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March 18, 2016

Bobsleigh Canada
 Date of Birth: 13/02/68
 Place of Birth: Ottawa, ON
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Height: 6'0"
 Years on National Team: 13

  Ken LeBlanc returned after a five-year absence during the 1997-98 Olympic season. It was the second chapter in his career with the men's bobsleigh program. The first part was with Chris Lori's four-man crew and included trips to the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics and the overall four-man World Cup title in the 1989-90 season.

  After some legal problems, LeBlanc became a Christian and rejoined the bobsleigh team in time for Nagano. Last season he was a brakeman for Pierre Lueders in the two-man event. They could enter the Salt Lake Games as the defending Olympic champions. The pair posted four top-seven finishes on the World Cup circuit in 2000-2001 including one bronze medal and were fifth at the world championships.

  LeBlanc was a top-ranked track and field athlete and competed in the 200 and 400 metre races at the 1987 world junior championships.

What Canada Did
Feb. 23 - Four-man: Pierre Lueders, Edmonton; Ken LeBlanc, Calgary; Giulio Zardo, Montreal and Pascal Caron, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, wound up ninth after four runs in a final field of 30.
Feb. 22 - Four-man: Pierre Lueders, Edmonton; Ken LeBlanc, Calgary; Giulio Zardo, Montreal; Pascal Caron, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que., were 11th in a field of 33 afrer first two runs.

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