Mr. Speaker, the Sydney Games are in full swing and the Canadian delegation has already made its presence felt.
We have seen the magnificent win by Simon Whitfield, the first-ever gold medal winner in the men's triathlon, and the performance of swimmer Curtis Myden, who won the bronze in the 400 metre individual medley.
The young people on our delegation have sacrificed years out of their lives to earn the honour of representing Canada in this landmark event.
We wish them the best of luck and thank them for all of the efforts and sacrifices that have brought them so far.
Thanks are also owing to those who have been behind them throughout their careers—their coaches, their parents, and their friends. Their contribution also deserves recognition.
Good luck to all our wonderful Canadian athletes. We are anxiously awaiting their return home.