Although I didn’t take a week off work like I did for Vancouver 2010, I still watched a lot of Olympic action this year (and not just for the hot babes). And while Canada’s medal haul wasn’t as impressive as we had in Vancouver, there were still some great stories from this year’s Games. With many of our medal-winning athletes parading down Bay Street yesterday, I took a bit of an early lunch break in order to show my appreciation–and take a few pictures.
Toronto’s finest, leading the way…
Olympic legend Clara Hughes, who came up just short of a medal in cycling
The medal-winning dive team of Heymans and Abel (medals not included)
Diving legend Alexandre Despatie with Paralympian Benoit Huot, displaying his swimming gold
Another dynamic diving duo–Filion and Benefito
And another gold medalist–Paralympian 200M wheelchair champ Michelle Stilwell
Canada’s boxing contingent: Mary Spencer and Custio Clayton
More hardware: Canada’s gold-winning men’s wheelchair basketball team
And our golden girl, Rosie MacLennan!
Who could forget our women’s soccer team? That’s star striker Melissa Tancredi on the left. Captain Sinclair wasn’t there, but to be fair, she resides on the other side of the country…
Our swimming contingent, led by Brent Hayden, who made the trip from the West Coast…
…and Richard Weinberger, captured here in mid-cheer
Our triathlon team had a bitter, emotional Games–but we’re still proud of them, anyways. Running a triathlon is an impressive feat!
Speaking of impressive feats, Robbi Weldon won the women’s road race in Paralympic cycling
More medals–our women’s eights rowing team
Tonya Verbeek blocking out wrestling teammate Carol Huynh in this shot
Paralympic swim queen Summer Mortimer shows off her impressive medal haul (with Adam van Koeverden in the background)
Apparently, Rob Ford was proud to participate in this parade. (I didn’t know he was an Olympic athlete, either…)