The First Members of Canada’s Olympic Squad Announced
Canada is gearing up for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and today, the first members of Canada’s Olympic squad were announced. The announcement was made during a press conference, with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) revealing the athletes that have been selected to represent Canada.
Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee is responsible for selecting the athletes who will represent Canada in the Olympic Games. The COC was formed in 1907 and is the oldest national sport organization in Canada. The COC is responsible for managing Canada’s Olympic program, which includes the selection of athletes and coaches, the organization of training, and the promotion of the Olympic values.
The first members of Canada’s Olympic squad have been selected and include a variety of athletes from different sports. The athletes selected are:
- Swimmer Kylie Masse
- Gymnast Ellie Black
- Track and Field athlete Andre De Grasse
- Diver Jennifer Abel
- Fencer Marilou Dupont
Kylie Masse is a swimmer from Windsor, Ontario. She is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist and holds the world record in the 100-metre backstroke. Masse has been competing in the Olympics since the Rio 2016 Games, and she is excited to be representing Canada in Tokyo 2020.
Ellie Black is a Canadian gymnast from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a three-time Olympic medalist, having won bronze in the women’s team event at the 2012 London Olympics and silver in the individual all-around at the 2016 Rio Games. Black is looking forward to competing in Tokyo 2020 and is ready to bring her best to the competition.
Andre De Grasse
Andre De Grasse is a sprinter from Markham, Ontario. He is a two-time Olympic medalist, having won bronze in the 200m at the Rio 2016 Games and silver in the 100m at the London 2012 Games. De Grasse is looking forward to competing in Tokyo 2020 and is ready to make history.
Jennifer Abel is a diver from Laval, Quebec. She is a three-time Olympic medalist, having won bronze in the 3m synchronized event at the London 2012 Games and silver in the 3m springboard event at the Rio 2016 Games. Abel is excited to be competing in Tokyo 2020 and is looking forward to the competition.
Marilou Dupont is a fencer from Montreal, Quebec. She is a two-time Olympian, having competed in the women’s individual and team épée events at the Rio 2016 Games. Dupont is ready to compete in Tokyo 2020 and is excited to be representing Canada.
Canadian Olympic Team
The Canadian Olympic Team is made up of the athletes selected to represent Canada in the Olympic Games. The team is led by Chef de Mission Curt Harnett, who is a three-time Olympic medalist. The team also includes coaches, trainers, medical staff, and support staff. The Canadian Olympic Team is proud to be representing Canada in Tokyo 2020 and is ready to compete.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. The Olympic Games are the largest sporting event in the world and will feature athletes from over 200 countries competing in a variety of sports. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be the first Olympic Games to be held in Japan since the 1964 Games in Tokyo.
The Canadian Olympic Team is proud to have the support of the Canadian people. Canadians have a long and proud tradition of supporting their Olympic athletes and cheering them on to victory. Canadians are encouraged to show their support for the Canadian Olympic Team by following the team’s progress on social media and attending the events in Tokyo 2020.
The first members of Canada’s Olympic squad have been announced, and the Canadian Olympic Team is ready to compete in Tokyo 2020. The athletes selected to represent Canada in the Olympic Games include swimmers Kylie Masse and Jennifer Abel, gymnast Ellie Black, track and field athlete Andre De Grasse, and fencer Marilou Dupont. The Canadian Olympic Team is proud to be representing Canada in Tokyo 2020 and is looking forward to competing and bringing home medals for Canada. Canadians are encouraged to show their support for the Canadian Olympic Team by following the team’s progress on social media and attending the events in Tokyo 2020.
The Olympic Games are still months away, but the excitement for Team Canada is beginning to spread. On Monday (April 8th), the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the first members of Team Canada’s Olympic squad, comprised of 53 athletes representing a variety of disciplines from across the country.
This group of athletes, which includes a number of veterans of the Olympic Games, marks the start of the national selection process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “We are proud to have the first members of Team Canada’s Olympic Squad named so early in the qualification process,” said Chris Overholt, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee. “This talented group of 53 athletes will set the tone for the rest of the Canadian Olympic team as they seek to perform their best and make Canada proud on the world stage this summer.”
Among the athletes announced were two-time Olympic medallists and seven-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, renowned hurdler and two-time world champion Sage Watson, long-time Olympic gold medallist Pierre Lueders and much more. The complete list of athletes can be found on the Canadian Olympic Committee website.
This announcement marks the start of a long journey leading up to the opening of the Olympic Games. The team’s members will embark on an intense training and preparation process to ensure they are ready to represent Canada with dignity and precision.
The Olympic Games are an extraordinary opportunity for its attendees and for the host nation. This same set of athletes will be the ones to bear the incredible honour of representing our country this summer in Tokyo. “We are bursting with pride for each and every one of these athletes and the entire Canadian Olympic team. We know they will make all Canadians proud in Tokyo this summer,” declared Overholt.
The first members of Team Canada’s Olympic Squad are now selected, and the rest of the athletes will be announced in the coming months as they qualify and prepare for the Olympic Games. Here’s to a great showing this summer in Tokyo!