Éric Bédard

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This article is about the speed skater. For the Major League Baseball pitcher, see Érik Bédard.
Éric Bédard
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Born December 17, 1976 (1976-12-17) (age 37)
Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada

Éric Bédard (born December 17, 1976, in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec) is a Canadian short track speed skater who has won 4 Olympic medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). He participated in three individual events at the 2006 Winter Olympics and finished fourth in the 500 meters. He also led a team into the 5000 meter relay, winning the silver medal. He has been a longtime member of Canada's short track team and has won four medals in three Olympic games: bronze in the 1,000 meters in Nagano, and two golds and a silver in the 5,000 meter relay. He has also had a lot of success at the World Championships, capturing 10 medals, including three golds (5,000 m relay in 2005 and 1998 and 500 m in 2000).

Bédard was national squad coach of Germany from 2008 till 2010. From 2010 he is national squad coach in Italy.[1]

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