One of BP’s fave athletes, Canadian women’s soccer star Christine Sinclair, has been named Canada’s flag-bearer for this year’s Pan-Am Games. It’s a great honour that reflects Sinclair’s position as one of the best soccer players in the world.
Sinclair will lead the entire Canadian delegation in next Friday’s opening ceremonies in Guadalajara – and hopes to lead her team to a better result than in last summer’s World Cup. There, Canada – ranked 6th going into the tournament – failed to win a game and was sent packing after the group stage. Coach Carolina Morace resigned afterward, and the Canadian women came home to lick their wounds.
But, says Sinclair, the buildup to next summer’s Olympics starts now. “This is very important for us, because this is our last chance to get things right before the Olympics and Olympic qualifying. And with the new head coach, we don’t have too much time to get on the same page. This is what these Pan Ams will be used for.”