze at Nor-Am Cup halfpipe competition in Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, Ont. ... Placed 6th in halfpipe and 60th in big air at Junior WC in Klinovec, CZE. 2002-03: Was gold medallist in halfpipe at both Nor-Am Cup stops in Nakiska, Alta. and Mt. Ste. Anne, Que. ... Won bronze in halfpipe at National Championships in Calgary. PERSONAL Parents are Nancy, who was a ski racer and runs the Nancy Green ski program at the Craigleith Ski Club, and Ken ... Has one brother, Taylor, who is a former ski racer ... Larry, his mother’s cousin, played professional baseball ... Idols include TJ Mackay, Travis Rice, Devin Walsh, and his girlfriend ... Enjoys skateboarding, wakeboarding, softball ... Supports Ronald McDonald House.

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parallel giant slalom

Born: April 9, 1987 - Burketon, Ont. Age: 22 Hometown: Burketon, Ont. Residence: Blackstock, Ont. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 180 cm / 5’11� Wt: 76 kg / 167 lb Coaches: Mark Fawcett, Sylvain Jean, Anthony Findlay Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2006

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): Bronze - parallel giant slalom; 8th - parallel slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 10th - parallel slalom; 12th - parallel giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... WC bronze medallist ... Junior WC in parallel slalom and silver medallist in parallel GS ... Three-time World Cup gold medallist, nine medals overall ... 10 Nor-Am Cup medals, including one gold ... Seven FIS Race medals, including two gold. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won bronze in parallel GS at WC ... Captured gold at World Cup parallel GS in Limone Piemonte, ITA and silver in Bayrischzell/Sudelfeld, GER ... Was gold medallist in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Innsbruck/Patscherkofel, AUT ... Nabbed silver at Nor-Am Cup parallel GS in both Copper, USA and Mont Tremblant, Que. 2007-08: Stood on four World Cup parallel GS podiums, including gold in Valmalenco, ITA and bronze in Limone Piemonte, ITA, Gujo-Gifu, JPN and Stoneham, Que. ... Recorded three top-10 World Cup results. 2006-07: Won first World Cup gold in parallel GS in Furano, JPN, totalling three medals ... Captured gold in parallel slalom and silver in parallel GS at Junior WC in Bad Gastetin, AUT ... Was three-time bronze medallist on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Competed at first WC, finishing 10th in parallel slalom and 12th in parallel GS. 2005-06: Won two silver in parallel GS races in Mt. Norquay, Alta. ... Nabbed silver at parallel GS Junior Race in Sils, SUI ... Was bronze medallist in parallel GS at Nor-Am Cup stop in Crystal Mountain, USA. 2004-05: Won bronze in three Nor-Am Cup parallel GS races in Craigleith, Ont., and twice in Avila, Que. ... Captured silver in parallel GS at FIS Race in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. 2003-04: Nabbed two gold in parallel GS at FIS Race in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont., and Nor-Am Cup silver in Craigleith, Ont. ... Captured gold in parallel slalom at Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. Nor-Am Cup stop. 2002-03: Won bronze in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone, Ont. PERSONAL Parents are Cathy and Paul ... Brother Chance, his idol, is an amazing snowboarder but is limited to only recreational snowboarding due to a head injury ... Listens to country music and loves Star Wars ... Enjoys working out, riding his horse, fishing, mountain biking, dirt biking and working on his truck.

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Matthew MORISON


Drew NEILSON snowboard cross

Born: June 15, 1974 - Vernon, B.C. Age: 35 Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C. Residence: North Vancouver, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 178 cm / 5’10” Wt: 82 kg / 181 lb Coaches: Rene Brunner, Tim Milne, Marcel Mathieu Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 2000

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 17th World Championship (WC) Results 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 10th 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): Bronze CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... WC bronze medallist ... Nine-time World Cup champion - 19 medals overall ... Two gold, one silver and one bronze on Nor-Am Cup tour ... Has one gold on Continental Cup tour. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Had two top-10 results in four World Cup races - 6th in Sunday River, USA and 7th in 2010 Olympic venue in Cypress, B.C. 2007-08: Two World Cup medals including silver in Lake Placid, USA and bronze in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Just missed second podium in Valle Nevado, finishing 4th ... Also finished 4th at National Championships. 2006-07: Captured gold at three World Cup stops, one in Furano, JPN and two in Lake Placid, USA ... Also won bronze in Stoneham, Que. ... Was silver and bronze Nor-Am cup medallist in Sun Peaks, B.C. ... Placed 10th at WC. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 17th ... Captured gold and silver at World Cup races in Bad Gastein, AUT ... Recorded four other top-six results on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: Won gold at World Cup stop in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Finished top-11 in all five races. 2003-04: Nabbed gold and bronze in Niigata Joetsu-kokusai, JPN on World Cup tour ... Won silver at World Cup event in Mt. Batchelor, USA ... Double gold medallist at Nor-Am Cup stop in Cypress, B.C. 2002-03: WC bronze medallist ... Captured World Cup gold in both Valle Nevado, CHI and Arosa, SUI ... Finished 16th in halfpipe competition at National Championships in Calgary. 2001-02: Won World Cup silver in Bad Gastein, AUT and Ruka, FIN ... World Cup bronze medallist in Valle Nevado, CHI and Tignes, FRA ... Recorded two 4th-place World Cup results in Whistler, B.C. and Tandadalen, SWE. 1999-00: Only competed in one race, finishing 4th at World Cup event in Whistler, B.C. 1998-99: Won gold at Continental Cup event in Copper Mountain, USA. 1997-98: Nabbed gold in only event raced: World Cup in Whistler, B.C. PERSONAL Parents are Judy Hoy and Ben. Biological father Lew was killed in a hang gliding accident in 1977, was the 1977 Canadian Hang Gliding Champion Canadian and C Class Sedan Car Racing Champion the same year ... Siblings Wade and Karen ... Has two children Caleb (4 1/2) and Elias (8 months) ... Lists father, Terje Haakonsen and Craig Kelly as sports idols ... Likes music from Silversun Pickups, Pinback, and Hot Water Music ... When not competing, he is with his kids and outside as much as possible ... Goes by nickname “Rabbit.”

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Born: December 5, 1983 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 26 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. Residence: Whistler, B.C. Training location: Mammoth Lake Ht: 163 cm / 5’4” Wt: 58 kg / 128 lb Coaches: Tom Hutchinson, Dennis Bannock Club: Whistler Valley Snowboard Club On team since: 2001

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 27th - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 20th - halfpipe 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 11th - halfpipe 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 10th - halfpipe 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 19th - halfpipe CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian, finishing 27th ... Owns six World Cup medals, one silver and five bronze ... Has one gold and two silver medals from Nor-Am Cup tour ... One Continental Cup win, one FIS bronze medal and seven national championship medals, including three gold. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Won silver and gold on back-to-back days at Nor-Am Cup stop in Stoneham, Que. ... Best result at World Cup competition was 5th in Valmalenco, ITA. 2007-08: Silver medallist at National Championships in Cypress, B.C. ... Best result on World Cup was 5th in Stoneham, QUE. 2006-07: Won third National Championship in Calgary (3/24/2007) ... Finished 11th at WC ... Recorded three top-10 World Cup results. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 27th ... Earned World Cup bronze in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Earned three more top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: Earned three World Cup medals including silver in Lake Placid, USA and two bronze in Sungwoo Resort, KOR ... Had career-best WC result, finishing 10th (1/22/2005) ... Won second National Championship in Big White, B.C. 1999-03: Captured bronze medals in Whistler, B.C. stop on World Cup circuit in back-to-back years (2003 and 2002) ... Won silver and two bronze at National Championships ... Nabbed silver at Nor-Am Cup stop in Cypress, B.C. in 2002 ... Won Continental Cup competition in Mt. Ste. Anne, Que. PERSONAL Originally competed in figure skating and alpine skiing before adopting snowboarding after moving to Whistler, B.C. ... Looked up to snowboarders Roberta Rodger, Janna Meyen and Victoria Jealouse growing up ... Yoga enthusiast ... Goes by the nickname “Mer.”

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Mercedes NICOLL


Maëlle RICKER snowboard cross

Born: December 2, 1978 - North Vancouver, B.C. Age: 31 Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C. Residence: Squamish, B.C. Training location: Whistler Blackcomb Ht: 169 cm / 5’7” Wt: 63 kg / 139 lb Coaches: Marcel Mathieu, Rene Brunner, Tim Milne Club: Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C. On team since: 1996

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 4th - snowboard cross; 23rd - halfpipe 1998 (Nagano, JPN): 5th - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 4th - snowboard cross 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 5th - snowboard cross 2005 (Whistler, CAN): Bronze - snowboard cross; 12th - halfpipe 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 7th - halfpipe 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 8th - snowboard cross; 34th - halfpipe 1997 (San Candido, ITA): 4th - snowboard cross; 11th - halfpipe. CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian in two different disciplines ... 20 World Cup medals in snowboard cross, including 10 victories ... Seven trips to World Cup podiums in halfpipe, including two gold ... WC bronze medallist ... Three-time national champion, with a total of six national championship medals overall ... Nine Nor-Am Cup medals, including six gold. 2009-10: Won first World Cup race of season in Chapelco, ARG (9/12/2009). 2008-09: Medalled four times on World Cup circuit, winning titles in Sunday River, USA and Valmalenco, ITA ... Won Nor-Am Cup race in Mont Tremblant, Que. and Masters race in Chapelco, ARG. 2007-08: Captured three World Cup titles in Valle Nevado, CHI, Sungwoo, KOR, and Gujo-Gifu, JPN ... Was three-time World Cup silver medallist ... Won silver at National Championships. 2006-07: Won only World Cup start of season in Furrano, JPN ... Won four Nor-Am Cup races and earned two silver. 2005-06: Competed in two disciplines at Olympic Winter Games, finishing 4th in snowboard cross and 23rd in halfpipe ... Earned two silver and one bronze on World Cup tour and one bronze on Nor-Am Cup circuit. 2004-05: Won first WC medal, bronze (1/16/2005) ... Won Nor-Am Cup race in Big White, B.C. and earned bronze on World Cup tour ... Captured bronze in halfpipe at National Championships. 1996-04: Earned seven World Cup medals in halfpipe, including two gold ... Won four World Cup medals, three of which were gold ... Won National Championship in snowboard cross in 1998 and two more in halfpipe in 2002 and 2003, along with a halfpipe bronze in 2004 ... Recorded top-5 finish in first Olympic Winter Games. PERSONAL Brother Jorli was on national snowboard team in 1990s and just missed qualifying for 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano ... One of her idols is Olympic speedskating and cycling medallist Clara Hughes.

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Born: February 26, 1985 - Edmonton Age: 24 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: Canmore, Alta. Residence: Canmore, Alta. Training location: Lake Louise Ht: 185 cm / 6’1� Wt: 83 kg / 183 lb Coaches: Tim Milne, Marcel Mathieu, Rene Brunner Club: Lake Louise Ski Club On team since: 2006

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR) 17th - snowboard cross CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... Silver and bronze medallist on World Cup circuit ... Five-time gold medallist at FIS Races, seven medals overall ... Holds five Nor-Am Cup medals ... Australia/New Zealand Cup gold medallist. 2009-10: Won gold at Australia/New Zealand Cup in Mt. Hotham, AUS. 2008-09: Won silver at World Cup race in 2010 Olympic venue in Cypress, B.C. and bronze in Bad Gastein, AUT ... Recorded four more top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit ... Placed 17th at WC ... Also competed in parallel GS and parallel slalom at Nor-Am Cup stop, as well as halfpipe at National Championships, both of which were held in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2007-08: Had three top-10 results on World Cup tour, including 4th-place finish in Leysin, SUI ... Finished 6th at National Championships in Cypress, B.C. 2006-07: Won gold at FIS Race in Big White, B.C. ... Captured bronze at Nor-Am Cup race in Mont Tremblant, Que. ... Best World Cup result was 15th in Furano, JPN. 2005-06: Won gold at FIS Race in Calgary, Alta. ... Nabbed FIS Race bronze in Sunshine, Alta. ... Was silver medallist at Nor-Am Cup event in Mont Tremblant, Que. and bronze medallist in Nakiska, Alta. 2004-05: Captured gold in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Kuehtai, AUT and gold in parallel GS in Banff Norquay, Alta. ... Recorded three top-10 results on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2003-04: Won silver in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Calgary, Alta ... Captured bronze at Nor-Am Cup parallel GS in Mt. Norquay, Alta. ... Placed 9th at Junior WC in Oberwiesenthal, GER. 2002-03: Nabbed gold at FIS Race parallel slalom in Calgary, Alta. ... Won bronze at Nor-Am Cup parallel slalom race in Nakiska, Alta. 2001-02: Recorded four top-10 results on Nor-Am Cup circuit ... Placed 4th at FIS Race GS in Silverstar, B.C. 2000-01: Best result on Continental Cup tour was 13th in parallel slalom in Val St. Come, Que. ... Best result at FIS Race was 6th in parallel GS in Marmot Basin, Alta. 1999-00: Best result at FIS Race was 12th in parallel slalom in Marmot Basin, Alta. ... Best result at Continental Cup race was 13th in parallel slalom in Nakiska, Alta. PERSONAL Parents are Jim and Lynne ... Has one brother, Adam ... Won Neil Daffern award in 2007, recognizing up-and-coming snowboarders ... Enjoys climbing, biking, hiking and anything that gets him outside, as well as occasionally knitting and baking ... Lists Craig Kelly as sport idol ... Always puts on left sock three times before it feels right.

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Michael ROBERTSON


Dominique VALLÉE halfpipe

Born: April 9, 1981- Montreal Age: 28 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. Training location: Mont Tremblant Ht: 168 cm / 5’6” Wt: 57 kg / 126 lb Coach: Dennis Bannock Club: Canadian Snowboard Team On team since: 1999

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 19th - snowboard cross; 21st - halfpipe World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 16th - halfpipe 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 15th - halfpipe 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 11th - halfpipe; 23rd - snowboard cross 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 4th - half pipe; 15th - snowboard cross 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): Bronze - snowboard cross; 31st - halfpipe CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian in both snowboard cross and halfpipe ... Halfpipe World Cup bronze medallist ... Two-time Nor-Am cup winner, with six medals overall ... 2007 FIS Race winner ... Four-time halfpipe National Champion and two-time snowboard cross winner. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Finished 16th at WC ... Took bronze at National Championships in Mt. Tremblant, Que. (4/2/2009) ... Two top-10 results at Nor-Am Cup stop in Stoneham, Que. ... Best World Cup result was 10th in Valmalenco, ITA. 2007-08: Placed 6th at National Championships ... Best World Cup finish was 9th in Cardrona, NZE. 2006-07: Started season by winning FIS halfpipe in Calgary (1/13/2007) ... Won Nor-Am Cup gold and National Championship bronze. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut in Turin, finishing 19th in snowboard cross and 21st in halfpipe ... Earned silver at National Championships in Avila, Que. ... Best World Cup result was 10th in Valle Nevado, CHI and Furrano, JPN. 2004-05: Won Big Air competition at Nor-Am Cup event in Mont Avila, Que., following it up with silver in halfpipe the next day ... Took snowboard cross bronze at South American Cup race in Valle Nevado, CHI ... Best World Cup results were 7th in both Bardonecchia, ITA and Sungwoo, KOR. 1998-04: Took snowboard cross bronze at 2001 WC (1/28/2001) ... Won first World Cup bronze in Whistler, B.C. (12/9/2001) ... Earned three National Championship medals ... Took two medals on Nor-Am Cup circuit. PERSONAL Parents are Jacques and Andree Lemieux ... Siblings Nicolas and Catherine ... Alpine ski racer for two years in her teens ... Earned Creative Art degree from John Abbott College ... Does lots of yoga, plays piano, runs and surfs in free time ... Goes by nicknames “Dom,” “Doudou”, “Doum” and “Dominator.”

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parallel giant slalom

Born: December 31, 1983 - St. Albert, Alta. Age: 26 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: Calgary Sport Centre Ht: 173 cm / 5’8� Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Coach: Mark Fawcett Club: Kananaskis Club On team since: 2005 Personal website: www.kimi.ca

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 18th - parallel slalom; 32nd - parallel giant slalom 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 16th - parallel giant slalom; 27th - parallel slalom 2005 (Whistler, CAN): 32nd - parallel slalom; 34th - parallel giant slalom CAREER NOTES Overall: First-time Olympian ... World Cup silver medallist ... Three-time gold medallist on Nor-Am Cup circuit, with 16 medals overall ... Three FIS Race medals, including one gold ... National Championship bronze medallist ... Medallist on Continental Cup, Europa Cup and South American Cup circuits. 2009-10: No results. 2008-09: Earned first World Cup medal, silver, in Limone Piemonte, ITA ... Scored silver in FIS Race in Innsbruck/Patscherkofel, AUT and Nor-Am Cup event in Mont Tremblant, Que. ... Also took bronze at Nor-Am Cup in Copper, USA ... Top result 18th in parallel slalom at WC. 2007-08: Captured bronze at Europa Cup giant slalom in Sand in Taufers, ITA ... Won bronze in parallel slalom at Nor-Am Cup in Mt. Hood Meadows, USA. 2006-07: Nabbed four medals on Nor-Am Cup circuit, including gold in parallel giant slalom in Mt. Norquay, Alta., silver in parallel slalom in both Copper, USA and Sunshine Village, Alta. and bronze in parallel giant slalom in Copper, USA ... Top WC result 16th in parallel giant slalom ... Recorded three top-ten results on World Cup circuit. 2005-06: Won gold in parallel slalom at Nor-Am Cup event in Norquay, Alta. ... Four-time Nor-Am Cup silver medallist in Steamboat Springs, USA (parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom), Norquay, Alta. (parallel giant slalom) and Crystal Mountain, USA (parallel giant slalom) ... Won gold at South American Cup in Las Lenas, ARG. 2004-05: Nabbed gold at Nor-Am Cup event in Squaw, USA ... Nor-Am Cup silver medallist in parallel slalom in Steamboat Springs, USA and Mount Norquay, Alta. ... Competed at WC, finishing 32nd and 34th. 2003-04: Was silver medallist in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Alberta ... Won bronze in slalom at Nor-Am Cup in Breckenridge, USA ... Captured bronze in parallel slalom at National Championships in Quebec. 2002-03: Scored gold in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Calgary ... Recorded three top-10 results on Nor-Am Cup circuit, including 5th place in Nakiska, Alta. ... Finished 5th in parallel slalom at National Championships in Calgary. 2001-02: Best result was 5th in Le Relais, Que. and Cypress, B.C. events on Nor-Am Cup circuit and at National Championships in Mont Tremblant, Que. 2000-01: Posted five top-10 results on Continental Cup circuit ... Recorded two top-10 finishes in FIS Races. 1999-2000: Silver at Continental Cup parallel slalom in Nakiska, Alta. ... Has two top-5 results at FIS Races. 1998-99: Competed at National Championships in Nakiska, Alta,. finishing 27th in giant slalom and 28th in parallel slalom. PERSONAL Parents are Steve Zakreski and Noriko (Liz) Nishimura ... Siblings Adam and Mika ... Enjoys piano, yoga, road biking, golf, volleyball, field hockey and horseback riding ... Studied Natural Sciences at University of Calgary and is now a licenced realtor in Calgary ... Lists Mark Fawcett, Lisa Kosglow, Daniella Mueli, Wayne Gretzky, and Elizabeth Manley as sport idols.

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SNOWBOARD

Kimiko ZAKRESKI


Snowboard coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support team

Mark FAWCETT

HEAD COACH – ALPINE SNOWBOARDING Date of birth: January 17, 1972 Hometown: Nelson, B.C. With team since: 2005

Thomas HUTCHINSON HEAD COACH - HALFPIPE

Date of birth: May 15, 1961 Hometown: Val-David, Que. With team since: 2003

Marcel MATHIEU

HEAD COACH – SNOWBOARD CROSS Date of birth: October 10, 1973 Hometown: Whistler, B.C. With team since: 2008

Sylvain JEAN

COACH - ALPINE SNOWBOARDING Date of birth: July 7, 1964 Hometown: St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que. With team since: 2005

Carl MARKS

COACH - ALPINE SNOWBOARDING Date of birth: August 2, 1978 Hometown: Bromont, Que. With team since: 2008

Rene BRUNNER

COACH – SNOWBOARD CROSS Date of birth: February 2, 1972 Hometown: Lienz, AUT With team since: 2004

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SNOWBOARD

Timothy (Tim) MILNE COACH – SNOWBOARD CROSS Date of birth: July 24, 1968 Hometown: Vernon, B.C. With team since: 2008

Kristopher DeCOSTE COACH - HALFPIPE

Date of birth: November 9, 1976 Hometown: Thornbury, Ont. With team since: 2009

Guy NAPERT-FRENETTE MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Calgary/Bathurst, N.B.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader

Hrab

Christian

Vancouver

B.C.

