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Beckie Scott was Canada's first cross-country skiing medalist, a bronze. Then her Olympic story took a strange turn as the two skiers in front of her tested positive for steroids. She would eventually be awarded the silver and gold medals.

Beckie Scott was Canada's first cross-country skiing medalist, a bronze. Then her Olympic story took a strange turn as the two skiers in front of her tested positive for steroids. She would eventually be awarded the silver and gold medals.

Jon Montgomery became a celebrated Canadian when he defied great odds to win the Gold Medal in Skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – beating out his closest opponent by 7/100th of a second.

Jon Montgomery became a celebrated Canadian when he defied great odds to win the Gold Medal in Skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – beating out his closest opponent by 7/100th of a second.

Team Canada Gold in Vancouver 2010 L to R: Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette, Meaghan Mikkelson, Gillian Apps and Cherie Piper.............photo from the.Cdn Olympic Team/Hockey Canada

Team Canada Gold in Vancouver 2010 L to R: Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette, Meaghan Mikkelson, Gillian Apps and Cherie Piper.............photo from the.Cdn Olympic Team/Hockey Canada

Donovan Bailey 1996 Olympics Atlanta Gold Medal and World Record in the 100-metre dash...

Donovan Bailey 1996 Olympics Atlanta Gold Medal and World Record in the 100-metre dash...

Bruny Surin - Canadian Olympian gold medal winner

Bruny Surin - Canadian Olympian gold medal winner

Nathalie Lambert (1992 Albertville Olympic winter Games)  (CP PHOTO/COA/Ted Grant)

Nathalie Lambert (1992 Albertville Olympic winter Games) (CP PHOTO/COA/Ted Grant)

Alexander ("Alex") Baumann (born 1964) is a Canadian athlete, who won two gold medals and set two world records in swimming at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.  Born in Prague, Baumann was raised in Canada after his family moved there in 1969 following the Prague Spring. The family settled in Sudbury, Ontario, where, at the age of nine, Baumann became involved in competitive swimming, training at Laurentian University.     https://www.swimming.ca/images/News/Alex_Baumann.jpg

Alexander ("Alex") Baumann (born 1964) is a Canadian athlete, who won two gold medals and set two world records in swimming at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Born in Prague, Baumann was raised in Canada after his family moved there in 1969 following the Prague Spring. The family settled in Sudbury, Ontario, where, at the age of nine, Baumann became involved in competitive swimming, training at Laurentian University. https://www.swimming.ca/images/News/Alex_Baumann.jpg

Lizzy Yarnold on her way to gold in the skeleton at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

Lizzy Yarnold on her way to gold in the skeleton at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

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