TORONTO (February 6, 2019) – The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame presented by RBC will be inducting the Class of 2019 in the fall. The Hall of Fame recognizes Canadian Olympians, Coaches and Builders (officials, administrators, volunteers and media) who embody the Fundamental Principles and Values of Olympism with distinction.

Nominations for inductees are now open and will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2019.

Inductees will be recognized under four categories:

  • Athlete – Canadian Olympic Team member who has actively competed and represented Canada in an Olympic Games event.
  • Team – Two or more Canadian Olympic Team athletes who competed together in a team event or team Sport.
  • Coach – An individual who achieved significant success as a coach in Olympic Sport(s)/Discipline(s).
  • Builder – An individual who contributed to the growth and development of Olympic Sport(s)/Discipline(s) and/or contributed to the growth and development of the Olympic Movement during their career. Members of the Canadian media are eligible to be inducted under the builder category.

 

Nominees in all categories must have held Canadian citizenship or Canadian residency over the course of their careers.

Since 1949, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame has inducted 429 athletes, teams, coaches, and builders in recognition of their outstanding Olympic achievements and their embodiment of the Olympic values.

Inductees will be chosen from the nominations by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. An announcement of inductees will be made at a later date.

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