We're now able to afford to put athletes on the development circuits as we should ... create international experience earlier in their careers.

We're heading in the right direction. We're feeling strong about ourselves and the women are leading the way.

I don't think you can look at this as just a man-woman thing. You take someone like Chandra. We were talking about her winning in 2010. She just arrived four years early. You have to celebrate that.

Canada has proven we are a force to reckon with in the sliding sports of bobsleigh and skeleton. Since the 2002 Games, we have accumulated more than 90 World Cup medals.

We're on target for our top-three performance that we predicted at these Games and are striving for.

I don't think we ever look at things from a male-female perspective, but it's pretty obvious our women have done some amazing things here.

We've stepped up the whole process. You can never say never but I believe it's a better system than we've had in the past.

We are significantly ahead of where we were at the halfway mark in Salt Lake, and we usually win more medals in the second half than in the first.