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The Resource The greatest athlete (you've never heard of) : Canada's first Olympic gold medallist, Mark Hebscher ; foreword by Ron MacLean

The greatest athlete (you've never heard of) : Canada's first Olympic gold medallist, Mark Hebscher ; foreword by Ron MacLean

Label
The greatest athlete (you've never heard of) : Canada's first Olympic gold medallist
Title
The greatest athlete (you've never heard of)
Title remainder
Canada's first Olympic gold medallist
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hebscher ; foreword by Ron MacLean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paralyzed as a child, George Washington Orton eventually recovered, and never slowed down again, winning Canada's first gold medal in the 2,500-metre steeplechase at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Beyond that, he was a teacher, coach, author, and member of the American Academy of Poets. A brilliant scholar, he could understand twelve languages and was fluent in nine. Orton was a sports pioneer in other ways, introducing the idea of numbered football jerseys, and bringing hockey to Philadelphia, where he formed the first league and built the first indoor arena. Orton is enshrined in seven Halls of Fame - all of them posthumously
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hebscher, Mark
Dewey number
796.42/6092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orton, George W
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Athletes
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Athletes
Label
The greatest athlete (you've never heard of) : Canada's first Olympic gold medallist, Mark Hebscher ; foreword by Ron MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781459743359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1042079838
  • (OCoLC)1042079838
Label
The greatest athlete (you've never heard of) : Canada's first Olympic gold medallist, Mark Hebscher ; foreword by Ron MacLean
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781459743359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1042079838
  • (OCoLC)1042079838

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