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Panelist Canada
Anastasia Bucsis

Anastasia Bucsis © Anastasia Bucsis Anastasia Bucsis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and started speed skating at the age of 4. Within her 24 year speed skating career she represented Canada at 2 Olympic Games, 6 World Championships and 46 World Cup starts.

She was the only athlete from North America to come out publicly in opposition to Russia's anti LGBTQ+ laws before the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

She now lives in Toronto and works for CBC Sports where she hosts Players Own Voice- The Podcast which debuted at #3 on iTunes. She is a passionate advocate for mental health issues, eradicating homophobia in sport, and telling the stories of Canada's High Performance athletes.