Canada's Top 100: The Greatest Athletes of All Time

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Greystone Books, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 134 pages
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Triumph, courage, determination. These elements define the one hundred outstanding athletes honoured here. These exceptional men and women have thrilled fans with the most celebrated performances, amazing accomplishments and memorable feats in Canadian sports history. This powerful and inspiring tribute is fully illustrated with superb photographs, and enhanced by stats, records, milestones, and personal recollections. Developed with a team of professional sports journalists, this 100 to 1 ranking celebrates the athletes who rose to the very top of their respective sports. Included here are gold-medal winners, world champions, and record breakers, and the very best Canadian skiers and swimmers, runners and rowers, figure skaters and speed skaters, golfers, jockeys, boxers and—of course—hockey players.

The list is as varied as the athletes themselves. Reminisce over the exploits of the phenomenal Rocket Richard, Major League Baseball MVP Larry Walker, NBA MVP Steve Nash, NHL record-holder Martin Brodeur, and world-class skier Nancy Greene. Relive the medal-winning moments of Myriam Bedard, Elvis Stojko, Gaetan Boucher and Lennox Lewis. Remember the thrilling achievements of Bobby Orr, Sandra Post, Caroline Brunet, Barbara Ann Scott, Lionel Conacher, Percy Williams and 85 more.

Who’s number one? Which athletes rank in the top ten? Sports fans love a good argument, and this book is sure to spark debate, discussion and national pride, while acknowledging the joy, athleticism, strength, and diversity of Canadian sports heroes.

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