Personal Coach - HP

Fulton

Jesse

Shelburne

Ont.

Personal Coach - HP

Smith

Brian

St-Sauveur

Que.

Performance Technology

Wyngaarden

Michelle

Kingston

Ont.

Team Manager

Joncas

Robert

North Vancouver

B.C.

Team Manager

M’Seffar

Nadia

Vancouver

B.C.

Wax Technician – Alpine

Rebersak

Luka

Radovljica

SLO

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SPEED SKATING

Gaétan Boucher


Cindy Klassen COC/T. O’lett | CP/ Paul Chiasson


SPEED SKATING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-27, 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Speed Skating Canada 2781 Lancaster Road, Suite 402 Ottawa, Ontario K1B 1A7 Tel: 613.260.3669 www.speedskating.ca

Director General: Jean Dupré

International Skating Union www.isu.org

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Antonio Faiola

Team Roster EVENTS

Bucsis Giroux Gregg Groves*

HOMETOWN

Anastasia Mathieu Jamie Kristina

500 m Calgary 1,500 m, Team Pursuit Pointe-aux-Trembles 500 m Edmonton 1,000 m, 1,500 m, 3,000 m, Ottawa 5,000 m, Team Pursuit Hughes* Clara 3,000 m, 5,000 m Glen Sutton Ireland Michael 500 m Winnipeg Klassen* Cindy 1,500 m, 3,000 m, 5,000 m Winnipeg Makowsky Lucas 1,500 m, 5,000 m, Regina Team Pursuit Morrison* Dennis 1,000 m, 1,500 m, 5,000 m, Fort St. John Team Pursuit Nesbitt* Christine 500 m, 1,000 m, 1,500 m, London Team Pursuit Oudenaarden Tamara 500 m St. Albert Parrott Kyle 500 m, 1,000 m, 1,500 m Minnedosa Rempel* Shannon 500m, 1,000 m Winnipeg Roberge François-Olivier 1,000 m St. Nicolas Schussler Brittany 1,000 m, 1,500 m, Winnipeg Team Pursuit Wotherspoon* Jeremy 500 m, 1,000 m Red Deer * Olympic Medallist ** Alternate

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PROV.

Alta. Que. Alta. Ont. Que. Man. Man. Sask. B.C. Ont. Alta. Man. Man. Que. Man. Alta.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES ------2006, 2002

2006, 2002 2006, 2002, 1994 2006, 2002 --2006 2006 ----2006 2006 2006** 2006, 2002, 1998


The Richmond Oval is located on the banks of the Fraser River, 14 km south of downtown Vancouver. Located in the northwest corner of Richmond, the Oval is across the river from the Vancouver International Airport and near Richmond city centre. The venue will host all speed skating events. Construction began in September 2005 and was completed December 2008. The venue opened its doors to the public on December 12, 2008. After the Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval will become an international centre of excellence for sports and wellness. The facility’s flexible design will allow it to be used for a variety of sport and community functions with two international sized ice rinks, eight gymnasiums, a 200-metre running track and 23,000 square foot fitness centre. The facility will be the centrepiece of a major new urban waterfront neighbourhood featuring a mix of residential, commercial and public amenity development.

THE SPORT Speed skating takes place on a 400-metre oval ice rink. Timed to one-hundredth of a second, athletes compete in pairs, skating counter-clockwise around the oval and changing lanes once per lap, to equalize the distance covered. The skater in the outside lane has the right-of-way at the crossover if the skaters arrive at the changeover point at the same time. Team Pursuit Team pursuit was first introduced as an Olympic event at the Turin 2006 Winter Games. In this event, two teams of three athletes begin, simultaneously, on each side of the track. Team members take turns leading, with the remaining athletes following closely behind the leader to take advantage of the air currents. The team completes the race when the final team member crosses the finish line. The competition consists of elimination rounds, leading to a final race.

THE TEAM The Canadian Olympic Team is deeply talented in speed skating. Canada’s overarching pursuit to Own the Podium in 2010 relies in no small part on the successes of Canadian speed skaters. In 2006, eight of Canada’s 24 medals came in this sport - a record for most medals won in a single sport for Canada. Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes and Jeremy Wotherspoon are virtual legends in the sport and will lead a group of 16 speed skaters into the Richmond Oval. Several of their teammates have been rising to the forefront in recent major international races. Christine Nesbitt has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, and has not lost a 1,000-metre race this season. She is also a major threat in the 1,500 metres and the team pursuit. Kristina Groves won two silver medals at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and will compete in five events at these Games. Denny Morrison has proven formidable in the past few seasons and he will look to add to his 2006 silver medal in four events at these Games. Klassen returns after winning a Canadian record five Olympic medals in 2006, while Wotherspoon seeks an elusive gold medal in his fourth Olympic appearance, which he has said will be his last. Overall, Canada is strongest in the middle distance races with multiple medal possibilities in individual and team events.

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SPEED SKATING

VENUE


Speed Skating Olympic Results – Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

500 METRES 1. Joey Cheek USA 2. Dmitry Dorofeyev RUS 3. Lee Gang-Seok KOR --7. Mike Ireland CAN 9. Jeremy Wotherspoon CAN 29. Vincent Labrie CAN 30. Brock Miron CAN 1,000 METRES 1. Shani Davis USA 2. Joey Cheek USA 3. Erben Wennemars NED --11. Jeremy Wotherspoon CAN 16. François-Olivier Roberge CAN 19. Denny Morrison CAN 29. Steven Elm CAN

5,000 METRES 1. Chad Hedrick USA 2. Sven Kramer NED 3. Enrico Fabris ITA --5. Arne Dankers CAN 22. Steven Elm CAN 24. Justin Warsylewicz CAN 10,000 METRES 1. Bob de Jong NED 2. Chad Hedrick USA 3. Carl Verheijen NED --9. Arne Dankers CAN TEAM PURSUIT 1. ITA 2. CAN 3. NED

1,500 METRES 1. Enrico Fabris ITA 2. Shani Davis USA 3. Chad Hedrick USA --11. Denny Morrison CAN 12. Steven Elm CAN 17. Arne Dankers CAN 27. Justin Warsylewicz CAN

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3,000 METRES 1. Ireen W端st NED 2. Renate Groenewold NED 3. Cindy Klassen CAN --8. Kristina Groves CAN 9. Clara Hughes CAN

500 METRES 1. Svetlana Boyarkina-Zhurova RUS 2. Wang Manli CHN 3. Ren Hui CHN --16. Shannon Rempel CAN 21. Kerry Simpson CAN 22. Krisy Myers CAN 26. Kim Weger CAN

5,000 METRES 1. Clara Hughes CAN 2. Claudia Pechstein GER 3. Cindy Klassen CAN --6. Kristina Groves CAN

1,000 METRES 1. Marianne Timmer NED 2. Cindy Klassen CAN 3. Anni Friesinger GER --5. Kristina Groves CAN 14. Christine Nesbitt CAN 24. Shannon Rempel CAN

TEAM PURSUIT 1. GER 2. CAN 3. RUS

1,500 METRES 1. Cindy Klassen CAN 2. Kristina Groves CAN 3. Ireen W端st NED --7. Christine Nesbitt CAN 28. Shannon Rempel CAN

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SPEED SKATING

WOMEN


All-Time Canadian Medallists MEN

Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

Gaétan Boucher Gaétan Boucher Arne Dankers, Steven Elm, Denny Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin Warsylewicz Jeremy Wotherspoon Gaétan Boucher Alex Hurd Kevin Overland Gaétan Boucher Gordon Audley Alex Hurd Willy Logan Willy Logan Frank Stack

1984 1984 2006

1,000 metres 1,500 metres team pursuit

1998 1980 1932 1998 1984 1952 1932 1932 1932 1932

500 metres 1,000 metres 1,500 metres 500 metres 500 metres 500 metres 500 metres 1,500 metres 5,000 metres 10,000 metres

Cindy Klassen Clara Hughes Catriona Le May Doan Catriona Le May Doan Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen, Christine Nesbitt, Shannon Rempel Cindy Klassen Kristina Groves Susan Auch Susan Auch Cathy Priestner Cindy Klassen Cindy Klassen Cindy Klassen Clara Hughes Catriona Le May Doan

2006 2006 2002 1998 2006

1,500 metres 5,000 metres 500 metres 500 metres team pursuit

2006 2006 1998 1994 1976 2006 2006 2002 2002 1998

1,000 metres 1,500 metres 500 metres 500 metres 500 metres 3,000 metres 5,000 metres 3,000 metres 5,000 metres 1,000 metres

WOMEN

Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

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MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

500 metres

1998

2

Jeremy Wotherspoon

1,000 metres

1984

1

Gaétan Boucher

1,500 metres

1984

1

Gaétan Boucher

5,000 metres

1932

3

William Logan

10,000 metres

1932

3

Frank Stack

Team Pursuit 2006 2

Arne Dankers, Steven Elm, Denny Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin Warsylewicz

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

500 metres

2002

1

Catriona Le May Doan

1998

1

Catriona Le May Doan

1,000 metres

2006

2

Cindy Klassen

1,500 metres

2006

1

Cindy Klassen

3,000 metres

2006

3

Cindy Klassen

2002

3

Cindy Klassen

5,000 metres

2006

1

Clara Hughes

Team Pursuit 2006 2

Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen, Christine Nesbitt, Shannon Rempel

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SPEED SKATING

Best-Ever Canadian Results


Anastasia Bucsis 500 metres

Born: April 30, 1989 - Calgary Age: 20 Hometown: Calgary Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 170 cm / 5’7� Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Mark Wild Club: Calgary On team since: 2009

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: Making her Olympic debut in 2010 ... Saw first World Cup action in fall of 2009 ... Ranked 2nd in 500 metres at 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Trials ... Represented Canada at 24th Winter Universiade (Harbin, CHN). 2009-10: Finished 10th in 500 metres B final at Calgary World Cup ... Ranked 2nd for Canadian women in qualifying for Olympic Winter Games in 500 metres. 2008-09: Represented Canada at 24th Winter Universiade (Harbin, CHN) ... Ranked 10th in 500 metres in Canada. 2007-08: Took time off after failing to qualify for 2008 World Junior Championships in China. Was ranked 14th in 500 metres in Canada. PERSONAL Calgary native started speed skating at age of four ... Idols include Olympians Catriona Le May Doan and Jeremy Wotherspoon ... Studying communications at the University of Calgary.

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Born: February 3, 1986 - Montreal Age: 24 Hometown: Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que. Residence: Richmond, B.C. Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 180 cm / 5’11” Wt: 77 kg / 169 lb Coach: Ingrid Paul Club: Pointe-aux-Trembles On team since: 2006-2008 (Short Track), 2008 (Long Track)

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: Switched to long track in September 2008 with a top World Cup finish of 13th in 10,000 metres ... Fivetime World Junior Short Track Championship medallist ... Two-time World Cup medallist in short track (2007-08) ... Two-time recipient of Speed Skating Canada’s Peter Williamson Bursary for athletic and academic achievement (2004 and 2005). 2009-10: Captured silver in pursuit at Calgary World Cup. 2008-09: Switched to long track following Short Track Fall World Cup Selection (September 2008) ... Qualified for long track World Cup team at Canadian Single Distance Championship by winning bronze in 10,000 metres and 5th in 1,500 and 5,000 metres ... Placed 13th in 10,000 metres in Heerenven, NED for top World Cup finish (2/15/09) ... Won bronze in 1,500 metres at North American Championship. 2007-2008: Member of Canada’s Short Track National Team ... Won two relay World Cup medals ... Ranked 13th overall in Canada. 2006-2007: Member of Canada’s Short Track National Team ... Won first World Cup medal; bronze in 1,000 metres in Changchun, CHN (10/10/06) ... Also captured two relay World Cup medals ... Competed at XXIII Winter Universiade Torino, finishing 5th in 1,000 metres; 8th in 500 metres; 8th in 1,500 metres; and 16th in 3,000 metres ... Captured silver in 1,500 metres at Canadian Championships. 2005-2006: Finished 4th overall at Alta Valtellina Cup (Italy) ... Was 7th overall at Olympic Trials ... Ranked 7th overall in Canada. 2004-2005: Captured a silver (1,500 metres) and a bronze (relay) at Junior WC while placing sixth overall ... Ranked 11th overall in Canada. 2003-2004: Posted seventh-place finishes in 500 metres and relay for top results at World Junior Championships. 2002-2003: Captured three bronze medals (1,500 metres, 1,500 metres super final and relay) at Junior WC while placing fifth overall ... Captured bronze in 1,500 and 3,000 metres at Canada Winter Games. PERSONAL 2001 Quebec in-line skating champion ... Took part in tae kwon do national championships in 1998 ... Has two sisters, Geneviève (30) and Catherine (27) ... Started speed skating at age 5 ... Favorite distance is 1500 metres ... Interests include running, in-line skating, cycling, music, movies and reading scientific books.

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SPEED SKATING

Mathieu GIROUX

1,500 metres, team pursuit


Jamie GREGG

500 metres

Born: March 18, 1985 - Edmonton Age: 24 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Richmond, B.C. Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 180 cm / 5’11� Wt: 80 kg / 176 lb Coach: Michael Crowe Club: Edmonton On team since: 2008

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 8th - 500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in first WC in 2009, placing 8th in 500 metres ... Posted eight top-10 performances on 2008-09 World Cup Circuit ... Ranked 1st in Canada in 500 metres for 2008-09 season ....Best times are 34.77 (500 metres), 1:08.15 (1000 metres) and 1:48.45 (1500 metres). 2009-10: Finished 7th and 16th in 500 metres and 2nd in 1,000 (B) metres at World Cup in Heerenveen, NED ... Top results at World Sprint Championships (Moscow, RUS) included 11th (1) and 9th (2) in 500 metres, 18th (1) and 21st (2) in 1,000 metres ... Posted nine top-10 results on World Cup Circuit ... Ranked 15th overall in 500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Captured gold in 500 metres at Canadian Championship ... Ranked 1st in Canada in 500 metres. 2007-08: Limited to two World Cup events ... Finished 5th in 500 metres and 6th in 1,000 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 5th in Canada in 500 metres and 9th in 1000 metres. 2006-07: Skated in first Career World Cup in Salt Lake City ... Finished 7th in 500 and 1,000 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 5th in Canada in 500 metres and 7th in 1000 metres. PERSONAL Father Randy, a former Edmonton Oilers player, competed in hockey at 1980 and 1988 Olympic Winter Games, while mother Kathy competed in speed skating in 1976 and 1980 ... Sister, Jessica, is on Short Track National Team and will be competing at 2010 Olympic Winter Games ... Was recruited through Own The Podium recruitment program when he was a hockey player

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1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000 metres, 5,000 metres, team pursuit Born: December 4, 1976 - Calgary Age: 33 Hometown: Ottawa Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 175 cm / 5’9� Wt: 66 kg / 145 lb Coach: Xiuli Wang Club: Ottawa Pacers On team since: 1998 Personal website: www.kristinagroves.ca Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - pursuit; Silver - 1,500 metres; 5th - 1,000 metres; 6th - 5,000 metres; 8th - 3,000 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 8th - 3,000 metres; 10th - 5,000 metres; 20th - 1,500 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): Gold - pursuit; Bronze - 3,000 metres; Bronze - 5,000 metres; 9th - 1,000 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Gold - 3,000 metres; Silver - 1,000 metres; Silver - Pursuit; Bronze - 1,500 metres; Bronze - 5,000 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold - pursuit; Bronze - 5,000 metres; Bronze - 1,500 metres; 6th - 1,000 metres; 8th - 3,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Silver - pursuit; Bronze - 3,000 metres; 4th - 5,000 metres; 12th - 1,500 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): 6th - 3,000 metres; 8th - 5,000 metres; 13th - 1,500 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): 6th - 3,000 metres; 6th - 5,000 metres; 13th - 1,500 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): 7th - 5,000 metres; 14th - 3,000 metres; 17th - 1,500 metres 1999 (Heerenveen, NED): 18th - 3,000 metres; 19th - 1,500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympic silver medallist ... Olympic record holder in team pursuit with Cindy Klassen and Christine Nesbitt (2006) ... World record holder in team pursuit with Nesbitt and Brittany Schussler (2009) ... 13 career medals at World Single Distances Championships ... 2008 3,000-metre World Champion ... Two-time team pursuit World Champion ... Two-time 1,500-metre World Cup Champion ... 29 World Cup medals over last three seasons. 2009-10: Has captured eight World Cup medals (four gold, two silver, two bronze). 2008-09: Won 12 World Cup medals (four gold, three silver and five bronze) ... Captured overall World Cup title in 1,500 metres for second consecutive season ... Also finished second overall in 1,000-metre standings, and third overall in combined 3000/5000m standings ... Earned silver medal overall at World Allround Championships, placing in top five in all distances ... Won gold in team pursuit and bronze in both 3,000 and 5,000 metres at World Single Distances Championships at Richmond Olympic Oval. 2007-08: Won first overall World Cup title in 1,500 metres ... Captured nine World Cup medals (two gold, four silver, three bronze) ... Finished in top five in all distances at World Allround Championships and finished third overall ... Closed season with five medals at World Single Distances Championships ... Won first individual world title in 3,000 metres while capturing silver in 1,000 metres and team pursuit and bronze in 1,500 and 5,000 metres. 2006-07: Finished third overall in 1,500 metres World Cup standings ... Won two individual bronze medals (1,500 and 5,000 metres) and gold in team pursuit at World Single Distance Championships. 2005-06: Won two Olympic silver medals, finishing second behind teammate Cindy Klassen in 1,500 metres and sharing silver with Klassen and teammates in team pursuit ... Captured podium finishes in three of four races at World Allround Championships, finishing third overall. Pre-2005: Captured first career podium at World Single Distances Championships during 2004-05 season, finishing third in 3,000 metres and second in team pursuit ... Won first individual World Cup medal during 2003-04 season; gold in 3,000 metres in Hamar, NOR ... Made Olympic debut in 2002, with top finish eighth in 3,000 metres ... Joined national team in 1998-99. PERSONAL Athlete ambassador for Right to Play ... Member of David Suzuki Play it Cool program ... Member of Clean Air Champions ... Graduated from University of Calgary in 2004 (Kinesiology).

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SPEED SKATING

Kristina GROVES


Clara HUGHES

3,000 metres, 5,000 metres Born: September 27, 1972 - Winnipeg Age: 37 Hometown: Glen Sutton, Que. Residence: Glen Sutton, Que. Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 176 cm / 5’8” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Coach: Xiuli Wang Club: Sherbrooke On team since: 2000 Personal website: www.clara-hughes.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold - 5,000 metres; Silver - pursuit; 9th - 3,000 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Bronze - 5,000 metres; 10th - 3,000 metres 2000 (Sydney, AUT): 43rd - Individual Road Race; 6th - Individual Road Time Trial 1996 (Atlanta, USA): Bronze - Individual Road Race; Bronze - Individual Road Time Trial World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): Silver - 5,000 metres; Disqualified - 3,000 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN) Silver - 5,000 metres; 6th - 3,000 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): 13th -3,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Silver - pursuit; Bronze - 5,000 metres; 5th - 3,000 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): Gold - 5,000 metres; 4th -3,000 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): Silver - 5,000 metres; 4th - 3,000 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): 11th - 3,000 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Four-time Olympian and five-time medallist ... Only fourth athlete ever to win medals at Winter and Summer Games, and only athlete to win multiple medals at both ... Six-time WC medallist ... Won 18 Canadian national cycling titles ... Seven-time Pan Am Games medallist between 1991 and 2003 (one gold, three silver, three bronze) ... Three-time Commonwealth Games medallist ... 1995 WC silver medallist (road time trial). 2009-10: Finished 4th in 5,000 metres at World Cup in Hamar, NOR. 2008-09: Won silver in 5,000 metres at 2009 World Single Distance Championships at Richmond Olympic Oval. 2007-08: Captured silver in 5,000 metres at 2008 World Single Distance Championships. 2005-06: Won Olympic gold in 5,000 metres and added silver in team pursuit. 2004-05: Won bronze in 5,000 metres at 2005 World Single Distance Championships ... Ranked 2nd in pursuit on World Cup circuit. 2003-04: Won 5,000 metres title at World Single Distance Championships and finished third in 5,000 metres at 2004 World All-round Championships ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s 2004 Female Skater of the Year in long track. 2002-03: Formally retired from cycling in 2003 ... Finished second in 5,000 metres at World Single Distance Championships ... Ranked 2nd in 3,000 metres on World Cup circuit. 2001-02: Won Olympic bronze in 5,000 metres – only fourth athlete ever to win medals at both Games, joining Eddie Eagan (U.S.), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway) and Christa Rothenburger-Luding (East Germany) ... Captured gold (road racing time trial) and bronze (24km points race, track cycling) at 2002 Commonwealth Games. 2000-01: Competed in 17 cycling races and qualified for several World Cup speed skating events. Pre-2001: Resumed training in 1999 and won gold at Canadian National Championships after temporarily retiring from cycling between 1997 and ’98 due to ankle ailment ... Competed in first Olympic Games in 1996, capturing bronze in time trial and road race ... Won silver at 1995 World Cycling Championships (time trial), and added a silver and bronze (road race, time trial) at 1995 Pan Am Games ... Won team time trial silver medal at 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, B.C. ... Won silver in first race with national team at 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana (individual pursuit). PERSONAL Member of Canadian National Cycling Team from 1991 to 2003 ... Named to 2006 List of Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity by CAAWS ... Made an officer of the Order of Canada in 2007 ... Received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Manitoba ... Received IOC’s ‘Sport and Community’ award.

