Posts Tagged ‘London Summer Games’

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Canadian Olympic trampolinists Karen Cockburn and Mathieu Turgeon bounced into each other’s lives when they were tweens training at Skyriders Trampoline Place in Richmond Hill, Ontario. After years of friendship, the elite athletes were officially dating by the time their first Olympic Games rolled around in 2000. Karen and Mathieu, the only two trampolinists in […]

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There’s a song that often comes to mind when I’m boarding a plane: John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’. But unlike the lyrics in the song, I know when I’ll be back again – on August 14th and hopefully wearing a medal around my neck. It’s always fun to arrive at the airport with […]

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As we prepare to leave for London tomorrow evening, this is one of the last opportunities that I will have to work out in the comforts of home, Skyriders Trampoline Place. Skyriders is my home away from home. It’s the place where I met my husband, where I’ve built life long friendships and where I’ve […]

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As I begin to think about packing for London, I’m starting to become concerned about the amount of clothes I need to take. In Sydney, Athens and Beijing, the weather was predictable: hot and humid.  I’ve been watching the weather forecast for London and I almost feel like I should be calling some of my […]

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Over my last 12 years as an Olympic athlete, one of the questions I’m always asked in interviews is “Who is your inspiration?” People are probably curious to know if a famous athlete or sporting event had an impact on my life. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by great athletes and their achievements. For […]

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What is your first childhood memory of the Olympics? What athlete has inspired you the most? What has been your most memorable sporting moment to date? What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make to reach this level? What does it mean to you to represent your country in London?

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