From the Island to Tokyo: One year out from 2020 OlympicsPosted on July 23, 2019
by Cleve Dheensaw/Times Colonist
One year from today, the best athletes in the world will march into New National Stadium for the start of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. More than 50 Island athletes are expected on the Canadian team. Statistics company Gracenote Sports predicts if the Olympics opened today, Canada would finish 13th in the overall table with 25 medals, six of them gold. Canada was third overall in the medals table of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but the Summer Games are a different beast.
Here are 20 for ’20, a sampling of some of the Island or Island-based athletes who could be competing in Tokyo one year from now: