The job of Olympic flag-bearer is often seen as a risky one. While there have been no reported instances of rotator cuff injuries due to overenthusiastic waving, the honour can put additional pressure on the standard-bearing athlete. That being said, seven of the past 10 Canadians to lead their teammates into the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympics went on to earn medals — and five of them won gold.
Sports aren't usually part of the conversation when — or even if — most people talk about Kosovo. Words like "war crimes" and "former Yugoslavia" often come up in relation to this small, contested state. So how does curling fit in with a country that currently has no curling clubs or ice to play on and has attended only one Olympics in its nine-year existence? Like most things curling, there's a Canadian involved.
Amid all the logos of corporate sponsors and athletic apparel brands that adorn Brady Leman's race suit, there's one badge that carries the most significance for the Canadian ski cross star. It's a white heart with a light pink outline and the name "Abby" in pink script. "She was a little girl that passed away in Nakiska [Alberta] in a ski accident, which was really sad," Leman says. "I've been fortunate to connect with Abby's family after the accident and got to know them really, really well.
@RugbyCAN_@NRL@TOwolfpack I wouldn’t write them off just yet. Today’s dismissals are concerning for sure, no questioning that. I want to see how they fare in the 2nd tier Championship and if anything else comes out of the clubhouse before a final verdict is rendered
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