Sochi 2014 Olympic Games : list of experts from the Université de Montréal



Politique et terrorisme

  • Russian political system
  • Corruption and democratic transition
  • Authoritarianism
  • Terrorist groups in Russia

Luc Duhamel
Professor, Department of Political Science

514-343-6111, ext 47495


Human rights

  • International human rights and Russia
  • Gay rights: rights of gay athletes and tourists at the Olympics

Stéphane Beaulac
Professor, Faculty of Law



Economics and marketing

  • Marketing: image of the Olympics and impact on Russia's image

Aurélia Durand
Assistant Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal



  • Russian economic policy
  • Economic impact of the Olympics

Ekaterina Turkina
Assistant Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal

514 340-7311


Sports and physical training

  • Sports biomechanics
  • Acrobatics

Mickaël Begon
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, sports acrobatics and sports biomechanics consultant


  • Treatment of sports injuries (concussions, fractures, lacerations, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation

France Brunet
Head Physiotherapist, CHUM and UdeM Clinique du medicine du sport, Carabins medical coordinator

514-994-7274 (cell)


  • Physical preparation of athletes; exercise physiology
  • Post-injury return to competition
  • Expertise in downhill skiing, boardercross, ski cross, short track speed skating, curling, cross-country skiing, long track speed skating

Chantal Daigle
Kinesiologist, Department of Kinesiology

514-343-6111 ext 5070



  • Concussions and other head injuries

Dave Ellemberg
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology

514 343-7830


  • Technical and tactical analysis of women's hockey
  • National team player development
  • TV analyst for women's hockey games

Isabelle Leclaire
Head Coach, Carabins women's hockey team

514-501-0167 (cell)



  • Technical analysis and organization of alpine and para-alpine skiing


Sébastien Michel
Head Coach, Carabins downhill ski team


819-341-2424 (cell)


  • Learning and control in human movement
  • Observational learning

Luc Proteau
Professor, Department of Kinesiology




  • Preparation of Olympic athletes, coaches, and support personnel
  • Financial and scientific support during an Olympic cycle
  • Organization of Canadian and international women's hockey
  • Safety

Danièle Sauvageau
Executive Director, Carbins women's hockey programme; several times member of the Canadian delegation to the Olympics

514-246-0125 (cell)




  • Technical and tactical analysis of women's hockey
  • Organization of Canadian and international women's hockey
  • Olympic village and venue ambiance
  • Team Canada



France St-Louis
Hockey operations advisor to the Carabins women's hockey team, Assistant Chef de Mission for the Canadian delegation at Sochi.




Luc Beaudin
Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office 011 7 (925 008 8215)



  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical preparation of athletes
  • Training and support team planning for athletes and sports teams


Jonathan Tremblay
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology; Scientific Director, Institut national du sport du Québec






Sports nutrition

  • Impact of nutrition on physical and athletic performance
  • Impact of training duration and intensity on the nutritional status of athletes

Marielle Ledoux
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition; consultant for the Institut national du Sport du Québec

514 793-6403


Sports psychology

  • Sports motivation
  • Mental preparation of athletes
  • Coach-athlete relationship

Wayne Halliwell
Professor, Department of Kinesiology; sports psychology consultant at the Sochi Olympics


Media contact:

William Raillant-Clark

International Press Attaché University of Montreal (officially Université de Montréal)
Tel: 514-343-7593