The world knows us as a modest, polite bunch.
But put Canadians in the Olympic Games and you'll see a deep patriotism hidden by their calm exteriors.
It was on display in full force on a bus headed to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday — in a video tweeted by Canadian tennis player Genie Bouchard:
Getting patriotic on the bus 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/LzUAvj2zsl
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) August 5, 2016
And they weren't the only Canadian Olympians showing their pride and their excitement as the Games began:
Its about to happen! pic.twitter.com/72iityVo4L
— Sophie Schmidt (@sophieschmidt13) August 5, 2016
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) August 5, 2016
— Nikola Girke (@NikGoing4Gold) August 6, 2016
— Kristina Valjas (@KristinaValjas) August 5, 2016
— BrianneTheisen-Eaton (@btheiseneaton) August 5, 2016
We're sure they're hoping to hear that Canadian anthem several more times as Team Canada aims for 19 medals in Rio.