Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nancy Greene

Olympic champion alpine skier

Born in Ottawa in 1943.

Won Canada's first gold medal in the giant slalom at the 1968 Olympic and a silver medal in the slalom in Grenoble, France. She also defended her World Cup title, winning ten races in a row.

Became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1968.

Declared Canada’s female athlete of the 20th century in 1999.

Nancy and her husband Al were instrumental in the early development of Whistler Resort and are well known for the assistance which they give to young skiers.


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