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June 22, 2020 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
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Join us for a weekly, one-hour conversation with a queer or allied Olympian! After the chat, move your coffee table over and join the Olympian for an exclusive at-home work out.
This week’s Olympian: Marnie McBean
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Toronto native Marnie McBean is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians, and Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
McBean made two Olympic appearances in rowing where she captured four medals, including three gold, making her one of just two Canadians to be a triple gold medallist at the Summer Games. The other is Kathleen Heddle, McBean’s partner in the coxless pair at Barcelona 1992 and in the double sculls at Atlanta 1996. They were also members of the champion eights crew in Barcelona and won bronze in the quadruple sculls in Atlanta.
Over her rowing career, representing Canada from 1987 to 2000, McBean won a total of 12 World and Olympic medals.
An Officer of the Order of Canada, McBean was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994 and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal and has been given the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2002, she was presented the Thomas Keller Medal by World Rowing in recognition of her outstanding international career.
Marnie and her wife live in Toronto with their almost 5 year old daughter. In 2015, she was she was presented the Bonham Centre Award for increasing awareness to Sexual Diversity and is an ambassador for the Canadian Olympic Committee’s OneTeam program.
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