Simon Whitfield to carry Canadian flag at the Olympics

The 2000 Olympic champion has been chosen to carry the Canadian flag at the opening cermony in London

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Simon Whitfield, the Olympic triathlon champion from Sydney in 2000, has been chosen to carry the Canadian flag at the opening cermony of the 2012 games in London.

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He was officially announced as the flag bearer in a news conference yesterday at Parliament Hill, Ottawa. 

Whitfield was a surprise winner of the gold medal in the first ever Olympic triathlon in Sydney, Australia, in the year 2000, he then followed that up two games later with a silver in Beijing in 2008, a result famous for Whitfield's use of a domestique, Colin Jenkins, during the swim and bike (see the next issue of 220 for a full interview with Jenkins).

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Image: Delly Carr