2000 Canadian Sport Awards
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When bobsledders Pierre Lueders and Dave MacEachern stood on the top podium at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, there probably wasnÕt a prouder individual than Dr. Robert Storey of Ottawa. Storey is Mr. Bobsleigh in Canada and his lifetime involvement in the sport is indeed quite a tale.
As an athlete he rumbled down the icy tracks at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games and was a coach for the 1976 Olympic squad. He was president of Bobsleigh Canada in two separate terms from 1976 to 1994. Most recently he was admitted to the Canadian Olympic Association Hall of Fame as a builder.
Since 1994, Storey is president of the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation. He has led the charge in landing new television deals and securing long term sponsorships which has helped elevate the sport to new heights of exposure and popularity.