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in my opinion only one choice

CLARA HUGUES

WHY?

-5 times medalist

- world's four person ever to win a medal in both winter and summer and only canadian yet.

- World's only person (or women I dont remember) to have won multiples medals in both games

- She is going in Vancouver for her 5 olympics games (inc. summer)

- She have lot's of impressive value like giving 10 000$ for the right to play program

- She speak both french and english (but more fluent in English)

-She is from Western canada (well the prairies) but live also in Eastern Canada now (Glen sutton, Quebec)

- She is mature enough to not be scared to gave bad games because generaly canadians are historically cursed when holding the flag(not true for Salk lake and Turin)

- Have giving interest to do it: 3 canadians said no in 2006 until Danielle Goyette finally said yes because of too much stress.

- She is one of the most charismatic althlete in canada

- She is going beyond herself.... our gold medal in turin 2006 was insane.

- Listen herself when she found out Vancouver won the bid for 2010 is really inspiring... you can live again this moment in her words. she will be so proud to be there (not saying she will be the only athlete to me proud)

- She is going to Vancouver as medal contender (but she might not get a medal... and no body will care because she will keep the best as she can.... until she lies on the floor.... and no body will be dissapointed ( I mean dissapointed in a bad way... because of course we want her to win a medal)

and i think this list can go on and on .... what do you think

Who else? I want your tought

Who i want CLARA HUGUES: The most outstanding olympian in my book EVER!

Who i think: CLARA HUGUES: The most outstanding olympian in my book EVER!

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CANADIAN OLYMPIC FLAG BEARERS

Previous Canadian Olympic flag bearers and how they fared in their respective event at those Games.

(winter at the bottom)

SUMMER

Games Athlete Result

2008 Beijing Adam van Koeverden (Kayak) Double Silver

2004 Athens Nicolas Gill (Judo) Eliminated, 1st Rd

2000 Sydney Caroline Brunet (Kayak) Silver Medal

1996 Atlanta Charmaine Crooks (Athletics) 18th, 800 metres

1992 Barcelona Michael Smith (Athletics) DNF, Decathlon

1988 Seoul Carolyn Waldo (Synchronized Swimming) Gold Medal

1984 Los Angeles Alex Baumann (Swimming) Double Gold

1980 Moscow Sue Holloway (Canoeing) Did Not Compete *

1976 Montreal Abby Hoffman (Athletics) Failed to medal

1972 Munich Doug Roges (Judo) Finished 5th

1968 Mexico City Roger Jackson (Rowing) Silver Medal

1964 Tokyo Gilmour Boa (Shooting) Finished 38th, 4th

1960 Rome Carl Schwende (Fencing) Failed to medal

1956 Melbourne Robert Steckle (Wrestling) Finished 4th

1952 Helsinki William Parnell (Athletics) Failed to medal

1948 London Robert McFarlane (Athletics) Failed to medal

1936 Berlin James Worrall (Athletics) Failed to medal

1932 Los Angeles George Maughan (Boxing) Finished 4th

1928 Amsterdam Joseph Wright Jr. (Rowing) Silver Medal

1924 Paris Hector Phillips (Athletics) Failed to medal

1920 Antwerp Archie McDiarmid (Weight Thrower) Finished 4th

1912 Stockholm Duncan Gillis (Athletics) Silver medal

* - Canada joined the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. While the 211 Canadian athletes selected to the team did not compete, they are still considered Olympians.

WINTER

Games Athlete Result

2006 Torino Danielle Goyette (Ice Hockey) Gold Medal

2002 Salt Lake City Catriona Le May Doan (Speedskating) Gold Medal, 9th

1998 Nagano Jean Luc Brassard (Freestyle Skiing) Failed to medal (4th)

1994 Lillehammer Kurt Browning (Figure Skating) Failed to medal (5th)

1992 Albertville Sylvie Daigle (Speedskating) Gold Medal, 18th

1988 Calgary Brian Orser (Figure Skating) Silver Medal

1984 Sarajevo Gaetan Boucher (Speedskating) Double Gold, Bronze

1980 Lake Placid Ken Read (Skiing) Failed to medal (DNF)

1976 Innsbruck Dave Irwin (Skiing) Failed to medal (8th)

1972 Sapporo Karen Magnussen (Figure Skating) Silver Medal

1968 Grenoble Nancy Greene (Skiing) Gold, Silver, 10th

1964 Innsbruck Ralph Olin (Speedskating) Failed to medal

(15th, 25th, 37th, 39th)

