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2013.55.1 - Video

Don Arnold: Digital video interview with Honoured Member Don Arnold, rowing. 1 of 4 - 00:33Where were you recently; tell me a little about your trip? [went to Melbourne for the golden anniversary of the '56 Olympics. Don describes going to the rowing venue at Belarat and the recreation of the Opening Ceremonies including the torchbearer, the lighting of the flame, the flag bearers and the athletes standing in the centre of the new stadium at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds 5:55Take me back 50 years -do you remember your mindset walking into the stadium? [the team was not at the Opening Ceremony, as they were competing elsewhere and had to reserve their energy. There was no TV coverage so they

Image of 2013.55.7 - Video

2013.55.7 - Video

Matt Baldwin: 1 of 2; 02:13Talks of being born and raised in Saskatchewan, one-room schoolhouse, grew up in the 1930's, played school sports until went away to high school and became involved in curling at age 14 in grade 9; the young men were away at war and the older guys got them (young students) to fill in; played at University of Saskatchewan, then switched to University in Edmonton and played intervarsity curling 5:20Everyone watched the Saturday night hockey game, people like Syl Apps, Foster Hewitt and Gordie Howe 6:11About taking curling seriously - "It creeps up on you, you don't realize that you are going to be better than anyone else"; starting winning and getting attention,

Image of 2013.55.13 - Video

2013.55.13 - Video

Chantal Petitclerc 1 of 26: 2:00Decision to go for the 5 Gold in Beijing - her coach and her team discussed doing this, she felt she would not be allowed to lose 1 of the 5 because it would be seen as a failure; they decided "to focus on every sing we needed to do, every medal was an end to my dream" 3:08This was the biggest challenge she ever faced, it was a different challenge from Athens, more difficult as everyone had watched her and was catching up 2 of 26: Her team consisted of Chantal, her coach and a sport psychologist; discussion centered on the 100m & 1500m races were the most challenging and most risky for the gold and whether they secure the medals they were sure of 3 of 26:Th

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2013.55.19 - Video

John Campbell 00:45Sports played as a child: farming community in Ontario, grandfather (Dunc) farmer and started racing harness horses in 1920's, raised own horses, father as well, John loves horses and knew from an early age that was what he wanted to do was to be around horses 01:39Influenced by his grandfather & father, taught him everything they knew about horses and these are lessons he still leans on today when racing or helping trainers, quite school in Grade 11, one of his regrets in not finishing high school 02:25"Horses are very addicting when you are around them. I just love being around them. I love training them. When I was a kid all I dreamt about was winning races." 03:07D

Image of 2013.55.23 - Video

2013.55.23 - Video

Glen Dexter: 00:21Sports as a child: sailed all his life from age 3, played volleyball, skiing, swimming 01:02Was sailing a family activity? Father took him sailing as a child, sailed on own by age 6-7, mother hated sailing, sister sails 02:04When did you start to take it seriously? Started sailing at local club at age 8, talks about first mentors Dan Harmer and David Rosscoe, age 11-12, who taught him about sailing and boats 02:30How did the team meet? Spent 5 summers teaching sailing in Nova Scotia and Andreas was the head instructor and Glen was number 2; Andreas and Sandy were good friend; Glen tried out in the trials for the 1972 Olympics, they got together after the trials and decid

Image of 2013.55.24 - Video

2013.55.24 - Video

Lori Fung: 00:42Became involved in sports, liked gymnastics and dance, saw gymnastics on TV during the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and fell in love with the sport; elementary school had a club, her teacher saw her passion and suggested rhythmic gymnastics at age 12; (02:16) "As soon as I did it I knew what I wanted to do"; she practised all the time, including on her front lawn and training sessions in the gym 04:18Elements in rhythmic gymnastics: combination of gymnastics, flexibility, tumbling, base of ballet and dance, physical demand on bodies, apparatus adds in dimension of hand-eye coordination, performing to music, element of difficulty and risk, including physical risk 06:20Training asi

