NWT athletes get ready for South Korea
Hay River's Brendan Green.
We are days away from the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Northwest Territories has sent over three competing athletes – Kevin Koe, Jesse Cockney and Brendan Green.
Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Caroline Cochrane, has issued a good luck wish to all three Olympians.
“On behalf of the Government of the NWT, each of these athletes will be receiving a handcrafted piece of clothing from Premier Bob McLeod made by an NWT traditional artist that we hope they will wear as a statement of their Northern roots and a token of our pride in their accomplishments.”
We spoke with Hay River-native Brendan Green about his Biathlon events. He mentioned the individual races he’ll take part in and how they’ll shape the relay event for Canada.
“I won’t have an answer for whether or not I’m in the relay, it usually depends on how you perform at the Games,” Green chuckled. “But it’s for sure a more strategic event. You want to utilize the skill sets of each athlete. I tend to be an anchor, because I have a good final leg, but it really depends on how I finish in my event.”
Last week, Yellowknife’s Jesse Cockney spoke about getting ready for the Games.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will kick-off this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.