A look at notable quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Canada's Patrick Chan falls during his short program in the men's portion of the figure skating team competition at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Friday, February 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 5:54AM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 9, 2018 8:54AM EST
PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of -- A look at some notable quotes Friday from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics:
"I don't think any of us in our entire careers, even mine, have ever skated this early, or with this type of schedule. I definitely think that played a role. But we're not in control of that." -- Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan on how the early morning competition affected his shaky performance.
"Whatever the outcome here at the Olympics, just today to make it from top to bottom, that's basically a miracle." -- Canadian moguls skier Philippe Marquis after his first competitive run since tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament.
"We're at a time where people want this thing fixed. It's very uncomfortable. It's not where we want to be in sport, but we're catching people who are cheating now," Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith after Russia's appeal to get 45 banned athletes reinstated was denied.
"Those skates are 1986. They're beautiful, comfortable. Slippers." -- Assistant hockey coach Dave King on his skates, which are older than at least a dozen members of Team Canada.
"I think it's fantastic. It's an outstanding game I love the fast pace of it, I love the athleticism of it. It is already a hit in the rest of the world, and I think it's only a matter of time before Canada really embraces it and loves it." -- Canadian curler John Morris on the mixed doubles event.
"Speed and passion. We're here to leave everything out on the ice and play with our hearts. We know we're going to be a hard-working team. It's something that they're trying to instill in us -- to play Canadian hockey. And that's hard work, that's passionate, that's leaving everything on the ice. And I think we can bring that for sure." -- Veteran Team Canada defenceman Chris Lee.