Canada has a solid contingent of officials at the 2012 Olympic Games. Wendy Stewart, Janet Ellis, Paula Parks, Yan Huckendubler and Hari Kant are all busy in their various roles in London.
World Panel Umpire Wendy Stewart officiated Sunday’s match between Germany and the United States. She has been appointed a reserve for two matches on Thursday.
Janet Ellis is busy at the technical table as an Assistant Technical Delegate.
Yan Huckendubler is bringing live coverage of the Olympic field hockey matches as the men’s Media Officer for the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
A 2000 Olympian, Hari Kant is experiencing a different side of the Games this year as a Website Journalist for the FIH.
Judge Paula Parks has been covering two matches a day, and is thoroughly enjoying her experience.
“This is my first Olympic experience and it’s all I expected and much more!” says Parks. “It’s great to be here. One really feels quite patriotic in this atmosphere, and I am so proud to be Canadian. Waving my Canadian flag when the contingent of our athletes arrived at the Opening Ceremony will always be a very special memory for me. It’s fun being in a packed venue with knowledgeable and noisy fans!”