Quebec athletes get Canada off on the right foot at Summer Games
Quebec athletes make up just under a quarter Canada's Olympic team, yet they won all of the country's first four medals in London.
A pair of bronze in synchronized diving, another bronze in judo and yet another bronze in women's weightlifting came from athletes from that province in the first four days of competition.
Quebec can toot its own horn when it comes to Olympic sports. The province financially supports its athletes more than any other province.
Quebec athletes stepping up for Canada in the opening days of the Games was also a function of the schedule. Diving and judo competition fell on the opening days.
But give Quebec credit as a sport powerhouse when it comes to producing both summer and winter Olympians. Under the Team Quebec program, the government will spend $65 million in 2011-2012 on its athletes and the construction of the sport institute.