With the Tokyo Olympics beginning Friday morning, the over 370 Canadian athletes will be in the spotlight in their chase for gold.
Among them will be a number of athletes that have ties to Waterloo Region:
- Kitchener's Mandy Bujold - women's boxing
- Kitchener's Sarah Pavan - beach volleyball
- Kitchener's Jakub Buczek - rowing (now lives in Victoria, B.C.)
- Kitchener's Peter Disera - cycling mountain bike (now lives in Horseshoe Valley, Ont.)
- Kitchener's Shelina Zadorsky - women's soccer (now lives in London, Ont.)
- Waterloo's Hamoon Derafshipour - karate (competing for Team Refugee)
- Cambridge's Brooklyn Moors - artistic gymnastics
- Cambridge's Carling Zeeman - rowing (now lives in Victoria, B.C.)
The opening ceremony will be held in Tokyo on Friday at 7:00 a.m. ET (8:00 p.m. Tokyo time).