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Toronto Star: Team Canada’s top doctor will apply Olympic lessons to Pan Am Games

From the article:

The London Olympics were Dr. Julia Alleyne’s fifth Games and a test run for her job as top doctor at the 2015 Pan Am Games.

When Dr. Julia Alleyne marched into London’s Olympic Stadium, she looked up at the rows of seats, overwhelmed at being at one of the world’s largest sporting events.

A few minutes earlier, she had been in the midst of some of Canada’s best coaches and athletes, participating in a spontaneous rendition of the national anthem.

“I think that probably gathered us all together emotionally,” she recalls.

London was Alleyne’s fifth Olympic Games, but her first as the Canadian team’s chief medical officer, a job that allowed her to march in the opening ceremony in the back row of Team Canada.

The London Games were also a test run for her next job — serving as chief medical officer for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, her hometown.

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