Sochi, Russia has been the backdrop for Olympic test events over the
last few weeks and Canada's top winter athletes have been busy picking
up medals and sharing their experiences through social media.
Monika PlatekMonika Platek is the social media lead for CBC Sports. She has spent a decade working in sports, including her role with the London 2012 Olympic Games and six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Monika uses social media to bring sports fans closer to the their favourite teams and athletes. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBCSports.ca.
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