LONDON, England, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Today marks the official opening
of the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games after much anticipation.
Tonight, our Canadian Olympic Team will march proudly into the Olympic
stadium, led by our flag bearer and triathlete, Simon Whitfield, to
join the more than 10,500 athletes representing 204 countries as they
begin their journey to the podium.
Countless hours go into training for a competition of a lifetime, and
our athletes are ready to show the rest of the world what Canada brings
to the playing field.
Our Government is proud to support our ever- inspiring Canadian
athletes, and, along with all Canadians across the country, we will be
watching, cheering and believing, as our athletes compete for our great
nation with the maple leaf close to their hearts.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
For more information (media only), please contact:
Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Sport)