TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee
congratulates all of this year's inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of
Fame. The COC is proud to note that two of these sport legends have
competed for Canada at an Olympic Games.
As an athlete, Richard Pound was a double Olympic swimming finalist at
the 1960 Olympic Games, and captured four medals (one gold, two silver,
one bronze) at the 1962 Commonwealth Games. In his distinguished career
as an administrator, Pound was a two-time vice-president of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was responsible for all
Olympic television negotiations, marketing and sponsorships, up to and
including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has been a COC
executive member since 1968 and its secretary general for eight years
before serving as COC president from 1977 to 1982. He was also founding
president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), created in 1999 to
coordinate the fight against doping in sport.
Raymond Bourque played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League with the
Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche. The 1998 Olympian is the all-time
points leader for NHL defencemen and has the most assists and the most
points in Boston Bruins history. Bourque won the Stanley Cup in 2001
with the Colorado Avalanche, before retiring that summer. He was
inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.
Lauren Woolstencroft is a 10-time Paralympic medallist in the sport of
Alpine Skiing, winning five gold medals at the Vancouver 2010
Lui Passaglia played 25 seasons with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian
Football League, setting career CFL records for seasons played, points,
converts and field goals. He was inducted into the Canadian Football
Hall of Fame in 2004.
Andrea Neil becomes the first women's soccer player inducted into
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Beil is a two-time W-League champion and
a former national team member and current assistant coach for the
women's national team.
Peter Reid is a three-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion, winning in
1998, 2000 and 2003. He also finished second three more times, in 1999,
2002 and 2004.
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