The International Freestyle Moguls last week were awesome. These olympic athletes are amazing to watch rip down this hill and throw their biggest tricks. Looking forward to the Winter Olympics and seeing these athletes compete. #moguls#deervalley#skiing#snow
Congratulations to ice dancers @tessavirtue17 and @scottmoir14 who will lead #TeamCanada into the #PyeongChang2018 Opening Ceremony! The pair will be the first to share this honour in Canadian Olympic history. .
Félicitations aux danseurs sur glace Tessa Virtue et Scott Moir qui mèneront #ÉquipeCanada à la cérémonie d’ouverture de #PyeongChang2018 ! Ils seront les premiers à partager cet honneur dans l'histoire olympique canadienne.
#TBT to the 2012 London Olympics! To make it, I hit pause on my #UBC degree, moved provinces, lifted and threw 10x a week, got hit by a hammer throw (my fault) and recovered, and ended up with 12th place finish in the Games and a new Canadian Record. None of this would have been possible without @throwinlars' support, programming and (above all else) patience. Great coaches truly teach you more than how to master your sport 😊
@Regranned from @throwinlars:
It's always an honour to represent Canada and wear the maple leaf internationally and I have been proud and lucky to do so both as an athlete and a coach. Recently having been named to the 2018 Commonwealth Games coaching staff for a fourth time had me reminiscing about having had the privilege of also coaching at 4 Olympic Games and 5 world championships. Of all those Games, the ones in London will have always special significance. I not only worked with the other Canadian Athletes on the team but also with these three fabulous individuals who I coached on a daily basis for many years. @javelizz @jsteacy7913 and @hsteacy have not only become multiple Games Olympians , each competing in two Olympic Games and hopefully a third in 2020 for @javelizz , they have become wonderful people and fine citizens. Couldn't be prouder of the progress they made as athletes and competitors, but more importantly as people and citizens of the greatest country on the planet. #london2012#london2012olympics#olympians#olympian#cldntbeprouder#yql#lethbridge#lethbridgeolympians#olympiad#fireandice#strongertogether#javelin#hammer#athletics#athleticscanada#athleticscanadaathlete#trackandfield#trackandfieldlife#thereisnofailurebutinceasingtotry
Representing Denmark 🇩🇰 at the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang after securing their places at the recent Olympic Qualification Event will be:
The men’s team are skipped by Rasmus Stjerne, with third Johnny Frederiksen, second Mikkel Poulsen, lead Oliver Dupont and alternate Morten Berg Thomsen
The women’s team are skipped by Madeleine Dupont, with third Denise Dupont, second Julie Hoegh, lead Mathilde Halse and alternate Lina Almind Knudsen
📸 WCF / Richard Gray / Alina Pavlyuchik
#curling 🥌 #pyeongchang2018#korea#denmark#teamdenmark#den#olympics#olympicwintergames#owg2018#wintersports#olympians
Here’s another great entry for the #hermesartcontest , this one by Annie H. I really like the thought that went into this one, so I’ll let her do the talking. “When I heard about this event, I was super excited! But I'm more excited to read your new book! I researched what color the planet Mercury was and made Hermes' eyes gray like it. I made his hair like sheep's wool because Hermes is the protector of shepherds.” How cool is that? Eyes the color of the planet Mercury? His hair like sheep’s wool? Researching these kinds of facts is exactly how I came up with a lot of my designs for the Olympians, so I’m doubly impressed with what Annie did here. Also, it’s a pretty sweet drawing.
I’m going to be posting a couple of pieces today in the #hermesartcontest . First up is this piece, a second entry from @silvershadow1987, who’s apparently continuing with idea some folks have expressed that “well, maybe under the helmet, Hermes doesn’t have eyes.” The artist writes “This one is based off of the music video for "Blood Sweat and Tears." I thought they would fit well together.” If you’re as tragically musically unhip as I am the video the artist is referring to is by the band BTS, so now you know. I really like the contrast between the smiling mouth and the crying (presumably) eyes.
It's not easy to coach several of the best skaters and teams in the world all at once. Icenetwork asked four esteemed coaches -- Nina Mozer of Russia, Brian Orser of Canada, Romain Haguenauer of France and Eteri Tutberidze of Russia -- about how they handle the pressure that is building up as the Olympic Winter Games approach.
When asked how he felt about coaching some of the finest skaters in the world, coach Brian Orser was quick to answer: "It's hard. Don't believe all those who say, 'Brian has so many good students -- he is so lucky.' It's really hard!" he told icenetwork at the 2016 Trophée de France.
Coaching several of the main contenders for the podium, especially in an Olympic year, is quite tricky, especially during a competition like the 2018 European Championships.
"You can see how pressure is building up among them," a judge said here, watching the pairs practice.
It should be even greater in three weeks in PyeongChang.
Take Nina Mozer, for instance. For several years now, she has coached the cream of the crop in Russian pairs. Here in Moscow, she is coaching all three Russian teams competing: Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, and Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert.
A little #BTS video of the photoshoot the other night 🎥 Still in awe of that event, and so honoured to have been there, too! 😍💄#proudtobecanadian#flytheflag#pyeongchang2018#Repost @teamcanada with @get_repost
What better way to celebrate 2️⃣0️⃣ years of skating ⛸ together? We caught up with @tessavirtue17 and @scottmoir14 at their #TeamCanada flag bearer 🇨🇦 photo shoot 📸 to hear what they had to say 💬 about the announcement. Check it out!
Got what it takes to be Canada’s next Olympian? Find out at a #RBCTrainingGround qualifying event near you - registration is now open!👇
Prince George: January 20
Langley: February 3
Kamloops: February 18
Kelowna: February 23
Victoria: March 11
Burnaby: March 17
>> Head to rbctrainingground.ca for more info and to register
Small class sizes keep an intimate team vibe!
Coaches can pay extra attention to your movement & form helping you get better results.
You may come alone but you leave part of the Strive Life Family! ✨
Move. Sweat. Strive. 💪🏼
Jan 22-26 is “All City, One Sport” - a free week of opportunities to try out numerous activities in #YYC ! Olympians Catriona Le May Doan and Horatio Pintea were in this morning to talk about the health-inspired event. For more information, head to all sporting city.com. #health#sport#olympians#gettactive#tabletennis
Today’s entry in the #hermesartcontest comes to us from noted comics journalist Sean Kleefeld. Here’s what he has to say about his approach: “Attached is my entry for the Hermes Art Contest. Personally, I think Hermes is shifty enough that even when he reveals his eyes, he doesn't reveal his eyes. Even if that means doing a little time-travel shopping to do it!” Works for me. Personally, I like the idea that the gods are unmoored in time. At least Hermes should be, the dude is fast enough to go back, forward and sideways in time. If it’s good enough for Superman, it’s good enough for Hermes.