WE THE NORTH, TOO
Some lesserknown Canadian Olympic hopefuls to name-drop in the group chat
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.
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.
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!