Simon Whitfield will carry the flag for Canada in London

Two-time medalist, soon to be four-time Olympian, triathlete Simon Whitfield will be Canada’s flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Huffington Post reports Whitfield’s comments:

“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to carry our flag while representing the sport of triathlon, but more importantly, it’s a privilege to be the one who will lead this amazing team of Canadian athletes who have dedicated their lives to achieving their Olympic dream and represent our nation on the world’s greatest sporting stage,” Whitfield said in a release from the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Whitfield won gold in Sydney, the first time triathlon was an Olympic event, and silver in Beijing. He is expected to retire after this year’s Games.

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