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Simpson Re-emerges

He declined to testify in his own defence, and for months he dodged the media, first committing to - and then sidestepping - scheduled interviews like a running back avoiding tackles. Last week, O. J. Simpson finally sat down for a live TV interview.

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George Gibson

George Gibson, "Mooney," baseball player (b at London, Ont 22 July 1880; d there 25 Jan 1967). Gibson signed a pro contract in 1903 and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates 2 years later. He had a strong throwing arm and led National League catchers in fielding percentage several times.

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Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby (Sid the Kid), ONS, hockey player (born 7 August 1987 in Cole Harbour, NS). Crosby is a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and a two-time Olympic gold medallist with Canada’s men’s hockey team. He has won the Art Ross Trophy (2007, 2014), the Hart Trophy (2007, 2014), the Ted Lindsay Award (2007, 2013, 2014), the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (2010, 2017), and the Conn Smythe Trophy (2016, 2017). Crosby has also received the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete of the year (2007, 2009) and the Lionel Conacher Award as Canada’s male athlete of the year (2007, 2009, 2010).

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Karen Cockburn

Cockburn became involved in sports as a diver when she was a child; she used the trampoline as a training tool for her diving practice. After trying artistic gymnastics, she switched to competitive trampolining at age 11.

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Nicolas Fontaine

Nicolas Fontaine, freestyle skier - aerials (b at Magog, Qué 5 October 1970) As a pupil of former Canadian aerialist Jean-Marc Rozon, he won his first-ever World Cup medal (silver) as a member of Canada's national development team.

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William Arnold Durnan

William Arnold Durnan, hockey player (b at Toronto 22 Jan 1915; d there 31 Oct 1972). He was the greatest goaltender of his day. Tall but quick, he had a rare ability to catch and block shots with either hand. He joined MONTREAL

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Ken Dryden

 His record over eight NHL seasons to his retirement in 1978-79 (he sat out 1973-74 in a contract dispute) was the most consistent of any modern goalie. He recorded a 2.24 goals-against average and 46 shutouts in regular season play and a 2.40 average and 10 shutouts in 112 playoff games.

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Hugh Fisher

Hugh Fisher, canoeist (b in New Zealand 1 Oct 1955). He finished first in the K-2 500 m and K-4 500 m events at the 1976 national championships and was 1979 and 1980 outrigger world champion. He missed the 1981 season

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Walter Ewing

Walter Hamilton Ewing, trapshooter (born 11 February 1878 in Montréal, QC; died 25 June 1945 in Montréal). Ewing won the gold medal in individual trap shooting at the 1908 Olympic Games in London, England.

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Sam Etcheverry

Sam Etcheverry, football player (born 20 May 1930 in Carlsbad, New Mexico; died 29 August 2009 in Montréal, QC). Etcheverry turned professional with the Montreal Alouettes in 1952, and later earned his nickname of "The Rifle" as a quarterback.

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Robert Daniel Emslie

Robert Daniel Emslie, baseball player (b at Guelph, Canada W 27 Jan 1859; d at St Thomas, Ont 26 Apr 1943). Emslie played baseball in Ontario and Kansas before a brief major-league pitching career in which he won 32 games for Baltimore in 1884.

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Duff Gibson

Duff Gibson, skeleton racer (b at Vaughan, Ont, 11 Aug 1966). Duff Gibson is Canada's first Olympic gold medallist in skeleton and, 39 years old at the time of his win, he currently holds the record for being the oldest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history.

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Phyllis Dewar

Phyllis Dewar, swimmer (b at Moose Jaw, Sask 5 Mar 1916; d at Toronto 8 Apr 1961). Spurred from age 4 by a strong competitive instinct, Dewar was the best swimmer on the prairies by age 17.

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Marcel Dionne

Marcel Elphage Dionne, hockey player (b at Drummondville, Que 3 Aug 1951). After an eventful career as a junior at St Catharines in which he was twice the top scorer in the OHL, he was first choice of the Detroit Red Wings in the amateur draft of 1971.

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Babe Dye

Cecil Henry Dye, "Babe," hockey player (b at Hamilton, Ont 13 May 1898; d 2 Jan 1962). His learning the skills of hockey from his mother on a backyard rink in Toronto became part of hockey lore.

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Jim Day

James Day, equestrian (born 7 July 1946 in Thornhill, ON). A specialist in show jumping, Day was a member - with James Elder and Thomas Gayford - of the gold-medal Canadian team at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

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Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan, golfer (b at Kitchener, Ont 28 Oct 1938). One of Canada's finest amateur golfers, Cowan learned his craft under teaching professional Lloyd Tucker in Kitchener. He represented Canada in many international competitions, including the World Amateur and Commonwealth team matches.

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Toller Cranston

Toller Cranston, CM, figure skater, painter, author (born 20 April 1949 in Hamilton, ON; died 23 January 2015  in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico). A creative and controversial skater and artist, Cranston was widely known for his unique free-skating style. Although never a world champion, he gained more attention in the early 1970s than many who did win gold medals. With his highly individualistic approach, he is credited with opening men’s figure skating to a more artistic style of bodily movement.

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