Canada names Opening Ceremony flag bearer

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Canada named Rosie MacLennan, a London 2012 trampoline gold medalist, its Opening Ceremony flag bearer on Thursday.

MacLennan, 27, is going to her third Olympics after becoming the first North American to take trampoline gold since the sport was added to the Olympic gymnastics program in 2000.

Artistic gymnasts usually sit out the Opening Ceremony as their competition starts the first weekend of the Games. But the trampoline competition isn’t until the middle weekend.

Canada’s recent Olympic flag bearers:

2014 Closing — Kaillie Humphries/Heather Moyse (Bobsled)
2014 Opening — Hayley Wickenheiser (Hockey)
2012 Closing — Christine Sinclair (Soccer)
2012 Opening — Simone Whitfield (Triathlon)
2010 Closing — Joannie Rochette (Figure Skating)
2010 Opening — Clara Hughes (Speed Skating)
2008 Closing — Karen Cockburn (Trampoline)
2008 Opening — Adam van Koeverden (Kayak)
2006 Closing — Cindy Klassen (Speed Skating)
2006 Opening — Danielle Goyette (Hockey)
2004 Closing — Adam van Koeverden (Kayak)
2004 Opening — Nicholas Gill (Judo)

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