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Watch this amazing video that celebrates Canada’s Olympic team and our community heroes

Watch this amazing video that celebrates Canada’s Olympic team and our community heroes
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The Canadian Olympic Committee has released a new video as part of their brand campaign to help celebrate Canada's Olympic team and highlight their accomplishments on the road to Tokyo.

As expected, the video features plenty of athletes such as decathlete Damian Warner and basketball player Kia Nurse— but it also features some unexpected heroes: a firefighter, a teacher, a boxing coach, and so on.

The idea behind the video (titled Glory From Anywhere), was to emphasize that glory doesn’t just come from the competitive arena and that Olympic ideals can be seen in regular folks who do commendable things.

"It's kind of a thank-you to Canadians," said Marnie McBean, the Canadian team's chef de mission for Tokyo. "Athletes came home (during the COVID-19 pandemic) to be part of the bigger Team Canada, the 37 million. And this is our way of saying that, when we talk about Team Canada, we're talking about you too."

The other athletes featured are Jennifer Abel (diving); Felix Auger-Aliassime (tennis); Ellie Black (artistic gymnastics); Andre De Grasse (track and field); Annie Guglia (skateboard); Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan (beach volleyball); and Skylar Park (taekwondo).

Watch the video below. Enjoy!

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