February 23, 2014

KAILLIE HUMPHRIES AND HEATHER MOYSE TO CARRY THE FLAG FOR CANADA IN CLOSING CEREMONY

SOCHI, RUSSIA – At a closing press conference today, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have been selected as Canada’s flag bearers for the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The event will take place in Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium.

“This has been such a great Games for Canada and leading the team into the Closing Ceremony is the cherry on top of a fantastic couple of weeks. I am so honoured,ˮ said Kaillie Humphries, two-time Olympic gold medallist.

“This is such an amazing privilege. I will carry the flag with the upmost pride and patriotism, on behalf of all Canadians,ˮ added Heather Moyse, two-time Olympic gold medallist.

Humphries and Moyse successfully defended their Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal in women’s bobsleigh by coming from behind in the last two of four runs on the Sochi track.

The Canadian Olympic Team has won 25 medals (9 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze), including a yet to be determined medal in men’s hockey team who play for gold today against Sweden at the Bolshoy Arena in Olympic Park.

“Congratulations to Kaillie and Heather. Leading into these Games, we talked about how we wanted our Canadian athletes to compete well against the world’s best and contend for the number one spot in overall medals won,” said Steve Podborski, Canada’s Chef de Mission. “Given the intensity and passion our Canadians showed on the field of play, we are proud of the team’s tremendous performance.”

“Sochi 2014 has been a great success for Canada. Over the last 17 days, the world has been entertained and moved by our inspiring athletes, including Kaillie and Heather who are great ambassadors of Canadian excellence,” added Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee.

The 2016 Olympic Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while the next Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.

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