WE THE NORTH, TOO

Some lesser­known Cana­dian Olympic hope­fuls to name-drop in the group chat

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Mirela Rah­neva,

Skele­ton Ba­si­cally the Aus­ton Matthews of skele­ton, this 29-year-old Ot­tawa na­tive won four medals in her de­but cam­paign at the 2016-17 World Cup. She may just hit ’em with the four again in her first Olympic run.

Ivanie Blondin,

Speed skat­ing The mass start — a 16-lap race where 24 skaters take off at once — will be a brand new event at Pyeongchang 2018. Lucky for us, the sport’s reign­ing world champ is this 27-year-old Ot­tawan.

Max Par­rot,

Snow­board­ing This 22-year-old Que­be­cer is the cur­rent Win­ter X Games champ in big air, which will also be mak­ing its Olympic de­but. Funny how that keeps hap­pen­ing!

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