#OlympicNine is a weekly look at some of our favourite images from Canadian Olympians and Olympic hopefuls on Instagram.

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Latest selections feature nine great shots, including Marielle Thompson making a new friend, Mikael Kingsbury flying towards World Cup gold in Findland, Travis Gerrits’ selfie after a 5oFt drop and six more great images from Canadian athletes.

December 9 – 15

Photo 12-16-2013, 9 24 41 PM

Seriously, how can I concentrate while doing a show with these guys? :) @DissonSkating @JohnOrozco

A photo posted by Joannie Rochette (@joannierochette) on

Droppin' 50ft out of the sky and I decided to knee myself in the face! A little blood never killed anyone 👊

A photo posted by Travis Gerrits (@travisgerrits) on

Making a new swan friend on the lake today in Annecy, France. #beautyday

A photo posted by Marielle Thompson (@bigairmar) on

Big Win today at the World Cup in Ruka, Finland :D #1st #gold

A photo posted by Mikael Kingsbury (@mikaelkingsbury) on

#selfies @duckworth @caleventures #finland @ 11:50am #sunsup #sunrise #sunset

A photo posted by Mercedes Nicoll🇨🇦 (@mercedesnicoll) on

Our little gingerbread family ;)

A photo posted by Tera Van Beilen (@teravb) on

Being silly at the Granite Club 😉 @apoje @joannierochette @pchan31

A photo posted by Kaitlyn Weaver❄️ (@ka2sh) on

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