One of the neat things about Greene-Raine is that four decades after her glory days, she has not only kept in touch with what’s going on in Canada sport, she is passionate about it.
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Nancy Greene-Raine certainly has the bling to back her up.
A Canadian skier succeeds on the slopes and they can expect a congratulatory card from the 1968 Olympic ski champion. If someone’s struggling, it’s not unheard of at all for her to send a message of support and offer a bit of advice.
Another great thing about Greene-Raine is that she has a super keen B.S. detector and she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
That B.S. detector tells her the International Olympic Committee is full of it when they say their reasoning for keeping the women’s ski jumpers out of the 2010 Games is that they’re not ready for prime time because they don’t have enough athletes competing.
As now Senator Greene-Raine noted this week, women’s ski jump has 150 active athletes and that is “far more international competitors than in at least three other sports that were recently accepted into the Olympics.”
A two-time National Newspaper Award winner, Randy Starkman covered Team Canada at the Olympic Games since 1984 in Sarajevo. His passion for his work comes across on this blog. Randy passed away on April 16th, 2012.
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