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Beatty and Fediuk named Canadian flag-bearers for Winter Youth Olympic Games

By The Canadian Press on January 17, 2024.

Team Canada athlete Charlie Beatty poses for their official flag bearer photo ahead of the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympics on January 12, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Richard Roth/COC *MANDATORY CREDIT*

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Freestyle skier Charlie Beatty and curler Chloe Fediuk were named Canadian flag-bearers on Wednesday for the opening ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, South Korea.

Beatty, 16, and Fediuk, 17, were selected by a Canadian Olympic Committee selection committee that included chef de mission Lisa Weagle.

“Chloe and Charlie were selected as flag-bearers not only for their exceptional sporting accomplishments, but also their leadership, character and passion for sport,” Weagle said in a release.

Beatty, from Horseshoe Valley, Ont., is the reigning junior world champion in men’s ski slopestyle. Fediuk, from Edmonton, recently helped her team win silver at the world junior-B curling championships to qualify Canada for the 2024 world junior playdowns in Finland.

The opening ceremony will be held Friday at the Gangneung Oval. The Youth Olympic Games – for high-performance athletes aged 14-18 – will continue through Feb. 1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 17, 2024.

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