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2013.55.9 - Video

Robert Bedard: 1 of 2: 01:52First picked up a tennis racquet at age 15, 2 years later was playing in tournaments; played hockey, baseball, basketball and handball in school, so he was not starting from scratch 03:31Why did he start tennis so late? There were few tennis courts in Sherbrook, he did not have a racquet until someone gave him one 04:14When you were a kid, who were your sports heroes? Bob Feller, in baseball, first person to throw a ball at 100 mph 04:45Entered 3 tournaments before 18, he had athletic ability but no strokes; was given a scholarship to UCLA for 6 months where he learned to play the game, learned how to go to the net; then was selected for the Davis Cup team 06:

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2013.55.15 - Video

Jean Beliveau: 00:56How did you get involved in sports?: had an ice pond behind the ice and got skates as a Christmas gift when he was 3 or 4 01:37Who were your idols? Listened to Hockey Night in Canada on the radio, remembers when Maurice Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games, he was a big influence for his way of doing things, he opened a lot of doors for other players; also looked at centermen such as Punch Imlach and Ted Kennedy 02:33Talks about his early hockey career, first years in Victoriaville as a junior, was a free agent at age 18 in 1949, went to Quebec City and played as a junior with the Quebec Citadel, for the first time got to play other big teams and scored 48 goals in 48 ga

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2013.55.22 - Video

Yvan Cournoyer: 00:43Childhood idol: Gil Tremblay because he was such an effortless skater 01:18When did you start taking hockey seriously? Started playing at age 7, played in Lachine and then for the Montreal Juniors; (01:36) "I saw that I had the speed"; loved hockey so much 02:00System when growing up: at 15 signed with Montreal, Detroit tried to sign him the next year but Montreal refused 02:27Played 5 games in '63-'64, was asked to go to the Olympics but Pollard wanted to try him out with the team 03:06"You never forget your first game"; it was against Detroit and Montreal won 7-3, scored the 7th goal, describes goal 03:34NHL training camp: Being in Montreal was scary, not too many

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2013.55.32 - Video

Bobby Hull: 01:03Talks about his 23 years in hockey; "They were the best of times, they were the worst of times" (Charles Dickens); best time of life playing in Chicago for 15 years and 8 more in Winnipeg; only regrets are not staying in Chicago for the entire career and being unable to represent Canada in 1972, denied because he was in the WHL, should have been "Team NHL" not Team Canada 03:03How would you like to be remembered? "I believe after I made a boyhood dream come true to play in the NHL in 1957, it wasn't long before I realized we were in the entertainment business and better we could entertain, the stronger our franchise would be"; he had a love affair with the fans, talks about

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2013.55.45 - Video

David Dore: 1of 2, 00:58 Childhood: had polio at age 12, it was suggested that he try figure skating to help him relearn how to walk, find coach Wallace Diestelmeyer who was willing to try, did reach the Nationals as a skater; life changing - changed outlook on things, when you realize you can do something and a lot of other things too, led to complete change in mental outlook which contributed to the rest of his life 03:33Were you scared to go on skates: talks about polio and how there were few solutions for this disease, no high tech solution, skating was really a stab in the dark but a lucky one for him 04:50Was your case well-known? No, one off, medical research not available in the 1

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2013.55.48 - Video

Bill O'Donnell: 00:48Childhood: his family - father, uncle and grandfather all raised horses, helped out with the chores, fell in love with horses, talks about various places he lived and raced until he finally came to Meadowlands, NJ 02:29Other sports: hockey until 14 or 15, played softball until 45, swimming, badminton 03:04About why he liked horses: always liked them, part of his bringing up, liked all aspects - competition, racing, grooming, raising them, great fun to be around, they can teach you - you can teach them 03:41Training: talks about weekly schedule, have the horses doing different distances and different time on different days, talks about the horse having mental fatigue a

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2013.55.49 - Video

Brian Orser: Good section with medals when he talks about motivating school children 01:00 First skates were white women's skates because they could not buy black ones in his hometown, painted them black 01:40Childhood: started off in hockey, not a good skater so his parents put him in figure skating, along with his siblings; continued both until he had to make a choice - "easy one for me" 02:44why chose figure skating: terrible at stick handling, loved figure skating so much, loved to go fast, jump, spin, it was a natural love affair, "only choice, knew from the beginning that was what I was going to do with my life" 03:34Sports idols: Donald Jackson, world champion, had come to his ska

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2013.55.75 - Video

Johnny Bower: Interview is conducted about the players he played against 00:24Maurice 'Rocket' Richard: great hockey player, great competitor, dangerous around the net, had more trouble with him scoring goals than any other player, quiet person off the ice; fire in his eyes; played his hockey hard, great competitor, great guy to have on your team 02:28After 8 years in the minors talks about his first NHL game against Montreal: Richard scored a hat trick, he tried to break my concentration, they all did but as a goalie you can't pull up, this was the pre-mask era, "You've got one head and you want to keep it" 04:52Gordie Howe: strong player, enemies on the ice and friends off it, he was qu

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2013.55.66 - Video

Mark Tewksbury: Frank discussion of sexual orientation; suitable for older classes 01:03Childhood: born in Calgary, started swimming age 4-5, entered competitive club at age 8 02:16Not a very athletic kid, to this day not that interested in sport, calls himself an anomaly; swimming was the sport I could relate to and since he was in a sport dominated community in Calgary, needed a sport to fit in 03:04Childhood idols: family members, not a huge movie or sports fan 03:34How watching the 1976 Olympics affected him: at the right age at the right time, age 8, when your country is the host families take interest in it; remembers his family watching the Opening Ceremonies, remembers watching t

