Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 09:00

Canada's Winter Olympic flag-bearers

Take a look at the long list of Canadian athletes who have carried the flag during the opening ceremonies of Olympics Games past. (And this year's flag-bearer, too!)

  • Hayley Wickenheiser will carry Canada's flag in Sochi
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    Hayley Wickenheiser was named Canada's flag-bearer for the Sochi Games. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  • Brian Orser leads Canada into the 1988 Olympics in Calgary
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    1988 - Calgary, Canada: Figure skater Brian Orser carries the Canadian flag as he leads the Canadian Olympic team into McMahon Stadium (Paul Chiasson/CP)

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  • Sylvie Daigle bears the flag for Canada in Albertville, 1992
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    1992 - Albertville, France: Short track speed skater Sylvie Daigle leads Canadain athletes. (Heinz Kluetmeier/Getty)

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  • Gaétan Boucher leads Canada at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics
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    1984 - Sarajevo, Yugoslavia: Speedskater Gaetan Boucher leads Canadian athletes as he carries the Canadian flag. (CP)

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  • Clara Hughes hoists the maple leaf on home soil in 2010
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    2010 - Vancouver, Canada: Speedskater Clara Hughes leas the home team in the opening ceremony at BC place.

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  • Kurt Browning carries for Canada in Lillehammer in 1994
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    1994 - Lillehammer, Norway: Canadian figure skaterKurt Browning carries the flag as he leads Olympic teammates during opening ceremonies. (Ron Poling, CP)

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  • Ken Read bears the flag at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
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    1984 - Sarajevo, Yugoslavia: Speedskater Gaetan Boucher leads Canadian athletes as he carries the Canadian flag. (CP)

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  • Catriona Le May Doan leads in 2002 in Salt Lake
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    2002 - Salt Lake City, USA:Speed skater Catriona Le May Doan she leads the Canadian team during the opening ceremonies for the XIX Olympic Winter Games. (Clive Mason/Getty)

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  • Danielle Goyette hoists the flag in Turin, 2006
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    2006 - Turin, Italy: Hockey player Danielle Goyette leads the Canadian delegation as they arrive for the opening ceremony. (Franck Fife/CP)

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  • Jean Luc Brassard carries the flag at the 1998 Nagano games
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    1998 - Nagano, Japan: The Canadian team enters the Opening Ceremonies, led by flagbearer freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard. (Frank Gunn / CP)

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  • Hayley Wickenheiser will carry Canada's flag in Sochi
  • Brian Orser leads Canada into the 1988 Olympics in Calgary
  • Sylvie Daigle bears the flag for Canada in Albertville, 1992
  • Gaétan Boucher leads Canada at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics
  • Clara Hughes hoists the maple leaf on home soil in 2010
  • Kurt Browning carries for Canada in Lillehammer in 1994
  • Ken Read bears the flag at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
  • Catriona Le May Doan leads in 2002 in Salt Lake
  • Danielle Goyette hoists the flag in Turin, 2006
  • Jean Luc Brassard carries the flag at the 1998 Nagano games

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