A look at notable quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
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A look at some notable quotes Thursday from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics:
"I always felt from deep inside that I was able to do something special on the ice, but I was never able to show it. I had to find a different way to do it because I found I hit a wall in my career.
"I found that different way and got way more than I ever would have hoped." — Olympic 10,000-metre speedskating champion Ted-Jan Bloemen on how his move from the Netherlands to Canada boosted his career.
"It's incredible. The first one was awesome, but to get to come out here and race it with these guys ... it's such an amazing feeling to do it in a team format. I wanted it so bad for them. I put together the best run I could. They followed it up and we got the redemption from four years ago." — Alex Gough on winning her second luge medal in Pyeongchang by helping the relay team win silver. The team finished just off the podium at the 2014 Games.
"It's the sweetest (ending) it could possibly be right now. I don't think that there's any better way." — Canadian figure skater Eric Radford, on winning pairs bronze with Meagan Duhamel in what is likely their last Olympic appearance.
"It was a close game, could have gone against us. Obviously any time you win here it feels good because that one especially was a grind," Canada men's curling skip Kevin Koe, whose team improved to 3-0 in Pyeongchang with a 7-4 win over Norway.
"I didn't even know about it until someone mentioned it to me before the tournament. It's not in my vision. That's not what we're here for. We're here to win a gold medal." — Canada women's hockey forward Meghan Agosta on moving into second all-time with her 16th Olympic goal in a 2-1 win over the United States.
"I thought it was a good game for us. I think the Swiss have a very good team, we had a lot of respect for them. I think we were fortunate to get a couple of goals early. The power play was good. But I think they played hard throughout. For us though, it was a good start." — Canada men's hockey head coach Willie Desjardins after a tournament-opening 5-1 win over Switzerland.