Originally Posted by Acajack
This simply shows athletes who are on the Canadian team, as opposed to medal winners.
To respond to the previous post, about great Quebec athletes, this has only really been the case for a few decades. I think that prior to the 1970s, Quebec (and francophones in particular) probably significantly under-performed and under-represented relative to their national population share.
Not sure if this is related to spin-offs from the games of 1976 or if other factors are at play.
Well thats the only definitive measure we have as these games aren't over yet.
According to wiki, 6 out Canada's top 18 all-time most decorated olympians are from Quebec, which falls pretty well inline with overall population.
If NHL'ers don't go to Sochi, CBC will lose big time on those games, but then again, I doubt the ratings could be any lower anyways