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Competitor for Canada
Douglas Thomas Anakin (born November 6, 1930) is a former Canadian bobsleigh competitor. He was born in Chatham, Ontario and was selected by Vic Emery as a member of Canada's gold medal-winning four-man bobsleigh team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Anakin was also one of the driving forces behind the Canadian luge program. He has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Anakin taught for 19 years at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue before retiring in 1990. Because of his involvement at the school, his commitment to his community, and his passion for outdoor activities, the school established the "Doug Anakin Scholarship for Outdoor Pursuits" which is presented annually to a student who best demonstrates Anakin's traits.
Anakin owns Doug Anakin Sports in Beaconsfield, a store specializing in outdoor sport equipment.
Anakin is married and has two children and four grandchildren.
- Anakin family tree
- Bobsleigh four-man Olympic medalists for 1924, 1932-56, and since 1964
- DatabaseOlympics.com profile
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