Institut national du sport du Québec experts available for media during the Pyeongchang Olympics

Montreal, January 15, 2018 – At the Olympic and Paralympic Games, differences that are often minimal separate medallists from other competitors. Thanks to the expertise and experience of its experts, the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) provides high-performance athletes training in Quebec and their coaches with access to the latest scientific and technological advances, high-quality medical and sports services as well as professional and personal training services. The goal is simple: consider all determiners of athlete performance in the preparation for major Games.

Many of our experts are available during the Games to collaborate with the media who would like to feature, in their Olympic coverage, topics related to one of the four types of services offered by INS Québec: sports sciences (physiology, physical and mental preparation, biomechanics, etc.), sports‑medicine (physiotherapy, nutrition, etc.), coach training or personal development (career transition, budget planning, etc.).

Sports science experts


Guy Thibault Director, Sports Science of INS Québec. Researcher and associate professor specialized in training methods for endurance sports (such as cross-country skiing, etc.);
François Bieuzen Exercise Physiologist. Works with short track and long track speed skating, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing.  Specialist in recovery (innovative strategies), sleep, monitoring and regulation of the training load, risk of injury prevention, overwork / overtraining prevention.
Myriam Paquette Exercise Physiologist. Specialist in training load monitoring and response to training; Training planning and development methods of energy qualities.


Mathieu Charbonneau Sports Biomechanic. Tools and measurement methods development applied in the strength and conditioning room and on the sports field.
Benoit Lussier Sports Biomechanic works with short track speed skating. Expertise: Tools and measurement methods development applied in the strength and conditioning room and on the sports field.

Mental preparation

Amélie Soulard Sports psychologist, mental preparation consultant. Works mainly with Paralympic sports.

Strength and conditioning

Alain Delorme Strength and Conditioning coach. Technical-tactical and artistic sports.
Cory Kennedy Strength and Conditioning coach. Works with women’s hockey.

Sports medicine experts

Sports medicine

Dre Suzanne Leclerc Director, Sports medicine. Works with short track speed skating and figure skating. *Available during the Paralympic Games only
Dre Manon Côté Doctor at the INS Québec sports medicine clinic.
Dre Fanny Guérin Neuropsychologist.
Dr Hugo Hébert Doctor at the INS Québec sports medicine clinic.
David Martin Kinesiologist. Specialist in post concussion reactivation. Works with short track speed skating.
Dre Gabrielle Ostiguy Doctor at the INS Québec sports medicine clinic.
Dre Josée Rainville Doctor at the INS Québec sports medicine clinic.


Josiane Roberge Head Physiotherapist. Works with Figure skating.
Félix Croteau Physiotherapist.
Émilie Turner Physiotherapist. Works with the short track speed skating development team.


Ève Crépeau Sports Nutritionist.
Martin Fréchette Sports Nutritionist. Works with the short track speed skating team.
Ariane Lavigne Sports Nutritionist. Snowboard athlete in Sotchi 2014.

Coach training experts

Aurore Monin Supervisor, Training services


Personal development experts

Lu Bonnet Game Plan Consellor.
Sophie Brassard Career Counsellor.


Most of Quebec athletes who will be representing Canada at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang have benefited from INS Québec’s services and its network of regional multi-sport training centres in one way or another during their training.


About the Institut national du sport du Québec |


The Institut national du sport du Québec is a “Catalyst of dreams—one athlete at a time” and acts as a key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada. With its network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, 17 single-sport training centres and its Complex at Olympic Park which is home to eight high-performance training groups, INS Québec offers sports-medicine, sports science and personal development services to athletes on Canadian national teams training in Quebec, next-generation athletes, high-performance coaches and sports. A member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec serves more than 500 high-performance athletes, 2,000 next-generation athletes and the nearly 900 coaches who train them.

INS Québec receives support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell, Mondo, Teknion | Roy & Breton, Côté Fleury, Inaxsys, B2dix and Sports Experts.


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Evelyne Déry

Communications Coordinator, INS Québec

514-255-1000 extension 243 | 514-668-2968


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