Éric Bédard

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Éric Bédard
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BornDecember 17, 1976 (1976-12-17) (age 42)
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. [1] From 2010 until 2014 he coached the Italian national team. [2] He also coaches the Canadian national team.

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  1. ^ http://shorttrack.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/wie-eric-bedard-ein-%C2%BBitaliener%C2%AB-wurde/ Bedard changes to Italy on German Shorttrack Newssite
  2. ^ https://olympic.ca/team-canada/eric-bedard/ Canadian Olympic Team Official Website

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