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Canada's Role in the Olympic Games Essay

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The Olympic Games are nothing like they were centuries ago, but they still hold as a time where countriees come together as one. They allow people to share laughs and show a little bit of their competitive sides. Each country competing in these games plays an important role, including Canada. In this essay, you will be informed on the history of the Olympic Games, facts about Canada and Canada’s role in this year’s Games. The Olympic Games have been around for quite a long time and were important long ago as they are today. The first Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC and were dedicated to the Olympian gods. The Games were held year after year until Emperor Theodosius banned them in 393 AD. They took place in Olympia, a western…show more content…
The country exports more forest products then any other country. Canada is known for its hockey teams and players around the world (timeforkida.com). In 2010, Canada held the Winter Olympics in Vancouver where Canada won26 medals in nine different sports. Also in 2010, this country had 71 top-eight finishes including 23 fourth- and fifth- place finishes. These 71 finishes were recorded in 13 of the 15 sports in the Olympics of 2010 (Olympic.ca). This large rural country has been participating in the Olympics for many years, supplying many gold medals and fantastic competitors. Lastly, Canada held a large role in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Starting off the Games, Hayley Wickenheiser, 2010 gold medal winning team hockey player, carried the Canadian flag in the opening ceremony (cba.ca). Canada ended the Olympics with 25 medals in all, including 10 gold ones, which put them as the country with the third most gold medals. Canada went into the Olympics with 222 contestants from various sports. One player that competed this year was Alex Bilodeau who was competing in freestyle skiing. Alex is 26 years old and was born in Montreal, Canada where he still lives today. On February 10, 2014 he won a gold medal in men’s moguls with a score of 26.31. Alex is just one of the dedicated contestants in this year’s Olympics Games (sochi2014.com). Mark McMorris, an Olympic contestant who competed in snowboarding
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