Canada is about to make history in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Victoria Buzz has you covered for the whole journey. Over the next month, we will be providing updates, previews, and plenty of in-depth coverage!
On Thursday, February 8th, at the opening ceremonies, Team Canada will be led by the flag-bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, an ice-dancing pair from London, Ontario who won two silver medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
This year, Canada is sending the largest team they have ever sent to the Winter Games. Two hundred and twenty-five Canadian athletes will take South Korea by storm, hopefully winning plenty of medals along the way.
Fun Facts about this year’s Olympic Games:
- Elizabeth Hosking and Eliot Grondin will be youngest athletes on team Canada…they are both 16-year-old snowboarders.
- On the other side, bringing experience, Snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson will be competing in his sixth Olympic games at age 42.
- Curler Cheryl Bernard, 51, and Bobsledder Lascelles Brown, 43, will be Canada’s oldest female and male competitors.
- There are three athletes on the team who have competed in the Summer Olympic Games and will now be representing Canada in the Bobsled: Phylicia George, Bryan Barnett, and Seyi Smith
- British Columbia is sending 30 athletes in total
Hardcore Olympic fans will want to set their alarms extra-early on Thursday. The 2018 Pyeongchang Opening Ceremonies start at 3:00 am PST on February 9th and can be viewed on the CBC app, online, and on cable.
For a full competition schedule and to start your planning, click here.
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