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Fate brings McEwen to Winnipeg, Sochi

Created On: February 4, 2014
Nearly a decade after losing to Jennifer Jones in a national championship, Ottawa native Dawn McEwen is teaming up with the Canadian curling legend in Sochi.

Parkinson picks path less traveled to compete for Italy

Created On: February 4, 2014
Paul Bonifacio Parkinson has spent more than half his life preparing for just a few minutes on the ice, and he wants to make sure those minutes count.

Ottawa home base fuels German’s Olympic drive

Created On: February 4, 2014
Sara Seiler wants to end her career on a high note, and she has the perfect opportunity to do so as a member of the German Olympic women’s hockey team.

Delay getting real-world job worth the ride for Sorensen

Created On: February 4, 2014
He’d just finished university. He was an excellent hurdler for the Guelph Gryphons – a two-time All-Canadian – but he wasn’t quite world-class. He’d completed a business degree in industry and finance.

Speed skater has country (and indie pop) behind him

Created On: February 4, 2014
It’s the biggest race of speed skater Vincent De Haitre’s life. He’s psyched up and ready to go. And then his game plan is thrown off.

Rocky road strengthens Blondin on Olympic journey

Created On: February 4, 2014
Before that moment, she was just that little girl skating with the big guys, jumping on their backs, known as a tiny horseplay queen. But then the name of 14-year-old Ivanie Blondin suddenly blasted far beyond the walls of the Orléans Rec Centre and onto the Canadian speed skating radar in a big way.

‘Who’s got the bigger butt?’ Concordes Olympic pals debate

Updated On: February 4, 2014
It’s tough to pinpoint precisely what makes an Olympic-calibre athlete stand out above the rest, but when coach Dave Morrison reflects on the rise of the two Gloucester Concordes set to make their Olympic debuts, a tremendous love for sport is the trait he believes sticks out for both Ivanie Blondin and Vincent De Haitre.

Near-misses for many local Ottawa 2014 Olympic hopefuls

Updated On: February 4, 2014
Along with the Sochi-bound athletes from Ottawa were almost an equal number who fell just short of representing Canada – one of the world's toughest Olympic lineups to crack – at the 2014 Winter Games.

Numerous Olympians own links to the Capital

Updated On: February 4, 2014
A handful of athletes with past ties to the nation’s capital will be competing at the 2014 Olympics, while several local coaches and support staff are also headed to Sochi as part of the Canadian Olympic team contingent.

Para-snowboarder wins first career World Cup medal just outside Sochi

Updated On: February 4, 2014
Ottawa Akademy’s John Leslie won the first World Cup para-snowboard medals of his career in January, earning snowboard cross bronze medals in Colorado on Jan. 20 and in B.C. on Jan. 27.

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