Skier Sarah Burke Makes It Into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

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On Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that it would include the late skier Sarah Burke in its 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame class. Burke died this past January after suffering an injury while training. She worked hard to promote the inclusion of women's ski halfpipe in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and likely would have been the favorite in the event. She will go into the hall as a “builder.”

“Sarah was one of those extraordinary women who believed that anything was possible,” said Burke's mother Jan Phelan. “I think that her belief not only helped her succeed, but inspired others to be the best that they could be. I know that Sarah would be happy that all she worked for and sought to achieve is being honoured with her induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.”

Her mother and father were both interviewed by CTV about the honor.

To read more about Burke's inclusion in the 2012 class, check out the Vancouver Sun.


—Joe Spring

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