As the RIO 2016 Olympics come to a close, it is a time to reflect on the courage, competitive spirit and achievements of our Canadian Olympic athletes. These Games have been special in new and unpredictable ways as our female athletes have surpassed our expectations and taken home 78% of the Canadian medal haul. Canadian women have graced the podium in traditional sports like swimming and rowing and then broke new ground in sports such as rugby and mountain biking.
As a former 5-time Olympic doctor to the Canadian team, I was thrilled to see our athletes uniforms included the elegant and unique sparkle ball earrings in Canada red designed and donated by Hillberg and Berk. The sparkle ball is more than jewellery, it is the finishing touch on our athletes and that recognizes the contributions of our women, our athletes, our pride! I cannot wait to wear my own sparkle ball earrings as reminder to all that Canadian women have achieved in sport. #GirlPower!