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Canada's Emily Batty competes in the women's cross-country mountain bike event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Saturday August 11, 2012. Pendrel finished ninth.

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Canada's syncronized swim team performs at at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Friday August 10, 2012.

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Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates with teamamte Melissa Tancredi after their win over France in the women's bronze medal soccer match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Coventry, England, Thursday August 9, 2012.

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Canada's Carol Huynh (red) takes on Japan's Hitomi Obara (blue) in the women's freestyle 48 kg semifinal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Wednesday August 8, 2012. Huynh lost the match 3-1.

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Canada's Karine Sergerie (red) competes against Azerbaijan's Farida Azizova in the women's 67kg taekwondo event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Friday August 10, 2012. Sergerie won the bout to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan competes in trampoline at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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Canada's Adam van Koeverden crosses the finish line on his way to a siver medal win in the men's K1 1000 meter final at at the 2012 Summer Olympics near London, England, Wednesday August 8, 2012.

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Canada's Desiree Scott (far left) and teammate Sophie Schmidt watch as USA's women's soccer team reacts after beating Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Manchester, England, Sunday August 5, 2012.

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Canada's women's soccer team reacts after losing a heartbreaking loss to USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Manchester, England, Sunday August 5, 2012.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins gold in the 100m final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Sunday August 5, 2012.

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China's Sun Yang compete in the men's1500m freestyle at the 2012 Sumer Olympics in London, England Aug. 4, 2012.

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Britain's Edward Clancy competes in the men's omnium 4km individual pursuit at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, August 5, 2012.

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Canadian beach volleyball player Martin Reader dives for a ball against Norway's Martin Skarlund and Tarjei Spinnangr at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England Monday, July 30, 2012. Reader and his partners Joshua Binstock lost their match against Norway.

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New Zealand's Nathan Cohen, left, and Joseph Sullivan celebrate after winning the gold medal for the men's rowing double sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics Thursday August 2, 2012.

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Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan, centre, reacts to her result with teammate Karen Cockburn, right and coach David Ross during trampoline competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England Saturday, August 4, 2012. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Canada's Michelle Li and Alexandra Bruce compete against Japan's Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa in women's doubles badminton in London, England, August 1, 2012.

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Canada's Jennifer Abel competes in the 3m spring board final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Sunday August 5, 2012.

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Marianne Vos of The Netherlands, celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England Friday, July 27, 2012.

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Performers are seen during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England Friday, July 27, 2012. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Canada's Simon Whitfield leads the Canadian athletes into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England.

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The hottest ticket in town. Kevin's ticket for the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies.

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A swimmer takes practice at the aquatic centre at Olympic Park in London, England Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Media line up to enter the Olympic Park Thursday July 26, 2012.

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Crowds clog up Stratford station as they arrive at Olympic Park in London, England Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

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Double decker media shuttles leave from the main press centre in London, Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Train from Olympic Park is delayed yet again due to "signaling problems." Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Image taken using the Hipstamatic app.

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A look inside one of Kevin Van Paassen’s carry-on bags headed to the 2012 London Olympics. Image taken using the Hipstamatic app.

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