VANCOUVER – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) would like to congratulate the athletes, coaches and support staff from British Columbia, as well as the entire Canadian Olympic Team, for an outstanding performance at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
British Columbia-linked athletes came home from the Games with eight medals, winning 32 per cent of the Canadian Olympic Team’s total medal haul for a total of two gold, five silver and one bronze.
41 athletes who live or train in B.C. competed at the Games in 14 different disciplines, accounting for 19 per cent of the Canadian Olympic Team.
Medallists who live and/or train in BC include (in chronological order of achievement):
- Kevin Reynolds, Coquitlam – figure skating – silver (team event)
- Denny Morrison, Fort St. John – speed skating – silver (1000 metre); bronze (1500 metre)
- Jessica Hewitt, Kamloops – short track speed skating – silver (3000 metre relay)
- Mike Riddle, Squamish – men’s ski halfpipe – silver
- Marielle Thompson, Whistler – women’s ski cross – gold
- Kelsey Serwa, Kelowna – women’s ski cross – silver
- Jamie Benn, Victoria; Dan Hamhuis, Smithers; Duncan Keith, Penticton; Carey Price, Anahim Lake; and Shea Weber, Sicamous – men’s ice hockey – gold
“British Columbia-linked athletes made our province proud at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games,” noted Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “Our athletes’ success has firmly established British Columbia as an ideal location for training and has impressed an entire province. On behalf of Premier Christy Clark and the Government of British Columbia, I congratulate each and every athlete on the Olympic team.”
“B.C. affiliated athletes performed with courage, determination and pride at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,’ exclaimed Wendy Pattenden, CEO of CSI Pacific. “I am proud of the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific team of sport science professionals who worked with the athletes, coaches and our sport partners to help B.C.-based athletes bring home 32 per cent of Canada’s medals.”
BC athletes will also represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games from March 7 to 16.
- 221 athletes made up the Canadian Olympic Team.
- 12 per cent of Canadian Olympic coaches and technical staff are from B.C.
- Of the 41 B.C.-linked athletes at the Olympic Games, 30 athletes were born in B.C. and 11 moved to the province to train and receive support from B.C.’s sport sector.
- B.C. affiliated athletes won eight medals at the Sochi 2014 Games: two gold, five silver and one bronze.
- Canadian athletes won 25 medals at the Sochi 2014 Games: 10 gold, 10 silver and five bronze.
- B.C.-linked athletes won six medals at the Vancouver 2010 Games: four gold, one silver and one bronze.
- Canadian athletes won 26 medals at the Vancouver 2010 Games: 14 gold, seven silver, five bronze.