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Bruny Surin named Group Canada’s Chef de Mission for Paris 2024

On Friday, four-time Olympic sprinter and Canadian 100m document holder Bruny Surin was named Group Canada’s  chef de mission for the 2024 Olympic Video games to be held in Paris.

Surin was appointed to the function by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) in Montreal. He was chosen for the place primarily based on his accomplishments as an athlete, philanthropist, motivational speaker and function mannequin for youthful athletes.

Being Canada’s chef de mission has been a longtime purpose for Surin since retiring from competitors 20 years in the past. “After I acquired the decision from the COC and the board, I jumped into the air–it’s a dream come true,” Surin mentioned in a press launch.

Each nationwide staff on the Olympic Video games has a chef de mission, whose function is to take accountability for the welfare of the staff, with an important part being the efficiency of the athletes.

In 1996, Surin ran the third leg in Canada’s 4x100m staff that gained gold in Atlanta. Over his decades-long profession, he reached the rostrum at a number of world championships as a member of Canada’s relay groups and was twice topped world indoor champion within the 60m (in 1993 and 1995). He nonetheless shares the Canadian 100m document of 9.84 seconds together with his 4x100m relay teammate Donovan Bailey.

After retiring from monitor and discipline, Surin was impressed to provide again to his neighborhood, creating the Bruny Surin Basis, which raises cash yearly to assist athletes in Quebec, and conducts consciousness and schooling campaigns to advertise energetic and wholesome existence for younger college students. 

Surin was beforehand the chef de mission with Group Canada for the 2018 Youth Olympic Video games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2021, he was named to the Order of Canada, which acknowledges those that have made particular contributions to our nation.

Surin succeeds rower Marnie McBean, who was Canada’s chef de mission on the Tokyo Video games in 2021. 



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