February 9, 2006
SUN Prediction: Gold Medal

Beckie Scott has the rare distinction of being the only athlete in history to have won gold, silver and bronze medals all in the same event at the same Olympic Games.

Confused?

Scott wasn't when she crossed the finish line in the 15-kilometre pursuit at the Salt Lake Olympics in third place, becoming the first Canadian to ever win a medal in cross country skiiing. But it wasn't the medal she wanted and it wasn't the medal she deserved.

First, Scott announced to anyone who would listen that the first two finishers in her race were testaments to the power of performance enhancing drugs. They were, in her words, "dirty."

After the appopriate drug tests and disqualifications, Scott was first awarded a silver medal and then later had to fight -- after the Games had ended -- to be awarded gold. It was a long time coming, but much like her own career, it was worth waiting for.

All these years Beckie Scott has been worth waiting for.

She now enters the Turin Olympics, her third Winter Games, as one of the most accomplished athletes in her sport. She will compete in at least three and as many as four events in Turin and coming off a lead-up to the Games which included three gold medals and three silver medals, another podium placing isn't unexpected.

Event Schedule

Sun., Feb. 12

15km Pursuit

Tues., Feb. 14

Team Sprint

Thur., Feb. 16

10km (classical)

Sat., Feb. 18

4x5km Relay

Wed., Feb. 22

Sprint qualifying/final

Fri., Feb. 24

30km

Previous Games

Four top-tens in Nagano including a gold medal.

Olympics:

2002






Bios

Roster

History

Schedule

Preview

Men's 1.5km Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Men's 15km Classical
Results
Past Champs

Men's 50km Freestyle
Results
Past Champs

Men's Combined Pursuit
Results
Past Champs

Men's 4x10km Relay
Results
Past Champs

Men's Team Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Women's 1.5km Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Women's 10km Classical
Results
Past Champs

Women's 30km Freestyle
Results
Past Champs

Women's Combined Pursuit
Results
Past Champs

Women's 4x5km Relay
Results
Past Champs

Women's Team Sprint
Results
Past Champs