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Triathlete Simon Whitfield
Triathlete Simon Whitfield is wrapped in the Canadian Flag after he was named the official flag bearer for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, on Parliament Hill, Thursday July 12 2012 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Simon Whitfield

August 7, 2012

Triathlete Simon Whitfield, who was Canada's flag bearer in the opening ceremonies, has been knocked out of contention in the Olympic triathlon after a bike crash early in the race.