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Former Bison Soccer Player Headed to London Olympics

June 25, 2012 3:12 PM | Sports

By Brian Schultz

Desiree Scott (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Former Manitoba Bisons soccer player Desiree Scott is among 18 Canadian players headed to the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Scott, a Winnipeg native and current Bisons coach, was nominated to the roster by the Canadian Soccer Association.

“I am completely honoured and blessed and honestly cannot stop smiling right now. Who would have ever thought this would be possible,” Scott said in a release.

It’s the first time Scott has been selected to the national Olympic squad.

Canada faces Japan on July 25 in Coventry, South Africa on July 28 in Coventry, and Sweden on July 31 in Newcastle.

Either two or three teams will advance from each group, with eight teams participating in the quarter-final phase. The quarter-final matches are on August 3, the semi-final matches are on August 6, and the final medal matches are on 9 August.