Heil done with Games

By STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

VANCOUVER — Moguls great Jennifer Heil plans to be at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

But not as a competitor. Perhaps as a fan, or even a broadcaster.

The two-time Olympic Games medallist said Sunday that three Olympic Games is enough and she plans to get on with the rest of her life after next season, though she would like to win a third world championship title next year.

“I feel I finally have the time to roll up my sleeves and really get to work,” said Heil, who won a silver medal Saturday night at Cypress Mountain. She won gold at the 2006 Turin Games.

Heil plans to finish her degree in Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal when she retires after next season. After that, she wants to do even more work with a couple of charities she is close to, including Right to Play, a sports-based humanitarian agency helping the world’s disadvantaged children. She’s also an ambassador for Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl, a program promoting girls’ rights internationally as a vehicle for social change. She has visited Africa on behalf of her many charitable causes and hopes to again.

Heil, 26, will also continue to pursue a career as a jewelry designer.

steve.buffery@sunmedia.ca

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