Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the closing of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the closing of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

"As the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics draw to a close, I would like to thank all athletes from around the world for making these such exciting games.

"On behalf of the whole country, I congratulate Canadian athletes on your remarkable achievements. We know your success would not have been possible without the tremendous support of your coaches, support teams, families, friends, and communities. We are very proud of all of you.

"During the past 19 days, Canadian Olympians – both veterans and newcomers – produced many memorable Olympic moments.

"Canadians, especially our young women and girls, were incredibly inspired by our female Olympians who were a force to be reckoned with throughout the Games. I know the impact of our athletes' accomplishments will live on and be replayed in playgrounds and on sport fields for many, many years to come.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my thanks and congratulations to Brazil for hosting a wonderful Olympic Games. We eagerly look forward to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, starting on September 7, 2016, where incredible athleticism from around the world will once more be on display."


SOURCE Prime Minister's Office

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