Canada sending its largest Winter Games delegation to Pyeongchang

225 athletes, 87 coaches will represent nation next week in South Korea

Canada sending its largest Winter Games delegation to Pyeongchang
51 year-old curler Cheryl Bernard, left, and bobsledder Lascelles Brown, 43, will be Canada's oldest female and male competitors, respectively, at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. © Canadian Press/Associated Press

The Canadian Press

Canada will send 225 athletes and 87 coaches to the Olympics, its largest-ever delegation for a Winter Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee says the team of athletes includes 122 men and 103 women for Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The oldest competitor is Calgary curler Cheryl Bernard, who is 51. Calgary-based bobsledder Lascelles Brown, 43, is the oldest male athlete.

Snowboarding has the two youngest athletes in 16-year-olds Eliot Grondin of Ste-Marie, Que., and Elizabeth Hosking of Longueuil, Que.

Snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson, 42, of Mont-Tremblant, Que., is making his sixth Winter Games appearance, a Canadian record.

There are five sets of siblings, including Chloe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe, both medallists in freestyle skiing four years ago in Sochi, Russia. Their older sister Maxime did not make the team this year.