Canada’s Olympic uniforms were unveiled Wednesday, exactly three months ahead of golf’s return to the Olympic Games. Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Company worked together to outfit the team that will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Holding to the Canadian Olympic athlete tradition, the iconic red Maple Leaf is prominently featured on the uniforms, along with the Canadian Olympic Team mark.
“We are excited to partner with Hudson’s Bay in outfitting our Team Canada golfers this summer in Rio de Janeiro,” said Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada. “Golf’s return to the Olympic Games represents an exciting time for our sport both domestically in Canada and globally. With less than 100 days until the start of the golf competition, the momentum is building and there will be an incredible sense of pride to see our Team Canada golfers don the maple leaf during the 2016 Olympic Games.”
It is anticipated that Canada will send four athletes — two men and two women — to compete in Rio. Currently, that figures to be Graham DeLaet and David Hearn on the men’s side, and Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp for the women.
The field of 120 golfers — 60 men and 60 women — will be selected based on the World Golf Rankings as of July 11, 2016. SEE THE LATEST ROSTER PROJECTIONS
Canada enters the 2016 Games as the ‘defending golf champion’ following golf’s 112-year hiatus. Canadian George S. Lyon of Toronto, an honored member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, made history at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, Mo., when at the age of 46 he captured Olympic gold — the last time the sport was featured in Olympic competition.
“We are thrilled to be the official outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team and excited to dress our athletes on the field of play during a competition for the first time”, said Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay. “Hudson’s Bay is dedicated to supporting Canada’s up and coming golfers competing on the international stage and has committed to 10% of sales proceeds from the Golf Canada collection to support the national team program.”
Fans of Team Canada can support their team by purchasing Hudson’s Bay gear, including polos, T’s, jackets, pants, shorts and more at stores across Canada and online at thebay.com, with prices ranging from $29.99 – $99.99.
The golf program for the 2016 Olympic Games gets underway on August 11 with the men’s competition running August 11-14 followed by the women’s competition August 17-20.