Alison Korn

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Alison Korn
Medal record
Women's rowing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Eights
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Eights
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Aiguebelette W2-
Gold medal – first place 1998 Cologne W2-
Silver medal – second place 1997 Aiguebelette W8+
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Cologne W8+
Bronze medal – third place 1999 St. Catharines W8+

Alison Korn (born 22 November 1970 in Ottawa) was a Canadian rower and Olympian.

Early life[edit]

Korn was raised in Nepean, Ontario. She attended Bells Corners Public School, D.A. Moodie Intermediate School and Bell High School[1]


As a member of the Canadian national rowing team, she won silver and bronze medals at the 1996 and 2000 summer Olympics, respectively.[2][1] She also has five world championship medals, including back-to-back golds in 1997 and 1998.[3] Korn retired from the sport in 2000.[3]

Polar Trek[edit]

Korn was a member of an all-women’s ski trek to the North Pole in 2001, which she chronicled for the Ottawa Citizen.[4]


Korn studied political science at McGill University,[5] and earned her Masters in Journalism from Carleton University.[3]


In 2016 Korn had a street named after her in Nepean, Ontario.[1] She was inducted into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame in 2002.[6]


  1. ^ a b c DeLaire, Megan (27 October 2016). "Olympian Alison Korn attends her own street renaming in Nepean |". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rowing: Alison Korn". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Korn, Alison". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Polar Trek Middle School Lessons - People and Culture". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Alison Korn: CIS alumnus, olympic rower and successful journalist". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Alison Korn - Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame". Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 

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