Image of 2013.55.25 - Video

2013.55.25 - Video

Tom Gayford: 01:44Growing up: only child, grew up in Toronto, father owned and showed horses, about 7-8 when got his first pony, always loved it 02:24When did you start to take riding seriously? Followed his father showing horses, father taught him and gradually became competitive 04:00Where did showing take you? Started locally in Southern Ontario, then the Winter Fair, started with the equestrian team about WWII, was a lieutenant with the Governor-Generals Horse Guards 04:57Did you have ambitions to go to the Olympics? Was with the international team, went to the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki in the 3-day event, won a Bronze at the 1967 Pan Americans, Gold in 1968 in Mexico city, 1971 Gold

Image of 2013.55.29 - Video

2013.55.29 - Video

Sandy MacMIllan: 00:24Sports played as a child: not very athletic, baseball, football, at age 14 went to a school that was sports orientated, rugby, soccer, golf, skied; start of my awareness that I could be an athlete 01:37Start in sailing: sailed on a like in a small boat, his friend Andreas was a sailor, 1973 Jim Snell taught him how to sail 02:38Difference between sailing and soling: soling is a class of boat, sailing is a life sport, can do it from young age to old age, talks about the class of boat and design, 3 person boat, talks about the handicap in races but in Olympic sailing all the boats are the same 04:39Team mates Andreas and Glen: Andreas was the common ground among the 3,

Image of 2013.55.48 - Video

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

Image of 2013.55.50 - Video

2013.55.50 - Video

Jonathon Power: 00:39Why did you play squash? Dad was interested in the sport, he ran all the sports on the military base, introduced him to everything and at age 12 chose the sport he like the best; it is an individual sport, athletic, required good hand-eye coordination, better fit for him that a team sport 01:27Individual over team sport: natural for him, needed to be in control of what the outcome would be, be in charge, be the focal point, relying on team mates or anyone else was frustrating 02:26On becoming a pro: quite young when introduced to pro sport, watched the pros on the circuit, at a young age saw the opportunity and something he wanted to do, on the pro circuit could make m

Image of 2013.55.56 - Video

2013.55.56 - Video

Ken Shields: 00:30Childhood: remembers listening to Foster Hewitt on the radio, dreamt of playing for the Leafs, played hockey on outdoor rink, baseball in summer 01:09When started basketball: family moved to Haida Gwai (Queen Charlotte's), no ice for hockey, only sport they played was basketball, learned to love the game, moved at Grade 6 to Prince Rupert 02:00When did you think of playing as a career: farthest thing from my dreams, did not make the high school team at first, in Grade 12 wanted to play with the good players, one day he realized he could make the team, "One of the biggest thrills of my life to get the Prince Rupert Rainmaker uniform", in grade 13 won BC High School Champio

Image of 2013.55.72 - Video

2013.55.72 - Video

Bruce Wilson: Video one deals with his years as an athlete and video two with his years as a coach 1 of 2: 00:13Why are you one of so few people who made it from Canada? Soccer in Canada is not the Number One sport, comes in after hockey, baseball and basketball; as the games evolves there will be more inductees to the Hall; it is a world sport and is just taking a little longer to reach Canada 02:24Childhood: grew up in Vancouver and could play from August to April where rest of Canada can only play in summer; started at age 6-7 03:44When did athletics become important in your life: at age 6, went with older brother to his first soccer practice, ended up playing with his brother which fo

Image of 2013.55.107 - Video

2013.55.107 - Video

Phil Esposito: co-owner of Tampa Bay; captain of Team Canada 72; expresses strong opinions on the state of the game being played today; good discussion on the salaries earned by players 1 of 2; 01:21Childhood, hockey was a pretty important thing: "It was the only thing"; there wasn't much else, summer was baseball, fall was football but hockey was constant, including street hockey, played on open air rink, played shinny, never played organized hockey until 11 or 12; "I believe that kids between 11 and 14 learn the most about hockey and about life. The older you get you learn more and never stop learning. Those are the formative years."; "For me there was nothing I wanted to do rather than

