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Rosie MacLennan named Canada's Olympic flag-bearer

Watch live now from Parliament Hill in Ottawa as the Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Rosie MacLennan as Team Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics next month.

Watch live now from Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Click on the video player above now as the Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Rosie MacLennan as Team Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The announcement is taking place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. 


MacLennan, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist in trampoline, joins a long list of distinguished athletes who have carried the Canadian flag into the opening ceremony, including triathlete and gold medallist Simon Whitfield at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Past flag-bearers 

  • 1912 Stockholm: Duncan Gillis, athletics.
  • 1920 Antwerp: Archie McDiarmid, weight thrower. 
  • 1924 Paris: Hector Phillips, athletics.
  • 1928 Amsterdam: Joseph Wright, Jr., rowing.
  • 1932 Los Angeles: George Maughan, boxing.
  • 1936 Berlin: James Worrall, athletics.
  • 1948 London: Robert McFarlane, athletics.
  • 1952 Helsinki: William Parnell, athletics.
  • 1956 Melbourne: Robert Steckle, wrestling.
  • 1960 Rome: Carl Schwende, fencing.
  • 1964 Tokyo: Gilmour Boa, shooting.
  • 1968 Mexico City: Roger Jackson, rowing.
  • 1972 Munich: Doug Rogers, judo.
  • 1976 Montréal: Abby Hoffman, athletics.
  • 1980 Moscow: Sue Holloway, canoeing (Canada boycotted the Games).
  • 1984 Los Angeles: Alex Baumann, swimming.
  • 1988 Seoul: Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming. 
  • 1992 Barcelona: Michael Smith, athletics.
  • 1996 Atlanta: Charmaine Crooks, athletics.
  • 2000 Sydney: Caroline Brunet, canoe-kayak.
  • 2004 Athens: Nicolas Gill, judo.
  • 2008 Beijing: Adam van Koeverden, canoe-kayak.
  • 2012 London: Simon Whitfield, triathlon.

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