First Canadian Olympic Team
Friday, 12 February 2010
This is the only known picture of the first Canadian Olympic team:
[In 1908], for the first time, the Canadian Olympic team was named based on results from Olympic Trials and were primarily funded by the government. All team members proudly wore the maple leaf. This was the first time that the Olympic Motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) was used. [The following year], the Canadian Olympic Committee was formed from the Central Olympic Committee to select Olympic teams and secure finances for travel to the Olympic Games. The Canadian Olympic Committee was a part of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada.
It is now 2010. The 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will begin shortly.
GO, CANADA, GO!