JOCELYNE LAROCQUE SAYS SORRY

JOCELYNE LAROCQUE SAYS SORRY

Canadian ice hockey star Jocelyne Larocque has apologised for removing her silver medal during Wednesday's post-match presentations.

 

Larocque was hit with a mixture of support and scathing criticism following her team's 3-2 loss to the USA in a penalty shootout for the gold medal in PyeongChang on Wednesday when she refused to wear the medal during the ceremony. Larocque was visibly upset during the medal ceremony and no sooner had an official draped her silver medal around her neck, Larocque ripped it straight off.

 

She has since issued a statement through Team Canada apologising to the International Olympic Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation, the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and her teammates and fans. Larocque said she meant no disrespect but her emotions took over.

 

"Please understand this was a moment in time that I truly wish I could take back," Larocque said. "I take seriously being a role model to young girls and representing our country. My actions did not demonstrate the values our team, myself and my family live and for that I am truly sorry."

 

Source: www.stuff.co.nz

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