#OlympicBuzz : our Olympians on social media

#OlympicBuzz : our Olympians on social media

By Marie-Eve Leclerc


What’s new with our Olympians? Delve into their fascinating everyday lives and discover unexpected angles to them! Here’s a recap of 10 favourite posts this week via our Canadian Olympic athletes’ Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Week of May 6-12


1. You don’t often see Olympic medallists eating a Big Mac:

But when you do, it’s for that good cause known as McHappy Day. (Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais and Alexandre Bilodeau)

2. This week, Kim Lamarre traded her skis for a surf board…

…and snow for a sandy California beach. It’s hard not to be envious!

3. While some people are on vacation…

Marie-Michèle Gagnon shows us what her typical work day involves. (video)

Here we go again!! #wontstopcantstop #backtowork

A video posted by Marie-Michèle Gagnon (@mmgagnon) on

4. Others are reaching new heights in France

Rosanna Crawford obviously doesn’t shy away from challenges, even if it means changing sports… and during her off-season to boot.

Now we're here! Leg burner today going up mount Ventoux the way the Tour de France goes!

A photo posted by Rosanna Crawford (@rosannacrawford) on

5. For all those who believe that the number 13 is bad luck…

Caroline Ouellette and Anthony Cavillo, stars in their respective sports (ice hockey and Canadian football), are proof that this isn’t so.

6. No, it’s not glow-in-the-dark mini-golf.

It’s Olympic champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries preparing seriously for the golf season.

Spent the day with @TaylorMade_ca working on my swing & fitting personal clubs. Also @adidas chatting women's wear

A photo posted by Kaillie Humphries (@kailliehumphries) on

7. Selfie of the week.

Matt Margetts managed to fit into his selfie two people, two bikes and, of course, his dog that he carries in his backpack. Impressive!

8. You can always tell competition season is on by the number of medals, hours of training…

…or simply by the number of boarding passes, as shown by Dave Duncan.

9. If you we’re Anastasia Bucsis, you’d be happy too!

There is certainly nothing boring about spending the evening with three Olympic medallists (Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and Denny Morrison).

I live for nights like this.

A photo posted by Anastasia Bucsis (@anastasure) on

10. Thanks Mom

Behind every athlete stands a great person without whom they wouldn’t be able to realize their Olympic dreams. Our Olympians have taken this opportunity to thank their mothers through social media with these eloquent photos:

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(Chloé and Justine Dufour-LapointeMike RiddleFrançois HamelinTravis Gerrits, Caroline OuelletteIvanie Blondin through their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts)

See you next week for a brand new top 10 of #OlympicBuzz !

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Al Redpath

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  • Total: 45009 points
  • Earned this week: 350 points

Kerri McGregor

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  • Total: 31606 points

Benn Wood

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  • Total: 24230 points

Clay Naslund

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  • Total: 22055 points
  • Earned this week: 765 points

Ivy Tennis

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  • Total: 20000 points
  • Earned this week: 1975 points

Mary Manna

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  • Total: 18182 points
  • Earned this week: 505 points

Michelle Chow

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  • Total: 14440 points
  • Earned this week: 1145 points

Ian Duff

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  • Total: 12150 points
  • Earned this week: 350 points

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