Beckie Scott

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Beckie Scott
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CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Full nameRebecca Scott
Born (1974-08-01) August 1, 1974 (age 45)
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Ski clubVermilion Nordic Ski Club
World Cup career
Seasons 19942006
Individual wins4
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums15
Team podiums4
Indiv. starts129
Team starts16
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 2006)
Discipline titles0

Rebecca "Beckie" Scott, [1] OC AOE MSM (born August 1, 1974) is a Canadian former cross-country skier. She is Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee, and served as an International Olympic Committee member by virtue of being elected to the IOC Athlete's Commission along with Saku Koivu between 2006 and 2014. [2]

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Career

Beckie Scott during the torch relay for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, July 2012 Beckie Scott torch relay handover 2012.jpg
Beckie Scott during the torch relay for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, July 2012

Scott was born in Vegreville, Alberta, but grew up in Vermilion, Alberta. Supported by her parents, she began cross-country skiing at the age of five. She entered her first competition at age seven and attended the Junior National Championships in 1988. She went on to win seventeen World Cup medals in sprint, individual Scott is a three-time Olympian, participating at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Her best-placed finish in Nagano was 45th, but Scott won a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Salt Lake City games. She originally finished third in the 5 km pursuit, but she was upgraded to the gold medal when winner Olga Danilova and runner-up Larissa Lazutina were eventually disqualified for using darbepoetin, a performance-enhancing drug. [3] Scott was awarded a silver medal before receiving her gold medal in June 2004, almost two and a half years after the Olympics ended. She became the first Canadian and first North American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.

Scott is an Officer of the Order of Canada, [4] and has been honoured with a variety of awards in Canada. She has been inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, [5] and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Waterloo. [6] She holds honorary Doctorates of Laws from the University of Alberta [7] and the University of British Columbia. [8] Scott was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence on October 17, 2019. [9]

On March 29, 2005, Scott agreed to join the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) athlete committee. [10]

On February 23, 2006, Scott was elected as an athlete member of the International Olympic Committee along with Finnish ice hockey player Saku Koivu. [11] Scott retired on April 12, 2006, as the most decorated Canadian cross-country skier. 2006 was also her best season, with multiple victories and podiums on the World Cup circuit, to go with her Olympic silver in one of her races in Turin, and she lost out on winning her first World Cup overall season title to the great Marit Bjørgen by the smallest margin.

In September 2012 Scott was appointed to WADA's executive committee. [2] In September 2018, Scott resigned from the WADA compliance and review committee responsible for making a recommendation to end the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's suspension from WADA. [12]

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS). [13]

Olympic Games

 Year  Age  5 km  10 km 15 km Pursuit  30 km Sprint 4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1998 21 47 N/A 60 45 51 N/A 16 N/A
2002 25N/A 4 Gold 5 8 N/A
2006 29N/A DSQ N/A 6 4 10 Silver

World Championships

 Year  Age  5 km 10 km 15 km Pursuit 30 km Sprint  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1995 2042N/A4043N/AN/A
1997 2224N/A252728N/A14N/A
1999 2436N/A5329N/A15N/A
2001 26N/A2611CNX [a] 96N/A
2003 28N/A8694N/A
2005 30N/A13N/A415 12 10
a. 1 Cancelled due to extremely cold weather.

World Cup

Season standings

 Season  Age 
OverallDistanceLong DistanceMiddle DistanceSprint
1994 19NCN/AN/AN/AN/A
1995 20NCN/AN/AN/AN/A
1996 21NCN/AN/AN/AN/A
1997 2250N/A51N/A50
1998 2333N/A43N/A31
1999 2444N/ANCN/A21
2000 2515N/A21209
2001 2615N/AN/AN/A17
2002 2722N/AN/AN/A10
2003 289N/AN/AN/A10
2004 291623N/AN/A6
2005 301822N/AN/A12
2006 31Silver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgN/AN/ASilver medal icon.svg

Individual podiums

  • 4 victories
  • 15 podiums
No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlace
1  2000–01  14 January 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Soldier Hollow, United States1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
2  2001–02  19 December 2001 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
3  2002–03  19 December 2002 Flag of Austria.svg Linz, Austria1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
415 February 2003 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy5 km Individual CWorld Cup2nd
520 March 2003 Flag of Sweden.svg Borlänge, Sweden1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
6  2003–04  12 March 2004 Flag of Italy.svg Pragelato, Italy1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
7  2005–06  10 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vernon, Canada7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/FWorld Cup2nd
811 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vernon, Canada1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
915 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canmore, Canada10 km Individual FWorld Cup2nd
1017 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canmore, Canada15 km Mass Start CWorld Cup1st
1121 January 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf, Germany7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/FWorld Cup1st
128 March 2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Falun, Sweden5 km + 5 km Skiathlon C/FWorld Cup3rd
139 March 2006 Flag of Norway.svg Drammen, Norway1.0 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
1415 March 2006 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Changchun, China1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
1519 March 2006 Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo, Japan7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon C/FWorld Cup1st

Team podiums

  • 2 podiums – (1 RL, 1 TS)
No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlaceTeammate(s)
1  2000–01  13 January 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Soldier Hollow, United States4 × 5 km Relay C/FWorld Cup2nd Renner / Thériault / Fortier
2  2005–06  18 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canmore, Canada6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint CWorld Cup2nd Renner

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