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Sam Edney

Luge CAN

Sam Edney

Sam Edney
  • Birth date 6/29/1984
  • Birthplace Calgary
  • Residence Calgary
  • Height/Weight 6'2"/ 209 lbs
  • Olympics 2006, 2010, 2014


  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Higher education
  • Liberal Studies - Quest University: Squamish, BC, CAN
  • Hobbies
  • Mountain biking, road cycling, golf, skiing, reading, video editing, blogging, fly fishing, hiking, camping. (, Feb 2017; NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
  • He always puts his right glove on first before he races. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • A teacher at his school suggested that with his athletic aptitude and physical frame, luge would be a good fit for him. He tried it and loved the speeds he could travel at.
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 28 Sep 2016)
  • Name of coach
  • Wolfgang Staudinger [national], GER
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He took up the sport in 1998 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English
  • Nicknames
  • Samwise (, Jan 2017)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "All I can be is me, whoever that is." [Bob Dylan] (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Other information
    In 2014 he became the first male luger representing Canada to win a singles World Cup event when he was victorious in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, 13 Dec 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Dec 2014)

    He missed the 2015/16 season to complete a degree in commerce at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada. The time off competing also allowed him to recover from a sports hernia. "It has been a boost for me and my mental state. Morale-wise, it just feels like a big accomplishment has been checked off. That's something that weighs heavily on a lot of athletes, that transition to the real world. This is just one of the steps." (, 24 Oct 2016; LinkedIn profile, Oct 2015)
  • Family
  • Wife Elyce
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