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At the 2010 Games, Canada set a new record for most gold medals won by a country in a single Winter Olympics with 14.

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Are you Ready to Cheer for Canada?

Get out your red and white gear and get ready to cheer for our Canadian Olympic team! The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games is just around the corner and are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, with 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines. With a record of 88 countries participating and 12 new sporting events added to the roster, it will be an exciting games to watch!

SIRC wants you to show your office spirit! The goal is to have fun and encourage employees to cheer for our Canadian athletes. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself or a group in your office/working space that shows your Olympic spirit and post it on our Facebook page or tweet it @SIRCtweets. Be creative and have fun! 

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Olympic Medals from Space

Russia has embedded bits of the Chelyabinsk meteorite in special commemorative medals that will be given to the 10 gold medalists at the Sochi Olympics on 15 February. The winter sports stars will get their extra medals exactly one year after a huge chunk of space rock crashed into a lake in the Urals, central Russia. A meteorite chip is being embedded in the centre of each commemorative medal by specialists at a workshop in Zlatoust, in the Chelyabinsk region.

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Gifts from space: Sochi winners will receive extra meteorite-studded medals (PHOTOS)

New Sports to Watch

Twelve winter sports events (three mixed events, four men’s events and five women’s events) will make their debuts on the Olympic programme in Sochi. Here’s what to look out for: Biathlon mixed relay – Mixed, Figure skating team event – Mixed, Luge team relay – Mixed, Ski halfpipe – Men’s and Women’s, Ski slopestyle – Men’s and Women’s, Snowboard slopestyle – Men’s and Women’s, Snowboard parallel slalom – Men’s and Women’s, and Women’s ski jumping.

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Sochi 2014: The ultimate sporting guide to the Winter Olympics

Canadian women ready to soar in first Olympic ski jump event 

Guide to Sochi

Sochi 2014 is being promoted as the most compact Olympic Winter Games ever. Eleven athletic venues have been built for the Games. They will be divided into two clusters located within 48km of each other. A new railway will ensure that it is less than 30 minutes from the Coastal Cluster to the Mountain Cluster. Each cluster will have its own Olympic Village in which the athletes will be housed.

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Building an Olympic village: Sochi then and now

We Are Winter

If you would like to show your support of the Canadian Olympic team there are plenty of ways to go about it. You can wear Canadian gear, like the red Olympic mitts, play the official Olympic video game or send your favourite athlete a tweet, so go ahead and show your Canadian national pride!

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Canadian Olympic Team on Twitter

Sochi 2014 Olympic video games


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Upcoming Webinars

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee to provide a series of professional development webinars that focus on a variety of governance and leadership related topics.

Leadership in the Eye of the Storm - by Marg McGregor

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 -- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST 

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Q: What's the best way to stay warm during cold weather training?

A: Frostnip, frostbite, and hypothermia are the three primary cold weather injuries athletes are exposed to in winter. For frostnip and bite to occur the temperature must drop below freezing (0°C), and ....

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