What they said ...
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.