Many sports personalities have brought fame and fortune to Canada, some have made Canadian sports famous - some of them are listed below.
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Jacques Villeneuve Racing driver
Wayne Gretzky Hockey player extraordinaire
Gilles Villeneuve, (1950-1982)
Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, pairs, Olympic Gold
Barbara Ann Scott, Olympic Gold Medal
Barbara Wagner & Robert Paul - (pairs)
Ian Millar (born 1974), owner and rider of Big Ben
Mario Lemieux (born 1965), player/owner Pittsburgh Penguins
Mark Messier (born 1961), starred alongside Gretzky during Edmonton Oilers dynasty
Bobby Orr (born 1948), considered by many to be the best ever, revolutionized the role of a defenseman becoming the first to win the scoring title (twice).
Maurice Richard (1921-2000), "The Rocket," first player to score 50 goals in a season
Patrick Roy (born 1965), all-time NHL leader in goalie wins and games played
Steve Yzerman, (born 1965)
Gaétan Boucher four-time Olympic medalist - 1980, 1984
Marilyn Bell, first person to swim Lake Ontario
Victor Davis (1964-1989), Olympic swimming champion
Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Gold Medal
Alexandre Despatie, World Diving Champion
Donovan Bailey, (born 1967), sprinter, former 100m world record holder
Ben Johnson, (born 1961), sprinter, disqualified from Olympic gold medal for doping