Harold Wright (athlete)
|President, Canadian Field Hockey Association|
|President, Canadian Olympic Association|
|Director, Organizing Committee, Montreal Olympic Games|
|Governor, Olympic Trust|
|Director, Commonwealth Games Association of Canada|
|Born||Harold Madison Wright
December 10, 1908
|Died||December 11, 1997
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Alma mater||University of Utah
University of British Columbia
Harold Madison Wright, CC (December 10, 1908 – December 11, 1997) was a Canadian engineer and athlete.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a B.Sc in geological engineering and a M.Sc in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah. He also received a MA in geology from the University of British Columbia. In 1947 he established a consulting firm called Wright Engineers.
From 1964 to 1968 he was president of the Canadian Field Hockey Association. From 1969 to 1977 he was president of the Canadian Olympic Association, during the first Olympic Games to be hosted in Canada. He also served as director of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and the British Columbia Sports Federation.
Wright is the recipient of the following honours and awards:
- In 1977 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1986.
- In 1979 he was awarded the Olympic Order in silver.
- In 1981 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of British Columbia.
- In 1987 he was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame.
- In 2003 he was inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
- He was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
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