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Who do you consider a traitor to Canadian sports?
Thu, November 6, 2008

With the induction of famed boxer Lennox Lewis to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the 1988 Olympic gold medallist does not consider himself any less of a Canuck after switching allegiances when he turned professional.

Lewis is not the first, and certainly not the last, to leave the country and ply their trade elsewhere.

Athletes like Brett Hull, Owen Hargraves and Greg Rusedski have forgone the maple leaf for an opportunity elsewhere, mostly out of convenience.

Which begs the question: who do you consider a traitor to Canadian sports? Have your say in our forum.

An uneasy induction



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Brett Hull for sure. I can't stand him.
Mike, 2008-11-06 16:43:19

Of course he belongs in the Hall, He won the Gold medal for Canada in Super heavyweight Boxing. Nevr done before never done since. The re was exactly 0 opportunity to fight in canada at the time he went pro. In order to achieve his dream of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world he had to return to the country he was born in. In his first pro fight he walked to the ring with two flags the Union Jack and Maple Leaf. Why is this a problem for so many Canadians?
Dave, 2008-11-06 15:33:34

Lewis was a great boxing talent, representing the United Kingdom and Great Britain. How then can he even be considered a candidate for the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame? Of course Lewis has no problem with being elected, it was always about him to begin with, right? Lewis' induction only tarnishes the Hall's reputation of legitimacy.
Ernest Reed, 2008-11-06 15:23:50

This article is dumb!!

the writer is a clown!

Lewis did what was best for him. Boxing is a sport of marketbility and cultures have a lot to do with how well a boxer does financially and let just say it would never happen here. Being from Canada would not of enabled him to secure the future he did for him and his family.

I'd of done the same thing .. Twice and not lost a wink of sleep
wayne, 2008-11-06 15:04:51

Lenox lewis dosen`t` deserve to be in that place. He never represented us after the olympics, so why do we give him this honour. Typical canadian politness. Disgusting
drew, 2008-11-06 14:46:57

Alan Eagleson

He screwed a lot of good Canadian athletes.

It's one thing to switch alliegences, but what Eagleson did was even lower. (Remember this was a time when hockey players didn't get the ridiculous salaries they do now.)
Russ, 2008-11-06 13:10:49

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