Why Quebec athletes are leading the medal count in Sochi

Six of Canada’s ten medals have been won by Quebec athletes so far – but many believe it’s more than just the millions of dollars the province provides for athletes and infrastructure, reported Global News Feb. 12. But one kinesiology and health science professor says the Quebecers’ domination could be because the Olympic events we’ve seen so far have what he calls “strong sporting traditions” in the province. “When things change to the sliding events (luge, bobsled, skeleton), we might see more medals coming from Calgary/Vancouver where training centres for these sports are based,” said York University’s Joe Baker in an e-mail to Global News. Read full story.

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