Twenty years ago today, our wonderful Chef de Mission, Mark Tewksbury won his gold medal in Barcelona.

Since his golden moment two decades ago, Mark has become one of Canada’s best beloved athletes.

With his tenure as Chef de Mission of the Canadian Olympic Team for 2012, Canadians’ love for him has reached new heights.

Always the first to ensure others are well, always determined to place the attention firmly where it belongs: on competing athletes, Mark is a model of energy, optimism and modesty.

Today, as we celebrate the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic Games, let us also recognize the outstanding achievement made by Mark 20 years ago in Barcelona, and be proud that he continues to inspire Canadians to be the best that they can be.

Congratulations Mark!

Marcel Aubut, Canadian Olympic Committee President