02/22/2013 13:27 EST | Updated 04/24/2013 05:12 EDT

Jean-Luc Brassard named assistant chef de mission for 2014 Olympics

Retired freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard will serve as Canada's assistant chef de mission for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Brassard's appointment was announced today at a news conference.

The Quebec native won a gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Brassard is a four-time Olympian, having also competed in 1992 when freestyle was a demonstration sport as well as in 1998 and 2002.

Brassard will assist former Crazy Canuck skier Steve Podborski in Sochi.