The Sochi 2014 Canadian flag bearer will be unveiled on January 23 in Ottawa at Parliament Hill. Here are a the previous five athletes who had the honour of carrying the Maple Leaf during the opening ceremonies at the Olympic Winter Games.
Vancouver 2010: Clara Hughes, Speed Skating
One of the most renowned Canadian athletes of our time, Hughes delivered a bronze medal in the 5000m event in Vancouver.
Turin 2006: Danielle Goyette, Women’s Hockey
Goyette brought home gold with her team in Turin 2006, adding to her gold medal from Salt Lake and silver from Nagano.
Salt Lake City 2002: Catriona Le May Doan, Speed Skating
Golden girl in the 500m event from Nagano in ’98, Catriona delivered a repeat performance in 2002 earning her the title of “fastest woman on ice”.
Nagano 1998: Jean-Luc Brassard, Freestyle Skiing
With a gold medal to show for his performance in ’94, Brassard just missed the podium in ’98, landing 4th in moguls.
Lillehammer 1994: Kurt Browning, Figure Skating
With 4 World Champion titles throughout his career, Browning placed 5th at his final Olympics in Lillehammer.