OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper
and the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most heartfelt
congratulations to Hayley Wickenheiser, who was today named Canada's
flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the greatest female hockey players of all
time. Hayley has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four
times—winning three gold and one silver medal—and has twice been named
the MVP of the Olympic tournament. She was also a member of Canada's
national softball team at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney,
Australia. I cannot think of a better athlete to present Canada's
colours to the world as she leads our athletes into Fisht Olympic
Stadium in Sochi.
Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is
why our government is proud to provide continued support for Olympic
sports and our Canadian Olympic athletes who will proudly represent
this great nation on the world stage.
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all our athletes the very best of
success as they prepare to represent Canada in Sochi, Russia. This is
an incredible milestone in your sport careers and all Canadians will be
cheering for you and your teammates in your pursuit of world-class
athletic excellence at the Olympic Winter Games.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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