225 athletes and 87 coaches to represent Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018
225 athletes and 87 coaches to represent Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018

With 225 athletes and 87 coaches officially named to the PyeongChang 2018 Canadian Olympic Team, Canada will be sending its largest contingent ever to an Olympic Winter Games.

PyeongChang 2018 Canadian athlete facts and figures:

Total number of athletes: 225
Men: 122
Women: 103

Oldest athlete – male: Lascelles Brown, 43 (October 12, 1974)
Oldest athlete – female: Cheryl Bernard, 51 (June 30, 1966)*
*Will be Canada’s oldest Winter Olympic team member ever
Youngest athlete – male: Eliot Grondin, 16 (April 19, 2001)*
Youngest athlete – female: Elizabeth Hosking, 16 (July 22, 2001)*
*Canada’s first Winter Olympic team members born in the 2000s

Sets of siblings:

  • Candace Crawford (alpine skiing) and Jack Crawford (alpine skiing)
  • Marielle Thompson (ski cross) and Broderick Thompson (alpine skiing)
  • Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (freestyle skiing – moguls) and Justine Dufour-Lapointe (freestyle skiing – moguls)
  • Scott Gow (biathlon) and Christian Gow (biathlon)
  • Charles Hamelin (short track speed skating) and François Hamelin(short track speed skating)

Married:

  • Denny Morrison (long track speed skating) and Josie Morrison(long track speed skating)

Children of Olympians:

  • Laurent Dubreuil (father Robert Dubreuil and mother Ariane Loignon)
  • Alex Harvey (father Pierre Harvey)
  • Erik Read (father Ken Read)
  • Brianne Tutt (father Brian Tutt)

Provincial and territorial breakdown:

Alberta: 54
British Columbia: 30
Manitoba: 7
New Brunswick: 0
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1
Northwest Territories: 2
Nova Scotia: 2
Nunavut: 0
Ontario: 68
Prince Edward Island: 1
Quebec: 50
Saskatchewan: 7
Yukon: 3

Athletes born outside Canada: 15

Athletes who previously attended a Games:

By type of Games:

Olympic Winter Games: 104
Winter Youth Olympic Games: 8
Olympic Summer Games: 3

By Olympic Winter Games:

Sochi 2014: 99
Vancouver 2010: 45
Turin 2006: 12
Salt Lake City 2002: 1
Nagano 1998: 1

By Winter Youth Olympic Games:

Lillehammer 2016: 2
Nanjing 2014: 6

By Olympic Summer Games:

Rio 2016: 1
London 2012: 2
Beijing 2008: 1

Summer/Winter Olympic team members:

Bryan Barnett (Beijing 2008 – athletics; Sochi 2014 – bobsleigh)
Phylicia George (London 2012 and Rio 2016 – athletics)
Seyi Smith (London 2012 – athletics)

Olympic rookies: 119

Olympic medallists: 46

Most Olympic appearances: 6 (Jasey-Jay Anderson is making his 6th appearance, the most ever by a Canadian at the Olympic Winter Games)

The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will take place February 9-25. They are the third Winter Games to be held in Asia and will feature 15 sport disciplines in 12 competition venues for a total of 102 events. Team Canada will be among 6,500 athletes and officials representing 95 countries.

Story and Photo: The Canadian Olympic Committee

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