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500 metres

Born: January 3, 1974 - Mississauga, Ont. Age: 36 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Calgary Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 181 cm / 5’11” Wt: 79 kg / 174 lb Coach: Michael Crowe Club: River Heights Skating On team since: 1993

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 7th - 500 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 7th - 500 metres; 14th - 1,000 metres 1994 (Lillehammer, NOR): 26th - 500 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Nagano, JPN): 8th - 500 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): 9th - 500 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): Bronze - 500 metres; 10th - 1,000 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): 12th – 1,000 metres; 22nd - 500 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): 8th – 1,000 metres; 9th - 500 metres 2000 (Nagano, JPN): Silver - 500 metres; Bronze - 1,000 metres 1999 (Heerenveen, NED): 9th - 500 metres; 14th - 1,000 metres 1998 (Calgary, Alta.): 6th - 500 metres; 24th - 1,000 metres 1997 (Warsaw, POL): 5th - 500 metres 1996 (Hamar, NOR): 12th - 500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian (1994, 2002, 2006) with two top-10 finishes ... Former world record holder (1,000 metres) ... 2001 World Sprint Champion ... 2000 World Sprint silver medallist... 2002 and 2004 World Sprint bronze medallist... 2000 World silver medallist 500 metres ... 2000 World bronze medallist 1,000 metres ... 2004 World bronze medallist 500 metres ... Five career World Cup victories. 2009-10: Posted a 13th-place finish in 500-metre World Cup race in Calgary just hours after his wife, Noriko, gave birth to daughter, Myla (12/5/09) ... Won 500-metre B event race the day prior ... Earned Olympic spot with second overall finish in 500 metres at Canadian Single Distances Championships in Calgary. 2008-09: Crashed in first World Cup event of 2008-09 season in Berlin, GER, and missed rest of season with a shoulder injury. 2007-08: Finished in top 10 in both 500 metres races at 2008 World Single Distance Championships ... Silver medallist at 2008 Inzell World Cup ... Finished 3rd in 500 metres at Richmond Olympic Oval Invitational ... Was 12th overall in 500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in 500 metres. 2006-07: Ranked 10th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Finished 3rd in 1,000 metres at Canadian Single Distance Championships ... Ranked No. 1 in Canada in 500 metres. 2005-06: Ranked 16th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Ranked No.1 in Canada in 500 metres. 2004-05: Did not compete after suffering a near fatal concussion while mountain biking in California (September 2004). 2003-04: Bronze medallist at 2004 World Sprint Championships ... Bronze medallist in 500 metres at 2004 World Single Distances Championships and finished 10th in 1,000 metres ... Ranked 5th on World Cup circuit in both 500 and 1,000 metres ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in both 500 and 1,000 metres 2002-03: Battled an adductor muscle injury in 2003 to finish 9th at World Sprint Championships. 2001-02: Bronze medallist at 2002 World Sprint Championships ... Placed 4th overall in 2002 World Cup standings in 500 metres and 1,000 metres. 2000-01: 2001 World Sprint Champion (Inzell, GER) ... Set world record in 1,000 metres (1:08.34) in Calgary (3/3/01), only to be broken eight days later by teammate Jeremy Wotherspoon. 1999-00: Finished 2nd in 500 metres at 2000 World Single Distances Championships. 1993-94: Made Olympic debut in Lillehammer, finishing 26th in 500 metres. PERSONAL Has a daughter, Myla, with wife, Noriko ... Started speed skating at the age of 5 ... Enjoys a wide variety of sports including golf, tennis, soccer, hockey, rollerblading ... Has an interest in computers.

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SPEED SKATING

Mike Ireland


Cindy KLASSEN

1,500 metres, 3,000 metres, 5,000 metres Born: August 12, 1979 - Winnipeg Age: 30 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Calgary Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 172 cm / 5’8” Wt: 71 kg / 157 lb Coach: Michael Crowe Club: Winnipeg On team since: 1999 Personal website: www.cindyklassen.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Gold - 1,500 metres; Silver - 1,000 metres; Silver - pursuit; Bronze - 3,000; Bronze - 5,000 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City USA): Bronze - 3,000 metres; 4th - 1,500 metres; 4th - 5,000 metres; 13th - 1,000 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Silver - 1,500 metres; Bronze - 3,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Gold - 1,500 metres; Gold - 3,000 metres; Silver - pursuit; 4th - 1,000 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): Silver - 1,500 meters; Bronze 1,000 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): Bronze - 1,000 metres; 10th - 1,500 metres; 11th - 3,000 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): Bronze - 1,500 metres, 4th - 3,000 metres; 7th - 1,000 metres 2000 (Nagano, JPN): 10th - 3,000 metres; 12th - 1,500 metres; 15th - 1,000 metres; 21st - 500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian set Canadian record with five medals at one Olympic Games (2006); also most ever won by a female speed skater ... Is Canada’s most decorated Olympian with six career medals ... Nine-time World Single Distance Championship medallist ... Two-time World AllRound Champion (2006, 2003) ... Six-time World AllRound Championship medallist ... Current world record holder in three events (1,500, 1,000 and 3,000 metres) ... Olympic record holder in team pursuit with Kristina Groves and Christine Nesbitt (2006) ... Female Athlete of the Year at 2007 Canadian Sport Awards ... Recipient of 2006 Lou Marsh Athlete of the Year Award ... Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year (2005 and 2007) ... Became first Canadian in 27 years to win overall title at 2003 World AllRound Championships. 2009-10: Returned from injury in October to compete in Canadian World Cup Trials ... Qualified for World Cup team in four distances (1,000, 1,500, 3,000 and 5, 000 metres). 2008-09: Did not compete due to surgery on both knees (7/8/08). 2007-08: Won three medals in seven World Cup stops ... Flew home from training after sister Lisa was injured in car accident (2/5/08). 2006-07: Did not compete for first half of season but captured bronze at both World Sprint Championships and World AllRound Championships. 2005-06: Won Olympic gold in 1,500 metres, edging teammate Kristina Groves by almost half a second ... Five Olympic medals topped previous single Games’ record of four for a female speed skater (previously held by Soviet Union’s Lydia Skoblikova, 1964) ... Chosen as Canada’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer in Turin and named as the “woman of the Games” by IOC President Jacques Rogge ... World AllRound Champion (Calgary, CAN), winning gold in four distances. 2004-05: 1,500 metres World Cup Champion ... Finished second overall at World Allround Championships ... Captured silver medals in 1,500 and 3,000 metres at World Single Distance Championships and added another silver in team pursuit. 2003-04: Picked up two medals at World Single Distance Championships; silver in 1,500 metres and bronze in 1,000 metres. 2002-03: World AllRound Champion, winning two silver and two bronze medals ... Finished second overall at World Sprint Championships (Calgary) ... Bronze medallist at World Single Distance Championships (3,000 metres) ... 1,500 metres World Cup Champion. 2001-02: Captured bronze in 3,000 metres in Olympic debut and silver at World AllRound Championships. PERSONAL Competed at 1999 Pan American Games in in-line speed skating ... Member of Women’s National Junior Hockey Team in 1996 ... Participated in 1994 Commonwealth Games in women’s field lacrosse (demonstration sport).

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1,500 metres, 5,000 metres, team pursuit Born: May 30, 1987 - Regina Age: 22 Hometown: Regina Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 180 cm / 5’11� Wt: 78 kg / 172 lb Coach: Marcel Lacroix Club: Regina On team since: 2006 Personal website: www.lucasmakowsky.com

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 6th - team pursuit; 10th - 5,000 metres; 11th - 10,000 metres; 13th - 1,500 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Seven-time World Cup medallist ... Posted top-15 performances in all four events at first World Single Distance Championships in 2009 ... 2009 Canadian Champion in 5,000 and 10,000 metres and silver medallist in 1,500 metres ... 2008 Canadian Single Distance Champion in 10,000 metres ... Recipient of SSC Peter Williamson Bursary in 2007 and 2008 for athletic and academic excellence. 2009-10: Collected three World Cup podiums; silver in 1,500 metres (Hamar, NOR) and team pursuit (Calgary, Alta.) and another bronze in team pursuit (Salt Lake City, USA). 2008-09: Ranked 1st in Canada in 5,000 and 10,000 metres and 2nd in 1,500 metres ... Finished 17th overall in World All Round Championships (Hamar, NOR) ... Captured two World Cup podiums in team pursuit and posted five top-10 results ... Ranked 12th overall on World Cup circuit in 1,500 metres and 5,000/10,000 metres ... Canadian champion in both 5,000 and 10,000 metres and silver medallist in 1,500 metres ... Placed 10th in 5,000 metres and 11th in 10,000 metres at World Single Distance Championship. 2007-08: Finished 13th overall in first ever World All Round Championships (Berlin, GER) ; 10th in 1,500 metres, 11th in 500 metres and 14th in 5,000 metres ... Collected two World Cup podiums (gold and silver) in team pursuit ... 2008 Canadian Champion in 10,000 metres ... Ranked 8th in Canada in the 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres. 2006-07: Ranked 30th in 5,000/10,000 metres on World Cup circuit ... Finished 4th in 10,000 metres, 5th in 5,000 metres and 10th in 1,500 metres at Canadian Championship ... Ranked 4th in Canada in 5,000 metres and 17th in 1,500 metres. 2005-06: 1st overall at Canada Cup #1 ... Finished 13th in 5,000 metres at Canadian Championship. 2004-05: Finished 26th at Canadian Championship ... Captured three medals at Canadian Junior Championship: gold in 3,000 metres, silver in 5,000 metres and bronze in 1,500 metres ... Ranked 17th in Canada in 5,000 metres. PERSONAL Started speed skating at age six ... Has one brother, Mykola (24) ... Relatives include former speed skater, Jonathan Makowsky, and Saskatchewan Roughrider, Gene Makowsky ... Favourite distances are the 1,500 and 5,000 metres ... Competed in cycling for a year and became 2004 provincial junior champion ... Speaks English, French, and Ukrainian ... Currently studying Chemical Engineering and Economics at the University of Calgary.

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SPEED SKATING

Lucas MAKOWSKY


Denny MORRISON

1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 5,000 metres, team pursuit Born: September 8, 1985 - Chetwynd, B.C. Age: 24 Hometown: Fort St. John, B.C. Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 183 cm / 6’0” Wt: 481 kg / 178 lb Coach: Marcel Lacroix Club: Fort St. John On team since: 2004 Personal website: www.denny-morrison.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - pursuit; 11th - 1,500 metres; 19th - 1,000 metres. World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): Silver - 1,000 metres; Bronze 1,500 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Gold - 1,500 metres; Bronze - 1,000 metres; 4th - pursuit 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Silver - 1,000 metres; Silver - pursuits; Bronze - 1,500 metres; 20th - 500 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): 5th - pursuit. CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympic silver medallist in team pursuit ... 2008 World Champion in 1,500 metres and bronze medallist in 1,000 metres ... 2009 and 2007 world silver medallist in 1,000 metres and silver medallist in team pursuit ... 2009 and 2007 world bronze medallist in 1,500 metres ... Named Male Skater of the Year for Long Track by Speed Skating Canada four times (2006 to 2009) ... Collected 27 World Cup podiums over last three seasons ... Three-time defending Canadian Champion in 1,500 metres ... Canada’s Junior Male Athlete of the Year in 2005. 2009-10: Collected four World Cup podiums (one silver and three bronze). 2008-09: Competed at all three World Championship events ... Captured silver (1,000 metres) and bronze (1,500 metres) at Richmond Olympic Oval in World Single Distance Championships ... Finished fifth overall in Sprint Championships and seventh in All Round ... Helped lead Canada to World Cup overall title in team pursuit while finishing second overall in 1,000 metres ... Collected eight individual World Cup podiums and two in team pursuit. 2007-08: Won first world title in 1,500 metres at 2008 World Single Distance Championships in Nagano, JPN (setting new track record of 1:45:22) ... Also won bronze in 1,000 metres in Nagano ... Set new world record in 1,500 metres with a time of 1:42.01 in Calgary, Alta. (3/15/08) ... Ranked 2nd overall on World Cup circuit in 1,000 metres and 6th in 1,500 metres ... Collected 10 World Cup individual podiums (two gold, seven silver and one bronze) and three in team pursuit. 2006-07: Won two silver (1,000 metres and team pursuit) and a bronze (1,500 metres) at World Single Distance Championships ... Finished third overall on World Cup circuit in 1,500 metres and second in team pursuit, collecting four total medals through the season. 2005-06: Captured Olympic silver in team pursuit (with Arne Dankers, Steven Elm and Justin Warsylewicz) and finished 19th in 1,000 metres and 11th in 1,500 metres ... Finished second overall on World Cup circuit in 1,500 metres ... Collected four World Cup podiums ... Was fifth overall at World AllRound Championships (Calgary, Alta.) and won bronze in 1,500 metres. PERSONAL Has two siblings, Jay (26) and Julie (28) ... Brother Jay is also a member of the Canadian Speed Skating Team ... Most would not know that Morrison separated his shoulder in a mountain biking accident in May of 2008 ... Started speed skating at age 3 ... Competed in both long and short track speed skating until 2002-2003.

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500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, team pursuit Born: May 17, 1985 - Melbourne, AUS Age: 24 Hometown: London, Ont. Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 171 cm / 5’7” Wt: 73 kg / 161 lb Coach: Marcel Lacroix Club: London On team since: 2004

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - pursuit; 7th - 1,500 metres; 14th - 1,000 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): Gold - 1,000 metres; Gold - Pursuit; Bronze - 1,500 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Silver - Pursuit; 4th - 1,000 metres; 5th - 1,500 metres; 12th - 5,000 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Bronze - 1,000 metres; 6th - 1,500 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): 17th - 1,000 metres; 17th - 1,500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympic silver medallist and Olympic record holder in team pursuit with Cindy Klassen and Kristina Groves (2006) ... World record holder in team pursuit with Groves and Brittany Schussler (2009) ... 2009 World Champion in 1,000 metres and team pursuit ... 2009 World bronze medallist in 1,500 metres ... 2007 World bronze medallist in 1,000 metres ... 2008-09 overall World Cup champion in 1,000 metres ... Finished second overall in 2007-08 World Cup 1,500-metre standings ... ... Finished third overall in 2008-09 World Cup 1,500-metre standings ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s 2005 Rising Star (long track). 2009-10: Has captured 11 World Cup podiums this season ... Helped set world record in team pursuit (2:55.79) in Calgary (12/9/09). 2008-09: World Champion in 1,000 metres and team pursuit and bronze medallist in 1,500 metres ... Finished 6th overall at World All Round Championships ... Won 10 individual World Cup medals and one in team pursuit ... Finished first overall on World Cup circuit in 1,000 metres ... Won three medals including two gold (1,000 and 1,500 metres) at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 1st in 1,000 and 1,500 metres in Canada. 2007-08: Finished 4th overall at World AllRound Championships ... Won 10 individual World Cup medals and three in team pursuit ... Ranked 2nd in 1,500m World Cup Standings ... Captured five medals at Canadian Championships, including gold in 1,000 metres ... Ranked 2nd in 1,000 and 1,500 metres in Canada. 2006-07: Finished 9th overall at World AllRound Championships ... World bronze medallist in 1,000 metres ... Collected four World Cup podiums, and was ranked 4th overall in 1,500 metres and 7th in 1,000 metres ... Ranked 1st in 1,000 and 3rd in 1,500 metres in Canada. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut and helped capture silver medal in team pursuit ... Finished 16th overall at World AllRound Championships ... Ranked 2nd overall in pursuit and 11th in 1,500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Won gold in 1,500 metres and bronze in 1,000 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 3rd in both 1,000 and 1,500 metres in Canada. PERSONAL Father, Wayne, is Canadian and mother, Judith, is Australian ... Played hockey for the London Devilettes prior to trying short track speed skating ... Was an Ontario scholar in high school ... Started speed skating at age 12 ... At 18, switched from short track to long track in 2003 to attend the University of Calgary and study engineering.

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SPEED SKATING

Christine NESBITT


Tamara OUDENAARDEN 500 metres

Born: August 11, 1987 - St. Albert, Alta. Age: 22 Hometown: St. Albert, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 174 cm / 5’9� Wt: 65kg / 143 lb Coach: Kevin Crockett Club: Edmonton On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 18th - 500 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Finished 18th in 500 metres at her debut World Single Distance Championships in 2009, and 24th at World Sprint Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Ranked 1st in Canada in 500 metres for 2008-09 season ... Posted top 10 performances in all races at 2007 Canadian Single Distance Championships. 2008-09: Competed in first World Single Distance Championships and first full World Cup season ... Finished 18th in 500 metres at her debut World Single Distance Championships at Richmond Olympic Oval in March 2009 ... Was 24th overall at World Sprint Championships in Moscow, RUS ... Ranked 34th on World Cup circuit in 500 metres ... Finished 4th in 500 metres and 5th in 1,000 metres at Canadian Single Distance Championships ... Ranked 1st in 500 metres and 18th in 1,000 metres in Canada. 2007-08: Finished ranked 24th overall at World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, NED ... Finished 6th and 8th in 500 metres, 9th in 1,000 metres, and 10th in 1,500 metres at Canadian Single Distance Championships ... Ranked 5th in 500 metres, 13th in 1,000 metres and 29th in 1,500 metres in Canada. 2006-07: Finished 9th and 11th in 500 metres and 11th in 1,000 metres at Canadian Single Distances Championships ... Captured three gold, three silver and two bronze medals in Canada Cup series ... Ranked 5th in 500 metres and 7th in 1,000 meters in Canada. 2005-06: Top Canada Cup circuit results was 10th in 500 metres. 2004-05: Finished 20th overall at Canadian Junior Championships, placing 18th in 1,000 metres, 19th place in 500 metres; 25th in 3,000 metres, and 29th in 1,500 metres ... Ranked 49th in 500 metres and 56th in 1,000 metres in Canada. PERSONAL Pursuing a Bachelor in General Studies at Athabasca University ... Has three siblings, Lisa (24), Jordan (19) and Nicole (16) ... Has been sponsoring a child through World Vision for past 4 1/2 years.

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500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres Born: September 13, 1985 - St. Albert, Alta. Age: 24 Hometown: Minnedosa, Man. Residence: Richmond, B.C. Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 185 cm / 6’1� Wt: 86 kg / 189 lb Coach: Mike Crowe Club: Westman On team since: 2008

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 16 (1) - 500 metres; 15(2) - 500 metres; 16(1) - 1,000 metres; 14(2) - 1,000 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Saw first World Championship action at Richmond Olympic Oval in 2009, finishing 9th in 1,000 metres in Single Distance Championships ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in 1,000 metres for 2008-09 season ... Skated in first World Cup in 2008. 2008-09: Posted a 9th place finish at World Single Distance Championships at Richmond Olympic Oval ... Also attended World Sprint Championships in Moscow, RUS ... Finished 19th in 1,000 metres World Cup standings ... Captured silver in both 500 and 1,000 metres while placing 8th in 1,500 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in 1,000 metres and 5th in 500 metres ... Skated in first career World Cup in Changchun, CHN in 2008; best result was 14th in 1,000 metres. 2007-08: Finished 10th in 500 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 5th in Canada in 1,000 metres, 7th in 1,500 metres and 8th in 500 metres. 2006-07: At Canadian Championships, finished 10th in 500 metres, 14th in 1,000 metres and 16th in 1,500 metres ... Ranked 8th in Canada in 500 metres and 1,000 meters, and 9th in 1,500 metres. 2005-06: Top Canadian result was 5th in 500 metres at Canada Cup #3. 2004-05: Captured silver medal in 1,500 metres at Canadian Junior Championships and finished 5th in 3,000 metres and 5,000 metres ... Ranked 18th in Canada in 1,500 metres. PERSONAL Son of Kimme & Glen Parrott ... Has four siblings, Cory (28), Chantelle (23), Joel (14) and Holly (12) ... Started speed skating at the age of 11.

