Olympic Day comes around once a year.
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Past, present, (near) future Olympians and several Canadian sport organizations took to social media on Thursday, some to reminisce but all to celebrate the day recalling some of their favourite memories.
Speed Skating Canada wishes everyone a happy Olympic Day equipped with photos from Vancouver 2010. Canada won nine speed skating medals at its last home Olympic Games, with four of them gold.
Caroline Calve first debuted in Vancouver 2010 in parallel giant slalom and returned for Sochi 2014. Calve has been competing internationally since 2005 and is a veteran on the women’s alpine snowboard team.
Freestyle skiier Travis Gerrits won silver in the 2013 world championships to earn a berth at Sochi 2014, his first Olympic Games. Gerrits recently received the HBC bursary to help with his training as he moves forward in his career.
4 years ago, I raced to a Canadian Record and 13th place finish on the streets of London. It is crazy to think how much has changed over the past four years. In 51 days, I will be lining up on the other side of the world – on the streets of Rio – with much higher expectations. Excited and committed to make this second Olympic experience a success. Happy #OlympicDay !
Katerine Savard will be heading to her second Olympics after competing in London. Savard was a triple medallist at TO2015 and will be heading to Rio as part of one of Canada’s strongest Olympic swim teams in recent memory.
Mercedes Nicoll is a snowboarding veteran who has competed in three Olympic Games to date. She has been representing Canada internationally on big stages since 1999.
Hilary Caldwell made her Olympic debut in London competing in the 200m backstroke and is returning to the Games once again. Caldwell won silver in that event during TO2015 and now heads to Rio as a squad veteran.
Maxime Dafour Lapointe
WHAAAAT !!!! It’s #Olympicday today !! Becoming an olympian at the Sotchi Olympics was one of the greatest highlight of my life so far, and it all started because I got into sports ! It was an out of this world experience, and I got to enjoy it with incredible athletes @justinedufourlapointe @chloedufourlapointe @mikaelkingsbury @philmarquis @darahowell ! So what adventure are you getting yourself in today!? 🎉🇷🇺⛷💪🏻 WHAAAAT !!!! C’est la #journéeolympique aujourd’hui !! Mon expérience olympique aux jeux de Sochi fut l’une des plus folle et incroyable de ma vie jusqu’à présent, et tout cela a commencé par le plaisir de skier des bosses la fin de semaine avec ma famille! Chaque jour est une opportunité de rencontrer des personnes extraordinaires et de commencer une aventure mémorable! Alors qu’allez-vous faire aujourd’hui !? @olympics @teamcanada @canfreestyleski @fisfreestyle #olympics #play #fun #sport #adventure #athletelife #3sdl #moments #sochi #tbt #teamcanada #equipecanada
Maxime Dufour-Lapointe made her Olympic debut during Sochi2014 in moguls. She has been competing internationally since 2007 and is the oldest of three sisters who all competed at the last Winter Games, two of whom – Justine and Chloe – took gold and silver.