BC Athletes Going to London 2012 Olympics

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics is tomorrow as the Games of the 30th Olympiad get underway. With Canada’s fantastic showing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, including our first gold medal on home soil, hopes are high for the summer crowd. If you would like to cheer with hometown pride, the following is a list of athletes from British Columbia who will be competing – along with their linked Twitter handles if available.

Layover in London

Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops. Competing in the shot put.
Gabe Bergen from 100 Mile House. Competing in rowing Men’s 8+.
Michael Braithwaite from Duncan. Competing in rowing Men’s 2x.
Joshua Binstock. Competing in Beach Volleyball.
Jeremiah Brown from 100 Mile House. Competing in rowing Men’s 8+.
David Calder from Victoria. Competing in rowing Men’s 2-.
Hilary Caldwell from Surrey. Competing in swimming 200m backstroke.
Ryan Cochrane from Victoria. Competing in swimming.
William Dean Kelowna, B.C. Rowing Men’s 4-.
Scott Frandsen from Kelowna. Competing in rowing Men’s 2-.
Nikola Girke from West Vancouver. Competing in sailing.
Brent Hayden from Vancouver. Competing in swimming.
Ryder Hesjedal from Victoria. Competing in cycling, road.
Rebecca Howard. Competing in Equestrian.
Carol Huynh from Hazelton. Competing in wrestling.
Teresa Gabriele from Mission. Competing in women’s basketball
Jasmin Glaesser from Coquitlam. Competing in cycling (track).
Elizabeth Gleadle Vancouver. Competing in javelin.
Inaki Gomez from Vancouver. Competing in athletics (20km race walk).
Thomas Gossland from Vancouver. Competing in swimming 4x100m freestyle relay.
Krista Guloien from Port Moody. Competing in rowing women’s 8+.
Andre Ho from Richmond. Competing in table tennis men’s singles, team
Malcolm Howard from Victoria. Competing in rowing men’s 8+ .
Anthony Jacob from Vancouver. Competing in rowing men’s 4-.
Lindsay Jennerich from Victoria. Competing in rowing lightweight women’s 2x
Geoff Kabush from Comox. Competing in cycling (mountain bike).
Savanah King from Vancouver. Competing in swimming (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle).
Karina LeBlanc from Maple Ridge. Competing in women’s soccer.
Mike Leigh from Nanaimo. Competing in sailing 470.
Hunter Lowden from North Vancouver. Competing in sailing 49er.
Darcy Marquardt from Richmond. Competing in rowing (women’s 8+).
Michael Mason from Nanoose Bay. Competing in athletics (high jump).
Riley McCormick from Victoria. Competing in diving (men’s 10m).
Brent McMahon from Victoria. Competing in men’s triathlon.
Victoria Moors from Surrey. Competing in gymnastics (artistic).
Curtis Moss from Burnaby. Competing in javelin.

Layover in London London

Tobias Ng from Vancouver. Competing in badminton (mixed doubles).
Tory Nyhaug from Coquitlam. Competing in BMX.
Patricia Obee from Victoria. Competing in rowing (lightweight Women’s 2x).
Alec Page from Victoria. Competing in swimming (400m individual medley).
Max Plaxton from Tofino. Competing in cycling (mountain bike).
Vasek Pospisil from Vancouver. Competing in tennis (men’s singles, men’s doubles).
Zachary Plavsic from Vancouver. Competing in sailing (men’s rs-x windsurfing).
Luke Ramsay from Vancouver. Competing in sailing 470.
Martin Reader. Competing in Beach Volleyball.
Justin Rodhe from Kamloops. Competing in shot put.
Brittany Rogers Coquitlam. Comepting in artistic gymnastics.
Sophie Schmidt from Abbotsford. Competing in women’s soccer.
Christine Sinclair from Burnaby. Competing in soccer.
Jessica Smith from North Vancouver. Competing in athletics (800m).
Kim Smith from Mission. Competing in women’s basketball.
Michelle Stilwell Winnipeg/Nanoose Bay. Comepting in wheelchair basketball.
Brittany Timko from Coquitlam. Competing in women’s soccer.
Tera Van Beilen training at UBC (from Ontario). Swimming.
Richard Weinberger from Victoria. Competing in swimming.
Simon Whitfield from Victoria. Competing in triathalon.
Lauren Wilkinson from North Vancouver. Competing in rowing (women’s 8+).
Michael Wilkinson from North Vancouver. Competing in rowing (men’s 4-).
Blake Worsley from Victoria. Competing in swimming (200m freestyle).

List of athletes’ Twitter accounts is courtesy of CHBC Okanagan / Global News. I have also made a list of these athletes on Twitter that you can follow. CTVOlympics also has an extensive set of Twitter lists with Olympians sorted by sport.

Some quick Canadian Olympic Team facts from the Canadian Sport Centre: Pacific:

  • 277 athletes make up the Canadian Olympic Team.
  • 40% of the athletes representing Canada in London are either born and/or train in BC.
  • 96 coaches and technical staff lead the Canadian Olympic Team in London.
  • 27% of Canadian Olympic coaches and technical staff are from BC.
  • 36 medical staff are part of the team supporting the Canadian Olympic Team.
  • 31% of Canadian Olympic medical support staff are from BC.
  • 43 Canadians are working at the London Olympics as international competition officials.
  • 19% of Canadian competition officials are from BC.
  • The Canadian Paralympic Committee will name the Canadian Paralympic Team in August.

The London 2012 Olympics will run from July 27 to August 12, 2012 and will be followed by the Paralympics August 29th to September 9th, 2012.

6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Lelainia LloydThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    That is an impressive list and it’s really cool to know which cities they are representing as well! *SO* proud of our CDN & BC Athletes!

  2. Robert W. WhiteThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 11:39am PDT

    Awesome! Thanks for this – it’s sometimes hard to relate to the Games when there are so many athletes over there, but finding a few names/faces from around here almost makes it feel like I could be over there too!

  3. tracey millerThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 5:51pm PDT

    thanks for this it’s awesome…Brent McMahon’s coach is a boy in my daughters class’ dad so we are rooting for them both

  4. TracyFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 4:38pm PDT

    What about Rebecca Howard?

  5. Katherine CaughranSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 11:03am PDT

    Don’t forget Courtenay/Comox BC’s Martin Reader @martinjreader competing in Men’s Beach Volleyball w his Partner from Richmond Hill (@joshbinner)

  6. Brenda PentonTuesday, August 7th, 2012 — 5:51am PDT

    That is quite the list. I’ve only heard of one person from NL that is at the Olympics. I’d like to see a list done up like this for every province.

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