Statement by the Prime Minister on the closing of the 2022 Winter Olympics
OTTAWA (ON), February 20, 2022 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeaureleased the following statement today on the occasion of the closing of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
“From February 4 to 20215 athletes represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics and showed the world the best of what it means to be Canadian through their hard work, determination and sportsmanship. Today, we welcome them to our home and salute their accomplishments.
“As we celebrate our Olympians and their 26 medals, let us also recognize the years of training, sacrifice and perseverance it took them to get here and the many challenges they had to overcome, including the pandemic. With courage and dedication, all members of Team Canada delivered incredible performances at this year’s Games, inspiring Canadians of all ages.
“Team Canada also made history this year by being the most gender-balanced team to represent our country at the Olympic Winter Games – with a total of 106 women and 109 men.
“Today’s long track speed skater and three-time medalist Isabelle Weidemann will lead our Olympic team and wave the Canadian flag at the closing ceremony. We look forward to uniting with our athletes again for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, starting March 4.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I congratulate our Olympic athletes – along with their families, coaches and support staff – for representing from Canada spirit, resilience and determination at this year’s Games. You have made us proud.”
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