August 12, 2012
I love the vibrant colours in this photo of Canadian Ian “Captain Canada” Millar, riding “Star Power”, during the equestrian show jumping team competition at the Olympics, back on Aug. 5, 2012. The Canadian team finished fifth. Can you believe this dude is 65 years old??? AND he became the first person ever to compete in 10 Olympics! He also says he will be back for Rio 2016… wow.
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August 4, 2012
Meet the youngest Olympics athlete of 2012 Victoria Moors of Canada, age 15. Her gymnastics team were not expected to be contenders but finished 5th in the Team competition. “Our goal was to just finish top eight. But coming to the Olympics and finishing fifth, we weren’t expecting that. It’s unreal right now,” said an ecstatic Moors.
Victoria Moors of Canada competes on the floor exercise in the Gymnastics Women’s Team final of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012.
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August 1, 2012
An amazing underwater photo of Canada’s Stephanie Horner swimming butterfly at the London 2012 Olympics. Unfortunately, Horner failed to advance in the women’s 400 individual medley, finishing 21st. But awesome shot anyways!
Stephanie Horner of Canada swims butterfly as she competes in heat two of the Women’s 400m Individual Medley on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England.
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July 29, 2012
The Canadian Women’s basketball team’s first Olympic match was a heartbreaker. They were leading 50-40 with 6 minutes left, but 2nd-ranked Russia ended up winning the game with an 18-3 run. The 11th-ranked team still has a slim hope for a medal.
Basketball team members from Canada jump in the air in front of the Olympic rings inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford, east London on July 24, 2012.
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July 28, 2012
The prestigious honour of carrying Canada’s flag for the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games went to Simon Whitfield on July 27, 2012. Whitfield is one of the greatest Canadian athletes, who is in his 4th and final Olympics. He was the very first gold medalist in the Olympics’ very first triatholon in Australia in 2000 and a silver medalist in Beijing in 2008.
Back in 2000, when he won gold, he was expected to finish in the top 20, and after the swim and bike ride events, he was 25th. Then, all of a sudden in the last 200m, he took over and won the gold in a stunning upset.
Canada’s flag bearer Simon Whitfield holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.
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