May 13, 2013
Canada won't rest on Vancouver laurels in Sochi
By TED WYMAN, QMI Agency
VANCOUVER - Steve Podborski likes to point out he won half of Canada's medals at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.
He's not doing it to brag, but rather to illustrate just how far this country has come in terms of success at the Winter Olympics over the last 33 years.
"In 1980, I won one and Gaetan Boucher won the other," Podborski said with a laugh Monday.
Canada's chef de mission for Sochi 2014, who won bronze in the men's downhill in 1980, was responding to a question about Canada's goals for the next Olympics, given the country's astounding success here in 2010 and its progressive rise in the medal standings over the last three decades.