Pierre Harvey

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Pierre Harvey
Pierre Harvey 2012.JPG
Pierre Harvey in 2012
Personal information
Born (1957-03-24) March 24, 1957 (age 61)
Rimouski, Quebec
Country Canada
Sport cycling
cross-country skiing
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).

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Rimouski, Quebec, he won three gold medals in cross country skiing in the 1979 Canada Winter Games.

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.

At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics cycling road race event his job was to act as wind breaker to his teammate Steve Bauer who went on to win Olympic silver.

At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he took the Athlete's Oath and finished 14th in the 30 km event.

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.[1] In 2014, Harvey was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

His son, Alex Harvey, made the Canadian team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 3 victories
  • 4 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1986–87 7 March 1987 Sweden Falun, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 1st
2  1987–88  15 December 1987 Italy Kastelruth, Italy 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
3 12 March 1988 Sweden Falun, Sweden 30 km Individual F World Cup 1st
5 19 March 1988 Norway Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual F World Cup 1st

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation". National Order of Quebec (in French).
  2. ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Athlete : HARVEY Pierre". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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