Our Century in Sport

Book - 2002
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This impressive full-colour anthology celebrates the most exciting and memorable moments in Canadian sport in the 20th century.

Sport has always been an integral thread of Canada's social fabric, and virtually every popular sport is profiled in this massive book. Sprinter Percy Williams' sweep of the 1928 Olympics; Rocket Richard scoring 50 goals in 50 games; Lorie Kane's golf victories; Marilyn Bell's grueling first-ever crossing of Lake Ontario in 1954; Paul Henderson's electrifying winning goal in the 1972 Canada-Russia games; Terry Fox's inspiring cross-country Marathon of Hope; the Blue Jays' two consecutive World Series wins - all these great stories, and hundreds more are gathered in this timeless, full-colour book.

Many of the early accounts are culled from Maclean's and other magazines and newspaper articles of the time, imparting a unique immediacy and flavour to the text.

In addition to the unparalleled amount of historical content, Canada Our Century in Sport contains articles and commentary by some of Canada's top athletes of the century: Ken Read, Mark Tewksbury, Hayley Wickenheiser, Ron Ellis, Brian Orser, and more. As well as the extensive content from Maclean's archives, and other contributors include the Canadian Special Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, and le Pantheon de Sport de Quebec.

This book celebrates all aspects of sport - not just the victories. Many of the sports moments are memorable because of what they reveal about the character of the participants, or the passion of the moment.

The sporting moments profiled in Canada Our Century in Sport come from track and field, swimming, horseracing, curling, golf, hockey, skating, skiing, baseball, basketball, football, and so many more.

