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Sports Canada's Bloemen wins speedskating silver

08:08  12 february  2018
08:08  12 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Canada sends 'strongest team ever' to Olympics

  Canada sends 'strongest team ever' to Olympics Canada's ambition "to contend for No. 1" at the Pyeongchang Olympics is a shift from the two previous Winter Games, where the publicly stated goal by the country's top sport officials was to finish first in the race for the most medals. "As an athlete, I never really appreciated people who weren't really part of my team telling me how many medals I was going to win," said Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith, a silver medallist in rowing in 1984."Contending for No. 1 is what we do as athletes. It makes sense for us as an organization.

  Canada's Bloemen wins speedskating silver © Getty Images GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian long-track speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemen has won a silver medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Bloemen was edged off the top of podium in the men's 5,000 metres by legendary Dutchman Sven Kramer, who broke his own Olympic record to take his third straight gold in the event in six minutes 9.76 seconds.

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