June 13, 2012
Brassard, Burke being inducted
By QMI AGENCY
Freestyle skiers Jean-Luc Brassard and the late Sarah Burke will be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in September.
Also being inducted are Olympic gold medalist wrestler Daniel Igali, cross-country skier Beckie Scott, synchronized swimming coach Julie Sauve, the 2006 women's hockey team and the 2010 men's hockey team. The induction ceremony will be held Sept. 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
A four-time Olympian, Brassard was the 1994 gold medalist in mogul skiing. He was the first Canadian male to win Olympic gold in a skiing event.
Burke, who died in a training accident earlier this year, was a four-time X Games gold medalist in halfpipe skiing. She played a significant role in getting her sport included in the Olympic program for the 2014 Sochi Games.