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2010 Olympics a test of Patrick Chan's mettle
For Vancouver-bound figure skater Patrick Chan, the support of his teachers at École Secondaire Étienne-Brûlé helped him train for the big show. “They had experience with Olympic athletes already so they really helped me when I was travelling,” he said during a conference call from Colorado Springs, Colorado. “They gave me extra time for certain projects and certain tests.” One of Canada’s hopefuls to medal after picking up gold for three consecutive years at the Canadian Championships, North Yorker Chan is happy to be competing in the Great White North. Read More....
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Canadian Olympians: Patrick Chan, Figure Skating
Patrick Chan has a typical teenager’s appetite for burgers and fries, a love compounded by his sponsorship by McDonald’s, and by a belief that, as he told Maclean’s this summer, “I don’t have to watch my diet.” But in recent months, the 19-year-old three-time national skating champion and world silver medallist made some major life changes. Not only did he switch coaches barely a month before the Olympics, but the ex-nighthawk is going to bed at a reasonable hour—and he’s eating his veggies. “I used to eat poor and go to bed late, and the practice days...
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Chan could be the "greatest ever"
Rod Black, who will call the play-by-play for Olympic figure skating on CTV in Vancouver beginning with the pairs event on Sunday, says he believes Toronto'sPatrick Chan has what it takes to become the greatest Canadian male skater of all time. "I always thought that Kurt Browning, he was the best skater I've ever seen," Black told CTVOlympics.ca, "Elvis Stojko was the best competitor. But I see Patrick Chan, I see a hybrid. A Browning/Stojko. He has the possibility to be the greatest Canadian men's skater ever, and he's only 19." Read More...
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Figure skating: Patrick Chan on a 'new wave of confidence'
Canadian gold medal figure skating hopeful Patrick Chan spoke to the international media Wednesday for the first time since arriving in Vancouver for the Winter Games and maintained he's less nervous now that he's here. The 19-year-old Chan of Toronto was a world silver medallist last year and is considered among the favourites for the men's singles gold along with 2006 Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko of Russia, 2009 world champion Evan Lysacek and teammate Jeremy Abbott, both of the U.S.; former world champion Brian Joubert of France; Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland and Daisuke Takahashi of Japan. “I...
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Confident Chan sets the stage
VANCOUVER–The irrepressible and blithely un-circumspect Patrick Chan is never short on entertainment zing on or off the ice. This is the Canadian men's figure skating champion making a casual observation on so banal a subject as how he enjoyed recent high altitude training in Colorado Springs. "I love it. Every day is blue skies and sunshine, whereas Toronto is cloudy and depressing.'' Read More...
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