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Athletes return Tuesday

Members of Canada's Olympic team — including closing ceremony flag-bearer Penny Oleksiak — will be back on home turf bright and early Tuesday morning.

A second round of athletes will be arriving early Wednesday morning.

The returning athletes will arrive to Toronto's Pearson Airport at about 5:30 a.m. on both days.

Most of the buzz surrounds 16-year-old Oleksiak, who the Canadian Olympic Committee says is the country's youngest ever gold medal winner at the Olympic Games.

In her east-end Toronto neighbourhood of the Beach, residents are planning a celebration for her return, tentatively planned for Aug. 28.

Johanna Carlo, a board member of the Beach Village Business Improvement Area, says the group has applied for a permit to hold a big party for Oleksiak and other athletes who have lived in the neighbourhood.

Carlo says they're planning on having live music, and she's hoping people will bring home-made signs and wear red and white.



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Rio 2016 Medal Count
CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1United States463738121
2China26182670
3Great Britain27231767
4Russia19181956
5Germany17101542
6France10181442
7Japan1282141
8Australia8111029
9Italy812828
10Canada431522


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