Simon Whitfield

Canadian triathlete Simon Whitfield will carry Canada's flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Simon Whitfield

07 Jul 2001: Simon Whitfield of the elite men (CAN) smiles during the Canadian National Anthem after winning the Toronto Triathlon, an International Triathlon Union World Cup event, in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/ALLSPORT

Simon Whitfield

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Simon Whitfield of Canada runs during race one of the Elite Male 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series on April 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

ITU World Triathlon Series - Race 1: Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: In this handout photo provided by the International Triathlon Union, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games gold medallist Simon Whitfield of Canada grabs his bike in the first transition during the opening round of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series on April 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by ITU via Getty Images)

Simon Whitfield

17 Sep 2000: Simon Whitfield of Canada crosses the finish line to win the Gold Medal in the Mens Triathlon during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Adam Pretty/AUS /Allsport

Simon Whitfield

17 Sep 2000: Simon Whitfield of Canada celebrates his Gold Medal victory of the Men's Triathlon at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport

Simon Whitfield

BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Silver medalist Simon Whitfield of Canada poses after the Mens Triathlon Final at the Triathlon Venue on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Simon Whitfield

BEIJING - AUGUST 19: Silver medalist Simon Whitfield of Canada poses after the Mens Triathlon Final at the Triathlon Venue on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Simon Whitfield

HAMBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 02: Simon Whitfield of Canada at the Triathlon World Championships on September 2, 2007 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Simon Whitfield

RICHMOND, CANADA - FEBRUARY 12: Simon Whitfield, Olympic gold and silver medalist in the triathlon, waves a Canadian flag during a ceremony for the one year countdown of the 2010 Olympic Games on February 12, 2009 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)