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SPEED SKATING

Kyle PARROTT


Shannon REMPEL 500 metres, 1,000 metres

Born: November 26, 1984 - Winnipeg Age: 25 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 173 cm / 5’8� Wt: 67 kg / 148 lb Coach: Xiuli Wang Club: St. James On team since: 2000

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - pursuit; 16th - 500 metres; 24th - 1,000 metres; 28th - 1,500 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 11th - 1,500 metres; 16th - 1,000 metres; 20th - 500 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): 7th - 1,000 metres; 11th in the 500 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold - Pursuit; 9th - 1,000 metres; 13th - 500 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): 12th - 1,000 metres; 13th - 500 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): 12th - 1,000 metres; 14th - 500 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): 11th - 1,000 metres; 14th - 500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympic silver medallist in team pursuit ... Competed in six WC, capturing gold in team pursuit in 2007 ... Helped Canada finish first in team pursuit in overall World Cup standings in 2007-08 ... 2003 World Junior Champion. 2009-10: Finished 14th in 1,500 metres in Calgary for top result on World Cup circuit (15/12/09). 2008-09: Placed 11th in 1,500 metres for top finish at World Single Distance Championships ... Finished 14th overall at World Sprint Championships (Moscow, RUS) ... Won four World Cup medals, two silver and two bronze ... Ranked 3rd in 1,000 metres, 5th in 1,500 metres and 19th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit. 2007-08: Finished 7th overall at World Sprint Championships (Heerenvenn, NED)... Won three individual and three team pursuit World Cup medals ... Ranked 3rd in 1,000 metres, 8th in 500 metres, 13th in 1,500 metres on World Cup circuit. 2006-07: Helped capture gold in team pursuit at World Single Distance Championships ... Finished 10th overall at World Sprint Championships (Hamar, NOR) ... Ranked 2nd in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit ... Won first individual World Cup gold medal in Nagano (1,000 metres). 2005-06: Made Olympic debut in Torino, skating in four events (500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres and team pursuit) ... Skated only in team pursuit time trial (first of four stages of race) but earned silver medal when teammates finished second in the final ... Best individual finish was 16th in 500 metres ... Finished 9th overall at World Sprint Championships (Heereenven, NED) ... Ranked 2nd in team pursuit on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: Won first career World Cup medal (silver) in team pursuit in Harbin, CHN in December ... Finished 12th overall at World Sprint Championships (Salt Lake City, USA) ... Ranked 5th in 1,000 metres and 9th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit. 2003-04: Captured gold in 500 and 1,000 metres, and bronze in 1,500 metres and pursuit to finish 3rd overall at World Junior Championships ... Was 15th overall at World Sprint Championships (Nagano, JPN) ... Ranked 21st in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit. 2002-03: Finished first overall at World Junior Championships (Kushiro, JPN) ... Was 14th overall at World Sprint Championships (Calgary) ... Ranked 21st in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit. PERSONAL Studying Communications with a business major at the University of Calgary ... Daughter of Richard and Shirley Rempel ... Has two siblings, Blake (27) and Brenda (22) ... Grew up also playing ringette and hockey.

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Born: September 15, 1985 - St. Nicolas, Que. Age: 24 Hometown: St. Nicolas, Que. Residence: Quebec Training location: Quebec Ht: 186 cm / 6’1” Wt: 83 kg / 183 lb Coaches: Robert Tremblay, Gregor Jelonek Club: Ste-Foy On team since: 2005 Personal website: www.foroberge.com

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA) : 16th - 1,000 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond, CAN): 16th - 1,000 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): 21st - 1,000 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): 15th - 1,000 metres; 7th - 1,500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympian ... Competed in three WC ... Skated in first World Cup in Calgary in 2005 ... World Junior Championship silver medallist. 2009-10: Finished 7th in 1,000 metres (B division) in Calgary for top World Cup result of the season. 2008-09: Posted three top-10 finishes in 1,000-metre World Cup races ... Was ranked 14th in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit ... Captured bronze in 1,000 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 3rd in Canada in 1,000 metres and 4th in 1,500 metres. 2007-08: Finished 21st in 1,000 metres at World Single Distance Championships ... Top World Cup result was 11th in 1,000 metres ... Ranked 24th in 1,000 and 1,500 metres on World Cup circuit ... Was 7th in 1,000 metres and 9th in 500 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 3rd in Canada in 1,000 metres and 6th in 1,500 metres. 2006-07: Finished 7th in 1,500 metres at 2007 World Single Distance Championships ... Posted nine top-10 performances on World Cup Circuit, finishing 9th overall in 1,000 metres ... Captured three podiums at Canadian Single Distance Championships; silver in 1,000 metres and bronze in 500 and 1,500 metres ... Ranked 3rd in Canada in both 1,000 and 1,500 metres. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut and finished 16th in 1,000 metres in Turin ... Saw first World Cup action in 1,500 metres in Calgary ... Ranked 31st in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit ... Captured bronze in the 1,000 metres at Canadian Championships ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in 1,000 metres. 2004-05: Placed 10th overall and was a silver medallist in 500m and team pursuit at 2005 World Junior Championships. 2003-04: Silver medallist in team pursuit at 2004 World Junior Championships ... Finished 3rd overall at Canadian Junior Championships. 2002-03: Captured gold in 1,500 metres, and silver in 3,000 and 5,000 metres at Canada Games. 2001-02: Finished 27th overall at World Junior Championships. PERSONAL Named an Ambassador for the 400th Anniversary of the Québec City ... Has one sibling, Jérôme (28) ... Currently studying Communications at Université Laval.

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SPEED SKATING

François-Olivier ROBERGE

1,000 metres


Brittany SCHUSSLER

1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, team pursuit Born: April 21, 1985 - Winnipeg Age: 24 Hometown: Winnipeg Residence: Richmond, B.C. Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 169 cm / 5’6” Wt: 63 kg / 139 lb Coach: Ingrid Paul Club: Winnipeg On team since: 2002

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Alternate World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Richmond. CAN): Gold - pursuit; 7th - 3,000 metres; 11th - 5,000 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Silver - pursuit; 6th - 1,500 metres; 13th - 3,000 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Alternate for 2006 Olympic Winter Games ... Competed in four WC; 2009 gold medallist in team pursuit ... World record holder in team pursuit with Christine Nesbitt and Kristina Groves (2009) ... Named Manitoba ‘Youth Athlete of the Year’ for 2002 and 2003. 2009-10: Has collected three World Cup podiums; two gold in team pursuit (Calgary, Alta. and Heerenveen, NED) and bronze in 1,500 metres (Berlin, GER). 2008-09: Finished 9th overall at World All Round Championships (Hamar, NOR) with top finish 8th in 500 metres ... 2009 World Champion in team pursuit, and also finished 7th in 3,000 metres and 11th in 5,000 metres ... Ranked 4th overall in 1,500 metres in World Cup standings ... Captured three World Cup podiums on season and total of 11 top-10 finishes, including gold in team pursuit and silver and bronze in 1,500 metres ... Helped set world record in team pursuit (2:55.79) in Calgary (12/9/09) ... Ranked 2nd in Canada in 3,000 metres, 3rd in 5,000 metres, 4th in 1,500 metres and 6th in 1,000 metres. 2007-08: Finished 15th overall at World AllRound Championships (Berlin, GER) with top finish 11th in 1,500 metres ... Won silver in team pursuit and finished 6th in 1,500 metres at World Single Distance Championships ... Member of World Cup Champion pursuit team ... Ranked 12th overall in 1,500 metres and 13th in 1,000 metres on World Cup circuit. 2006-07: Ranked 17th overall in 1,500 metres and 20th for the 1,000 metres for World Cup season. 2005-06: An alternate for 2006 Olympic Winter Games ... Ranked 2nd overall in team pursuit and 23rd in 1,000 metres for World Cup season. 2004-05: Ranked 4th in Canada in 1,500 metres and 6th in 1,000 metres. 2003-04: Finished 10th overall at World Junior Championships, earning bronze in team pursuit ... Ranked 43rd in 1,000 metres for World Cup season ... Ranked 5th in Canada in 1,000 metres. 2002-03: Placed fourth overall at 2003 World Junior Championships and captured bronze in 1,500 metres ... Ranked 32nd in 1,000 metres for World Cup season. 2001-02: Placed 4th overall at 2002 World Junior Championships with top-5 finishes in 500 and 1,500 metres. 2000-01: Placed 8th overall at 2001 World Junior Championships with top-5 finishes in 500 and 1,000 metres. 1999-00: At age of 14, finished 5th overall at 2000 World Junior Championships (Seinäjoki, FIN) ... Finished 1st overall at the Canadian Junior Championships . PERSONAL Student at the University of Calgary ... Member of “Clean Air Champions” ... Has two siblings, Kyle (21) and Trent (15).

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500 metres, 1,000 metres

Born: October 26, 1976 - Humboldt, Sask. Age: 33 Hometown: Red Deer, Alta. Residence: Calgary Training location: Richmond Oval Ht: 190 cm / 6’3� Wt: 85 kg / 187 lb Coach: Mike Crowe Club: Red Deer On team since: 15 years

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): 9th - 500 metres; 11th - 1,000 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): 13th - 1,000 metres; DNF - 500 metres 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Silver - 500 metres; 6th - 1,000 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Gold - 500 metres; 4th - 1,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Bronze - 500 metres; 8th - 1,000 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): Gold - 500 metres; Silver - 1,000 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): Gold - 500 metres; 9th - 1,000 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold - 1,000 metres; Silver - 500 metres 2000 (Nagano, JPN): Bronze - 500 metres; 4th - 1,000 metres 1999 (Heerenveen, NED): 20th - 500 metres; 23rd - 1,000 metres 1998 (Calgary, CAN): Silver - 1,000 metres; Bronze - 500 metres 1997 (Warsaw, POL): 4th - 1,000 metres; 10th - 500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian and 1998 silver medallist in 500 metres ... Four-time World Sprint Champion (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003) ... Three-time world champion in 500 metres (2003, 2004, 2008) ... 2001 world champion in 1,000 metres ... Eight-time overall World Cup champion in 500 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008) ... Five-time overall World Cup Champion in 1,000 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) ... Holds record for most career World Cup wins (67). 2009-10: Returned from injury to post seventh best time (34.65 seconds) in B division race (12/5/09) ... Secured berth at Olympic trials with combined time of 1:09.10. 2008-09: Spent season recovering from broken arm suffered in first World Cup stop of season in Berlin (8/11/08). 2007-08: Returned to competition and set new world record in 500 metres (34.03) in first race back (11/9/07) and went on to win nine of 10 World Cup races ... Captured overall World Cup title in 500 metres for eighth time and 13th World Cup title overall ... Won third World Single Distance Championship in 500 metres and silver at World Sprint Championships ... Won 67th career race in Heerenveen, NED (2/23/08). 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Appeared in third Olympic Games ... Finished 42nd overall at World Sprint Championships ... Ranked 3rd in 1,000 metres and 4th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: World Cup Champion in 500 metres ... Bronze medallist in 500 metres at World Single Distance Championships and finished 2nd overall at World Sprint Championships. 2003-04: World Cup Champion in 500 metres ... Gold and silver medallist at World Single Distance Championships ... Finished 2nd overall at World Sprint Championships. 2002-03: World Sprint Champion (Calgary, Alta.) ... World Cup Champion in 500 metres. 2001-02: Attended second Olympic Games and finished 13th in 1,000 metres (and did not finish 500 metres) ... World Sprint Champion ... 500 metres World Cup Champion. Pre-2001: Broke eight world records in 500 and 1,000 metres between 1999 and 2001 and won three World Sprint Championships ... Was also overall World Cup champion five times in both distances in that time ... Won bronze in 500 metres at 2000 World Single Distance Championships ... Claimed silver in 500 metres and gold in 1,000 metres at 2001 World Championships ... Made Olympic debut and won silver in 500 metres in 1998 ... Finished 2nd overall at 1998 World Sprint Championships and crowned World Cup Champion in both distances. PERSONAL Son of Sharon and Bill ... Has two siblings, Danielle (29) and Megan (27).

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Jeremy WOTHERSPOON


Speed Skating coaches, media attachĂŠ(s) and NSF support team

Michael CROWE COACH

Date of birth: November 11, 1953 Hometown: St. Louis, USA With team since: 2007

Gregor JELONEK COACH

Date of birth: September 16, 1968 Hometown: Montreal With team since: 2002

Marcel LACROIX COACH

Date of birth: December 13, 1963 Hometown: Montreal With team since: 1995

Ingrid PAUL COACH

Date of birth: December 14, 1964 Hometown: Zevenhuizen, NED With team since: 1992-1998, back in 2008

Robert TREMBLAY COACH

Date of birth: June 12, 1965 Hometown: St-Romuald, Que. With team since: 1992

Xiuli WANG COACH

Date of birth: October 20, 1965 Hometown: Calgary With team since: 2002

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MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Ville LaSalle, Que.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader Equipment Technician Performance Technology Team Manager Team Services

Rahill Moritz Dorotich Thibault Davis

Brian Alex Paul Cara Peter

Farnham Ottawa Vancouver Calgary Colorado Springs

Que. Ont. B.C. Alta. USA

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Antonio FAIOLA


Short Track Speed Skating

Nathalie Lambert


Franรงois-Louis Tremblay COC/Ted Grant | CP/ Paul Chiasson


SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COMPETITION DATES: OLYMPIC VENUE:

February 13-26, 2010 Pacific Coliseum

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Speed Skating Canada 2781 Lancaster Road, Suite 402 Ottawa, Ontario K1B 1A7 Tel: 613.260.3669 www.speedskating.ca

Director General: Jean R. Dupré

International Skating Union www.isu.org

CANADIAN TEAM MEDIA ATTACHÉ(s):

Mylène Croteau

Team Roster EVENTS

HOMETOWN

PROV.

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Rivière-du-loup

Que.

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Bastille

Guillaume

1,500 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Gregg

Jessica

500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

Edmonton

Alta.

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Hamelin*

Charles

500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Ste-Julie

Que.

2006

Hamelin

François

1,000 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Ste-Julie

Que.

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Jean

Olivier

500 metres, 1,500 m, 5,000-metre relay

Lachenaie

Que.

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Maltais

Valérie

1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

La Baie

Que.

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Roberge*

Kalyna

500 metres, St-Étienne-de-Lauzon 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

Que.

2006

St-Gelais

Marianne

500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

St-Félicien

Que.

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Tremblay* François-Louis

500 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Montreal

Que.

2006, 2002

Vicent*

1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

Laval

Que.

2006, 2002, 1998

Tania

* Olympic Medallist

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The Pacific Coliseum at Hastings Park is at the core of one Vancouver’s major event sites. Home to an annual fair that attracts up to 60,000 people a day, this site is very well served by public transportation. THE SPORT

Short track speed skating takes place on a 111.12-metre oval track within a hockey rink. Tight corners make it difficult for skaters to maintain control. A boardless padding system is now used, replacing the stand-alone board system. This ensures an increased safety for the athletes. Short track speed skaters compete against each other, rather than the clock. The competition consists of a series of heats with four to six athletes. The first two athletes in each heat advance to the next round until only four to six skaters remain for the final. If needed, the fastest third finishes are added to complete the heats for the next round. The men’s and ladies’ short track relays take place over two days and consist of semifinal and final competitions. Eight teams of four skaters plus a substitute take part in the relay. The teams decide how many laps each of their members will race, with the understanding that the final two laps must be covered by the same skater. It is unusual for an individual athlete to exceed 1.5 laps, meaning there are some seven or eight relay exchanges per athlete. Instead of passing a baton, the skater on the ice needs to only tag the next skater to complete an exchange. In order to maintain momentum, however, it is more common for the next skater to crouch and receive a push from behind. THE TEAM

Multiple medal possibilities exist in Canada’s Olympic short track speed skating team, filled with strong athletes. Canada will send a team of 10, five women and five men. Among them are 2006 Olympic medallists Kalyna Roberge, Tania Vicent (also a 1998 and 2002 Olympic medallist), Charles Hamelin and François-Louis Tremblay (who also won gold in 2002). They lead a team that blends strong veteran presence with up-and-coming speedsters. Joining Roberge on the ladies team are Jessica Gregg, 2009 Canadian ladies’ short track skater of the year, Marianne St-Gelais, 2009 world junior champion in the 500 metres and Speed Skating Canada’s 2009 “Rising Star”, and the young skater Valérie Maltais, a medallist at both the senior and junior 2009 World Championships. Hamelin (2009 world champion in the 500 metres) and Tremblay (2008-09 World Cup champion in 500 metres) will lead three younger skaters on the men’s side. Olivier Jean is a 2009 world bronze medallist in the 500 metres, François Hamelin (Charles’ brother) and Guillaume Bastille have both won individual medals in World Cup events in the recent years and helped win the World Cup relay title last season.

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VENUE


Short Track Speed Skating Olympic Results Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games MEN

WOMEN

500 METRES 1. Apolo Anton Ohno USA 2. François-Louis Tremblay CAN 3. Hyun-Soo Ahn KOR 4. Éric Bédard CAN

500 METRES 1. Meng Wang CHN 2. Evgenia Radanova BUL 3. Anouk Leblanc-Boucher CAN 4. Kalyna Roberge CAN --9. Alanna Kraus CAN

1,000 METRES 1. Hyun-Soo Ahn 2. Ho-Suk Lee 3. Apolo Anton Ohno ---

KOR KOR USA

1,500 METRES 1. Hyun-Soo Ahn KOR 2. Ho-Suk Lee KOR 3. Jiajun Li CHN 4. Charles Hamelin CAN --6. Mathieu Turcotte CAN 5,000-METRE RELAY 1. KOR 2. CAN 3. USA

1,000 METRES 1. Sun-Yu Jin KOR 2. Meng Wang CHN 3. Yang [A] Yang CHN 4. Tania Vicent CAN 5. Amanda Overland CAN 1,500 METRES 1. Sun-Yu Jin KOR 2. Eun-Kyung Choi KOR 3. Meng Wang CHN --5. Amanda Overland CAN 16. Anouk Leblanc-Boucher CAN 3,000-METRE RELAY 1. KOR 2. CAN 3. ITA

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MEN

Gold Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

Marc Gagnon Éric Bédard, Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette, François-Louis Tremblay, Mathieu Turcotte Éric Bédard, Derrick Campbell, François Drolet, Marc Gagnon François-Louis Tremblay Éric Bédard, Jonathan Guilmette, Charles Hamelin, François-Louis Tremblay, Mathieu Turcotte Jonathan Guilmette Frédéric Blackburn Mark Lackie, Frédéric Blackburn, Michel Daignault, Laurent Daignault, Sylvain Gagnon Mathieu Turcotte Marc Gagnon Éric Bédard Marc Gagnon

2002 2002

500 metres 5,000-metre relay

1998

5,000-metre relay

2006 2006

500 metres 5,000-metre relay

2002 1992 1992

500 metres 1,000 metres 5,000-metre relay

2002 2002 1998 1994

1,000 metres 1,500 metres 1,000 metres 1,000 metres

Annie Perreault Angela Cutrone, Sylvie Daigle, Nathalie Lambert, Annie Perreault Amanda Overland, Alanna Kraus, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Kalyna Roberge, Tania Vicent Nathalie Lambert

1998 1992

500 metres 3,000-metre relay

2006

3,000-metre relay

1994

1,000 metres

WOMEN

Gold Gold Silver Silver

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All-Time Canadian Medallists


Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze

Christine Boudrias, Isabelle Charest, Sylvie Daigle, Nathalie Lambert Anouk Leblanc-Boucher Isabelle Charest, Alanna Kraus, Amélie Goulet-Nadon, Marie-Eve Drolet, Tania Vicent Christine Boudrias, Isabelle Charest, Annie Perreault, Tania Vicent

1994

3,000-metre relay

2006 2002

500 metres 3,000-metre relay

1998

3,000-metre relay

Best-Ever Canadian Results MEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

500 metres

2002

1

Marc Gagnon

1,000 metres

1992

2

Frédéric Blackburn

1,500 metres

2002

3

Marc Gagnon

5,000-metre relay 2002 1

Mathieu Turcotte, François-Louis Tremblay, Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette

1998 1

Éric Bédard, Derrick Campbell, François Drolet, Marc Gagnon

WOMEN EVENT

GAMES

RESULTS

ATHLETE

500 metres

1998

1

Annie Perreault

1,000 metres

1994

2

Nathalie Lambert

1,500 metres

2006

5

Amanda Overland

2002

5

Alanna Kraus

3,000-metre relay 1992 1

Sylvie Daigle, Angela Cutrone, Nathalie Lambert, Annie Perreault

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Born: July 21, 1985 - Rivière-du-Loup, Que. Age: 24 Hometown: Rivière-du-Loup, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 60 kg / 132 lb Coaches: Derrick Campbell, Stephen Gough Club: Rivière-du-Loup On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: Won silver in both 1,000 metres and relay at 2009 World University Games in Harbin (CHN) ... Won eight World Cup medals in three seasons ... 2009 Recipient of Speed Skating Canada’s Peter Williamson Bursary, recognizing both athletic and academic excellence. 2009-10: Won four relay World Cup medals, including gold in Marquette, USA. 2008-09: Captured gold in relay at World Cup in Sofia, BUL ... Double silver medallist in 1,000 metres and relay at World University Games in Harbin, CHN ... Finished 5th overall at Canadian Open Championship ... Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2007-08: Triple bronze medallist on World Cup Circuit ... Was overall silver medallist at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 8th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Was 11th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 17th overall in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 6th overall at Canadian Open Championships. 2004-05: Claimed bronze in relay and finished 7th overall at Junior WC in Miercurea Ciuc, ROM ... Was overall bronze medallist at Canadian Junior Championships ... Ranked 21st overall in Canada. 2003-04: Finished 12th overall at national junior trials. PERSONAL Has two younger siblings, Véronique (21) and and Anne (15) ... A member of the Clean Air Champions ... Currently working on a master’s degree in Earth Sciences at the Université of Québec à Montréal ... Nicknamed Bass.

