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Sports Series

Learners gain insight into the lives of these five sports icons. The biographies not only narrate their rise to perfection in their chosen sports, but also relate how each contributed to the society they lived in, both as sports figures and socially-conscious human beings.
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    Nancy Greene

    Nancy Greene is the best known name in Canadian skiing. As a teenager, she was nicknamed “Tiger” for her speed and courage.

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    Althea Gibson

    At the age of 23, Althea Gibson broke the colour barrier when she played in the U.S Open. She was the first black person to win the U.S. Open and W...

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    Tom Longboat

    Tom Longboat, an Onondaga Aboriginal, was raised in a log cabin on the Six Nations reserve. In 1907, Tom entered the most famous race in the world:...

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    Muhammad Ali

    As a boxer, Muhammad brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport of boxing. The phrase “floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee” comes...

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