Flag-bearer Whitfield proudly leads in Canadian team at opening ceremony
LONDON - The Canadian athletes are dancing, smiling and enjoying the Olympic experience at the opening ceremony for the London Games.
Flag-bearer Simon Whitfield proudly waved the Maple Leaf as he led the Canadian contingent into Olympic Stadium.
The sold-out crowd let out a roar when Canada was introduced as thumping dance music blared in the background.
Just under half of the 277 Canadian athletes who will compete in London were able to take in the ceremony. Many had to skip it to prepare for their events.
The Canadian team members, wearing red and white jackets, khakis and white sneakers, waved to the crowd and took pictures as they walked along the infield.
Governor General David Johnston was in attendance along with other Canadian dignitaries.