Figure skater Joannie Rochette has been chosen as Canada's flagbearer for the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics. Rochette won a bronze medal, skating just days after the unexpected death of her mother in Vancouver.
Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette has revealed she is planning a Celine Dion-themed tribute to her mother who died just days before her podium finish in Vancouver during Saturday's figure skating gala.
Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette put heartbreak aside with a gutsy performance which gave her an Olympic bronze in women's figure skating, just four days after the death of her mother on Thursday.
Kim Yu-Na gave South Korea their first Olympic figure skating title here on Thursday grabbing gold with a record setting free skate and short program total. Japan's Mao Asada landed two triple axels but it wasn't enough to knock Kim off the top.
Brian Orser, coach of Olympic gold medal favourite Kim Yu-Na, said Wednesday he would never underestimate the threat posed by 'feisty' Japanese skater Mao Asada.
Grieving Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette broke down in tears after finishing her Olympic Games short program on Tuesday night, just two days after her mother's death.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.