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Guillaume BASTILLE


Jessica GREGG

500 metres, 3,000-metre relay Born: March 16, 1988 - Edmonton Age: 21 Hometown: Edmonton Residence: Calgary Training location: The Olympic Oval Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Jonathon Cavar Club: Edmonton On team since: 2006

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): Bronze - 500 metres; Bronze - relay; 6th - overall; 6th - 3,000 metres; 8th - 1,000 metres; 17th - 1,500 metres 2008 (Gangneung City, KOR): Silver - relay CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time WC medallist, including silver and two bronze ... Two-time bronze medallist in 500 metres at Junior WC ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year for Short Track in 2008-2009. 2009-10: Captured five World Cup medals, including silver in 500 metres in Beijing, CHN. 2008-09: Placed 6th overall at WC ... Finished 4th at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Ranked 6th in 500 metres and 22nd in 1,000 metres for World Cup season ... Won six medals on World Cup Circuit including two gold ... Was overall silver medallist at Canadian Open Championship ... Ranked 1st overall in Canada. 2007-08: Won silver in relay at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Beijing, CHN ... Won bronze and silver World Cup medals ... Finished 4th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 5th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Three-time World Cup medallist, including one gold ... Finished 9th overall at Winter Universiade in Torino, ITA ... Captured silver in 500 metres at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 7th overall in Canada. 2005-06: Was 5th overall at Junior WC in Miercurea Ciuc, ROU ... Claimed overall gold medal at Canadian Junior Championships ... Was 6th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 12th overall in Canada. 2004-05: Finished 5th overall at Junior WC ... Ranked 14th overall in Canada. PERSONAL Mother, Kathy (Vogt), competed in speed skating at the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games ... Father, Randy, played hockey in the NHL and represented Canada at the 1980 and 1988 Olympic Winter Games ... Brother, Jamie, is a member of Canada’s long track team.

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500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 5,000-metre relay Born: April 14, 1984 - Lévis, Que. Age: 25 Hometown: Ste-Julie, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 175 cm / 5’9” Wt: 71 kg / 156 lb Coach: Derrick Campbell Club: Club de patinage de vitesse Ste-Julie On team since: 2003

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - 5,000-metre relay; 4th - 1,500 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): Gold - 500 metres; Bronze - overall; Bronze - 3,000 metres; 15th - 1,000 metes; 19th - 1,500 metres 2008 (Gangneung City, KOR): Silver - relay; Silver - 500 metres; 4th - 1,000 metres; 5th - 3,000 metres; 6th - overall 2007 (Milan, ITA): Gold - 500 metres; Silver - overall; Silver - 1,000 metres; Silver - relay; 4th - 3,000 metres 2006 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold - 3,000 metres; Gold - relay; Bronze - 1,000 metres; 4th - overall; 5th - 500 metres; 7th - 1,500 metres 2005 (Beijing, CHN): Gold - relay; Silver - 500 metres; 4th - overall; 4th - 1,000 metres; 4th - 3,000 metres; 5th - 1,500 metres 2004 (Gothenburg, SWE): 4th - relay CAREER NOTES Overall: 2006 Olympic silver medallist ... Competed at six WC, capturing eight individual and four relay medals ... Contributed to two World Team titles in 2005 and 2007 ... Ranked first in Canada three years (2006-09) ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s Male Skater of the Year for Short Track in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Holds world record in 1,000 metres (set in January 2009). 2009-10: Won 10 World Cup medals, including gold in 500 metres (twice), gold in 1,500 metres and gold in relay. 2008-09: Set new world record of 1:23.454 in 1,000 metres (01/18/09) ... Finished 3rd overall at WC ... Captured silver at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Ranked 4th in 1,000 and 1,500 metres in World Cup season ... Won 13 medals on World Cup circuit, including four gold ... Ranked 1st in Canada for third consecutive year. 2007-08: Finished 6th overall at WC ... Won silver at Team WC in Beijing, CHN ... Claimed 13 World Cup medals including one gold. 2006-07: Was overall silver medallist at WC ... Won gold at Team WC in Budapest, HUN ... Captured 10 World Cup medals, including four gold ... Triple gold medallist at Canadian Open Championships. 2005-06: Raced to a silver at 2006 Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 4th overall at WC ... Won silver at Team WC. 2004-05: Finished 4th overall at WC ... Captured gold at Team WC in Chuncheon, KOR ... Won first career World Cup medal, bronze, in Bormio, ITA (13/11/04) ... Ranked 5th overall in World Cup season ... Finished 1st overall at Canadian Open Championships. 2003-04: Finished 4th at WC ... Won silver at Team WC in St Petersburg, RUS ... Ranked 2nd in relay for World Cup season. 2002-03: Was a triple medallist at Junior WC in Budapest, HUN. 2001-02: Silver medallist at Junior WC (relay). PERSONAL Has two brothers, Mathieu (20) and François (23), who is also a member of national team ... Father, Yves, is Short Track Program Director for Speed Skating Canada ... You would be surprised to know that Charles lives in the Olympic village pyramids from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

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Charles HAMELIN


François HAMELIN 1,000 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Born: December 18, 1986 - Lévis, Que. Age: 23 Hometown: Ste-Julie, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 72 kg / 158 lb Coaches: Derrick Campbell, Stephen Gough Club: Club de patinage de vitesse Ste-Julie On team since: 2006

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Gangneung City, KOR): Silver - relay; 7th - 500 metres; 9th - 1,000 metres; 11th - overall; 21st - 1,500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Silver medallist at 2008 WC ... Won 14 World Cup medals in past three seasons ... Contributed to Canada’s silver medal at 2008 and 2009 Team WC ... Triple medallist at Junior WC ... Overall 2008 Canadian Champion. 2009-10: Won five World Cup medals, including bronze in the 1,000 metres in Marquette, USA. 2008-09: Was silver medallist at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Ranked 10th in 500 metres and 11th in 1,000 metres for World Cup season ... Won seven World Cup medals, including two gold ... Finished 4th overall at Canadian Open Championship ... Ranked 4th overall in Canada. 2007-08: Held world record in 500 metres for four months with a time of 41,066 sec. (10/13/09) ... Finished 11th overall at WC ... Captured silver at Team WC in Beijing, CHN ... Two-time World Cup bronze medallist ... Overall gold medallist at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 5th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Ranked 8th overall in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 7th overall at Junior WC in Miercurea Ciuc, ROM ... Ranked 13th overall in Canada. 2004-05: Finished 20th overall at Junior WC in Serbia & Montenegro ... Ranked 23rd overall in Canada. PERSONAL Has two brothers, Mathieu (20) and Charles (25), who is also a member of the national team.

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500 metres, 1,500 metres, 5,000-metre relay Born: March 15, 1984 - Lachenaie, Que. Age: 25 Hometown: Lachenaie Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 189 cm / 6’3” Wt: 81 kg /178 lb Coach: Derrick Campbell Club: Lachenaie On team since: 2005

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): Bronze - 500 metres; 5th - 1,000 metres; 6th - overall; 9th - 1,500 metres; 7th - 3,000 metres 2007 (Milan, ITA): Silver - relay; 5th - 1,500 metres; 8th - 500 metres; 10th - overall; 15th - 1,000 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Competed in two WC, with two medals and nine top-10 finishes ... Contributed to two medals at Team WC ... Received Speed Skating Canada’s Rising Star Award for Short Track in 2007... Junior WC silver medallist. 2009-10: Captured numerous World Cup relay medals, including gold in Marquette, USA. 2008-09: Finished 6th overall at WC ... Won silver at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Nabbed eight medals on World Cup circuit, including three gold, three silver and two bronze ... Ranked 15th in 500 metres, 21st in 1,000 metres and 8th in 1,500 metres for World Cup season ... Finished 3rd overall at Canadian Open Championship, winning silver in 1,500 metres and bronze in 500 metres ... Ranked 2nd overall in Canada. 2007-08: Missed most of season due to injury. 2006-07: Finished 10th overall at WC ... Won gold at Team WC in Budapest, HUN ... Won nine World Cup medals, including three gold, four silver and two bronze ... Captured silver in 1,000 metres at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 2nd overall in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 3rd overall at Alta Valtellina Trophy in Bormio , ITA, winning gold in 1,500 metres and silver in 1,000 metres and relay ... Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2004-05: Ranked 9th overall in Canada. 2002-03: Won four medals at Canada Winter Games. 2001-02: Finished 12th overall at Junior WC in Chuncheon, KOR ... Won silver medal in relay. PERSONAL Won Canadian in-line sprint championships in 2006 ... Has two siblings, Katherine (28) and Frederick (29) ... Currently studying Kinesiology at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Olivier JEAN


Valérie MALTAIS

1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay Born: July 4, 1990 - La Baie, Que. Age: 19 Hometown: La Baie, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 163 cm / 5’4” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Sebastien Cros Club: F-18 de La Baie On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): Bronze - 3,000-metre relay; 11th - 1,500 metres; 13th - overall; 14th - 500 metres; 21st - 1,000 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Bronze medallist at first and only WC, in 2009 ... Two-time Junior WC medallist ... Overall 2007 Canadian junior champion ... Four-time Canada Winter Games medallist. 2009-10: Won four relay medals on the World Cup circuit. 2008-09: Finished 13th overall at WC ... Was 4th at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Ranked 16th in 1,500 metres for World Cup season ... Won two bronze relay medals on World Cup circuit ... Captured two medals to finish 6th overall at Junior WC in Sherbrooke, Que. ... Was overall bronze medallist at Canadian Open Championship in Montreal ... Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Junior Championship in Chicoutimi, Que. ... Ranked 3rd overall in Canada. 2007-08: Finished 3rd overall at Canadian Junior Championships in Gloucester, Ont. ... Triple medallist at Coinematic International Challenge in Calgary ... Finished 9th overall in Canadian Open Championships in Montreal ... Ranked 12th in Canada. 2006-07: Finished 7th overall at Junior WC in Mlada Boleslav, CZE ... Silver medallist in 1,000 metres at Canadian Open Championships ... Canadian junior champion in 1,000 and 1,500 metres ... Finished 1st overall at the junior nationals ... Won four medals at Canada Winter Games including one gold ... Ranked 8th overall in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 11th overall at Junior WC in Miercurea Ciuc, ROM ... Ranked 15th overall in Canada. PERSONAL Daughter of Martine and Gerald ... Nicknamed Vale ... Studying Dietetic Technology at the College de Maisonneuve.

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500 metres, 1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay Born: October 1, 1986 - St-Étienne-de-Lauzon Age: 23 Hometown: St-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 160 cm / 5’3” Wt: 49 kg / 108 lb Coach: Sebastien Cros Club: Club de patinage de vitesse de Levis On team since: 2004

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - relay; 4th - 500 metres. World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): Bronze - relay; 10th - overall; 10th - 500 metres; 10th - 1,500 metres; 15th - 1,000 metres. 2008 (Gangneung City, KOR): Silver - relay; Bronze - 500 metres; Bronze - 1,000 metres; 4th - overall; 5th - 1,500 metres, 7th - 3,000 metres. 2007 (Milan, ITA): Gold - 500 metres; Bronze - relay; 3rd - overall; 4th - 3,000 metres; 7th - 1,500 metres; 8th - 1,000 metres. 2006 (Minneapolis, USA): Silver - relay; Bronze - 500 metres; Bronze - 1,000 metres; 3rd - overall; 4th - 3,000 metres; 18th - 1,500 metres. 2005 (Beijing, CHN): Gold - relay; 12th - 500 metres; 13th - 1,000 metres; 15th - overall; 18th - 1,500 metres. CAREER NOTES Overall: Missed first half of 2008-2009 season due to injury ... 2006 Olympic silver medallist ... Competed in five WC, winning 10 medals ... Named Female Athlete of the Year at 2008 Canadian Sport Awards ... Was Canada’s 2007 and 2008 Female Short Track Speed Skater of the Year. 2009-10: Won seven World Cup medals, five bronze and two silver. 2008-09: Missed first half of season due to hip and back injuries ... Finished 10th overall at WC ... Was 4th at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Three-time World Cup medallist including one gold ... Finished 1st at Canadian Open Championship ... Ranked 1st overall in Canada. 2007-08: Was 4th overall at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Beijing, CHN ... Won six World Cup medals ... Ranked 1st overall in Canada. 2006-07: World champion in 500 metres (03/04/07), 3rd overall at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Budapest, HUN ... Won six World Cup medals including three gold ... Ranked 1st overall in Canada. 2005-06: Olympic silver medallist in the relay event ... Finished 3rd overall at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Montreal ... Ranked 2nd in relay and 4th in 500 metres for World Cup season ... Ranked 4th overall in Canada. 2004-05: Won gold in relay at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Chuncheon, KOR ... Was 3rd overall at Junior WC ... Ranked 3rd in relay for World Cup season ... Was 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 4th overall in Canada ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s 2005 Rising Star (short track). 2003-04: Finished 8th overall at Junior WC in Beijing, CHN ... Was 7th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 11th overall in Canada. PERSONAL National team member for six years ... Goes by the nickname Kaly ... Favourite saying: Success comes to those who dream of being successful.

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Kalyna ROBERGE


Marianne ST. GELAIS 500 metres, 3,000-metre relay

Born: February 17, 1990 - Roberval, Que. Age: 19 (birthdate during Games) Hometown: St-Felicien, Que. Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 57 kg / 125 lb Coach: Sebastien Cros Club: Club de patinage de vitesse de St-Félicien On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS --World Championship (WC) Results --CAREER NOTES Overall: World junior record holder in 500 metres ... In two World Cup seasons, won nine medals ... 2009 world junior champion in 500 metres ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s 2009 Rising Star for short track... Winner of four gold and one silver medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. 2009-10: Winner of six World Cup medals, four in relay and two in 500 metres. 2008-09: Won three World Cup medals ... Collected her first career World Cup medal, silver, in Vancouver, B.C. (10/26/08) ... Finished 4th overall at Junior WC in Sherbrooke, Que. ... World junior champion in 500 metres and is the current record holder in the event ... Ranked 11th overall in Canada. 2007-08: Finished 7th overall at Junior WC in Bolzano, ITA ... Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Junior Championships ... Was 8th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 3rd in Canada. 2006-07: Was a five-time medallist at Canada Winter Games, finishing 1st overall ... Finished 3rd overall at Canadian Junior Championships ... Ranked 9th in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 3rd overall at Canadian Age Class Championships. PERSONAL Has three siblings, Marjorie (21) Catherine (15) and Bastien (13) ... Both younger siblings are speed skaters ... Currently studying social sciences at the College de Maisonneuve.

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500 metres, 5,000-metre relay

Born: November 13, 1980 - Alma, Que. Age: 29 Hometown: Montreal Residence: Montreal Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 173 cm / 5’8” Wt: 73 kg / 161 lb Coach: Derrick Campbell Club: Montreal-International On team since: 2007

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - 500 metres; Silver - relay 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold - relay. World Championship (WC) Results 2009 (Vienna, AUT): 4th - 500 metres; 6th - 1,000 metres; 6th -3,000 metres; 7th - overall; 20th - 1,500 metres 2007 (Milan, ITA): Silver - 500 metres; Silver - relay; 4th - 1,000 metres; 5th - 3,000 metres; 5th overall; 7th - 1,500 metres 2006 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold - 500 metres; Gold - relay; silver - 3,000 metres; 3rd overall; 8th - 1,000 metres; 11th - 1,500 metres 2005 (Beijing, CHN): Gold - 500 metres; Gold - relay; Silver - 1,500 metres; 3rd overall; 7th - 1,000 metres; 5th - 3,000 metres 2002 (Montreal, CAN): Silver - relay 2001 (Jeonju City, KOR): Silver - relay 2000 (Sheffield, GBR): 4th - 1,000 metres; 4th - 1,500 metres; 6th - 3,000 metres; 7th - overall; 10th - 500 metres 1999 (Sofia, BUL): 5th - 500 metres; 11th - overall; 16th - 1,500 metres CAREER NOTES Overall: Two-time Olympian has won three medals ... Competed at eight WC, capturing five individual medals and contributing to five relay medals ... Member of four Team WC teams ... Selected as Speed Skating Canada’s Male Skater of the Year for 2006 ... 1998 world junior champion. 2009-10: Captured four World Cup relay medals, including gold in Marquette, USA, where he also won gold in 500 metres. 2008-09: Finished 7th overall at WC ... Captured silver at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED ... Won 10 World Cup medals (three gold, three silver, four bronze) ... Ranked 1st in 500 metres, 8th in 1,000 metres and 19th in 1,500 metres for World Cup season ... Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championship, winning gold in 500 metres and bronze in 1,000 metres ... Ranked 3rd overall in Canada. 2007-08: Won eight World Cup medals, including two gold, five silver and one bronze ... Placed 9th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 11th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Was 5th overall at WC ... Captured gold at Team WC in Budapest, HUN ... Won nine World Cup medals, including four gold and five silver ... Won silver in 500 metres at Canadian Open Championship ... Ranked 3rd overall in Canada. 2005-06: Silver medallist in 500 metres and relay at Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 3rd overall at WC ... Won silver at Team WC in Montreal ... Ranked 4th in 500 metres, 7th in 1,000 metres and 4th in relay for World Cup season ... Ranked 1st in Canada. 2004-05: Placed 3rd overall at WC ... Won gold at Team WC in Chuncheon, KOR ... Ranked 47th overall for World Cup season ... Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championships, winning gold in 1,000 metres, silver in 500 metres and bronze in 1,500 metres ... Ranked 2nd overall in Canada. 2003-04: Finished 7th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2002-03: Ranked 5th overall for World Cup season ... Finished 10th overall at Canadian Open Championships ... Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2001-02: Olympic relay champion ... Captured silver at WC ... Won silver at Team WC in Milwaukee, USA. 2000-01: Won silver at WC ... Captured gold at Team WC in Nobeyama, JPN ... Ranked 3rd overall for World Cup season. PERSONAL Has one sibling Dominic Tremblay (33) ... Started speed skating at age four ... Named 2006 Quebec Excellence Athlete at the Gala Sport-Quebec ... Plays guitar.