1960 Squaw Valley Bob Paul (Figure Skating) Gold Medal

1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Robert Bowden (Figure Skating) Silver Medal

1952 Oslo Gordon Audley (Speedskating) Bronze Medal

1948 St. Moritz Hubert Brooks (Ice Hockey) Gold Medal

1932 Lake Placid Harold Joseph 'Hack' Simpson (Ice Hockey) Gold Medal

1928 St. Moritz John Porter (Ice Hockey) Gold Medal

1924 Chamonix Ernie Collett (Ice Hockey) Gold Medal

source:

http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/feature/?id=9771

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It will definately be an Anglophone Canadian.

I think you can discount all the long trackers, most of them compete early.

Jennifer Heil would be an obvious choice if she didn't compete the next day.

Chandra Crawford?

I think two conditions will need to be met, Anglophone and male, since the last 2 have been female and it rotates between anglos and francos

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It will definately be an Anglophone Canadian.

I think you can discount all the long trackers, most of them compete early.

Jennifer Heil would be an obvious choice if she didn't compete the next day.

Chandra Crawford?

I think two conditions will need to be met, Anglophone and male, since the last 2 have been female and it rotates between anglos and francos

1. Chandra crawford is a really nice choice (I havent think about her.... every canadian felt in love with her when she went gold in turin)

2. Clara Hugues is anglophone (she just know how to speak french because now living in Quebec like Jennifer Heil who lives in Montréal and can also speak french since dating a french canadian

3. Really good observation about male/female.... but since 2008 was a male (adam van koverden)... who knows... but your right maybe pierre lueders if a male he is a really accomplish athletes also with one gold in Nagano and one in Turin... going to his fifth olympic games.... i think this guy can follow all your criteria ( english, male, not long track LOL)

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SUMMER

Games Athlete Result

2008 Beijing Adam van Koeverden (Kayak) Double Silver

???????

WRONG

He finish last in the 1000m race

(hard for me to not remembered, I was in the stands in Shunyi that day)

So, he's not a double silver medalist in Beijing.

He got only one (in the 500m race, the day before)

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Flag bearers are not always top performers and are often symbolic or notable in some fashion. Then again Canada tends to go towards performance rather than symbolism. However, this is a home games and the top performers may be better suited to being among the final torchbearers and a more symbolic person may be elected to carry the flag instead.

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???????

WRONG

He finish last in the 1000m race

(hard for me to not remembered, I was in the stands in Shunyi that day)

So, he's not a double silver medalist in Beijing.

He got only one (in the 500m race, the day before)

You are right.... (i guess TSN isnt perfect afterall LOL) but you have good eyes... because I remember he only had one medals in Beijing... thAnks for notice it.

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Flag bearers are not always top performers and are often symbolic or notable in some fashion. Then again Canada tends to go towards performance rather than symbolism. However, this is a home games and the top performers may be better suited to being among the final torchbearers and a more symbolic person may be elected to carry the flag instead.

TOTALLY AGREE, THIS IS WHY I WANT CLARA HUGHES... ANY IDEA? BECAUSE YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT.... SYMBOLISM SHOULD GO FIRST!

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Abby Hoffman and Brian Orser carried the Canadian flag into the stadium at our last home ground Olympics, and both were from Ontario (not the host province), so might not necessarily be a BCer.

I kinda don't think it will be a male hockey player as they generally give this to the more amateur athletes. My early bet is a Canadian male with a high chance of medalling in his last Olympics. Lueders was offered the job in Torino, but turned it down to focus on training. Will he get a second chance? Maybe he was hoping to get the nod in Vancouver?

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Abby Hoffman and Brian Orser carried the Canadian flag into the stadium at our last home ground Olympics, and both were from Ontario (not the host province), so might not necessarily be a BCer.

I kinda don't think it will be a male hockey player as they generally give this to the more amateur athletes. My early bet is a Canadian male with a high chance of medalling in his last Olympics. Lueders was offered the job in Torino, but turned it down to focus on training. Will he get a second chance? Maybe he was hoping to get the nod in Vancouver?

Lueders might not even be at the Olympics with a groin injury.

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