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Old 09-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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not sure how jeff's olympic example can be defended....

you're wearing a canadian flag. you're representing canada. if you go in with an attitude like that, why are you representing canada at the olympics?
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Just one day after being named Canada's Olympic flag-bearer, judoka Nicolas Gill has been thrust into the political spotlight.

Tuesday's Toronto Sun has Gill splashed across the the front page, with the headline, "Our Olympic Flag Bearer Voted for Quebec Separatism." The Sun reported Tuesday that Gill told the newspaper in 1995 that he voted for Quebec sovereignty and feels "more like a Quebecer than I do a Canadian."

Gill, 32, will be competing in his fourth Olympics. The Montreal native is a two-time judo medallist at the Games, winning a bronze in 1992 and a silver in 2000. He has also earned three medals at the world championships.

Gill is one of 266 Canadian athletes going to Athens - 134 women and 132 men, plus 77 coaches. Canada sent 311 athletes to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Sport organizations submitted nominees for flag-bearer last month. The final say came down to a vote by a five-member committee of Canadian chef de mission Dave Bedford, assistant chef Natalie Lambert, two athlete representatives and one coaching representative.
Flag-bearer Gill labeled as separatist
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