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François-Louis TREMBLAY


Tania VICENT

1,000 metres, 1,500 metres, 3,000-metre relay Born: January 13, 1976 - Montreal Age: 34 Hometown: Laval, Que. Residence: Vercheres, Que. Training location: National Short Track Training Centre (Montreal) Ht: 170 cm / 5’7” Wt: 61 kg / 134 lb Coach: Sebastien Cros Club: Club de patinage de vitesse de Laval On team since: 1992

Olympic ResultS 2006 (Turin, ITA): Silver - relay; 4th - 1,000 metres 2002 (Salt Lake City, USA): Bronze - relay 1998 (Nagano, JPN): Bronze - relay; 23rd - 1,000 metres; 29th - 500 metres World Championship (WC) Results 2008 (Gangneung City, KOR): 13th - overall; 12th - 500 metres; 7th - 1,000 metres; 22nd - 1,500 metres; Silver - relay 2006 (Minneapolis, USA): Silver - relay 2005 (Beijing, CHN): Gold - relay 2004 (Gothenburg, SWE): 21st - overall; 14th - 1,000 metres; 7th - 1,500 metres; 4th - relay 2003 (Warsaw, POL): 11th - overall; 12th - 500 metres; 10th - 1,000 metres; 8th - 1,500 metres; Silver - relay 2002 (Montreal, CAN): Bronze - relay 2001 (Jeonju, KOR): 5th - overall; 30th - 500 metres; 5th - 1,000 metres; 4th - 1,500 metres; 5th - 3,000 metres; 8th - relay 2000 (Sheffield, GBR): Bronze - relay 1999 (Sofia, BUL): 4th - relay 1998 (Vienna, AUS): 19th - overall; 6th - relay 1996 (The Hague, NED): 5th - relay 1995 (Gjovik, NOR): 16th - overall; Bronze - relay CAREER NOTES Overall: Three-time Olympian with a medal in each Games ... Has competed in 12 WC ... Contributed to seven WC relay medals ... Triple bronze medallist at Team WC ... Named Speed Skating Canada’s 2004 Female Skater of the Year (Short Track). 2009-10: Captured four World Cup relay medals. 2008-09: Missed first half of season due to chronic left hip injury ... Finished 14th overall at Canadian Open Championship. 2007-08: Was 13th overall at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Beijing, CHN ... Won two relay medals on World Cup circuit ... Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championships. 2006-07: Did not skate due to injury. 2005-06: Won silver medal in relay at Olympic Winter Games ... Won silver in relay at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Montreal ... Ranked 2nd in relay for World Cup season. 2004-05: Captured bronze at Team WC in Chuncheon, KOR ... Won gold in relay at WC ... Finished 7th overall at Canadian Open Championships. 2003-04: Ranked 21st overall at WC ... Had 4th-place showing at Team WC in St Petersburg, RUS. 2002-03: Finished 11th overall at WC ... Placed 4th at Team WC in Budapest, HUN ... Ranked 3rd in relay for World Cup season. 2001-02: Captured bronze in relay at WC ... Won bronze at Team WC in Milwaukee, USA. 2000-01: Finished 30th overall at WC ... Ranked 3rd in relay for World Cup season. 1999-00: Won bronze in relay at WC ... Finished 4th at Team WC. 1998-99: Was 4th in relay at WC ... Captured silver at Team WC in St. Louis, USA. 1997-98: Captured bronze in relay at Olympic Winter Games ... Finished 19th overall at WC ... Won bronze at Team WC in Bormio, ITA. 1996-97: Ranked 5th overall in Canada. 1995-96: Was 5th in relay at WC ... Placed 4th at WC in Lake Placid, USA. 1994-95: Won bronze in relay at WC ... Captured bronze at Team WC in Zoetermeer, NED. PERSONAL Daughter of Anne-Marie Ethier and Francis Vicent ... One brother, Philippe (36) ... Studying administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Derrick CAMPBELL COACH

Date of birth: February 18, 1972 Hometown: Cambridge, Ont. With team since: 2006

Jonathon CAVAR COACH

Date of birth: May 27, 1977 Hometown: Ottawa With team since: 2005

Sébastien CROS COACH

Date of birth: January 25, 1976 Hometown: Aubenas, FRA With team since: 2007

Stephen GOUGH COACH

Date of birth: October 14, 1972 Hometown: Fredericton With team since: 2007

Mylène CROTEAU MEDIA ATTACHÉ

Hometown: Victoriaville, Que.

NSF Support Team Position

Last Name

first Name

HOMETOWN CITY

PROV.

Team Leader

Hamelin

Yves

Proulxville

Que.

Assistant Team Leader

Mathies

Mark

Elmira

Ont.

Equipment Technician

Scholten

Jeffrey

Fredericton

N.B.

Strength Trainer / Performance Analyst

Durand

Bruno

Montreal

Que.

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Short Track Speed Skating coaches, media attaché(s) and NSF support TEAM


HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION

1988 Opening Ceremony


1988 CLOSING Ceremony COC/ T. O’lett | COC/ F.S.Grant


Size of previous Canadian Olympic Teams at Olympic Winter Games Size of Canadian Olympic Team TOTAL WOMEN MEN

GAMes

1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998 2002 2006

Chamonix, FRA St. Moritz, SUI Lake Placid, USA Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER St. Moritz, SUI Oslo, NOR Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA Squaw Valley, USA Innsbruck, AUT Grenoble, FRA Sapporo, JPN Innsbruck, AUT Lake Placid, USA Sarajevo, YUG Calgary, CAN Albertville, FRA Lillehammer, NOR Nagano, JPN Salt Lake City, USA Turin, ITA

12 23 42 29 28 39 35 44 55 70 47 59 59 67 112 108 95 144 150 191

11 20 38 22 24 31 27 34 43 55 29 38 41 47 82 79 66 81 85 108

1 3 4 7 4 8 8 10 12 15 18 21 18 20 30 29 29 63 65 83

Previous Canadian Flag bearers GAMes

1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998 2002 2006

Opening Ceremony flagbearers

Chamonix, FRA St. Moritz, SUI Lake Placid, USA Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER St. Moritz, SUI Oslo, NOR Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA Squaw Valley, USA Innsbruck, AUT Grenoble, FRA Sapporo, JPN Innsbruck, AUT Lake Placid, USA Sarajevo, YUG Calgary, CAN Albertville, FRA Lillehammer, NOR Nagano, JPN Salt Lake City, USA Turin, ITA

Ernest Collett John (Red) Porter Harold Joseph (Hack) Simpson Hubert Brooks Gordon Audley Norris Bowden Robert Paul Ralf Olin Nancy Greene Karen Magnussen David Irwin Ken Read Gaétan Boucher Brian Orser Sylvie Daigle Kurt Browning Jean-Luc Brassard Catriona Le May Doan Danielle Goyette

* Games not held in 1940 or 1944.

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Canadian medals by Olympic Winter Games* GAMes

1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998 2002 2006

gold

silver

Bronze

total

1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 6 7 7

0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 6 5 3 10

0 0 5 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 2 4 4 7 7

1 1 7 1 3 2 3 4 3 3 1 3 2 4 5 7 13 15 17 24

38

38

43

119

Chamonix, FRA St. Moritz, SUI Lake Placid, USA Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER St. Moritz, SUI Oslo, NOR Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA Squaw Valley, USA Innsbruck, AUT Grenoble, FRA Sapporo, JPN Innsbruck, AUT Lake Placid, USA Sarajevo, YUG Calgary, CAN Albertville, FRA Lillehammer, NOR Nagano, JPN Salt Lake City, USA Turin, ITA Total

* Although the first official Olympic Winter Games were not held until 1924, ice hockey was an official event at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, BEL - 1-0-0-1. **Games not held in 1940 or 1944.

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Canadian medalLists at Olympic Winter Games 1920 ANTWERP, BEL* Gold

Ice Hockey (Winnipeg Falcons)

Robert Benson, Wally Byron, Frank Frederickson, Chris Fridfinnson, Mike Goodman, Haldor (Slim) Halderson, Konrad Johannesson, Allan (Huck) Woodman

1924 CHAMONIX, FRA Gold

Ice Hockey (Toronto Granites)

Jack Cameron, Ernie Collett, Albert McCaffery, Harold McMunn, Duncan Munro, W. Beattie Ramsay, Cyril Slater, Reg Smith, Harry Watson

1928 ST. MORITZ, SUI Gold

Ice Hockey (U of T Grads)

Charles Delahay, Frank Fisher, Grant Gordon, Dr. Louis Hudson, Norbert Mueller, Bert Plaxton, Hugh Plaxton, Roger Plaxton, John Porter, Frank Sullivan, Dr. Joseph Sullivan, Ross Taylor, Dave Trottier

1932 LAKE PLACID, USA Gold

Ice Hockey (Winnipeg Hockey Club)

William Cockburn, Cliff Crowley, Albert Duncanson, George Garbutt, Roy Hinkel, Vic Lindquist, Norman Malloy, Walter Monson, Ken Moore, Romeo Rivers, Harold Simpson, Hugh Sutherland, Stan Wagner, Aliston Wise

silver

Speed Skating

Alex Hurd - 1,500 m

BRONZE

Figure Skating

Montgomery Wilson - singles

Speed Skating

Alex Hurd - 500 m; William Logan - 1,500 m and 5,000 m; Frank Stack - 10,000 m

1936 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GER silver

Ice Hockey (Port Arthur Bearcats)

F. Maxwell Deacon, Ken Farmer, Hugh Farquharson, James Haggarty, Walter Kitchen, Ray Milton, Francis (Dinty) Moore, Herman Murray, W. Arthur Nash, Dave Neville, Ralph Saint-Germain, Alex Sinclair, William Thompson, N. Friday, G. Saxberg

* Ice Hockey was part of the 1920 Olympic Games

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1948 ST. MORITZ, SUI Gold

Ice Hockey (RCAF Flyers)

Hubert Brooks, Murray Dowey, Bernard Dunster, Roy Forbes, Andy Gilpin, Orval Gravelle, Pat Guzzo, Wally Halder, Ted Hibberd, Ross King, André Lapperière, Louis Lecompte, Julius Leichnitz, George Mara, Ab Renaud, Reg Schroeter, Irving Taylor

Figure Skating

Barbara Ann Scott - singles

bronze

Figure Skating

Suzanne Morrow/Wallace Distelmeyer - pairs

1952 OSLO, NOR Gold

Ice Hockey (Edmonton Mercurys)

George Abel, Jack Davies, Billie Dawe, Bruce Dickson, Don Gauf, Bill Gibson, Ralph Hansch, Bob Meyers, Dave Miller, Eric Paterson, Tom Pollock, Al Purvis, Gordie Robertson, Louis Secco, Frank Sullivan, Bob Watt

bronze

Speed Skating

Gordon Audley - 500 m

1956 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITA silver

Figure Skating

Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden - pairs

bronze

Alpine Skiing

Lucile Wheeler - downhill

Ice Hockey (Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Dutchmen)

Denis Brodeur, Charles Brooker, William Colvin, James Horne, Arthur Hurst, Byrle Klinck, Paul Knox, Ken Laufman, Howie Lee, James Logan, Floyd Martin, Jack MacKenzie, Don Rope, Georges Scholes, Gerry Théberge, Bob White, Keith Woodall

1960 SQUAW VALLEY, USA gold

Alpine Skiing

Anne Heggtveit - slalom

Figure Skating

Barbara Wagner/Bob Paul - pairs

silver

Ice Hockey (Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Dutchmen)

Bobby Attersley, Maurice Benoit, James Connelly, Jack Douglas, Harold Hurley, Ken Laufman, Floyd Martin, Robert McKnight, Cliff Pennington, Don Rope, Bobby Rousseau, George Samolenki, Harry Sinden, Darryl Sly

bronze

Figure Skating

Donald Jackson - singles

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1964 INNSBRUCK, AUT Gold

Bobsleigh

Vic Emery, John Emery, Doug Anakin, Peter Kirby - four-man

bronze

Figure Skating

Debbi Wilkes/Guy Revell - pairs; Petra Burka - singles

1968 GRENOBLE, FRA Gold

Alpine Skiing

Nancy Greene - giant slalom

silver

Alpine Skiing

Nancy Greene - slalom

bronze

Ice Hockey

Roger Bourbonnais, Ken Broderick, Ray Cadieux, Paul Conlin, Gary Dineen, Brian Glennie, Ted Hargreaves, Fran Huck, Marshall Johnston, Barry MacKenzie, Billy McMillan, Steve Monteith, Morris Mott, Terry O’Malley, Danny O’Shea, Gerry Pinder, Herb Pinder, Wayne Stephenson

1972 SAPPORO, JPN silver

Figure Skating

Karen Magnussen - singles

1976 INNSBRUCK, AUT gold

Alpine Skiing

Kathy Kreiner - giant slalom

silver

Speed Skating

Cathy Priestner - 500 m

bronze

Figure Skating

Toller Cranston - singles

1980 LAKE PLACID, USA silver

Speed Skating

Gaétan Boucher - 1,000 m

bronze

Alpine Skiing

Steve Podborski - downhill

1984 SARAJEVO, YUG gold

Speed Skating

Gaétan Boucher - 1,000 m and 1,500 m

silver

Figure Skating

Brian Orser - singles

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bronze

Speed Skating

Gaétan Boucher - 500 m

1988 CALGARY, CAN silver

Figure Skating

Brian Orser - singles; Elizabeth Manley - singles

bronze

Alpine Skiing

Karen Percy - downhill and super-G

Figure Skating

Tracy Wilson/Rob McCall - ice dance

1992 ALBERTVILLE, FRA gold

Alpine Skiing

Kerrin Lee-Gartner - downhill

Short Track Speed Skating

Angela Cutrone, Sylvie Daigle, Nathalie Lambert, Annie Perreault - 3,000 m relay

silver

Ice Hockey

Dave Archibald, Todd Brost, Sean Burke, Kevin Dahl, Curt Giles, Dave Hannan, Gord Hynes, Fabian Joseph, Joe Juneau, Trevor Kidd, Patrick Lebeau, Chris Lindberg, Eric Lindros, Kent Manderville, Adrien Plavsic, Dan Ratushny, Brad Schlegel, Wally Schreiber, Randy Smith, Sam St. Laurent, Dave Tippett, Brian Tutt, Jason Wooley

Short Track Speed Skating

Frédéric Blackburn - 1,000 m; Frédéric Blackburn, Laurent Daignault, Michel Daignault, Mark Lackie, Sylvain Gagnon - 5,000 m relay

bronze

Biathlon

Myriam Bédard - 15 km

Figure Skating

Isabelle Brasseur/Lloyd Eisler - pairs

1994 LILLEHAMMER, NOR gold

Biathlon

Myriam Bédard - 7.5 km and 15 km

Freestyle Skiing

Jean-Luc Brassard - moguls

silver

Figure Skating

Elvis Stojko - singles

Freestyle Skiing

Philippe LaRoche - aerials

Ice Hockey

Mark Astley, Adrian Aucoin, David Harlock, Corey Hirsch, Todd Hlushko, Greg Johnson, Fabian Joseph, Paul Kariya, Chris Kontos, Manny Legace, Ken Lovsin, Derek Mayer, Petr Nedved, Dwayne Norris, Greg Parks, Alain Roy, Jean-Yves Roy, Brian Savage, Brad Schlegel, Wallace Schreiber, Chris Therien, Todd Warriner, Brad Werenka

Speed Skating

Susan Auch - 500 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Nathalie Lambert - 1,000 m; Christine Boudrias, Isabelle Charest, Sylvie Daigle, Nathalie Lambert - 3,000 m relay -357-


bronze

Alpine Skiing

Edi Podivinsky - downhill

Figure Skating

Isabelle Brasseur/Lloyd Eisler - pairs

Freestyle Skiing

Lloyd Langlois - aerials

Short Track Speed Skating

Marc Gagnon - 1,000 m

1998 NAGANO, JPN gold

Bobsleigh

Pierre Lueders, Dave MacEachern - two-man

Curling

Jan Betker, Atina Ford, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit, Sandra Schmirler

Speed Skating

Catriona Le May Doan - 500 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Annie Perreault - 500 m; Éric Bédard, Derrick Campbell, François Drolet, Marc Gagnon - 5,000 m relay

Snowboard

Ross Rebagliati - giant slalom

silver

Curling

Mike Harris, Richard Hart, George Karrys, Collin Mitchell, Paul Savage

Figure Skating

Elvis Stojko - singles

Speed Skating

Jeremy Wotherspoon - 500 m; Susan Auch - 500 m

Ice Hockey

Jennifer Botterill, Therese Brisson, Cassie Campbell, Judy Diduck, Nancy Drolet, Lori Dupuis, Danielle Goyette, Geraldine Heaney, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar, Kathy McCormack, Karen Nystrom, Lesley Reddon, Manon Rhéaume, France St-Louis, Laura Schuler, Fiona Smith, Vicky Sunohara, Hayley Wickenheiser, Stacy Wilson

bronze

Speed Skating

Kevin Overland - 500 m; Catriona Le May Doan - 1,000 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Éric Bédard - 1,000 m; Christine Boudrias, Isabelle Charest, Annie Perreault, Tania Vicent - 3,000 m relay

2002 SALT LAKE CITY, USA Gold

Cross-Country Skiing

Beckie Scott - Pursuit

Ice Hockey

Ed Belfour, Rob Blake, Eric Brewer, Martin Brodeur, Theoren Fleury, Adam Foote, Simon Gagné, Jarome Iginla, Curtis Joseph, Ed Jovanovski, Paul Kariya, Mario Lemieux, Eric Lindros, Al MacInnis, Scott Niedermayer, Joe Nieuwendyk, Owen Nolan, Michael Peca, Chris Pronger, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Ryan Smyth, Steve Yzerman

Ice Hockey

Dana Antal, Kelly Béchard, Jennifer Botterill, Therese Brisson, Cassie Campbell, Isabelle Chartrand, Lori Dupuis, Danielle Goyette, Geraldine Heaney, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar, Charline Labonté, Caroline Ouellete, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder, Tammy Lee Shewchuk, Kim St-Pierre, Sami Jo Small, Colleen Sostorics, Vicky Sunohara, Hayley Wickenheiser

Figure Skating

Jamie Salé & David Pelletier - pairs -358-


Speed Skating

Catriona Le May Doan - 500 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Marc Gagnon - 500 m; Mathieu Turcotte, François-Louis Tremblay, Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette - 5,000 m relay

Silver

Freestyle Skiing

Veronica Brenner - aerials

Curling

Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett, Ken Tralnberg

Short Track Speed Skating

Jonathan Guilmette - 500 m

Bronze

Speed Skating

Cindy Klassen - 3,000 m; Clara Hughes - 5,000 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Mathieu Turcotte - 1,000 m; Marc Gagnon - 1,500 m; Isabelle Charest, Marie-Eve Drolet, Amelie Goulet-Nadon, Alanna Kraus, Tania Vicent - 3,000 m relay

Freestyle Skiing

Deidra Dionne - aerials

Curling

Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson

2006 TURIN, ITA Gold

Cross-Country Skiing

Chandra Crawford - sprint F

Curling

Brad Gushue, Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, Mike Adam

Freestyle Skiing

Jennifer Heil - moguls

Ice Hockey

Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell, Gillian Ferrari, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar, Gina Kingsbury, Charline Labonté, Carla MacLeod, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics, Kim St-Pierre, Vicky Sunohara, Sarah Vaillancourt, Katie Weatherston, Hayley Wickenheiser

Skeleton

Duff Gibson

Speed Skating

Cindy Klassen - 1,500 m; Clara Hughes - 5,000 m

Silver

Bobsleigh

Lascelles Brown, Pierre Lueders - two-man

Cross-Country Skiing

Sara Renner, Beckie Scott - team sprint

Skeleton

Jeff Pain

Speed Skating

Cindy Klassen - 1,000 m; Kristina Groves - 1,500 m; Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes, Kristina Groves, Christine Nesbitt, Shannon Rempel - women’s team pursuit; Arne Dankers, Steven Elm, Denny Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin Warsylewicz - men’s team pursuit

Short Track Speed Skating

François-Louis Tremblay - 500 m; François-Louis Tremblay, Éric Bédard, Jonathan Guilmette, Charles Hamelin, Mathieu Turcotte - 5,000 m relay; Amanda Overland, Alanna Kraus, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Kalyna Roberge, Tania Vicent - 3,000 m relay

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Bronze

Curling

Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Glenys Bakker, Christine Keshen, Sandra Jenkins

