Christine Sinclair to carry the flag for Canada
As the London 2012 Olympic Games come to a close, soccer star Christine Sinclair has been named Canada’s flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium.
“This is a huge honour and I wish I could have my teammates right here with me,” said Sinclair. “We want the next generation of young girls to dream of being in the Olympics and getting a medal around their necks. If we can instil in them just the belief that this can happen, then we have done our jobs.”
Sinclair led the Canadian women’s soccer team to a bronze medal in London, notching a tournament-best six goals, including three in the hotly-contested semi-final match against the United States.
Sinclair carried the flag into the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. She is tied for the second most career goals of all time among women’s soccer players.
“We have so much to celebrate as we bring these wonderful London 2012 Olympic Games to a close", said 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Mark Tewksbury "Every medal has a story and you cannot underestimate the power and the impact that each and every one has had. We are so proud to honour, not only our medallists, but all members of the Canadian Olympic Team.”
(Christine Sinclair photo Postmedia News)