Canada’s Olympic flagbearer is … triathlete Simon Whitfield.
He became a surprise hero for Canada at the Olympics in Sydney 12 years ago — and a source of inspiration four years ago in Beijing — will carry the flag for the Canadian delegation at the London Olympics later this month.
Word leaked out before the announcement was made official Thursday in Ottawa.
Other contenders to carry the flag included cyclist Catharine Pendrel, show jumper Ian Millar and diver Alexandre Despatie, who told reporters he would decline if chosen. Who was your pick for flagbearer?