Tokyo Olympics: Miranda Ayim, Nathan Hirayama named Canada’s flag-bearers for Tokyo Olympics | FULL
CA, 19 Jul 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Miranda Ayim, a three-time Olympic women’s basketball player, and men’s rugby sevens co-captain Nathan Hirayama will be Canada’s flag-bearers at the Tokyo Olympics.
Canada will send a team of 371 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics that, despite COVID-19 challenges and concerns, will be the country’s largest Olympic contingent since the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games.
Delayed a year by COVID-19 just qualifying for the Tokyo Games proved an immense challenge for many Canadian athletes with global sport brought to a standstill by the pandemic, wiping out opportunities to earn Olympic spots.
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