Adam Van Koeverden, 4-Time Olympic Medallist, To Run For Liberals In Next Federal Election

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OTTAWA – Decorated Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden says he hopes to run as a liberal candidate in the next federal election.

The four-time Olympic medallist says he’ll be seeking the party’s nomination to run in the Ontario riding of Milton.

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The seat is currently held by Conservative deputy leader and former cabinet minister Lisa Raitt.

A website laying out details of van Koeverden’s candidacy says his campaign will focus on traditional liberal values with an emphasis on youth, sport, physical education and healthy communities.

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The 36-year-old has an Olympic gold medal to his credit as well as two world championships, and was Canada’s flag-bearer at the Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing.

The federal election is slated to take place next year.

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