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.