Canadian ski team posting strong results heading toward Olympics

Canadian ski star Erik Guay. (Max Rossi/Reuters)

Canadian ski star Erik Guay. (Max Rossi/Reuters)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

Steve Podborski, Canada’s chef de mission at next month’s Sochi Olympics, may not be winning World Cup ski medals anymore, but he still has it, so to speak.

The former Crazy Canuck has clearly retained the wit he became known for during his many years on the Canadian team. To wit: The last Canadian to win an alpine ski medal at an Olympics was Edmonton native Ed Podivinsky, who won a bronze in the downhill at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. The last Canadian male to win an alpine Olympic medal prior to that was Toronto native Podborski, a downhill bronze at the 1980 Lake Placid Games. Cue Podborski:

“It’s abundantly clear to me,” said Podborski, at a press conference on Wednesday to announce Canada’s Olympic alpine team, “that if you have a name that starts with Pod and ends with Ski, you’ve got the bronze locked up.”


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