Canadians to watch in Sochi

These medal hopefuls are gunning to be the best in the world

Who should you keep your eye on when the Olympic Games are underway? We tease a handful of Canada’s greatest medal hopes in Sochi, from the slopes to the ice.

STEVE STAMKOS
Hockey

Even a snapped tibia won’t stop the native of Markham, Ont., a rabid goal-scorer who barely missed his shot at Olympic glory in 2010, from realizing his dream. Charlie Gillis

MARK McMORRIS
Slopestyle

The 20-year-old snowboarder from Regina—whose dad is a provincial cabinet minister and whose brother is also a pro boarder—has torn up the World Cup circuit. Ken MacQueen

CHRISTINE NESBITT
Speedskating

The London, Ont. powerhouse won a disappointing gold in Vancouver, if that’s possible. Now, she wants to regain her stride and claim victory in style. Ken MacQueen

VIRTUE AND MOIR
Figure skating

The power duo didn’t have time to enjoy their first Olympics in Vancouver, where they won despite Virtue’s aching legs. They hope to repeat in Sochi. Jonathon Gatehouse

THE DUFOUR-LAPOINTES
Moguls

The sisters from Montreal, Chloe (22) and Justine (19), hope to share a podium. They already accomplished the feat at a World Cup event. Now their eyes are on the big show. Jonathon Gatehouse and Ken MacQueen




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Canadians to watch in Sochi

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