MacLennan to lead Team Canada at Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony


Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan will carry Canada’s flag into the opening ceremony of the Rio Summer Games.

Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee
Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee

The star trampoline athlete from King City, Ont., was named Canada’s flag-bearer today in Ottawa.

She was Canada’s only gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.

She won’t be alone when she leads the parade of Canadian athletes into the world-renowned Maracana Stadium on August 5. Team Canada will be more than 300 Olympians strong in Brazil, with most of the athletes taking part in the Opening Ceremony.

Triathlete Simon Whitfield carried the flag into the stadium four years ago in London.