Curt Har­nett In­ducted as Mem­ber of the Or­der of Canada

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Cana­dian track-cy­cling icon Curt Har­nett will be in­ducted as a Mem­ber of the

Or­der of Canada. This year’s list in­cludes such fa­mous Cana­di­ans as Wil­liam Shat­ner and Jann Ar­den. The Or­der of Canada, one of Canada’s high­est civil­ian honours, rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing achieve­ment, ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity and ser­vice to the na­tion.

Har­nett was in­ducted for “achiev­ing ex­cel­lence in the sport of cy­cling and for his lead­er­ship as an ad­vo­cate for Cana­dian ath­letes.” He joins three other cy­clists who were pre­vi­ously in­ducted: Louis Garneau, Clara Hughes and Gor­don Sin­gle­ton.

“I wore the Maple Leaf with great pride. The same pride I feel at this mo­ment. Con­grats to my fel­low ap­pointees. #proud #hum­bled,” tweeted Har­nett.

Har­nett com­peted at three Olympic Games, win­ning sil­ver in 1984 (100-me­tre ITT) and bronze in both 1992 and 1996 (Match sprint). He also no­tably set a world record in the Fly­ing 200-me­tre event at 9.865 sec­onds. Har­nett also brought home sil­ver twice from the UCI Worlds (1990, 1995), gold and bronze from the Pan Am Games (1987) and sil­ver twice from the Com­mon­wealth Games (1990, 1994). He also won five gold and three sil­ver medals from World Cup com­pe­ti­tions.

Har­nett served as chef de mis­sion for Team Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He was also among the in­au­gu­ral nine ath­letes in­ducted into the Cy­cling Canada Hall of Fame in 2015.

Curt Har­nett at 1996 Olympic Games in At­lanta where he won

bronze in the Match sprint.

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