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Statement: Olympians named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

April 23, 2014

BULAU, HARVEY, HEANEY AND MANLEY NAMED TO CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement of congratulations to four Olympians named to the Sports Hall of Fame. Eight Canadian athletes and builders make up the class of 2014, including: Horst Bulau (Lake Placid 1980, Sarjevo 1984, Calgary 1988 and Albertville 1992); Pierre Harvey (Montreal 1976, Sarajevo 1984, Los Angeles 1984 and Calgary 1988); Geraldine Heaney, two-time Olympic medallist (Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002); and Elizabeth Manley, Calgary 1988 Olympic silver medallist.

“Four of our nation’s Olympic heroes were today named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Horst, Pierre, Geraldine and Elizabeth and all the other nominees on this great achievement. Their contributions to our sporting history are being rewarded once more, and with this honour, we are ensuring they will never be forgotten.” – Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee Sarah Burke, four-time Winter X-Games champion was also named to this year’s list. Burke died at the age of 29 in 2012 after a fall during a training run in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was credited for successfully lobbying the IOC for the inclusion of ski halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

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