Roger Jackson

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Roger Charles Jackson
Personal information
Born (1942-01-14) January 14, 1942 (age 72)
Toronto, Ontario
Sport Rowing

Roger Charles Jackson, OC AOE (born January 14, 1942) is a Canadian academic and Olympic gold medalist rower. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

He won the only gold medal for Canada at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Rowing (pairs) with George Hungerford. They were also awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1964. He also competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and finished eleventh in the single sculls event. At the 1972 Summer Olympics he was a crew member of the Canadian boat which finished twelfth in the coxed fours competition.

Jackson receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1963.[1][2]

He was the Director of Sport Canada and was President for three terms of the Canadian Olympic Committee. From 1978 to 1988, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He was the founder and Director of the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre.

In 2005, Roger Jackson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Own the Podium 2010.

In 1984, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1964, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was inducted into the University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. On October 17, 2012, he will be invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence.

In 2009, he was named by CBC sports as one of the 25 most influential Canadians in sports for 2009.

In 2012, Jackson was appointed to the Alberta Order of Excellence.[3]


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Preceded by
Bill Crothers
(with George Hungerford)
Lou Marsh Trophy winner

Succeeded by
Petra Burka