Figure Skating

Jeff Buttle - singles

Skeleton

Mellisa Hollingsworth

Speed Skating

Cindy Klassen - 3,000 m and 5,000 m

Short Track Speed Skating

Anouk Leblanc-Boucher - 500 m

Snowboard

Dominique Maltais - snowboard cross

Canadian MULTI-MEDALLISTS by Olympic Winter Games* Games

Athlete

Sport

Gold

Speed Skating Speed Skating Alpine Skiing 1968 Grenoble, FRA Speed Skating 1984 Sarajevo, YUG Alpine Skiing 1988 Calgary, CAN Short Track Speed Skating 1992 Albertville, FRA Biathlon 1994 Lillehammer, NOR Short Track Speed Skating Short Track Speed Skating 1998 Nagano, JPN Speed Skating Catriona Le May Doan Short Track Speed Skating Annie Perreault Short Track Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City, USA Marc Gagnon Jonathan Guilmette Short Track Speed Skating Mathieu Turcotte Short Track Speed Skating Speed Skating Cindy Klassen 2006 Turin, ITA Speed Skating Clara Hughes Speed Skating Kristina Groves Francois-Louis Tremblay Short Track Speed Skating Anouk Leblanc-Boucher Short Track Speed Skating 1932 Lake Placid, USA

Alexander Hurd William F. Logan Nancy Greene Gaetan Boucher Karen Percy Frederic Blackburn Myriam Bedard Nathalie Lambert Eric Bedard

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1 2

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

1 2

2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 5 2 2 2 2

1 1 2 2

2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1

1 2

1


Canadian Medals by Sport at Olympic Winter Games GAMes

Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross-Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Hockey – Men Hockey – Women Luge Nordic Combined Skeleton Ski Jumping Snowboard Speed Skating Short Track Speed Skating

Total

gold

silver

Bronze

total

4 2 2 2 2 3 2 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 5 38

1 0 1 1 2 7 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 8 38

5 1 0 0 2 10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 7 43

10 3 3 3 6 20 6 12 3 0 0 3 0 2 28 20 119

* Although the first official Olympic Winter Games were not held until 1924, ice hockey was an official event at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, BEL - 1-0-0-1

Two or more CANADIANS on the same podium GAMes

sport

Athlete

medal

1932 Lake Placid, USA

Speed Skating - 1,500 m

1994 Lillehammer, NOR

Freestyle Skiing - aerials

1998 Nagano, JPN

Speed Skating - 500 m

Alexander Hurd William F. Logan Philippe LaRoche Lloyd Langlois Catriona Le May Doan Susan Auch Jeremy Wotherspoon Kevin Overland Veronica Brenner Deidra Dionne Marc Gagnon Jonathan Guilmette Duff Gibson Jeff Pain Clara Hughes Cindy Klassen Cindy Klassen Kristina Groves

Silver Bronze Silver Bronze Gold Silver Silver Bronze Silver Bronze Gold Silver Gold Silver Gold Bronze Gold Silver

Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City, USA Freestyle Skiing - aerials Short Track Speed Skating - 500 m 2006 Turin, ITA

Skeleton Speed Skating - 5,000 m Speed Skating - 1,500 m

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day10 day11 day12 day13 day14 day15 day16 day17

1G

1G 1B 1S

2G 1S

1B

day9

1B

1S 1G

1G

1G 2S 2S

1G 1S 1B 1G

2S 2B 1G

day8

day7

G = Gold – S = Silver – B = Bronze * Although the first official Olympic Winter Games were not held until 1924, ice hockey was an official event at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, BEL - 1-0-0-1

1948 ST. MORITZ 1924 CHAMONIX

1952 OSLO 1948 ST. MORITZ 1936 GARMISCHPARTENKIRCHEN 1980 LAKE PLACID

1956 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

1980 LAKE PLACID 1976 INNSBRUCK 1972 SAPPORO 1968 GRENOBLE 1964 INNSBRUCK 1960 SQUAW VALLEY

1988 CALGARY 1984 SARAJEVO

1992 ALBERTVILLE

1B

1994 LILLEHAMMER

1G

day2

1G

1S

day1

1998 NAGANO

2002 SALT LAKE CITY

2006 TURIN

Canadian medals by day at Olympic Winter Games


Canadian Athletes who competed in both Olympic and Olympic Winter Games athlete

OLYMPIC GAMES

sport

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

sport

Bob Boucher

1968 Mexico City

Cycling

1968 Grenoble

Speed Skating

Glenroy Gilbert

1988 Seoul 1992 Barcelona 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney

Athletics

1994 Lillehammer

Bobsleigh

John Graham

1988 Seoul

Athletics

1988 Calgary

Bobsleigh

Lloyd Guss

1984 Los Angeles

Athletics

1988 Calgary

Bobsleigh

Andrew Mowatt

1988 Seoul

Athletics

1988 Calgary

Bobsleigh

Pierre Harvey

1976 Montreal 1984 Los Angeles

Cycling

1984 Sarajevo 1988 Calgary

Cross-Country Skiing

Sue Holloway

1976 Montreal 1984 Los Angeles

Canoe/Kayak

1976 Innsbruck

Cross-Country Skiing

Clara Hughes

1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney

Cycling

2002 Salt Lake City 2006 Turin

Speed Skating

Alain Masson

1984 Los Angeles

Cycling

1988 Calgary 1992 Albertville

Cross-Country Skiing

Hayley Wickenheiser

2000 Sydney

Softball

1998 Nagano 2002 Salt Lake City 2006 Turin

Ice Hockey

Canadian Athletes who won medals in both Olympic and Olympic Winter Games Athlete

Games

Sport

Event

Clara Hughes

1996 Atlanta 1996 Atlanta 2002 Salt Lake City 2006 Turin 2006 Turin

Cycling Cycling Speed skating Speed skating Speed skating

Women’s road race, individual Women’s individual time trial Women’s 5,000 m Women’s 5,000 m Women’s team pursuit

Result Bronze Bronze Bronze Gold Silver

CANADIAN Athletes who defended their Olympic title Athlete

1st Games – 2nd Games

Sport

TEAM Éric Bédard Marc Gagnon Hayley Wickenheiser Vicky Sunohara Kim St-Pierre Colleen Sostorics Cheryl Pounder Cherie Piper Caroline Ouellette Becky Kellar Jayna Hefford Danielle Goyette Cassie Campbell Jennifer Botterill

1998 Nagano - 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano - 2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City - 2006 Turin

Short Track Speed Skating - 5,000-m relay Short Track Speed Skating - 5,000-m relay Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey

INDIVIDUAL Catriona Le May Doan

1998 Nagano - 2002 Salt Lake City

Speed Skating - 500 m

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Canadian Athletes Who Won Medals In Multiple Olympic Winter Games GAMES

MEDAL

EVENT

TOTAL MEDALS

Cindy Klassen Speed Skating

2006 Turin 2006 Turin 2006 Turin 2006 Turin 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze

1,500 m Team pursuit 1,000 m 3,000 m 5,000 m 3,000 m

6

Marc Gagnon Short Track Speed Skating

2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano 1994 Lillehammer

Gold Gold Bronze Gold Bronze

500 m 5 5,000 m-relay 1,500 m 5,000 m relay 1,000 m

Éric Bédard Short Track Speed Skating

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano 1998 Nagano

Silver Gold Gold Bronze

5,000 m-relay 5,000 m-relay 5,000 m-relay 1,000 m

4

Gaétan Boucher Speed Skating

1984 Sarajevo 1984 Sarajevo 1984 Sarajevo 1980 Lake Placid

Gold Gold Bronze Silver

1,000 m 1,500 m 500 m 1,000 m

4

Clara Hughes Speed Skating

2006 Turin 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Silver Bronze Bronze

5,000 m Team pursuit 5,000 m 3,000 m

4

Myriam Bédard Biathlon

1994 Lillehammer 1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Gold 15 km individual 3 Gold 7.5 km sprint Bronze 15 km individual

Jennifer Botterill Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Gold Gold Silver

Cassie Campbell Ice Hockey

2006 Turin Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Gold 1998 Nagano Silver

ATHLETE

SPORT

3

3

Isabelle Charest Short Track 2002 Salt Lake City Speed Skating 1998 Nagano 1994 Lillehammer

Bronze 3,000 m-relay Bronze 3,000 m-relay Silver 3,000 m-relay

3

Danielle Goyette Ice Hockey

Gold Gold Silver

3

Jonathan Guilmette Short Track 2006 Turin Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City

Silver Gold Silver

3

Jayna Hefford Ice Hockey

Gold Gold Silver

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

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5,000 m-relay 5,000 m-relay 500 m

3


ATHLETE

SPORT

MEDAL

Gold Gold Silver

3

Nathalie Lambert Short Track 1994 Lillehammer Speed Skating 1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Silver Silver Gold

3

Catriona Le May Doan Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano 1998 Nagano

Gold 500 m Gold 500 m Bronze 1,000 m

3

Annie Perreault Short Track 1998 Nagano Speed Skating 1998 Nagano 1992 Albertville

Gold 500 m Bronze 3,000 m-relay Gold 3,000 m-relay

3

Vicky Sunohara Ice Hockey

Gold Gold Silver

3

François-Louis Short Track 2006 Turin Tremblay Speed Skating 2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Silver Silver Gold

5,000 m-relay 500 m 5,000 m-relay

3

Mathieu Turcotte Short Track 2006 Turin Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City 2002 Salt Lake City

Silver 5,000 m-relay Gold 5,000 m-relay Bronze 1,000 m

3

Tania Vicent Short Track 2006 Turin Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Silver 3,000 m-relay Bronze 3,000 m-relay Bronze 3,000 m-relay

3

Hayley Wickenheiser Ice Hockey

Gold Gold Silver

3

Speed Skating 1998 Nagano Susan Auch 1994 Lillehammer

Silver Silver

2

Christine Boudrias

Bronze 3,000 m-relay Silver 3,000 m-relay

2

Isabelle Brasseur Figure Skating 1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Bronze Pairs Bronze Pairs

2

Thérèse Brisson Ice Hockey

2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Gold Silver

2

Lori Dupuis Ice Hockey

2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Gold Silver

2

Silver Gold

2

Sylvie Daigle

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Short Track 1998 Nagano Speed Skating 1994 Lillehammer

Short Track 1994 Lillehammer Speed Skating 1992 Albertville

Lloyd Eisler Figure Skating 1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

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EVENT

TOTAL MEDALS

GAMES

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Becky Kellar Ice Hockey

3,000 m-relay 1,000 m 3,000 m-relay

500 m 500 m

3,000 m-relay 3,000 m-relay

Bronze Pairs Bronze Pairs

2


ATHLETE

MEDAL

2002 Salt Lake City 1998 Nagano

Gold Silver

2

Henry Louis Hudson Ice Hockey

1928 St. Moritz 1924 Chamonix

Gold Gold

2

Fabian Joseph Ice Hockey

1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Silver Silver

2

Paul Kariya Ice Hockey

2002 Salt Lake City 1994 Lillehammer

Gold Silver

2

Silver 3,000 m-relay Bronze 3,000 m-relay

2

Alanna Kraus

SPORT

Short Track 2006 Turin Speed Skating 2002 Salt Lake City

EVENT

TOTAL MEDALS

GAMES

Geraldine Heaney Ice Hockey

Ken Laufman Ice Hockey

1960 Squaw Valley Silver 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Bronze

2

Eric Lindros Ice Hockey

2002 Salt Lake City 1992 Albertville

Gold Silver

2

Pierre Lueders Bobsleigh

1998 Nagano 2006 Turin

Gold Silver

2

Floyd Martin Ice Hockey

1960 Squaw Valley Silver 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Bronze

Brian Orser Figure Skating 1988 Calgary Silver 1984 Sarajevo

Two-man Two-man

Singles Silver

2

2 Singles

Caroline Ouellette Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Gold

2

Cherie Piper Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Gold

2

Cheryl Pounder Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Gold

2

Don Rope Ice Hockey

1960 Squaw Valley Silver 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Bronze

2

Brad Schlegel Ice Hockey

1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Silver Silver

2

Wallace Schreiber Ice Hockey

1994 Lillehammer 1992 Albertville

Silver Silver

2

Silver Gold

2

Beckie Scott

Cross-Country 2006 Turin Skiing 2002 Salt Lake City

Team sprint 10 km pursuit

Colleen Sostorics Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Gold

2

Kim St-Pierre Ice Hockey

2006 Turin 2002 Salt Lake City

Gold Gold

2

Silver Silver

2

Elvis Stojko Figure Skating 1998 Nagano 1994 Lillehammer

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Singles Singles


Did You Know? Quick facts about the Canadian Olympic Team Youngest medallist Men Women

John McKenzie Debbi Wilkes

Ice Hockey Figure Skating

1956 1964

18 years and 54 days 17 years and 44 days

Ice Hockey Alpine Skiing

1924 1976

19 years and 31 days 18 years and 272 days

Curling Curling

1998 2002

50 years and 236 days 45 years and 145 days

Curling Ice Hockey

2006 2006

50 years and 5 days 40 years and 21 days

Short Track Speed Skating Speed Skating

-- --

5 6

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Gold Gold Gold

April 30, 1920 February 8, 1924 February 6, 1948

Youngest gold medallist Men Reginald Smith Women Kathy Kreiner

Oldest medallist Men Paul Savage Women Cheryl Noble

Oldest gold medallist Men Russ Howard Women Danielle Goyette

Most career medals Men Marc Gagnon Women Cindy Klassen

Most career gold medals Men Women

Marc Gagnon Myriam Bédard Jennifer Botterill Cassie Campbell Danielle Goyette Jayna Hefford Becky Kellar Catriona Le May Doan Caroline Ouellette Annie Perrault Cherie Piper Cheryl Pounder Colleen Sostorics Kim St-Pierre Vicky Sunohara Hayley Wickenheiser

Short Track Speed Skating Biathlon Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Speed Skating Ice Hockey Short Track Speed Skating Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey

First medallist / First gold medallist Men Women

-- -- Barbara Ann Scott

Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Figure Skating

Most medals at a single Olympic Winter Games Men Marc Gagnon Gaétan Boucher Women Cindy Klassen

Short Track Speed Skating Speed Skating Speed Skating

-- -- --

3 (2002) 3 (1984) 5 (2006)

Most gold medals at a single Olympic Winter Games Men Gaétan Boucher Marc Gagnon Women Myriam Bédard

Speed Skating Short Track Speed Skating Biathlon

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2 (1984) 2 (2002) 2 (1994)


Show your team spirit and be a part of the biggest celebration Canada has ever seen. Or heard.


SHOW US YOUR TRUE COLOURS. Over 200 athletes are representing Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but every Canadian has a place on the team. Paint The Town Red is an invitation for all Canadians to join together to cheer our athletes on to victory at Vancouver 2010. It’s a celebration that will take place in communities across Canada throughout the Games. Fly the flag. Wear red. Paint your face. Make noise. Show your passion and your love of sport, and give our Olympic athletes the support they need to take them to the top of the podium here at home in 2010.


COT Mission Team Overall Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Chef de Mission

Lambert

Nathalie

Anjou

Que.

Assistant Chef de Mission

Juneau

Joé

St-Raymond

Que.

Assistant Chef de Mission

Podborski

Steve

Whistler

B.C.

Executive Director, Olympic Preparation and Games

Assalian

Caroline

Kanata

Ont.

Village Operations/Team Services – Vancouver Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Director Team Operations/ Village Manager

Dermer-Norris

Betty

Fredericton

N.B.

Assistant Village Manager

Edey

Brian

Ottawa

Ont.

Admin. Services/Village Liaison

Wallace

Lisa

Vancouver

B.C.

Administrative Services/TSO

Muir

Greg

Montreal

Que.

Athlete Services Officer/Mentor

Fréchette

Sylvie

Prevost

Que.

Athlete Services Officer

Guilmette

Jonathan

Montreal

Que.

IT Services

Zenkic

Esad

Toronto

Ont.

Team Services Officer

Archambault

Roger

Gatineau

Que.

Team Services Officer

Bérubé

Hub

Winnipeg

Man.

Team Ombudsperson

Bernard

Yann

Montreal

Que.

Security Liaison

Chiasson

St/Sgt. Louis

Ottawa

Ont.

Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Director, Olympic Preparation & Sport Services

Covington

Derek

Ottawa

Ont.

Sport Services Officer

Bromley

Jessica

Ottawa

Ont.

Performance Technology Manager

Christie

Michael

Nepean

Ont.

Performance Technology Specialist

Honish

Adrian

Winnipeg

Man.

Performance Technology Specialist

Wainwright

Barney

Ottawa

Ont.

Coach Services/Mentor

Sauvageau

Danièle

St-Lambert

Que.

Schedule & Results

Dalling

Ian

Ottawa

Ont.

Sport Services - Vancouver

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Health and Sciences - Vancouver Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Chief Medical Officer Chief Therapist Health and Science Team Manager Athletic & Massage Therapist Athletic Therapist Athletic Therapist Athletic Trainer Chiropractor Chiropractor Massage Therapist Massage Therapist Massage Therapist Massage Therapist Massage Therapist Physician Physician Physician Physician Physician Physician Physician Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Physiotherapist Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Mental Performance Consultant Nutritionist

McCormack Rizzardo Atallah Gibbs Messier Ramsay Burnstein Robinson Seaman Hutchins Kobelka Kozuback Manchisi Phillion Alleyne Foxford Goudie Lebrun Leclerc Simpson Thorne Bosworth Freer Gauthier Hardy Hellier Moro Napier Osborne Proulx-Snedden Stacey Terlicher Zacharias Amirault Beauchamp Cox Halliwell Jensen Meyer Paskevich Robinson Werthner Olivier

Robert Marc Antoine Sam Christian Jim Mike Richard Brian Shayne Kent Jeremy Domenic Ivan Julia Robert Richard Constance Suzanne Diane James Gordon Douglas Brigitte Marcel Marilyn Vasant Chris Heidi Judith Doug Dave Martin Kimberley Pierre David Wayne Peter Barbara David Derek Penny MĂŠlanie

New Westminster

B.C. B.C. Que. Ont. Que. USA B.C. Alta N.S. Alta Alta Alta Ont. B.C. Ont. Que. Ont. Alta Que. Ont. Alta B.C. Ont. Que. Que. B.C. B.C. B.C. Alta Ont. Ont. B.C. Alta Alta Que B.C. Que. Ont. USA Alta Alta Ont. Que.

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Vancouver Montreal Toronto Boucherville Somers Vancouver Calgary Halifax Calgary Calgary Calgary Oakville Richmond Toronto Montreal Barrie Edmonton Montreal Hamilton Calgary Richmond Collingwood Gatineau Quebec Whistler Whistler Vancouver Calgary Nepean London New Westminster

Calgary Calgary St-Sauveur Summerland Beaconsfield Toronto Fox Point Calgary Calgary Ottawa Sherbrooke


Canada Olympic House – Vancouver Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Manager

Farra

Roupina

Toronto

Que.

Sponsor Relations

Mertens

Kathrin

Toronto

Ont.

Family & Friends Officer

Deacon

Bruce

Coquitlam

B.C.

Family & Friends Officer

Legros

Bianelle

Blainville

Que.

Finance Officer

Joy

Patricia

Trenton

Ont.

Operations Officer

Button

Jennifer

Toronto

Ont.

Operations Officer

Karim

Ayisha

Burnaby

B.C.

Special Events Officer

Forrest

Jean

Vancouver

B.C.

Volunteer Officer

McLean

Erin

Whitby

Ont.

Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Manager

Currie-Kozak

Renée

Fort Saskatchewan

Alta

Assistant Manager

Moore

Kathryn

Ottawa

Ont.

Administration Officer

Rose

Amy

Ottawa

Ont.

Database Officer

Brazier

Alison

Toronto

Ont.

Inventory Officer

Ashcroft

Christina

Carp

Ont.

Outfitting Officer

Birt

Graham

Newmarket

Ont.

Outfitting Officer

Laporte

Michael

Ottawa

Ont.

Outfitting Officer

Lewis

Gwen

Richmond Hill

Ont.

Outfitting Officer

Thériault

Laurier

Repentigny

Que.

Seamstress

Durie

Antonia

Richmond

Ont.

Seamstress

Hiland

Barbara

Ennismore

Ont.

Outfitting - Vancouver

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Village Operations/Team Services – Whistler Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Village Manager

Anderson

Carla

Ottawa

Ont.

Assistant Village Manager

Baker

Andrew

Ottawa

Ont.

Administration Officer

Allain

Monique

Fredericton

N.B.

Administrative Services/Finance

Serro

Arlete

Toronto

Ont.

Athlete Services Officer

Grand’Maître

Josée

Longueuil

Que.

