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TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee released the following statement regarding the passing of Shirley Firth Larsson, four-time Canadian Olympian (Cross-Country Skiing at Sapporo 1972, Innsbruck 1976, Lake Placid 1980, and Sarajevo 1984), following a year and a half battle with cancer.

“Olympian Shirley Firth Larsson lived an inspiring life, filled to the brim with accomplishments the likes of which many athletes can only dream. As a 29-time National Champion and four-time member of the Canadian Olympic Team, she proudly represented Canada and the North, serving as a shining example of excellence to Aboriginal women everywhere. Her contribution to sport and to Canada will not be forgotten. On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Committee, I offer my heartfelt condolences to her husband, her three daughters, her sister and fellow Olympian, and to the rest of her family and friends during this difficult time.”

-Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

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