November 4, 2009
The Canadian Olympic Committee and Vancouver Olympic Organizing
Committee have released the names of former Olympians and 2010 hopefuls
who will be participating in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay across
Canada. Among the names are some familiar faces to the field hockey
community including a three-time Olympian, a pair of two-time
Olympians, and five other individuals who have represented the national
men’s or women’s field hockey team at previous Olympic Games:
Sharon Creelman represented Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988
Bindi Kullar competed in both the 2000 Games in Sydney and 2008 Beijing
Another two-time Olympian, Sharon Speers, participated in the 1984 Los
Deb Whitten played with the national women’s team at the 1992 Barcelona
Games and will carry the torch on 5 February through Whistler Olympic
Park in British Columbia.
Peter Motzek participated for Team Canada the only time this country
Joel Brough, an Olympian with the 1992 team in Barcelona, will carry the torch on 1 December in Chicoutimi, Quebec.
Elizabeth Czenczek represented Canada at the 1988 Seoul Games. She
Anthony Wright competed with the men’s team at last summer’s Olympic
Games in Beijing. He will carry the torch through North Vancouver on 10 February, two days before the start of the Games.
The Olympic torch relay began on October 30th in Victoria, British Columbia. The flame will travel 45,000 kilometres across Canada visiting over 1000 communities in all thirteen provinces and terrirories.
Visit www.Vancouver2010.com to follow the torch relay.
Photos top to bottom: Joel Brough, courtesy Ted Grant, Deb Whitten,