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Bianca Andreescu is one of Canada's highest-ranked athletes, and she says there is another sport she would have pursued if she wasn't playing tennis.

Narcity spoke with Andreescu about her backup dream career and which athlete she admires and the Mississauga native was quick to throw praise behind a fellow Canadian.

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Canadian athletes are celebrities in the sporting world, and as such, many of them have their romantic relationships put in the spotlight — especially when they're dating a well-known musician or actor.

From retired Canadian NHL star Mike Fisher and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky to Canadian-born basketball player Tristan Thompson, these athletes have had their relationships in the public eye for years thanks to whom they have dated or married.

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Team Canada is proudly representing at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics, and some of the athletes have such different jobs when they aren't performing on the international stage.

Here are just a few examples of what the competitors get up to when they're not making us proud at the Games.

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As if being a member of Team Canada at the 2022 Beijing Olympics isn't enough work, so many athletes have totally different careers when they're not representing our country on the international stage.

Although winning a medal earns the athletes some money, it's not nearly as much as what Olympic competitors in other countries make if they succeed on the podium.

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The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are right around the corner, and it’s time for Team Canada to show the world what it’s made of. Winter sports and Canada go together like peanut butter and jelly. (Seriously, name a better duo — we'll wait.)

Whether you're a sports fan, an athlete or just feeling that patriotic love, you probably can't wait for the games to finally begin.

Crowd cheers can motivate athletes and even help them perform better. But this year, due to COVID-19 protocols, international fans won’t be able to fill the stands at the 2022 Olympic Games.

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