Canadian Sports Minister & Olympics

February 27, 2018

The Xyza team had the opportunity to ask Canadian Sports Minister Kristy Duncan a few questions about the Olympics. But wait, she is not only the Sports Minister of Canada but also the Canadian Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Wow! She was at the Olympics to represent her country at the start of the Games. This is what she had to say about the Olympics.

1)    What makes the Olympics such a special event for you?

Sport has always been an important part of my life. I used to practice diving and gymnastics when I was younger, and eventually became a coach, then a judge. A lot of my friends have gone on to take part in Olympic Games, and I have been a life-long fan. I am very happy to be here and humbled to be surrounded by the top athletes in the world. They are a source of inspiration and pride to Canadians of all ages.

2)    What do you want kids everywhere to know about the Olympics in South Korea?

Being in South Korea has been a great experience. I had the chance to visit our Embassy and meet with our Ambassador in Seoul. With our Governor General, we attended the flag raising in the Olympic Village and went to the opening of Canada Olympic House. It’s a privilege to be able to spend time with athletes and coaches who have dedicated their lives to sport excellence. I hope kids everywhere will take advantage of the Olympics to cheer on their favorite athlete, support their team, and be inspired to become active in sports.

3) What is your favorite winter sport and why?

It’s hard to pick a favorite winter sport, but I would say it is incredible to watch ski jumping. I had the opportunity to see some training while in PyeongChang, and it is amazing to see the height and speed that these incredible athletes reach. It is simply inspiring.

Here is a picture of Kristy Duncan and the Canadian team at the Olympics!

Canadian Minister for Sports, Science and Disability, Kristy Duncan
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