A medal at all costs

A medal at all costs


Marie-Christine Noël, journalist at the Quebecor Bureau of Investigation and director, has written her first book, A medal at all costs, in collaboration with Julianne Séguin, Olympic athlete in figure skating. She confides in her love for her sport, but also in darker aspects of the discipline.

Photos Joël Lemay, Pascale Vallée and Alexandre Bonin

At the launch of the book A medal at all costs, published by Éditions du Journal de Montréal, we saw the author, Marie-Christine Noël, the Olympic medalist in figure skating Joannie Rochette, the Olympic athlete Julianne Séguin, the former skater and trainer Mylène Girard, as well as the Olympic medalist in diving Annie Pelletier.  

Charlotte Boudreau-Drouin, who holds her son Henri-Robert, and her husband Charlie Bilodeau, former sports partner of Julianne Séguin, accompanied Marie-Christine Noël, who allow us to better understand what high-level athletes can experience.

Marie-Christine Noël, who is holding her book, is surrounded by her colleagues Ève Lévesque, Rachelle Mc Duff, Mylène Des Cheneaux, Ariane Caron-Lacoste, publisher at Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, Johanna Reynaud and Jean-Louis Fortin, director of the Bureau Quebecor's investigation.

Anik Rancour, of Bazooka Concept, poses with Julianne Séguin, who talks about untreated injuries, as well as with the coaches of the Isatis Performance Academy, Amélie Fortin and Marc-André Craig.

The Québec Laurentides Baseball Development Center (BQL), located in Blainville, offers young people the chance to improve all year round. Coaches Tristan Beaudoin, Alexandre Bonin and Éric Lalonde surround Arnaud Leblanc, Jacob Beaulieu, Charles-Alexandre Laporte and Félix Larocque.

Youth aged 5 to 18 benefit from the expertise of the BQL Center coaches.

The BQL Center presented the BQL Center Fall Challenge as 28 teams participated. 

Some 275 players took is taking part in the BQL Center Fall Challenge.

A medal for; any price