Image of 2013.55.114 - Video

2013.55.114 - Video

Rick Hansen: good explanations on wheelchair racing in terms of tactics and the race chair 1 of 2; 00:11Introduction to Hall 00:36Childhood: outdoor hiking and fishing with family; helped to create a baseline conditioning as an athlete, sport became part of his life, infused with excitement of sport, about setting goals, having focus 01:40Sports idols: Bobby Orr, epitome of an exceptional athlete who is gifted and talented but has worked through adversity to achieve excellence and a great person 02:20Did you aspire to a life in sport: stated to focus and set goals to be on the national volleyball team and represent this country, passionate & commitment, at age 15, when accident happened

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2013.55.115 - Video

Curt Harnett: 1 of 2; 02:52Introduction to hall 03:11Childhood: true passion for hockey, huge ambitions of being a professional, in high school played football and hockey, teacher suggested cycling as a way for him to keep in shape in the summer for hockey, became Thunder Bay's first high school champion in cycling, something he found was a fantastic way to express himself 05:51Why biking: true passion, opportunity to ride a bike every day, no matter where he was or how he felt, had freedom and ability to travel around and see things that you can't see from a car or on foot, became an individual expression, an opportunity to really push and find out what the limitations were, how far he co

Image of 2013.55.119 - Video

2013.55.119 - Video

Abby Hoffman: good discussion of women in sport and athlete rights 1 of 2; 00:04Childhood: mother an active athlete, father interested in sport, brother also in sport; became interested in hockey because her brother played and the tennis courts across the street became a natural ice rink in winter; was also a competitive swimmer, eventually gravitated into running and found success through the Toronto playground programmes, at the community club and later the provincial level 01:54On the hockey escapade: the hockey issue at the end, as a 9 year old, thought it was overblown, as a young kid who wanted to play hockey she couldn't understand why there weren't opportunities for girls to play i

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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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2013.55.136 - Video

Ron Northcott: 1 of 3; 00:51Introduction to Hall 01:50Childhood: grew up in Vulcan, Alberta; played hockey and curled, started curling at about 11 or 12, got on the curling rink when hockey rink busy, played at high school bonspiels, father of a friend coached them on the finer points, got them to the high school provincials and Canadian nationals 04:18How many other young people curled: hardly any, it was a small town in winter and the only sports available were hockey and curling, there were 3 or 4 kids who hung out at the curling rink, they got a break because the caretaker let them on the ice 05:24On the 1953 team: won the Canadian high school championships, team handpicked by the coa

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2013.55.137 - Video

Anne Ottenbrite: good discussion on racing strategy 1 of 2; 01:12Introduction to Hall 02:16Childhood: had backyard pool; had a natural whip kick which helps in the breaststroke, at age 12 motivated by the 1976 Olympics and was overwhelmed by Nadia Comaneci; decided she had to find a sport where she could win a Gold medal, tried a lot of different sports and found water 03:32Always liked being in the water, tried synchronized swimming and diving, anything water related; as soon as started competitive swimming she thrived, fell madly in love with it right away 04:04Training regime: by 13 working in full complement of full practices, twice a day; talks about the regime 05:07On doing differ

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2013.55.143 - Video

Bruce Robertson: 1 of 2; 00:07Childhood: raised in Vancouver; learned to swim at family cottage at age 3; took lessons at Crescent Beach; first race at age 5, raced in sea water in a safe spit area, graduated to ocean swims by swimming 25 yards in safe area; swam 25 yd in a freestyle race for 8 and unders and won; genesis of his swimming career 02:55Other sports: tennis, baseball, soccer, rugby, racquet sports in high school 03:33Pursuit of swimming: swam at Crescent Beach from 5 to 16 every summer, got more training and competitive events; his programme was swim in the summer and other sports in the winter, no focus on any single sport until 16 04:19Did well in the swimming programmes wh