Rooting for our Locals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Rooting for our Locals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Summer Olympics in Rio has begun and as proud as we are of our Canadian team, we are especially rooting for the 10 local athletes that will be competing.  Get familiar with their names and faces, because you just might see them on the podium with a medal! (Click their images to find out more!)

FIRST TIME OLYMPIC COMPETITORS:

Alena Sharp
Alena Sharp Golf December 7, 2015. COC Photo by Jason Ransom
Sport: Golf
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Anthony Romaniw
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Sport: Athletics
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Kia Nurse
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Sport: Basketball
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Eleanor Harvey
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Sport: Fencing
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Heather Bansley
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Sport: Beach Volley
Birthplace: London, ON.
Hometown: Waterdown, ON.

Michelle Fazzari
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Sport: Wrestling
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Caledonia, ON.

RETURNING OLYMPICS COMPETITORS:

Shona Thorburn
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Sport: Basketball
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Reid Coolsaet
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Sport: Athletics
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Hamilton, ON.

Mark Oldershaw
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Sport: Canoe-Kayak – Sprint
Birthplace: Burlington, ON.
Hometown: Burlington, ON. 

Melissa Tancredi
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Sport: Soccer
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON.
Hometown: Ancaster, ON.

Adam van Koeverden
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Sport: Canoe-Kayak – Sprint
Birthplace: Toronto, ON.
Hometown: Toronto, ON.

Photos Courtesy of: http://olympic.ca/athletes/?search_query=&sport=&game=&province=



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