Canada Ice Team: The Olympic experience from long-term board member

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rosie DiManno served eight years as vice-president of the US Ski and Snowboard Association

Joint-director of the USC Ryan Center for Child and Family Policy, Rosie DiManno says she can see the Canada Ice Team’s tennis challenges as a parallel to any in the world

The 77-year-old retired USA vice-president of the US Ski and Snowboard Association has been on many Olympic panels and councils

I have so many different thoughts on the Canada Ice Team’s challenges, a guest on the BBC Sportsweek panel.

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I was at the sailing and I think it is a unique situation.

That team needs something that no other team in the world needs.

The Olympic ice skaters do not have a team, or a programme for the high-performance athletes in the programme.

It is really something that is unique for the Canadians, and something that I wish for the team as a whole, but I don’t know how we as a country can ensure that thing is being done for the Canadian athletes, because it is not happening right now.

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