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Catriona Le May Doan

Speed SKating Athlete - Inducted 2001

Catriona Le May Doan started skating at the age of ten and hasn't slowed down since. In March 2001, she broke her own world record in the 500m in 37.29 seconds. Her amazing list of accomplishments includes the 1998 Olympic Gold Medal in the 500m - in which she set the Olympic Record (38.21) and World Record (37.55), and Olympic Bronze in the 1000m, first-place finishes in twelve World Cups in the 500m, three World Cups in the 1000m, two World Single Distance Championships and three World Sprint Championships. In 1998, Catriona Le May Doan was selected as the Canadian Female Athlete of the Year. Catriona Le May Doan continues to step up the pace and challenge the world in the sport of speed skating. Not only is Catriona Le May Doan one of the fastest speed skaters in the world, but she is also one of Alberta's greatest ambassadors.

After Induction


2001 - Canadian Female Athlete of the year

2002 - World Champion - World Sprint Championships, 500m, Hamar, Norway

2002 - Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games - 500m Gold

2002 - Honorary Degree from the University of Calgary

2003 - May 22, Announced retirement

2005 - Order of Canada

2006 - Broadcast team - Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games

2008 - Broadcast team - Beijing Summer Olympic Games

2008 - Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

2010 - Torch Relay Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Victoria (start) & Torch bearer / Cauldron lighting - Opening & Closing Ceremony

2010 - CTV Broadcast team -

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

2012 - CTV Broadcast team -

2012 London Olympics - desk host

2016 - Calgary's, 2026 Olympic potential bid Exploration Committee

2019 – President and CEO of Sport Calgary