Nearly Half Of All Canadian Athletes Heading To The Tokyo Olympics Are From Ontario

There are 171 athletes from the province.

Toronto Staff Writer
Nearly Half Of Tokyo Olympics Canadian Athletes Are From Ontario

The full list of Team Canada athletes set to participate in the Tokyo Olympics was unveiled and many are from Ontario.

A total of 371 Canadian athletes will compete in the upcoming global event, marking the largest group to go to the Olympic Games since 1984.

Out of the over 300 participating athletes, 171 are from Ontario, making it the only province to hit triple-digits.

British Columbia comes in second with 95 athletes calling the province their hometown.

"This is a very special moment for these 371 athletes, who have faced some of the most challenging circumstances over the past 16 months to be named to Team Canada's Tokyo 2020 delegation," Eric Myles, Canadian Olympic Committee chief sport officer.

"The fact that we have the largest Canadian team at a Summer Olympics in over 35 years speaks volumes to the focus and resilience of Canadian athletes and the sport community," he added.

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