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The Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Team

Since the early 1900s, Canada has had a love affair with short track speed skating, producing skaters such as the Queen of Blades, Toronto’s own Lela Brooks, to Olympic gold medallists Sylvie Daigle and Gaétan Boucher.

The athletes of Canada’s Olympic Short Track Speed Skate Team will step on the ice in Russia with a great track record – six Olympic medals and 35 top three placements in 35 World Championships.

Check out the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating Team

Canada’s team, led by three-time Olympic speed skate champion Charles Hamelin, is looking to surpass the five short track speed skating medals won at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

The Canadians are defending gold in the men’s 500m event (Charles Hamelin) and in the men’s 5,000m relay event.

Take a look at where Canada’s Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating athletes call home