By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency
In some years, winning the National League MVP award would mean Joey Votto would be a slam-dunk to be named Canada's Athlete of The Year. Just not this year.
Other candidates include Jonathan Toews, Joannie Rochette, Sidney Crosby and Alexandre Bilodeau.
As we near the end of the year, let the arguments begin. Who are your male and female Canadian athletes of the year?
Does MVP mean Joey Votto is Canada’s Athlete of the Year?
AFter setting the track starting record at many of the World Cup bobsled runs this year, she went on to do it again with her pilot, Callie Humphries, at the Winter Olympics while winning the Gold Medal.
She then switched back to rugby, where she scored 7 tries at the World CupTournament in England last summer. This was following on her performance at the previous World Cup in 2006 where she was both the top scorer and the Most Valuable Player for that tournament.
In my opinion, her performance as an athlete is far superior to any of the other athletes mentioned; success at the world level in two sports in the same year. No one else has come close to that performance.
Clif Maclean, 2010-12-14 21:20:15