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Is that Mike Wilkinson? Or Mike Wilkinson. Canada's Olympic name double-take

08/02/2012 02:08 EDT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Canada has sent 277 athletes to London and four of them are named Wilkinson. What are the odds?

There are brother and sister rowers Mike and Lauren Wilkinson of North Vancouver, swimmer Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont., and soccer player Rhian Wilkinson of Baie d'Urfe, Que.

It's all a little confusing. No wonder, Lauren says one Canadian website posted Mike's picture with her bio.

And that's just the start of it. Canada has another Mike Wilkinson, who serves as a doctor for the rowing team.

"No relations except for the two in rowing," said Dr. Wilkinson, a native of South Africa who now calls Vancouver home.

"No family, not that we know of. Maybe we better look into it and see what's going on," he added with a laugh.

For those keeping track, New Zealand also has a Hannah Wilkinson on its women's soccer team.

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