Although Canada’s presence at the Beijing Winter Olympics has not been called into question after the mysterious disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)’s Commission of Athletes has said it will “keep an eye on” the situation.
Shui, 36, has not been seen in public since allegations of sexual harassment against former Chinese official Zhang Goli on the Chinese social network Weibo on November 2. The post was deleted after half an hour.
“We know what’s going on right now,” Jacqueline Simono, a recently elected Olympic art swimmer, told the COC’s Commission of Athletes. We have meetings with the athletes to get their feedback and to see what is on our side, what we are going to do, how we are going to move forward. ”
Kubeser, who took part in the last games of artistic swimming in Tokyo, said the commission was considering the possibility of issuing a statement to let people know they had fears.
Canada’s deportation will not be on the cards.
“Right now, the Winter Olympians are training very hard for the Olympics, so we’re going to support them,” she said.
She was chosen by her peers
Jacqueline Simono, who was selected as part of the Athletes’ Commission earlier this month, said she was “honored to be recognized and chosen by athletes by her friends”.
Its role is to “refer athletes’ values and ideas to the COC”. “We display the ideas of the athletes or we allow them to sit in a meeting so that they can express their opinion when they have to make decisions. ”
She adds that this position allows her to “connect with the sport on another level”.
Is she thinking about retirement from sports?
“I do not think so. Right now my focus is on school. I am studying Pediatric Medicine and take a lot of time on my schedule. ”
A native of Chambli is currently living in her “dream” of studying medicine. “I would like to return to sports one day, but from a different angle, as a doctor or podiatrist.”
Respected Montreal amateur sport
Our interview with Jacqueline Simono took place as part of the Montreal Laureates Evening organized by the Montreal Sports Council at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex. The Gratin of Montreal amateur sport gathered there Friday evening.
Simono was selected in the “Athlete for Excellence in Personal Sports” category. Judoka Jessica exits with the Klimkite Trophy after winning a historic bronze medal for Canada in Tokyo. Para-swimmer Aurelie Reward was also named.
“To be honest, it’s always fun to be recognized not only by your peers, but also by your city,” the Paralympian commented. My preparation for the games, I did here. ”
Mary-Philip Pauline specializes in “Athlete for Excellence in Team Sport”. Her teammate Melody Dost and water polo player Axel Crevier are also finalists.
Artistic gymnast Aurelie Tran won the title of “Rising Star for Excellence” before Dylan Lay (climbing) and Sarah-Maud Dupuis (figure skating).
Basketball referee Maripier Malo won the “Official Par Excellence” award after participating in the Olympic Basketball Tournament in Tokyo.
“I have dreamed of participating in the Olympics for a long time, especially as an athlete. […] But there, it would be more rewarding to do so with a more reserved referee role on the basketball court. It opens our eyes to the fact that we can go to the Games and reach the highest level by inspiring others, especially the youth. ”