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Sochi 2014: Editor-in-chief Jen Reynolds gets set to go

By: Guest Blogger
Canadian Living
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Sochi 2014: Editor-in-chief Jen Reynolds gets set to go

By: Guest Blogger
Earlier this afternoon I had a short Face Time conversation with Team Canada hockey player Meghan Agosta-Marciano. It’s not only the Olympic gold medalist’s 27th birthday but also the day she contributed two goals (and super-strong offence every shift!) to lead Team Canada to a 3-2 victory over their US rivals. When I spoke with her she was in Sochi’s Canada House enjoying a birthday bash hosted by her supporters at P&G and I could see lots of chocolate treats waiting to be enjoyed and a table full of presents for the left-winger who is adored by her teammates. It’s funny that Meghan is on the receiving end of yummy goodies because she is usually the one in the kitchen baking for her Team Canada family.  In an exclusive interview in our February issue she revealed to us that she started baking with her mom about the same time she started playing hockey. A love of hockey, a love of food and a master at both…two important things we have in common! Right there, in Sochi I’ll be able to cheer on Meghan and her team in Sochi. That’s right…I AM GOING TO SOCHI! This big sports fan is headed to Sochi February 14th, which means I’ll hit Russian soil on the 15th, and get to my first event (a Team Canada men’s hockey dual against Finland) on the 16th. I am lucky enough to have tickets for three other men’s hockey games including the gold medal game. I will also have the privilege to watch figure skating (hopefully ice dancers Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir will be there!), a couple short track speed skating events (I’m sure I’ll spot brothers François and Charles Hamelin) and some bobsleigh runs at the Sanki Sliding Center Olympic Track where Kaillie Humphries is hoping for another Olympic gold medal. Follow along at @JNReynolds ( Twitter and Instagram) and @canadianliving ( Twitter and Instagram) as I share exclusive real-time updates and insider stories from the Winter Games in Sochi. Thanks to our partner, P&G Proud Sponsor of Moms we have great stories and interviews with Canada’s top athletes and their families. Find these stories and more using the #CLteamCanada hashtag. Visit our Sochi 2014 Olympics page and let’s cheer on Canada together! Enjoy our Olympic hockey party menu, Canadian Olympian profiles and more with our ultimate guide to all things Sochi. My hockey-playing nine-year-old son wants me to grab as many autographs as I can and deliver a pile of Rainbow Loom bracelets he’s been crafting to his favourite women’s hockey players ( Meghan Agosta-Marciano is tops on that list!!) Is there anything you would like me to find out while I’m there? Any special messages for me to deliver? Say the word and I’m on it. Your CL gal on the ground in Sochi, jen
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