Victoria triathlete Simon Whitfield named Canada's flag bearer at London 2012 Olympic Games
Triathlete Simon Whitfield will be the flag bearer for the Canadian Olympic Team during the opening ceremony of this year's Summer Olympic Games in London, England. The Victoria, B.C. resident was named flag bearer today (July 12) on Parliament Hill.
Whitfield has competed in two previous Olympic Games, including winning the first-ever gold medal for the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Check out a profile of Whitfield by Straight columnist Jeff Paterson from 2008, prior to Whitfield's silver-medal win in Beijing.