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WOMEN'S OLYMPIC HISTORY
Silken Laumann

Silken Laumann: A golden bronze
Silken Laumann won three Olympic medals during her rowing career: one silver and two bronze. She was a world champion and was widely considered the best single rower of her time, but bad luck prevented her from parlaying that into an Olympic gold.

The Matchless Six
It took until 1928 for women to compete in track and field events at the Olympics. And at the 1928 Amsterdam Games, the Canadian women's track and field team was the equal of any other, winning two gold, one silver and one bronze.
Elaine Tanner
Athletes In History: Elaine Tanner
To this day, Elaine Tanner remains one of the greatest swimmers in Canadian history. - July 6, 2004
Lynn Williams
Great Canadian Olympians
Although best known for her bronze medal at the 84 Games, Williams singles out her third-place finish at the 1989 world cross-country championships in Norway as her best-ever performance. - June 30, 2004
Struggle for Canadian Sport
Velma Springstead
In 1932, Alexandrine Gibb and the Women's Amateur Athletic Federation (WAAF) created an award to honour the best Canadian female athlete each year. They named it after Velma Springstead, linking her with the highest levels of athletic achievement ever since. - Summer 1995
Ethel Catherwood
Ethel Catherwood
The Women's Olympic Games: Important Breakthrough Obscured By Time
The Women's Olympic Games have long been forgotten, but during the 1920s and 1930s they were an important, international focal point for feminist efforts to improve women's sporting opportunities. - Spring 1994
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Leslie Cliff
Women Olympians from 1928- 2000
We have pulled some great moments from the annals of Canadian sport, each highlighting the achievements of women at the Olympic Games.
 

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