Dr. Eric St. Pierre is headed to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games as the Medical Trainer of Sports Medicine, for the US Short Track Speedskating Team. He will be an official member of the United States Sports Medicine Team and USA Olympic Delegation located within the Olympic Village, during the most intense competition held between countries every 4 years.
Dr. St. Pierre held the same position in 2009-10 for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. In 2010, every member of the US Short Track Speedskating team won an Olympic Medal. In the final event of this year’s World Cup season leading up to the Sochi Olympic Games, the Men’s Team Relay won Gold, and JR Celski won another gold and bronze medal, out of 4 total events.
Dr. St. Pierre’s role as the Medical Trainer entails the management, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries sustained by our Olympic athletes, as well as oversight during athlete drug testing, and assisting with all other needs associated with the team. The US Speedskating staff also includes the Head Coach, Team Leader, Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Team Physician, Equipment Technician and Team Nutritionist.
The Winter Olympic Games will be held from February 7th to February 23rd 2014 in Sochi, Russia. In 2013, Dr. St. Pierre has traveled to Sochi, Russia; Moscow, Russia; Torino, Italy; and Salt Lake City, Utah, in preparation for the Sochi Games. In 2009-10, he relocated full-time to Salt Lake, Utah to work with the team. This year he has remained with his practice in Lafayette CO, but has been very active with the team in preparation for the Sochi Games.
Dr. St. Pierre will be away from his practice from February 3rd to February 25th 2014, and will return ready to attend to your needs. Patients are encouraged to utilize Erin Peters LMT and other providers within the South Pointe Clinics system for their treatment needs.
Please support our nation’s athletes by visiting their team and individual websites, and donating as best you can or purchasing Team USA merchandise. Team USA could use your support!