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09-22-2010, 09:00 AM #1
Ethnic Indian is Canada's flag bearer for CWGCanada's men's field hockey captain of Indian origin, Ken Pereira, has been named Team Canada Flag Bearer for the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi .
The announcement was made during CBC Television's Sports Day in Canada broadcast from Kingston , Ontario.
Pereira's international sporting career is truly remarkable.
Over 16 years as a member of Canada's national field hockey team, he has earned more than 300 caps, achieving that milestone at this year's Field Hockey World Cup. He is widely considered one of the best midfielders in the game and plays professionally in Holland in the world's top league.
"Ken Pereira is an inspired choice as Flag Bearer for so many reasons," according to Team Canada Chef de Mission, Martha Deacon.
"Think about what he's accomplished � three previous Commonwealth Games, two Olympic Games , four Pan Am Games, and two World Cups. He's highly respected both on and off the pitch and his leadership qualities are unquestioned. We're so proud that Ken will be carrying the Canadian flag into the Opening Ceremonies in Delhi on October 3rd."
Born in Toronto of Indian parents, Pereira is the first team sport athlete to be named as Canadian Flag Bearer for a Commonwealth Games...being a human...
09-22-2010, 09:34 AM #2
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indians proud to be indiansorry dude .... Hash
09-22-2010, 09:47 AM #3