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Canada Fielding its A - Team at the Commonwealth Games

Canada Fielding its A - Team at the Commonwealth Games

Posted by Christian Miranda on July 22, 2014

There are still two years to go before the curtain goes up on the 2016 Summer Olympics, but many of Canada's top athletes are already on the road to Rio and this month's Commonwealth Games are a key stop.

For athletes such as decathlete Damian Warner, rugby sevens captain John Moonlight, and swimmer Ryan Cochrane, the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow mark not only the biggest event on this year's sports calendar, but another chance to gain valuable multisport experience ahead of Rio.

"Our little tag line for these Games is 'The road to Rio goes through Glasgow and Toronto (and the 2015 Pan American Games),' " said Brian MacPherson, chief executive of Commonwealth Games Canada. "This is where future Canadian sport stars are born."

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