Hayley Wickenheiser among 9 candidates for IOC election
Skier Didier Cuche also a finalist
Canadian ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser is running for election to the International Olympic Committee.
The three-time Olympic gold medallist is among nine candidates competing for two places representing winter sports athletes on the IOC for eight-year terms.
There are five Alpine skiers also in contention, including four-time World Cup downhill title winner Didier Cuche of Switzerland; Austrian-born Kilian Albrecht for Bulgaria; Ana Jelusic of Croatia; Tanja Poutiainen of Finland; and Sarka Zahrobska of the Czech Republic.
Biathletes Ole Einar Bjorndalen of Norway and Darya Domracheva of Belarus, and Italian cross-country skier Pietro Piller-Cotter are also among the finalists.
All athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics are eligible to vote at the games in February.
The two winners will replace Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott and ice hockey player Saku Koivu of Finland.
With files from CBCSports.ca