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2013.55.76 - Video

Petra Burka: 1 of 2; 00:02Childhood: mother Ellen Burka was the Dutch champion, brought her and her sister to the rink, age 7, where she was coaching 00:43Taught herself how to do a double axel by watching the other athletes 01:33Did you prefer jumping over school figures: figures took a lot of time, as she progressed into the competitive end she started not liking them because they were restrictive, by the end she was winning the figures at the Worlds and began to look at them as a piece of art, something to create, almost a meditative thing, goal was to make them as beautiful as possible, jumping a natural thing for her, had to have figures match up on the jumping and then they all came

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2013.55.91 - Video

Jean-Guy Ouellet: 1 of 2; 00:15Values: to be honest with the people I had to deal with; respect of the others, mutual respect, one of the greatest values I was looking for and trying to adhere to 01:20Life lesson: sport is a good preparation for your future life because you cannot hide when you are on a playing field from mistakes, and you have a judgement right there of your performance ... You get the immediate response to whatever action you took and the result is there. You can't hide away from it ... Sport is the best endeavour because you have to train for your performance and you have to work to have results also in life. 03:25Is there anything you would do differently: made some de

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2013.55.96 - Video

Ron & Marg Southern: Both Southerns were interviewed together; the individual answering the question is indicated; Spruce Meadows is abbreviated to SM 1 of 2: 00:00Chatting with interviewer on Spruce Meadows on topics such as TV, the traffic, the city/country situation and attendance 06:34Introduction for web site 07:16, MargHow did you meet: met while in school, both played on their respective basketball teams, played many other sports 08:03, RonHow did you get involved in horses: Marg was in the first graduating class at the University of Alberta in physical education, she was interested in all sports and had a great interest in parks and recreation; Ron was a businessman; got the busi

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2013.55.118 - Video

Kathleen Heddle: 1 of 2; 00:04Childhood: youngest of 4, always active in sport, all sports, average athlete in high school, stated rowing at university and found her sport at age 18 00:52How did you get into rowing: tried out for the university volleyball team, rowing coach approached her, decided to give it a try, after a few practises felt she had a sport she could do well in 01:50What attracted you to it: it was a team sport but at the same time seated by yourself, did not interact with team mates all the time, repetitive stroke, can and have to be within yourself to be rowing same technique and rhythm, at sometime doing it as part of a team, different from other team sports, found it a

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2013.55.122 - Video

Russ Jackson: 01:28Introduction to Hall 01:56Childhood: raised in Hamilton, only one of 5 children interested in sports, played everything, in high school played baseball, football, hockey; got involved in football in high school, took over as the major sport in his life, played for McMaster University for 4 years, drafted by Ottawa, disappointed because he was a Hamilton fan and had wanted to play for them, turned out to be the best thing that ever happened because he got to play quarterback 04:08Why football over the other sports: started playing in Grade 12, wanted to play offensive end, coach told him he would be quarterback after seeing him throw the ball 05:49McMaster University: pl

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2013.55.124 - Video

Bruce Kidd: 1 of 2; 01:00Life lesson: learned to enjoy working hard, learned to plan work and performance, indirect benefit in health and well being, teaches you great lessons about what you can and can't do, wins are great but losses teach you a lot, learn to deal with failure in sport and life 03:31Skills learned: try to learn and draw lessons from losses, transfer lessons into life, picking yourself up and going on, sport is full of rewards and disappointment and part of ongoing cycle that prepares you for life; to do really well and if you don't do well bounce back, figure out how to do it better and go again; motivator for life, sport is lived lessons, learn it's never over till it's o

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2013.55.129 - Video

Lorne Loomer: 1 of 3; 00:01Talking about the UBC rowing team, part of the possibility of being the best in the world; his dad had encouraged him to get into sport, family travelled in the states when he was a child and talks about seeing baseball games with his hero Ted Williams playing; Jean Beliveau was another hero, an man understated, it's just his presence, he's there 06:02How did you get into rowing: at 18 went to UBC, from Nelson, he had never seen a rowing shell, his sister was engaged to a rower who had been on the Gold medal 1954 Commonwealth Games & Henley team, they became his heroes, they were all from small towns like him; he was invited to join the rowing club; his first int

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2013.55.133 - Video

Al Morrow: 1 of 2; 00:04Introduction to Hall 00:26Childhood: grew up with sports facilities nearby, easy to be involved in sport although not part of his family's interests, they were artists and musicians 01:46Idols: when young NHL players, watched the Junior Red Wings, also the Hamilton Tiger Cats; modern day hero is anyone who does something special in sport that takes it way beyond sports anyone who does something special in sport that takes it way beyond sport; they give back to society, they do something unique in sport, are groundbreakers, many of the athletes he has coached have done something in their lives beyond sport 02:54First time in a boat: at age 15, a friend invited him

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2013.55.146 - Video

Barbara Ann Scott 1 of 2; 02:20Childhood: father was her hero, encouraged her in all sports, talks about her first test at the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, not trying hard and being scolded, that was a good lesson; mother knit her skating clothes; also played the piano, calls it good training; completed in competitions at the club; her idol was Sonja Henie; won the Junior Canadians at age 11 and that made her a senior in competition, which meant 8 hours of training a day 05:26Natural athlete: she couldn't wait to get to the rink, the vision of Sonja was always there 05:57About the ice: it could feel soft like velvet and that was good for jumping and spinning; harder for school figures; ic