Canada sent its largest ever Winter Olympic team of 222 athletes to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and captured 25 medals to make it the country's most successful Winter Games ever on foreign soil. Among the highlights were a Canadian record of four double podiums (all in freestyle skiing), including a trio of gold-silver finishes in men's moguls, ladies' moguls and ladies' ski cross.
Turin was a first ballot selection to host the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the first time the Winter Games would be held in Italy in 50 years. For the seventh straight Winter Games, Canada improved upon its medal total, achieving another best ever with 24. This time, Canada also broke into the top three in the medal table, finishing behind only Germany (29) and the United States (25).
Crown Prince Frederik has arrived in Nuuk, where as he the official patron of the Arctic Winter Games 2016, will be at tonight’s opening ceremony, as well as make different visits during his two-day visit to Greenland. Because of the snow storm and bad weather, Crown Prince Frederik and several hundred athletes were stranded in the town of Kangerlussuaq yesterday, where they had to stay overnight. Frederik was spotted eating dinner with the locals at the cafeteria.