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TORONTO – Olympic legends were inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Friday night.

The class of 2012 included: Jean-Luc Brassard (Freestyle Skiing), Daniel Igali (Wrestling), Beckie Scott (Cross Country Skiing), the 2006 women’s hockey team (Team category), the 2010 men’s hockey team (Team Category), Julie Sauvé (Coach category) and the late Sarah Burke (Builder) were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the Olympic movement in Canada. Past Canadian Olympic Committee President Michael Chambers was also awarded the Canadian Olympic Order.

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The Canadian Tenors perform Canada’s Olympic anthem “I Believe” at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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Juno Award winning muscian Stephan Moccio performs Canada’s Olympic anthem “I Believe” at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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Members of the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams are honoured on stage at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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2000 Olympic Wrestling gold medallist Daniel Igali is inducte into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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Two-time Olympic Cross Country Skiing medallist Beckie Scott speaks after her induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Olympic Freestyle Skiing gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard speaks after his induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Synchronized Swimming coach Julie Sauvé speaks after her induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Gordon Burke, father of Sarah Burke, speaks after her posthumous induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Four-time Olympic medallist Hayley Wickenheiser speaks after the 2006 women’s hockey team is inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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2010 men’s hockey team captain Scott Niedermayer speaks after the team’s induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, speaks at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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2012 Olympic Swimming medallists Brent Hayden, Ryan Cochrane and Richard Weinberger pose on the red carpet at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Winston Chow

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Guests give 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame inductee Daniel Igali a standing ovation at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Winston Chow

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Rock superstars Hedley perform their hit single “Kiss You Inside Out” at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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Past Canadian Olympic Committee President Michael Chambers is presented with the Canadian Olympic Order by Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by George Fadel

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Singer Melanie Renault performs at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Violinist Nathalie Bonin performs upside down at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Singer Marie Mai performs at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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2010 Olympic bronze medallist Joannie Rochette helps auctioneer and 2010 Olympic champion Jon Montgomery in the auction at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Members of the 2012 Olympic bronze medal winning women’s soccer team are shown during he auction at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman performs at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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Four-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden performs with Randy Bachman at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 21, 2012.
COC photo by Greg Kolz

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