Eight athletes and five coaches are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Winter Olympic Games...and another four athletes and one coach will follow them into the Olympic Village for the Paralympic Games next month.
SaskSport revealed the official Saskatchewan content for the back-to-back multi-sport events. Currently, forward Emily Clark of Saskatoon is a member of the Canadian women's hockey team. The men's hockey squad has Wakaw product Linden Vey on it along with head coach Willie Desjardins of Climax and assistant coach Dave King of Saskatoon. In addition, Canadian bobsleigh coach Lyndon Rush is a Humboldt native in Pyeongchang. When the Paralympics begin March 9, Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert will be in South Korea...competing in cross-country skiing. Following is the news release from SaskSport...
#SaskProud! Cheer on Saskatchewan at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
Congratulations to Saskatchewan athletes and coaches who are part of Team Canada, and who will be representing our province and country at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang from February 9-25, 2018.
“Congratulations to the Saskatchewan athletes and coaches competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Your hard work and determination will be showcased on this well-deserved platform for the world to see. We are proud of our Saskatchewan and Canadian athletes and are rooting for you. Best of luck in the winter games!”
Sport is more than a game. Participation in sport develops leaders and life skills, it transcends barriers, brings people together, energizes communities, increases physical fitness levels and improves overall health. The high performance athletes that reach the level of the Olympics and Paralympics serve as role models that inspire others to pursue their own goals and dreams and join the healthy journey that sport can provide.
“On behalf of the amateur sport community in Saskatchewan, I would like to congratulate the Saskatchewan contingent of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Sask Sport Inc. Chair, Darren Wilcox. “Excellence in sport requires significant commitment and support from many areas. We are #SaskProud to celebrate the athletes, as well as their families and coaches, officials, medical support, mission staff, sport organizations, administrators, and the volunteers that make amateur sport strong. All have helped each athlete in their journey to the Games. We cheer you on with Saskatchewan pride as you strive to achieve your goals!”