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02-10-2014, 04:29 PM
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Canada seems to be developing nicely into a top contending country for the Winter Olympics. Unfortunately it seems that the traditional skiing events (all the cross-country events, ski jump, downhill, super g, etc) are the only things holding us back from becoming a powerhouse.
This is pretty much a great generation with our most dominant Winter Olympic athletes in the prime of their careers (Hamelin, Bilodeau, Moir/Virtue, etc.). The challenge of Own the Podium is whether or not it can continue to produce elite athletes after the current crop retires.
(Also to see if they can make a breakthrough in the Summer Games, but that's a loftier goal which I don't expect to see happen unless half of the elite athletes in this country decide not to go into hockey)
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