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Seven athletes with connections to Brock will represent Canada in London at the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Current students Colin Russell and Jessica Lewis, along with alumni Tonya Verbeek and Joel Dembe, will don the red and white in competition at the Games. Alumni Marty Calder, Terry Paul, Elisabeth Walker-Young and Jeff Dunbrack will be there to provide guidance to athletes as coaches and team leaders for the athletes.
“The Olympic Games are the pinnacle event of amateur sports in the world,” said Robert Hilson, Brock’s Brock’s director of Athletics. “To have these student-athletes and alumni represent Canada speaks volumes about their dedication, commitment and pursuit of excellence in sport and their everyday lives. We wish them the best of luck as they look to capture gold in London.”
The Olympics happen July 27 to Aug. 12. The Paralympics run Aug. 29 to Sept. 9.