Audrey Lacroix participated at her second consecutive Olympic Games and finished 12th in the 200m butterfly event in London. She competed in the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai in both the 100m and 200m butterfly.
Adam van Koeverden on Alexandre Despatie:
I first met Alex at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. I was 22 and he was 19. Despite being a little older than Alex, I felt like I was meeting a steely veteran. He was already a multiple-time World and Commonwealth Games champion, a household name in Canada, and he seemed to be wise beyond his years. Our first encounter was just a high five or something at the Closing Ceremony in Athens, but in the coming weeks as we attended post-Olympic events back in Canada, I got to know a guy who was thoughtful, intelligent and a lot of fun to hang out with. Sure, I’ve taken my last strokes and Alex has moved on from diving, but every time I run into him it’s like I’m seeing my brother, someone that I looked up to and admired in 2004, and always will.
With three Olympic medals to her credit, Karen Cockburn has made more trips to the Olympic podium than any other…
A rowing veteran on the international scene, David Calder competed in his fourth consecutive Olympic Games in 2012. Calder and partner Scott Frandsen finished in sixth place in the men’s coxless pairs event in London.
Tyler Bjorn made his first Olympic appearance in London, where joined longtime friend and Olympic veteran Richard Clarke, finishing in 12th place in the Star class boat in London.
Haislan Garcia competed in his second consecutive Olympic Games in 2012 and finished in seventh place in the men’s freestyle 66 kg division.
Jillian Tyler made her second consecutive appearance at an Olympic Games and competed in the 100m breaststroke finishing in 14th place at London 2012.
Karine Sergerie competed in her second consecutive Olympic Games and finished ninth in taekwondo’s 67kg class at London 2012. In her first Olympic experience in 2008, Sergerie claimed silver in Beijing, giving her the best result for a Canadian taekwondo athlete in Olympic history.
Savannah King returned to the Olympic Games for the second time in her career in London 2012 and finished in top-15 in the 800m freestyle and the top-20 in the 400m freestyle event.
Stephanie Horner represented Canada at her second consecutive Olympic Games in 2012 and finished 21st overall in the 400m individual medley.
Alexa Komarnycky finished 11th in the 800m freestyle in her second consecutive Olympic Games appearance at the London 2012 Games.
Two-time Olympian Élise Marcotte made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 with a fourth place finish in the team event….
Gordon Cook finished in 16th place in the Sailing 49er class in his second consecutive appearance at an Olympic Games.
Joe Bartoch qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the 100m butterfly at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in Montreal with a time of 53:01.
Andrew Byrnes is a two-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medallist. He was one of three men’s eight crew members who…
Malcolm Howard is a double Olympic medallist. The Victoria, BC native followed up his gold-medal winning performance with the men’s…
Rosie MacLennan on Christine Girard: Christine Girard defines grit, resilience, and integrity. There were many moments where she could have given up, but instead, she stayed focused on her training, kept focused on her own path. She could easily hold resentment towards her fellow competitors, instead she holds compassion and is taking this opportunity – her story – and using it as a platform for positive change. There are so many lessons that all athletes, and all Canadians, can learn from Christine. She embodies the values and character that we should all strive towards. Christine Girard is the ultimate Canadian role model.
A two-time Olympian, Carol Huynh reached the podium in both of her appearances, winning gold in the women’s 48kg division at Beijing 2008 before capturing bronze at London 2012.
After swimming to a bronze medal in his third Olympic appearance, Brent Hayden announced his official retirement from swimming.
In her Olympic debut in 2008, Jill Henselwood was part of the first Canadian show jumping team to win a medal in 40 years as part of the silver medal winning team in Beijing.