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Transcending Sport: Isabelle Charest

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Canadian Multi-Medalist Speed Skater is now Olympic Chef de Mission

Isabelle Charest competes in the short track speed skating event at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Isabelle Charest competes in the short track speed skating event at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Olympic short track speed skater Isabelle Charest, who will be Canada’s Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, has made a seamless transition from her athletic career which spanned three decades to representing the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the athletes of today. Charest, a native of Rimouski, Québec, medalled in three consecutive Olympic Winter Games. Making her Olympic debut at Lillehammer 1994, she won silver as a member of the 3000m relay team. She again captured bronze medals at Nagano 1998 and at Salt Lake City 2002 in the same event. Charest served as Assistant Chef de Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and earlier that year she was Canada’s Chef de Mission at the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games. She was also on the Mission Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Learn about the role of a Chef de Mission here.

RELATED:  Isabelle Charest named Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Photos: Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
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