[Epoch Times, July 14, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Wang Lan reported in Toronto) The Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday (July 13) that the Canadian team will send 371 athletes to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. The largest participating team since the Los Angeles Olympics.
According to CBC reports, the Canadian Olympic team list includes 40 Olympic medalists and 226 rookies. Of the total number of athletes, 225 are female athletes and 146 are male athletes. They will be accompanied by 131 coaches.
“This is a very special moment for these 371 athletes. They have faced some of the most challenging situations in the past 16 months in order to be nominated for the 2020 Tokyo delegation of the Canadian team.” Canadian Olympic Committee Chief Sports Officer Eric Myles said in a statement: “We have the largest Canadian team in more than 35 years to participate in the Summer Olympics. This fact fully demonstrates the dedication and commitment of Canadian athletes and the sports world. toughness.”
Marnie McBean, a three-time Olympic rowing champion and Canadian team captain for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said that despite the pandemic, Canadian athletes have become more than 30 years old through their creativity and perseverance. The largest Canadian Olympic team.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 3. This is the second time the Japanese capital has hosted the event. The postponed Summer Olympics will host 339 events in 33 sports and 50 events.
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