Canada Is ...

Montreal to Calgary to Vancouver: reflecting on the Canadian Olympic spirit

Tricia Smith, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee reminisces on these landmark moments in Canadian Olympic history.

'It's pretty easy for Canadians to espouse the Olympic ideals.'

"It's pretty easy for Canadians to espouse Olympic ideals: respect, friendship, fairness. It's who we are as Canadians." says Tricia Smith, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

To date, Canada has hosted three Olympic games. Each one, outdoing the other. In this segment of Canada Is ... Smith takes us on a walk down Canada's Olympic memory lane.

Canada is ... is an online series produced in collaboration with Thought Café showcasing the many facets of Canadian identity. Leading figures in each field explore how their area relates to Canadian culture and capture a part of what it means to be Canadian.


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