DRUMMONDVILLE, QC – Four-time Olympian and celebrated gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard was named Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic Team in Sochi 2014 Friday. Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut made the announcement during a luncheon with more the 600 attendees celebrating Drummondville’s newly-minted status as host of the 2015 Québec Winter Games. Brassard joins the Team’s Chef de Mission Steve Podborski to help lead Canada into contention for top spot in total medals in Russia less than a year from now. 

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Four-time Olympian and gold medallist freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard, right, receives an official Canadian Olympic Team jacket from Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut Friday in Drummondville, QC after being announced Assistant Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team.
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Four-time Olympian and gold medallist freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard speaks to an audience after being announced as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Friday in Drummondville, QC.
COC photo: Daniel Jalbert 

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut is interviewed after announcing four-time Olympian and gold medallist freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard (right) as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Friday in Drummondville, QC.
COC photo: Daniel Jalbert 

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut speaks to an audience before announcing four-time Olympian and gold medallist freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Friday in Drummondville, QC.
COC photo: Daniel Jalbert 

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Four-time Olympian and gold medallist freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard is interviewed after being announced as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Friday in Drummondville, QC.
COC photo: Daniel Jalbert 

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