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Wickenheiser named to the IOC athletes' commission

Hayley Wickenheiser
Hayley Wickenheiser
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According to the Canadian Olympic Committee in a press release on Thursday, Canadian women's hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan has been named to the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission.

Wickenheiser is attempting to win her fourth consecutive gold medal today for Canada in women's hockey at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Considered the best women's hockey player of all time, Wickenheiser carried the flag for the Canadian delegation in the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and also delivered the athletes' oath at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Wickenheiser has also traveled to Rwanda in the past with the Right to Play Foundation, and plans to pursue a career in medicine in the future once her hockey days are over. Wickenheiser has also not ruled out yet the possibility of representing Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.