What they said ...

Waterloo Region Record - - Sports -

Some of the quotes in the news from Day 5 of com­pe­ti­tion at the 2018 Pyeongchang Win­ter Olympics:

“Clearly what we want is for great per­for­mances to be ap­plauded and that’s what the Olympic Games is about. We’re not in con­trol, nor should we be, of so­cial me­dia and un­for­tu­nately these in­ci­dents do come up from time to time. It’s re­gret­table.” — In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee spokesper­son Mark Adams on Cana­dian short-track speed­skater Kim Boutin, who has re­ceived an­gry tweets af­ter her con­tro­ver­sial bronze medal in the women’s 500-me­tre race.


“I have had some re­ally touch­ing mes­sages from peo­ple who are still in the closet, and they said that I’ve re­ally in­spired them, and helped them to try to ac­cept them­selves more ... that’s in­cred­i­ble.” — Cana­dian pairs fig­ure skater Eric Rad­ford on be­ing the first openly gay male ath­lete to win gold .


The Cana­di­ans, there’s no sur­prise. They al­ways come ful­lon. Big heart and a lot of drive and straight-line hockey. And we play sim­i­lar.” — Switzer­land men’s hockey coach Pa­trick Fis­cher on tak­ing on Canada.


“She never takes a mo­ment off. For her, some­times we have to scale her back just in terms of the im­por­tance of rest and re­cov­ery and how that can in­flu­ence your per­for­mance.” — Cana­dian women’s hockey coach Laura Schuler on cap­tain Marie-Philip Poulin.

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