May 13, 2008
Short track news
Marc Gagnon to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame:
Globe and Mail | Golden relay team leads inductees to Canadian Sports Hall
Gagnon was the dominant short track speed skater of the 1990s and into 2002. Until Cindy Klassen came along, he was Canada's most decorated Olympian with three gold medals and two bronze over three Games. His tour de force was Salt Lake City in 2002, where he earned gold in both 500 and 1,500 and helped the relay team to bronze. He'd earlier won a gold with the relay at Nagano in 1998 and a 1,000-metre solo bronze at Lillehammer in 1994.
At the world championships, Gagnon shone from 1993 to 2001, collecting an incredible eight golds, seven silvers and three bronze.
Yang Yang A was given the honor of being the first torchbearer on Chinese soil for the Olympic torch relay:
AFP | China welcomes home Olympic flame
(Reuters via Yahoo News)