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Triathlon champ Whitfield to carry Canada flag

OTTAWA, Ontario — Former Olympic triathlon champion Simon Whitfield will carry Canada's flag into the opening ceremonies at the London Olympics.

The 37-year-old from Kingston, Ontario, won a gold medal for Canada at the 2000 Sydney Games where triathlon made its debut.

He also earned silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The opening ceremonies are July 27.