For some of Canada’s most well-known Olympians, London 2012 marked the end of their athletic careers, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be letting go of their sports.
London 2012 Olympic Games
Though the weather has grown cooler and the days have shortened, six weeks after the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, memories of the XXX Olympiad are still fresh in many Canadians’ minds.
The families and friends of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians were amongst the crowd of hundreds at the Olympic Heroes Parade at Maple Leaf Square earlier today.
According to Mark Hahto, director of summer sports with Own the Podium, there is a fine edge between being a medalist and a finalist at any Olympics.
It is OTP’s goal to help Canadian athletes bridge that small, yet significant gap.
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For many Canadians, watching Team Canada’s women’s soccer team defeat France to bag the bronze at London 2012 might be the defining moment of the Olympic Games.
For others, watching them lose to the U.S. in heartbreaking fashion may take precedence.
For John Herdman, both moments will have lasting implications, each for their own reason.
Paige Schultz had been anticipating this moment for the last four years. “It’s crazy how fast it’s come,” the 20-year-old East York swimmer said in a March 9 interview before this year’s Olympic trials in Montreal. “2008 feels like yesterday.”
Travel, sand, sun — and sacrifice. For Olympic hopefuls Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney, the reality of striving for the top of the podium in women’s beach volleyball isn’t always as glamorous as people sometimes make it out to be, Bansley says.
With trials set to get underway in just over two weeks, Paige Schultz is hoping to become one of Canada’s youngest representatives at the 2012 London Olympics in swimming