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Item consists of a portrait of Gaétan Boucher training for a race at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympic Games.
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Colour transparency PA-209765
Copy negative PA-209765
Restrictions on use: Photos to be used for commercial advertising purposes must be cleared with the amateur sport federation concerned.
Copyright: Library and Archives Canada
Credit: D. Paterson / Library and Archives Canada / PA-209765
Biography / Administrative history
Canada's greatest winter Olympian, winner of four Olympic medals, Gaétan Boucher (born 1958) competed as a speed skater in four Olympic Games, the first in 1976, when he was only seventeen. He became a national hero at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 where he won two gold medals and a bronze.
Speed skater and four-time Olympic medalist Gaétan Boucher earned the Canadian record for most medals won at a single Olympics when he won three at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. This record was not surpassed until 2006. Here, Boucher is photographed training for the 1976 Innsbruck Olympic Games.
2. K76-00105, no 1
A reproduction of this photograph was shown as part of : Portraits in the street: Vancouver 2010. Curator: Carolyn Cook, Portrait Gallery of Canada/ Library and Archives Canada, Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. 2010.01.28- 2010.03.22.
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