The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are just one week away, and everything is falling into place: The Olympic torch has wound its way across Russia (it was even flown into outer space!); five-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser has been selected as the Canadian flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies; and the Canadian Olympic Committee has just announced the official team list of 221 athletes’including 100 female athletes, the most ever sent by Canada to an Olympics.
I’ve had the opportunity to interview many of our Olympians; some of those stories are in our January/February issue (on newsstands now), and others will appear in our upcoming March/April issue. All the athletes I spoke to were brimming with excitement as they gear up for the experience of a lifetime, an opportunity for which they’ve trained hard. One of them is Meghan Agosta-Marciano (pictured below), who plays forward for Canada’s women’s hockey team. She is excited to be representing her country for the third time at the Olympics. ‘I’m looking forward to playing the game I love and having the chance to bring home another gold medal,’says the two-time Olympian and P&G-sponsored athlete. ‘My team and I have worked so hard to be the best team we can be. This is what it’s all about.’
On behalf of Best Health, I’ll be reporting from the P&G Global Family Home and Olympic Park in Sochi, beginning on February 6. I’ll be attending several events’including the opening ceremonies on February 7, how exciting!’so be sure to visit besthealthmag.ca/Olympics and follow us on Twitter @besthealthmag for all the behind-the-scenes action.
‘Joana Lourenço, Associate Editor