Sochi Olympics 2014: Three Dufour-Lapointe sisters named to Canada’s ski team

Jan 9, 2014; Park City, UT, USA; Sisters from Canada, second place finisher Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (left) and third place finisher Justine Dufour-Lapointe take the podium after the women’s FIS World Cup moguls final at Deer Valley Resort. Mandatory Credit: Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports

The Canadian freestyle ski team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month will be a family affair. Canada announced that three sister, Maxime (24), Chloe (22) and Justine (19), have been added to the team and there is a real chance that they could sweep the podium in the Winter Games.

The three Dufour-Lapointe sisters will compete in the women’s moguls.

It will be the fifth time in Olympic history that three siblings have competed in the same Winter Olympics. It is only the second time that three siblings will be featured in the same event, , according to OlympStats.com.

The other sets of siblings are listed below, via Olympic Talk:

1960 – Anne-Marie, Marguerite and Therese Leduc (France), Alpine skiing
1976 – Marcos Luis, Martín Tomás and Matias Jose Jerman (Argentina), Cross-country skiing
1980 – Anton, Marian and Peter Stastny (Czechoslovakia), Hockey
1988 – Jorge, Jose, Luis Adrian and Roberto Tames (Mexico), Bobsled

If each sister is able to find their way on the podium, it would be the first time that siblings swept an Olympic event.

Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Moguls, Sochi Olympics

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