Carol Anne Chenard is one of the top female referees in the world I have got to know Carol Anne as she has been the referee or the 4th official at a number of games that I have been sitting at the 4th officials desk for the last 10 years for games in the mens CSL. PDL, NASL and USL leagues.
Carol Anne refereed a number of games in the 2012 Olympic games including a game between Great Briton and Brazil before 70,584 spectators at Wembley stadium she was the referee for the final of the 2016 womens Olympic final between Germany and Sweden before 52,432 spectators at the Maracano in Rio de Janeiro.
Carol Anne was expected to referee the opening game of this years Womens Olympic games in France, today, unfortunately she has had to suddenly withdraw from the tournament as she has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
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