Who will carry Canada's flag in the closing ceremony?
Plenty of options from record-breaking Winter Olympics
By CBC Sports
The Canadian Olympic Committee is set to announce the flag-bearer for the closing ceremony early Saturday morning (1 a.m. ET).
From short track speed skater Kim Boutin's three-medal performance in her first Games to Mikael Kingsbury's long-awaited Olympic moguls title, there are no shortage of options.
If the COC wants to honour an Olympic career, short track speed skater Charles Hamelin — who won the fifth Olympic medal of his career here and has served as a mentor for his younger teammates — is an option.
Canada has won 28 medals so far in these Games, the most ever by the country's athletes at a Winter Games. That includes 11 gold medals.
The ice dance duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir carried the flag in the opening ceremony on Feb. 9.
Here are several potential candidates in addition to Boutin, Kingsbury and Hamelin:
- Ted-Jan Bloemen, the long track speed skater who won gold in the 10,000-metre finals and silver in the 5,000, which was Canada's first men's medal at that distance since Willy Logan's 1932 bronze.
- Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris, who won gold in the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling event.
- Brady Leman, whose gold in men's ski cross was Canada's first men's medal in the event.
- Laurie Blouin, who earned snowboard slopestyle silver just three days after a bad training fall.
- Samuel Girard, the short track speed skater who won gold in the 1,000 and bronze in the 5,000 relay.