Team Canada brings 29 medals to home after the end of Winter Olympics 2018, marking an eternal impression on everyone’s mind. The team stands on third in medal-standings.
The team relishes the country after eight years of aftermaths of Winter Olympics.
The team won 26 medals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. which had changed their entire personality and mindset for the Winter Olympics 2018.
This is all because of the efforts of some veteran athletes who put down there everything to make the team powerful in the winter sport.
The total team members of 225, in which 110 beginners got inspiration from the Vancouver games and it was something very big for them as they came for the first time in front of everyone on a big stage.
Canada won 11 gold, 8 silver, and 10 bronze and stands on the third position on the medal table behind Norway and Germany. Norway stands on the first with 39 medals (14-14-11) and Germany stands on the second with 31 medals (14-10-7).
Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith said, "Our athletes have made history at these Games. From a country chasing the powerhouse nations, we are now proudly in the top group growing in strength and contending for No. 1. And we'll keep going."
Before that, the Canadian Press estimated the total 29 medals as nine gold, 10 silver, and 10 bronze.
Germany was a powerful country, entered into the games as the country to beat, but Norway came out of nowhere and started raising their medals with biathlon and alpine ski.
Canada seemed to empower individuals and hardly as a whole team. The Hockey and Curling teams were out of control and never tried to defend four gold medals they won in Sochi, Russia.
Kim Boutin of Sherbrooke, Que., won a silver medal and two bronze in short-track speedskating raised Canada’s flag in the closing ceremony of the games held on Sunday.
But if we turn the picture, ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir really did own everyone’s heart with their charismatic performances. Even social media couldn’t get tired of them.
The gold medal holders are Snowboarder Sebastian Toutant, freestyle skiers Mikael Kingsbury, Cassie Sharpe, Kelsey Serwa and Brady Leman, and speedskaters Ted-Jan Bloemen and Sam Girard won gold medals.
The first gold medal was won by John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes in mixed doubles curling alleviate Kevin. Koe and Rachel Homan sadly exclude out of the team curling.
Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz won gold for men's two-man bobsled. However, the heavy numbers of gold came from the skating squad.
The women’s hockey team didn’t make up for the silver medal against the United States. On the other hand, men’s team got a bronze medal without any NHL players.
Canada also got its first bronze medal in luge by Alex Gough in women’s singles. She also was fortunate enough to collect silver medals.
Alex Harvey was very close to the winning position of Canada's first medal in men's cross-country skiing but he soon knocked out in the fourth position on Saturday’s 50K.
The COC’S cheered up the whole team of 2018 by remarking, "Be Virtuous, be Victorious, be Olympic."
For defending the clean sport, Smith advised the International Olympic Committee to net let Russia out of trouble for alleged state-sponsored doping in 2014
She didn’t want Russians to own their national flag in the closing ceremony as they competed under neutral flags and colors. An hour before the grand finale, the IOC decided to neglect the Russian flag.
Canada’s high profile came shattering down when ski-cross racer Dave Duncan and high-performance director Willy Raine were arrested for stealing vehicle and drunk while driving on Saturday morning.
That was a big disappointment for Canada. The nightmare was the curling teams missing the ground for the first time in forever since the Winter Games returned back in 1998.
Chris Del Bosco and India Sherret got badly injured in major ski-cross and came down crashing. They both had to quickly rush to the hospitals on a stretcher.
Smith said, "Something you never want to see. We have some of the finest medical teams in the world taking care of them, with the goal of getting them back to good health as fast as possible."
Some finest 60 Russian athletes, most of them won a medal in the Sochi games, tried to convince the IOC to make them play in Pyeongchang, but they didn’t get an entry in the Winter Olympics days before the opening ceremony.
That way Canada got not many important competitors in the sports of luge, bobsled and figure skating.
The thing to correspond here is that take a decade or a half to create a masterful Olympian. If Vancouver was the turning point for the Team Canada, there are still chances that the team would head into 2022 and even 2026.
Anne Merklinger, Own The Podium chief executive officer said, "It started with Vancouver and the performance of the Canadian team in Vancouver where you're the host nation. The high-performance system was really transformed at that point."
Own The Podium’s vision is to provide technical expertise to sports federations, summer and winter, Olympic and Paralympic. OTP has something shining for funding recommendations with about $70 million of government money to be spent annually on the athletes whose future seems bright in the sports field.
This is COC’s task to bring the athletic abilities from the individuals, know their needs on the ground during games, and provide sponsorship.
The largest investors on such things are Canadian taxpayers who invest in great sports. The Federal Government hardly spend $200 million annually on it.
The slingshot effects of Olympian Hosting do remain stable for a short period of time. Calgary is requesting for it and for 2026’s winning of Winter Olympics could extend it.
COC chief executive officer Chris Overholt said, "I don't think it's essential, but I think it's hugely helpful."
The city is scrutinizing some potential offers and will show their decision to everyone in this spring.
The Canadian Olympic Committee is going to award $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 to bronze medalists. The coaches will get half of the above-mentioned rates.
The total payment for Canada’s athletes in Pyeongchang was $1,285,000 and for their coaches was $220,000.
Moreover, the Paralympic Games are going to be held in March between 9-28 in Pyeongchang.Be the first to know about Canada by clicking MKTLIST.
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