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George Athans Jr

George Athans, Jr, water-skier (b at Kelowna, BC 6 July 1952). Athans began competitive waterskiing at age 12, and at 15 won his first Canadian slalom title. Before his career was ended in 1975 by a knee injury, he was 10 times Canadian champion 1965-74 and set 5 Canadian records.

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George Chuvalo

Chuvalo is remembered internationally for his remarkable ability to stay with the world's highest-ranked boxers, none of whom ever knocked him off his feet. His opponents included George Foreman, Ernie Terrell, Floyd Patterson, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

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George Chuvalo (Profile)

He is 61 years old, but beneath the short, steel-grey hair reminiscent of barbed wire he could pass for 51. The bloated face and body of times past have yielded to diet and exercise. George Chuvalo, at an inch over six feet, has lost 40 lb.

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George F. Gate

George F. Gate, SWIMMING coach (born 11 December 1924 in Carlisle, England; died 17 August 2014 in Montreal, QC). In 1942 this young local swimming champion joined the British Royal Navy where he spent his free time reading about swimming techniques. Five years later, George F.

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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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George Goulding

George Henry Goulding, track and field athlete (b at Hull, Eng Nov 1885; d at Toronto 3 Feb 1966). Originally attracted to marathon racing with the Toronto Central YMCA, George Goulding began "heel-and-toe" (walk)

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George Hodgson

George Ritchie Hodgson, swimmer (b at Montréal 12 Oct 1893; d there 1 May 1983). George Hodgson was Canada's first Olympic swimming champion. He received little formal training as a swimmer but practised summers at his

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George Knudson

George Knudson, golfer (b at Winnipeg 28 June 1937; d at Toronto 24 Jan 1989). Knudson was introduced to golf as a teenager at St Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, and later moved to Toronto. Fascinated with the golf swing, he was determined to make his reliable and efficient.

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George Orton

Orton was a sports pioneer who applied a scientific approach to his training that was methodical and academic and focused on the technicalities of running. He became a prolific writer on sport and running.

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George R. Gray

George R. Gray, track and field athlete (b at Coldwater, Canada W 4 May 1865; d at Sault Ste Marie, Ont 7 Jan 1933). After high school he competed for 17 years at his specialty, putting the shot, without being defeated.

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George Seymour Lyon

Although an outstanding all-round athlete, his chief claim to fame is his gold medal victory in golf in the 1904 Olympics at St Louis. At age 38 George Lyon took up golf and between 1898 and 1914 won the Canadian Amateur title 8 times.

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George Vernot

George Vernot, (born at Montréal 27 Feb 1901; died there 22 Nov 1962). George Vernot was a swimmer and WATER POLO player who participated in the SUMMER OLYMPICS in SPEED SWIMMING in Antwerp (1920), and in Paris (1924).

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Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre (nicknamed GSP), mixed martial artist (born 19 May 1981 in Saint-Isidore, QC). Georges St-Pierre is considered one of the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He retired from the the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with a career record of 26–2. A UFC welterweight champion from 2006 to 2007 and 2008 to 2013, St-Pierre holds the record for the most title defenses in the UFC welterweight division with nine. In 2017, he defeated Michael Bisping to win the middleweight championship, making him the fourth fighter in UFC history to win titles in multiple divisions. St-Pierre was named the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year, the 2008 Black Belt Magazine MMA Fighter of the Year, the 2009 Sports Illustrated Fighter of the Year and the 2009 World MMA Awards Fighter of the Year.

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Gerald Ouellette

Gerald Ouellette, marksman (b at Windsor, Ont 14 Aug 1934; d near Leamington, Ont 25 June 1975). Gerry Ouellette was introduced to shooting during his high-school cadet training. By 1952 he was a veteran of several teams that