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im not sure about the funding. A year and a half ago in one of my classes in university we had a guest lecturer... the COO i believe of the Canadian olympic committee and he was speaking to us the same day the government released its budget which the funding for this olympics was going to be in. He told us he got the news leaked to him that they werent getting the funding they needed and he told us right then not to expect many medals from this olympics.
I woke up at 4:30am last night to catch the 3 medals. gotta say it was a relief and i was proud to see the CIS well represented, especially with Verbeek being a grad of my university (Brock) and she still trains out of there and her coach is the coach of the wrestling team there.
This goes to show that with the lack of funding athletes can still succeed they just have to find the right university program for them in many of these sports. Canada's gold medalist goes to U of Calgary where they have a great wrestling program as welll.