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Caroline Calvé announces her retirement

Following a successful 15-year career in snowboarding, AthletesCAN Board Member Caroline Calvé announces her retirement

Her plans include a career in media and continuing her speaking engagements about her experience in sport.

Caroline Calve

Gatineau, June 17, 2015 – Two-time Olympian Caroline Calvé announced her retirement from snowboarding today. The athlete, who began her athletic career at the age of 22, leaves the sports scene on a high.

After taking part in the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and becoming the first Canadian woman to win an event in parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom on the World Cup, Caroline will now embark on a career in communications.
“Whether it is on the slopes or in life in general, anything can happen as long as you put your heart and your head into it. At 36, I feel particularly privileged to have reached my goal of becoming an accomplished Olympian and I will always be a snowboard fanatic. But now, I am eager to begin the second chapter of my professional career “, stated Calvé.
The athlete ended her 2014 season at the Canadian Championships in Tremblant by winning the national champion title for the sixth time. “Caroline has always been a responsible athlete, determined and committed. This is a young woman who thrives on determination and firmly believes in hard work. Her strength of character and witty conversation will undoubtedly serve her brilliantly in her next career “, shared Guy Poupart, President of Snowboard Canada.
“I am proud of what I have accomplished, and I am convinced that my experience as an athlete will serve me in the future.  I also had the privilege to rub shoulders with the press and the media over the course of my athletic career. I find that environment to be stimulating and interesting. I am currently completing my training at Stephan Roy Hosting and Communications School in La Prairie to begin a career in radio and television hosting. This new career may allow me to return to the Olympics, but this time as a sport commentator. I could definitely share my knowledge and insider stories, who knows? “, added Caroline.
In addition to her professional aspirations, Calvé will continue speaking on the conference circuit, sharing the the lessons that have made ​​her the athlete she is. “Sport is like real life, but faster. Much faster. Over the years, I have learned that you need to accept change, overcome obstacles, learn from your mistakes and learn to excel. These lessons are precious and they can certainly benefit everyone, no matter their age. We must dare to achieve our dreams and goals, that’s what I’m hoping to convey to everyone”, says Caroline.
Caroline announced the end of her Olympic career at home, in Gatineau, surrounded by those who first believed in her and supported her until the end.   
Note that Caroline will be available for phone interviews until Friday.
Please contact Camille Asselin to coordinate.
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For more informations :

Camille Asselin
B. 514-507-6299
C. 450-602-4002
camille@malallier.com

Marie-Annick L’Allier
B. 514-507-6299
C. 514-983-8236
ma@malallier.com


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