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#OlympicBuzz : When Olympians celebrate

#OlympicBuzz : When Olympians celebrate

By Marie-Eve Leclerc

Our Olympians traveled across the country this week for Celebration of Excellence, inspiring and celebrating these amazing moments we all remember from Sochi 2014. Their experience was shared with us via social media, here’s a recap:

Our athletes inspired thousands of young fans by visiting different schools and hospitals across the country:

Patrick Chan knows how to skate but he also became pro at taking selfies:

Had a great time at the Olympic Fair in Edmonton! Thanks for being so loud. #earsarebleeding #COC

A photo posted by Patrick Chan (@pchan31) on

Obviously, it’s just impossible to keep calm when you’re around Olympians.

Either they’ll give you tips to get the most out of your training:

… or they might just start a random music band:

This is my view right now. #saddledome #bringit #rockoutwithyour…socksoff

A photo posted by Jan Hudec (@pandahausofrock) on

.. or they’ll teach our SuperFan contest winner how to use a bobsleigh:

… or they will just dance, basically anywhere:

Is there any way to be more Canadian than by making a human totem in front of Ottawa’s parliament? I doubt it.

They were honored at the House of Commons with a standing ovation:

Just check in out the House of Commons with the @CDNOlympicTeam @jhkripps @jennyciochetti @trandall1986

A photo posted by Twitter:McNaughtonJames (@mcnasty42) on

Friday, everyone was in party mode for Parade of Champions:

Hats off to Canadian Olympic team #CowBoys

A photo posted by Gabrielle Daleman (@gabby_daleman) on

Yesterday's @cdnolympicteam Parade of Champions | Thank you @nenshi for making it happen!! #Calgary

A photo posted by Ivanie Blondin (@ivanieblondin) on

The Hall of Fame gala was the perfect end to this amazing week:

Athletes were all looking super glamorous :

All dressed up for tonight´s Hall of fame gala ! #heroestour #gala #redcarpet #thehudsonbay @cdnolympicteam

A photo posted by Justine Dufour-Lapointe (@justinedufourlapointe) on

The boys on the red carpet at the 2014 Olympic hall of fame gala. #pals #ratpack #dapper #suitandtie

A photo posted by Jesse Lumsden (@jesse.lumsden) on

And Chandra Crawford showed us that her talents go way beyond sport in this video:

@chandracrawford

A video posted by Rosanna Crawford (@rosannacrawford) on

Richard Garneau (1930-2013), a french sports journalist who covered no less than 23 Olympic Games, was also honoured at the Hall of Fame:

After this busy and fulfilling week, our Olympians are going home with great memories :

A special ring meant to keep them united as part of Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team:

And a few pictures from the photobooth, a classic:

Already looking forward to 2018!

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