Publisher: Markham, ON : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2002
ISBN: 9781550416367
Branch Call Number: 796.09710904 CAN 4565 2
Additional Contributors: Best, Dave
Alternative Title: The Boston Marathon : Canadian Champions
Equality on ice : women hockey players win a world profile / D'Arcy Jenish
The MacTier Cup
Figure skating champions
Winning gold in Seoul / Michelle Cameron
The Canada Cup
Team Canada : greatest show on ice / Hal Quinn
The Vanier Cup
The Stanley Cup Champions, 1900-2000
A century of Stanley Cups
The Grey Cup Champions, 1909-2000
A century of Grey Cups
Mike Weir and the reign in Spain
Lori Kane, from PEI
Queen's Plate Winners, 1900-2000
Simon Whitfield : Canada's golden triathlete / Hans Posthuma
Ross Rebagliati : first-ever Olympic snowboard champion
The Canadian king : Jacques Villeneuve seizes formula one's throne / Barry Came
Canada's Triple Crown
Kathleen Heddle and Marnie McBean : Canada's most decorated Olympians / Henrietta Veerman
Donovan Bailey : Olympic gold medallist / Henrietta Veerman
Myriam Bédard : Canada's biathlon queen / Hans Posthuma
Kerrin Lee-Gartner and Kate Pace : Queens of the slopes / Henrietta Veerman
The Kurt and Elvis show / Henrietta Veerman
Lennox Lewis wins one for Canada / Bill Humber
Ian Miller and Big Ben jump into history / Henrietta Veerman
Vicki Keith's 1988 summer holidays
Sylvie Bernier's big gump / Claude Parent
Bauman, Davis and Ottenbrite lead the way / Henrietta Veerman
Alwyn Morris and Hugh Fisher
Gaétan Boucher wins double gold / Hans Posthuma
Steve Podborski : king of the mountains / Henrietta Veerman
Villeneuve triumphs at Monaco North / Michael McHough
Graham Smith swims to commonwealth glory / Henrietta Veerman
Tony Gabriel and "the Catch"
Cindy Nicholas : first woman to cross the Channel twice
Karen magnussen : world champion / Jim Kearney
One perfect shot : George Knudson / adapted from Hal Quinn
Davey Keon and the 1967 Leafs / Christna Keon-Sirsly
Hungerford and Jackson / Hans Posthuma
1964 Bobsleigh Team wins Olympic gold / Pat MacAdam
Northern Dancer / Henrietta Veerman
Donald Jackson : the first triple lutz and a world championship / Donald Jackson
Anne Heggtveit wins Olympic gold with a record margin / Henrietta Veerman
How Marilyn [Bell] swam the lake / June Callwood
Figure Skater Barbara Ann Scott has her personal priorities / Pat MacAdam
The greatest horse I ever rode [Count Fleet] / Johnny Longden
Bluenose : first lady of the sea / Pat MacAdam
Francis "Frank" Amyot
Duncan McNaughton / Jim Kearney
How Percy Williams swept the Olympic sprints / Ray Gardner
Johnny Miles : marathon man / Pat MacAdam
George Hodgson : Canada's best swimmer ever? / Henrietta Veerman
Walter Knox
Bobby Kerr
Tommy Burns : Canada's heavyweight champ / Pat MacAdam
Lou Scholes
Etienne Desmarteau / Bill Humber
The unknown Olympian : George Orton / Tom Boreskie
Caroline Brunet : victories and disappointments / Claude Parent
Tragedy in the fast lane : family, friends mourn Greg Moore / James Deacon
Silken Laumann / Henrietta Veerman
Alan Eagleson : the rise and fall of the eagle
Unsinkable Sylvie / Chris Wood
The Memorial Cup
An untimely end : Victor Davis' controversial life and death / Barbara Wickens
The Dublin Inquiry
The steroid scandal : testimony about Ben Johnson / Ric Dolphin
Elizabeth Manley : surprises, smiles and silver / Henrietta Veerman
Indelible memories / Brian Orser
Alex Steida leads the Tour de France
Steve Bauer puts Canadian cyclists on the map / Hans Posthuma
Marcel Jobin : the fool in pyjamas / Claude Parent
Diane Jones Konishowski / Hans Posthuma
Debbie Brill / Jim Kearney
Gilles Villeneuve, from Bertierville, Quebec
Bobby Orr : a farewell to greatness / Robert Miller
Toller Cranston / Henrietta Veerman
Greg Joy : Canada's jump for Joy
Nancy Garapick and Cheryl Gibson : medals and question marks / Ted Reynolds
Bruce Robertson and Leslie Cliff : pride of the Vancouver Dolphins / Ted Reynolds
Elaine Tanner : Canada's Mighty Mouse / Ted Reynolds
How Chuvalo won by losing / John Rosbertson
Harry Jerome / Jim Kearney
Crothers and Kidd / Henrietta Veerman
Bob Hayward and Miss Supertest III / Hans Posthuma
Yvon Durelle and the greatest light-heavyweight title fight ever / Pat MacAdam
Lucy Wheeler wins Canada's first Alpine Skiing Championship / Henrietta Veerman
Mary Stewart : Canada's swimming star / Ted Reynolds
Jackie Robinson : all the months in Canada were like that / Bill Humber
Phil Edwards / Bill Humber
George Young, yesterday's hero / Robert Thomas Allen
Sam Longford, the "Boston Tar Baby" / Pat MacAdam
The rise and fall of Tom Longboat / Fergus Cronin
The agony and the ecstacy of Terry Fox / Warren Gerard
Doug Flutie : an American made for a Canadian game
The men of the NIne Thirteen / Bill Humber
Lucky Lindros / Bruce Wallace
Larry Walker : baseball superstar / Bill Humber
Eric Bédard : the present and future of short track speed skating / Claude Parent
Canada introduces short track speed skating to the world / Hans Posthuma
Niatross : the once in a lifetime horse / Henrietta Veerman
High jumper Arnie Boldt : 1.96 metres on one leg / Eric Morse
Russ Jackson, Quarterback
The 1962 Fog Bowl
Marlene Stewart-Streit : from caddie to Canadian champion / Henrietta Veerman
Ada Mackenzie : first lady of Canadian golf / Henrietta Veerman
Breaking a barrier : Mary Baker joins the managing ranks / Bill Humber
The best defence : Doug Harvey / Barbara Wickens
Hero of the Montreal Forum : Maurice "Rocket" Richard
1950 Mud Bowl
James Naismith, 1861-1939
Noel MacDonald / Hans Posthuma
Canada at the Olympics, 1928 / Alexandrine Gibb
New Westminster Salmonbellies / Fred Hume
Edouard "Newsy" Lalonde
The incredible journey : Dawson City's 1905 Stanley Cup Challenge / Bill Humber
1900s hockey : a woman's game / Bill Humber
Mickey MacIntyre : not a champion, but ... / Pat MacAdam
Our game : Canadians celebrate 100 years of the Stanley Cup and their deep-seated love of hockey / Bob Levin
The men of the Nine-Thirteen / Bill Humber
Fanny Rosenfeld : Canada's female athlete of the first half century / Henrietta Veerman
Lionel Conacher : Canada's athlete of the first half century / Henrietta Veerman
The Great One / James Deacon
Nancy Greene, Olympic Champion / Jim Kearney
Canada's athletes of the century : Wayne Gretzky and Nancy Greene
The Edmonton Oilers : the last Canadian dynasty?
The "little giant" in the black cap : Aurèle Joliat / Claude Parent
Equestrian Team brings home gold as the 1968 games close / Henrietta Veerman
Our century in sport


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