Adam van Koeverden started kayaking in 1995 at the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ont. at the age of 13. Now he’s a four-time Olympic medallist and was one of the most recognizable faces of the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2012 Olympic Games. In London, he captured a silver medal in the K-1 1,000m one year after winning gold in the same event at the World Championships.
Alec Page competed at the London Games as a first-time Olympian in the 400m individual medley event, finishing 23rd overall. Page was also part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team that finished 14th, with Colin Russell, Tobias Oriwol and Blake Worsley.
Aleksandra Wozniak made her Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games where she advanced to the second round to finish tied for 17th place in women’s singles. She also teamed with Stephanie Dubois in doubles, but they dropped their first round match. Canada had not qualified a female tennis player for the Games since Sydney 2000.
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.