Rick Madonik wins the 2010 Sports Media Canada George Gross Award for Outstanding Photography.
From the press release put out by Sports Media Canada,
"For a professional photographer, there is nothing like being in the right spot at the right time. For Rick Madonik of the Toronto Star,he'll always remember where he was on February 28, 2010. He was at Canada Place in Vancouver capturing the Crosby goal and the ensuing celebration ledto personal recognition. His work that day makes him recipient of the 2010 Sports Media Canada George Gross Award for Outstanding Photography. "It wasthe moment of the Olympics for me and I will hold it dear for years to come," said Madonik."
Sidney Crosby Crosby and Scott Niedermayer and Team Canada celebrate after winning the Gold Medal game between Canada and USA in Men's Hockey at Canada Hockey Place . All part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games hosted by Vancouver. Canada wins 3-2 in OT
Other winners include Toronto Star Olympic Writer Randy Starkman for Outstanding Writer, Brian Williams, outstanding broadcaster, Bob Cole, Sports Media Canada's Lifetime Achievement Award.
And John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, has been named as Sports Media Canada's Sports Executive of the Year.
Toronto Star photographer have won this award twice before,
Lucas Oleniuk in 2008
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep celebrates winning a bronze medal win silver medalist Australian Sally McLellan in the 100 m hurdles at National Stadium at the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing.
Ken Faught in 2004
Austrian rider Raemmi Daemmi landed between the logs and lay stunned for a few moments during the cross country equestrian event today. Horse and rider were all right.