Pierre Harvey in 2012
March 24, 1957 |
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||1984 Summer Olympics
1984 Winter Olympics
1988 Winter Olympics
Pierre Harvey, CM CQ (born March 24, 1957) is a Canadian sports athlete. He was the first Canadian male athlete to compete in both the 1984 Summer Olympics (cycling) and 1984 Winter Olympics (cross-country skiing).
First competing as a cyclist at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Harvey finished 24th in the individual road race event. He was also a silver medallist in the Road Race at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.
Competing in cross country skiing from 1982 to 1988, Harvey's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was 16th in the 15 km event at Oslo in 1982. He would earn a total of three victories in his career, including a victory in the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1988. As of 2010, he is the only Canadian to win any event at that prestigious competition.
He won the prestigious 54 km Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon in Norway in 1987, the first non-Scandinavian to do so.
In 1988, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1992, he was inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame. Harvey was inducted in the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2011, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.
- "National Order of Quebec citation". National Order of Quebec (in French).
- Media related to Pierre Harvey at Wikimedia Commons
- Pierre Harvey at the International Ski Federation
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
- Induction into the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame
- IOC 1988 Winter Olympics
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