Ottawa’s speedskating trio of Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître and Isabelle Weidemann can each look back at the World Cup speedskating season with highs and lows. Blondin, De Haître and Weidemann – each formerly of the Gloucester Concordes – finished the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup season following their departure from the 2018 Winter Olympics, each with personal successes and shortcomings to show for it.
By Dan Plouffe With Ottawa native and 2018 Olympic curling champion John Morris landing in Calgary (his long-time residence), there was no denying a tone of disappointment for the Ottawa Olympians returning home from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Feb. 26. Many experienced injuries, equipment trouble and pure heartbreak as a number…
A team of 13 Olympians will be representing Ottawa at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Read our profiles on them from page 1-15 in the February 2018 Ottawa Sportspage newspaper – pick up a copy at one of the locations listed on https://sportsottawa.com/content/ottawa-sportspage-0/ or read the online edition of the newspaper at: https://issuu.com/ottawasportspage/docs/sportspage-feb18
Vincent De Haître’s Olympic dreams are coming true for the second time. After taking gold in the 1000 and 1500 metre races at the national qualifying rounds, the 23-year-old Cumberland, Ontario native will represent Canada on the world stage this February in Pyeongchang.
Nerves have transitioned to comfortability this time around, as Ottawa speed skater Ivanie Blondin is set to compete in her second Winter Olympics for the 2018 edition in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
At the 2014 Olympics, Ottawa was represented by two long track speed skaters, Vincent De Haitre and Ivanie Blondin. At the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, those same two will be joined by a third, fellow Gloucester Concorde Isabelle Weidemann.
By Brandi Awad While Olympians get ready for the biggest competition of their lives on a world stage at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, it’s all too easy to forget about the Olympic dreamers that didn’t make it: the athletes that worked endlessly to end up at the Olympic trials and the athletes that…