313 athletes named to Team Canada for Rio 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On Monday, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the full Canadian Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, featuring 313 of Canada’s finest athletes.

The team is made up of 313 athletes from 37 sports, along with 205 coaches and support staff. 

Team Canada Facts:

Total number of athletes: 313 (187 women; 126 men)
Oldest athlete - male: Eric Lamaze  (Equestrian - Jumping, DOB: 17 April 1968, 48 years old)
Oldest athlete - female: Lesley Thompson-Willie (Rowing, DOB: 20 September 1959, 56 years old)
Youngest athlete - male:  Javier Acevedo (Swimming, DOB: 28 January 1998, 18 years old
Youngest athlete - female: Shallon Olsen (artistic gymnastics, DOB: 10 July 2000, 16 years old)

Sets of Siblings:

Katherine and Michelle Plouffe (Basketball) - Twins
Jacob and Graeme Saunders (Sailing)
Ashley Steacy (Rugby) and Heather Steacy (Athletics) - Sisters-in-law

Children of Olympians:

Ashton Baumann (Swimming, father Alex)
Émilie Fournel (Canoe/Kayak Sprint, father Jean)
Kennedy Goss (Swimming, father Sandy)
Nick Hoag (Volleyball, father Glenn)
Lynda Kiejko (Shooting, father Bill Hare)
Kai Langerfeld (Rowing, father York)
Amy Millar (Equestrian - Jumping, father Ian)
Mark Oldershaw (Canoe/Kayak Sprint, father Scott)
Sergio Pessoa (Judo, father Sergio)
Micha Powell (Athletics, mother Rosey Edeh, father Mike Powell)
Ben Saxton (Beach Volleyball, father Don)
Dory Yeats (Wrestling, father Doug)

Sets of Cousins:

Conlin McCabe (Rowing) and Martha McCabe (Swimming)
Ben Saxton (Beach Volleyball) and Graham Vigrass (Volleyball)

Provincial breakdown by hometown:

Alberta 31
British Columbia 68
Manitoba 8
New Brunswick 1
Nova Scotia 7
Ontario 132
Quebec 54
Saskatchewan 5
Outside of Canada 7

To view the complete list of athletes, click here.

Story and Photo from the Canadian Olympic Committee

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