Athlete Services Officer

Say

Rick

Victoria

B.C.

Athlete Services Manager/Mentor

McBean

Marnie

Toronto

Ont.

IT Services

Rahman

Rozyur

Scarborough

Ont.

IT Services

Heazle

Mark

Toronto

Ont.

Team Services Officer

LeBlanc

Michel

St-Nicolas

Que.

Team Services Officer

Rivard

Julia

Dartmouth

N.S.

Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Coach Services/Mentor

Muir

Debbie

Calgary

Alta.

Performance Technology Specialist

Collins

Kristin

Bend

USA

Performance Technology Specialist

Way

Dana

Winnipeg

Man.

Sport Services – Whistler

Health and Sciences - Whistler Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Assistant Chief Medical Officer

Frankovich

Renata

Ottawa

Ont.

Assistant Chief Therapist

Fortin

Raymonde

Brossard

Que.

Health Centre Manager

Tovell

Allison

Ottawa

Ont.

Athletic Therapist

Boulay

John

Beaconsfield

Que.

Chiropractor

Heber

Murray

Calgary

Alta.

Chiropractor

Uchacz

Gregory

Calgary

Alta.

Massage Therapist

Flore

Leo

Calgary

Alta.

Massage Therapist

Visser

Yvonne

Nanaimo

B.C.

Massage Therapist

Wahl

Mavis

Airdie

Alta

Massage Therapist

Waterreus

Stephen

Whitehorse

Yuk

Massage Therapist

Wittmann

Boris

Marktoberdor

GER

Physician

Irving

Christopher

Calgary

Alta.

Physician

Lun

Victor

Calgary

Alta.

Physician

West

Bill

Delta

B.C.

Physiotherapist

Harvey

Julie

Vancouver

B.C.

Physiotherapist

Leigh

Therese

Burnaby

B.C.

Physiotherapist

Péloquin

Geneviève

Boischatel

Que.

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Health and Sciences - Whistler (con’t) Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Physiotherapist

Rizzo

Stefania

Burnaby

B.C.

Physiotherapist

Vien

Louise

Calgary

Alta.

Mental Performance Consultant

Botterill

Cal

Portage la Prairie

Man.

Mental Performance Consultant

Brown

Matt

Cochrane

Alta

Mental Performance Consultant

Dunn

John

Edmonton

Alta.

Mental Performance Consultant

Monette

Richard

Banff

Alta.

Mental Performance Consultant

Orlick

Terrance

Chelsea

Que.

Mental Performance Consultant

VandanBerg

Frank

Groningen

NED

Canada Olympic House – Whistler Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Manager

Lerner

Rebecca

Toronto

Ont.

Family & Friends Officer

Arseneault

Jason

Montreal

Que.

Family & Friends Officer

Marleau

Marie-Eve

Laval

Que.

Operations Officer

Mahoney

Julie

Montreal

Que.

Operations Officer

O’Reilly

Norman

Sudbury

Ont.

Volunteer Officer

Clark

Heather

Grimsby

Ont.

Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Chief Operating Officer

Ragagnin

Lou

Toronto

Ont.

Executive Director, Operations

Crute

Judy

Rouge Hill

Ont.

Executive Assistant to the COO

Sousa

Debbie

Toronto

Ont.

Executive Assistant to the President

Vogel

Gisela

Ottawa

Ont.

Administration Officer

Blair

Katie

Toronto

Ont.

COC Corporate

COT – Contracted Personnel Position

Last Name

first Name

Residence

Prov.

Team Travel (CWT)

Pittet

Rene

Toronto

Ont

Photographer

Ridewood

Michael

Calgary

Alta

Photographer

Sandford

Dave

London

Ont.

Technical Support

Major

Jocelyn

Ottawa

Ont.

Videographer

Stoumbos

Helen

Guelph

Ont.

* Communications Team (Vancouver Whistler) listed on page 15.

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Technical Officials Sport Discipline

Position

Last Name

First Name

Residence

Prov.

Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Biathlon Bobsleigh

Chief of Course (Men’s)

Benbow Brewington Campbell Holliday Hume Irwin Kirker MacLachlan Smith Taylor Wolff Charchuck Collard Green Henley Kokkonen Levesque Lindsay Murphy Murray Skinner St. Onge Villeneuve Voyer Gudzowsky

John Jim Doug Bruce Rick Mike Mike Darrell Craig Gary Andy Noel Paul Rick Carol Raimo Jean-Guy Graham James Steven Marie Bruno Donald Bernard Terry

Whistler Calgary Stirling Vernon Whistler Calgary Calgary Calgary Calgary Lions Bay Ottawa Calgary Vanderhoof Calgary Calgary Trout Brook Quebec Kingston Canmore Squamish Quesnel Quebec Gatineau Calgary

B.C. A.B. Ont. B.C. B.C. Alta. Alta Alta Alta B.C. Ont. Alta B.C. A.B. Alta N.B. Que. Ont. Alta. B.C. B.C. Que. Que. Que. Alta

Kilburn Wolf Bernhardt Edwards McCarthy Day Day Kells Merklinger Potter Wuthrich Abbott Benson Derby Islam Moellenkamp Hinkel Verdier Gage Richardson Rumble Corey Moffat Rolseth Servold Davenport Fripp Grady Centurione Langelier Belanger Terstappen Marcoux Verrault

Joseph Astrid Rob Mike James Arleen Jim Rae Dave Joe Hans Jodi Cynthia Andrea Deborah David Wayne Susan Mary Anne Heather Kerri Walter Ed Mark Mark Ryan Kim Donald Marcello Dominique Yves Hans Guy Michel

Ottawa Chestermere Squamish Squamish Ottawa Silton Kamloops Calgary Coldstream Ottawa Gimli Edmonton Quispamsis Bangkok Barrie Waterloo East St. Paul Ottawa Burlington Etobicoke King City Calgary Calgary Calgary Devon Calgary Ottawa Spruce Grove Guelph Mont-Tremblant Saskatoon Calgary Quebec Beauport

Ont. Alta B.C. B.C. Ont. Sask. B.C. Alta B.C. Ont. Man. A.B. N.B. THA Ont. Ont. Man. Ont. Ont. Ont. Ont. Alta Alta Alta Alta Alta Ont. Alta Ont. Que. Sask. Alta Que. Que.

Bobsleigh Bobsleigh Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Curling Figure Skating Figure Skating Figure Skating Figure Skating Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Ice Hockey Luge Luge Nordic Combined Nordic Combined Skeleton Ski Jumping Ski Jumping Snowboard Snowboard Speed Skating - LT Speed Skating - LT Speed Skating - ST Speed Skating - ST

Assistant Chief of Competition (Women’s)

Assistant Chief of Course (Men’s) Chief of Competition (Women’s) Chief of Course (Women’s) Assistant Chief of Competition (Men’s)

Assistant Chief of Course (Men’s) Chief of Competition (Men’s) Chief of Course (Women’s) Assistant Chief of Competition (Men’s)

Assistant Chief of Course (Women’s) Chief of Stadium Chief of Competition Assistant Chief of Range Chief of Timing IBU Auditor Competition Secretary Deputy Chief of Competition Assistant Chief of Stadium Assistant Chief of Course Assistant Chief of Competition Office Chief of Range Assistant Chief of Timing Chief of Course FIBT Technical Director, Technical Delegate Tracks Jury Race Director Chief of Competition & Jury Member Chief of Course Assistant Chief of Competition Deputy Chief Umpire Deputy Chief Umpire Chief Umpire Assistant Chief Ice Technician Deputy Chief Umpire Chief Ice Technician Judge Judge Judge Judge Technical Official Judge Judge Referee (Women’s) Linesman (Women’s) Linesman (Women’s) Technical Director Race Director Assistant Chief of Competition Chief of Competition Race Director Judge Chief of Competition Judge Chief of Competition/Member of Jury Starter Starter Starter Chief Referee

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Ancienne-Lorette


OWN THE PODIUM Shortly after the Games were awarded to Vancouver by the International Olympic Committee on July 2, 2003, all of Canada’s 13 winter national sport federations (NSFs), the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), WinSport Canada, Sport Canada and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) came together and agreed to collaborate on achieving a common goal: unprecedented Canadian Olympic and Paralympic success in 2010. This collaboration resulted in Own the Podium 2010 (OTP). Today, Own the Podium 2010 is a winter sport technical initiative designed to help Canada be the number one nation at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (total medal count) and to place among the top three nations (gold medal count) at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The focus of Own the Podium 2010 is to provide expertise and leadership to NSFs whose athletes are capable of winning medals at the 2010 Winter Games. OTP provides supplementary “excellence” funding to select sports in a number of areas including training and competition, sport science and medicine, applied research (Top Secret) and technology, access to facilities, and world-class coaching and specialized support staff. ownthepodium.org

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Own the Podium Facts

General • The focus of Own the Podium is to provide expertise and leadership to NSFs whose athletes are capable of winning medals at the 2010 Winter Games • OTP made it possible for sports to hire world-class coaches, technical support staff, and has given athletes access to world-class sport science and sport medicine personnel. • Canada was the number one winter nation going into the 2009/10 season. • In 2006, Own the Podium was extended to support the nation’s targeted summer-sport federations • Three OTP staff members have won a total of four Olympic medals Funding • The Government of Canada is the largest public funder of Own the Podium. • Own the Podium is supported by nine (9) corporate partners and 12 provinces and territories • The Canadian public has contributed almost $2 million for Own the Podium, through various funding initiatives. • Own the Podium invested approximately $8 Million on its flagship Top Secret Program • Since 2005, Own the Podium recommended over $95 million in funding to 14 Olympic winter sports and to four Paralympic winter sports. • Own the Podium spends less than five percent of its annual budget on administration. • Canada’s Suzie McNeil and Bell Canada helped raise money for Own the Podium through the downloaded sales of her “Believe” song. OTP Programs • OTP partnered with the Coaching Association of Canada to support the professional development of 45 coaches and high performance directors. • OTP’s Top Secret program focuses on four areas of research: air friction, ice friction, snow friction, and human performance. • OTP Performance Technology expert, Kristin Collins, spends approximately 168 days a year traveling with Canada’s winter sport teams • OTP’s three winter High Performance Advisors each work with a handful of winter sports to help them create the optimal environment for their athletes to achieve success on the international stage. • The Own the Podium Results Database (ownthepodium.org) contains World Cup and World Championship results dating back to the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s winter National Sport Federations (NSFs), athletes, and their coaches have benefitted from Own the Podium in so many ways. The following is a list of just a few examples of how OTP has helped since the initiative was launched five years ago.

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Alpine Skiing - Alpine Canada

• Enhanced coaching and technical staff remuneration • Competition and training support • New training group support • Additional funds for new equipment • Administrative staff development • Support for the STEALTH GPS system • Additional performance technology support • Additional funds for glacier training camps (Farnham Glacier) Alpine Skiing Paralympic Program Alpine Canada

• Support for full-time coaching staff • Enhanced training and competition opportunities • New resources for coaching and athlete equipment • Competition hosting support • Additional resources for accommodation & food services at the 2010 Games Biathlon - Biathlon Canada

• Competition and training support • Specialized training, e.g., hyperoxic and altitude training • Coaching and technical staff support • Research and Development projects with skis Bobsleigh & Skeleton Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

• Increased training time and facility access • Specialized coaching support • Competition and training support • Specialized strength equipment • Construction of a work and maintenance shop • Research and Development of new sleds Cross Country Skiing Cross Country Canada

• Competition and training support • Coaching and Technical staff support • Additional funds for new equipment • Administrative staff development

• Research and Development projects • Lab equipment for Callaghan Valley projects Cross Country / Biathlon Paralympic Program - Cross Country Canada

• Support for full-time coaching staff • Junior development and team support • Implemented research and development projects • Training and competition support • Additional funds for new equipment, e.g., biathlon rifles, performance technology equipment Curling Canadian Curling Association

• Enhanced training program and camp opportunities • Full-time coaching staff and extended coaching support • Performance technology upgrades • Research and Development projects Wheelchair Curling Paralympic Program – Canadian Curling Association

• Financial support for coaching and technical support staff • Enhanced Training and Competition opportunities Freestyle Skiing Canadian Freestyle Ski Association

• Training and competition support • Sport medicine and science development • Coaching staff support • Enhanced training programs • Equipment upgrades, e.g., ski boots, performance technology equipment • Bioneural feedback training • Additional funding for training camps and facility upgrades. (Lac Beauport camera system)

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Ice Hockey - Hockey Canada

• Coaching professional development • Coaching and scouting support • Enhanced and specialized training camps • Funding for a full-time goaltending specialist • Significant performance technology upgrades, e.g., online technical video library, Smart Board • Additional funding for travel and international exposure • Resources for centralization • Strategic Planning support Sledge Hockey Paralympic Program Hockey Canada

• Competition and training camp opportunities • Additional funds for new equipment • New performance technology projects • Coaching and administrative support Speed Skating Speed Skating Canada

• Specialized training camp opportunities • Sport medicine and science programming, e.g., altitude program consultation • Coaching and administration support • New wind tunnel tested skin suit • Additional physiotherapy support • Venue operations support Figure Skating - Skate Canada

• Fully supported and integrated support teams that travel with the skaters • Bio neural feedback training • Facility rental support • Contributed to the purchase of a boardless mat system Luge - Canadian Luge Association

• Competition support • Equipment research and development • Coaching and administrative support • Specialized equipment, e.g., speed suits, sleds Snowboard Canadian Snowboard Federation

• Training and competition support • Hiring of world class technical facility consultants for Snowboardcross and Halfpipe • Coaching support and development • Equipment funding Ski Cross

• Technical Programming support • Training and selection camps • Resources for equipment • Coaching, administrative and technical staff support Contact

Claire Buffone-Blair Director, Planning and Operations

• Monitoring and Training support • Medical support at international competitions • Enhanced technical and analytical consulting

Own the Podium 88 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary, AB T3B 5R5 Mobile : +1.403.471.6378

Short Track Speed Skating Speed Skating Canada

clairebuffone@ownthepodium2010.com

• Specialized training camp opportunities, e.g., altitude training • Equipment research and development Coaching and technical staff support • Sport medicine and science programming

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GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERS

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

CONTRIBUTING PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL PARTNERS

SPORT PARTNERS

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Canadian Olympic Foundation The Canadian Olympic Foundation is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). The Foundation is a separately incorporated organization with its own Board of Directors, CEO and staff and works closely with all the organizations in the Olympic family including the COC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), the National Sports Federations, and the Own the Podium program. The Foundation’s mission is to generate support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada’s high performance sport system and to assist Canada’s athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation. In essence, the Foundation’s goal is to supplement the funding provided by the government and sponsors by developing philanthropic support across Canada for sustainable long-term funding of high performance sport. The Foundation hired its first CEO in 2008 and launched its first public campaign in February, 2009. Prior to 2009, the Foundation had been working behind the scenes, forwarding VANOC sponsor donations and COC special events revenue to Own the Podium, a national high-performance sport initiative. France Chrétien Desmarais - President, Canadian Olympic Foundation France Chrétien Desmarais is the President of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, as well as Vice President of the ONE DROP Foundation and member of a number of other Boards. She was the Chair of the Montreal Heart Institute for eight years and now serves as a member of the Board. David Armour - Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Olympic Foundation David Armour brings great depth and experience to the Foundation. His previous work includes ten years as National President of United Way of Canada/ Centraide Canada, past CEO of the Canadian Medical Foundation, former Senior Advisor to the Université Laval Foundation, and many more. David has also served on many local, regional and national Boards.

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Board of Directors NAME

POSITION

CITY, PROVINCE

France Chrétien Desmarais

President

Westmount, Que.

Richard Renaud

Director, Chair of Fundraising

Montreal, Que.

Gary Filmon

Treasurer

Winnipeg, Man.

Marcel Aubut

Director

Sillery, Que.

James Balsillie

Director

Waterloo, Ont.

Michael Chambers

Director

Ottawa, Ont.

James Kinnear

Director

Calgary, Alta.

Daniel Lamarre

Director

Outremont, Que.

Michael Sabia

Director

Westmount, Que.

Jean Senft

Director

Vancouver, BC.

Robert Pace

Director

Halifax, NS.

Funding Priorities Own the Podium Own the Podium is a national sport technical program originally designed to help Canada’s winter athletes win the most number of medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and to place in the top-three nations in gold-medal count at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. In addition to the Foundation, the primary leaders and funding parties of Own the Podium 2010 are the Government of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and VANOC. Games Preparation and Podium Performance This group of programs and services provides the Canadian Olympic Team with critical support in the final months leading up to the Games, and ensures there is a world class at-Games environment that will maximize an athletes’ performance. Games Preparation and Podium Performance is comprised of four key parts: the Olympic Preparation Series, the Olympic Specialists Team, Olympic Village Environment, and Village Operations/Team Management. Athlete Excellence Fund This fund follows a four year cycle and is designed to provide World Cup and Canadian Olympic athletes with financial incentives to achieve podium success, in addition to offering performance awards of up to $20,000 for each Olympic medal received. The performance awards apply to all Olympic sports and are the same whether the athlete is from a team sport or an individual sport. -382-


Future Funding Areas After the 2010 Games, the Foundation will expand its funding areas to include the Coaching Excellence Program, designed to help high performance coaches acquire the use of top technical and professional tools, and Youth Engagement, a program intended to enhance participation of school-age children and youth in high performance sport and promote the Olympic Movement in Canada. 2009- 2010 Campaigns Online Campaign The Foundation’s national online campaigns include Get Behind Our Athletes, encouraging Canadians to give $20.10 for 2010 and the Own the Podium 2010 Municipalities’ Challenge, allowing municipalities to challenge one another to raise funds for Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The goal of these campaigns is to build a large pool of renewable donors who will create a legacy of Canadians committed to high performance sport. 2010 Circle of Honour The 2010 Circle of Honour is a mid-level gifts campaign launched in the fall of 2009 to help fund Games Preparation and Podium Performance. This campaign is led in six provincial regions across the country by Regional Chairs, who have a wide network of colleagues and associates. Direct Mail The Foundation’s direct mail marketing campaign provides individual Canadians with the opportunity to support Canada’s high performance athletes with one-time or monthly donations. IT TAKES A NATION - FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN It Takes A Nation is a Facebook application that allows users to digitally paint the Canadian flag onto their profile picture to help spread a wave of patriotism across the country. Individuals are also given the opportunity to make a donation to support the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team. For media inquiries and more information on the Canadian Olympic Foundation, please contact David Armour: darmour@olympic.ca 21 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 900 - Toronto, ON M4T 1L9 (416) 209-2272 www.olympicfoundation.ca

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SOCHI 2014 The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi, Russia from February 7 to 23. Sochi won the International Olympic Committee vote on July 4, 2007 over Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchang, Korea. The election was tight, with Sochi receiving 51 votes and Pyeongchang 47 in the final round. This represents the first time the Russian Federation has hosted the Olympic Winter Games. The Summer Games were held in Moscow in 1980. The emblem for these Games reads “Sochi2014.ru”, which marks the first time a web address has been used in an emblem. It represents a conscious effort to connect with the world’s youth, the so-called digital generation. The tagline for Sochi 2014 is “Gateway to the Future”, illustrating Sochi’s commitment to helping define the future of Russia while furthering winter sport and supporting the progress of the Olympic Movement. The Games are also trumpeting the environmental cause. They will focus on sustainability and carbon neutrality while attempting a “zero waste” concept in Sochi. One of the priorities is environmental awareness as well, driving the notion of the “Enlightenment Games”. The Venues of Sochi Sochi, Host City, is home to 400,000 people and is situated in the Krasnodar region, third-largest in Russia. Situated along the Black Sea coastline, in the Imeretinskaya Valley, it will be home to all ice events in 2014. Sochi Olympic Park will be home to the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre. All are brand new facilities. An average radius of 6 km encircles between the Olympic Village and all coastal venues. The Venues of Krasnaya Polyana The Mountain cluster of venues will be located in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains, approximately 30 minutes from Sochi. This, like Whistler in 2010, will be home to all skiing and sliding sports. A smaller Olympic Village will be located here, with an average distance of 4 km between it and the venues. Krasnaya Polyana will also be home to a sub-media centre. Quick Facts • The Games will run February 7 to 23, 2014 • The Paralympic Winter Games will follow, March 7-16, 2014 • Russia hosts the Olympic Winter Games for the first time • More than 80 countries will participate • Approx. 5,000 Olympic athletes and officials will participate • The emblem reads “Sochi14.ru” and the tagline is “Gateway to the Future” • Visit Sochi2014.com for more -384-


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