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Vernot Swims to Silver

Vernot Swims to Silver

August 25, 1920: Swimmer George Vernot wins silver in the 1500m freestyle at the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp. Three days later Vernot added a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle. It would be 88 years before another Canadian would reach the podium in the 1500m freestyle, when Ryan Cochrane won bronze at Beijing 2008.

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History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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