Team Canada women's soccer looking to return to the podium in Rio
Squad wraps up training camp in Burnaby this week
This week the squad is wrapping up a two-week training camp, before it plays two friendly matches in France.
They'll be the final matches before the Olympics, when Team Canada faces Australia, August 3, followed by Zimbabwe and Germany.
It will be Sinclair's third time wearing the maple leaf on the Olympic soccer pitch. In 2012, she led the team to bronze, the first time Canada has medalled in team sports at the Summer Olympics since 1936.
"It is an honour every single time," she said.
Every time I put on this jersey it is an honour. Can't wait to take on the world with this amazing group <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/Oulz1HO9zu">pic.twitter.com/Oulz1HO9zu</a>—@sincy12
She'll be joined by some veteran returning players, such as fellow B.C. native Sophie Schmidt. But Sinclair is also excited for the new blood joining the ranks.
"The young players coming into this Olympic squad have brought an energy and passion to our team and they have risen the bar, " she said.
"I am excited to do whatever I can to help take this team to the podium."
The Canadian women's soccer team which will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 includes:
- Janine Beckie, Highlands Ranch, CO
- Josée Bélanger, Coaticook, QC
- Kadeisha Buchanan, Brampton, ON
- Allysha Chapman, Courtice, ON
- Sabrina D'Angelo, Welland, ON
- Jessie Fleming, London, ON
- Stephanie Labbé, Stony Plain, AB
- Ashley Lawrence, Caledon, ON
- Diana Matheson, Oakville, ON
- Nichelle Prince, Ajax, ON
- Rebecca Quinn, Toronto, ON
- Deanne Rose, Alliston, ON
- Sophie Schmidt, Abbotsford, BC
- Desiree Scott, Winnipeg, MB
- Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC
- Melissa Tancredi, Ancaster, ON
- Rhian Wilkinson, Baie-d'Urfé, QC
- Shelina Zadorsky, London, ON