Biography

 

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Charmaine Crooks is a highly emblematic athlete who has always combined top-level competitions with charity work.

 

For nearly 20 years she incarnated the athletic face of Canada, competing in no less than 5 Olympic Games! She won the silver medal in the Los Angeles games in 1984 in the 4x400m. She was the first Canadian woman to run 800m in under 2 minutes and won Gold medals in the Pan-American Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup in this category.

 

She had the honour of carrying the Canadian flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Atlanta games.

 

She was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission in 1996 and as a full voting Member of the IOC from 2000-2004. Charmaine is today a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Olympic Committee and has been Vice President of the World Olympians Association from 2008 to 2011.

 

In 2012 she has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her important contribution to the Canadian Olympic Movement. The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

 
Acting together with Peace and Sport

 

In 2012, Charmaine was the Master of Ceremony of the Peace and Sport International Forum in Sochi, Russia.

 

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