Canadian Commonwealth Games Champion Kyle Shewfelt Joins Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Board of Directors

(Ottawa, Ontario – December 13, 2011) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is proud to announce that Olympic gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt is the newest member of its board of directors.“It’s an honour to have such a determined and accomplished athlete join the board,” said Dr. Louise Walker, chair of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. “Kyle’s passion for sport and dedication to excellence, along with his fresh perspective, will be a real asset to the Centre. We look forward to his insights as an elite level athlete, as well as his contributions as a representative of his generation.”

Kyle Shewfelt is Canada’s most decorated gymnast. Over the course of his competitive career, he earned numerous medals in elite competitions, including the Olympics, World Cup Final, Commonwealth Games, and the World Championships. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Shewfelt became the first Canadian to earn an Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics. He has received numerous awards including the Lionel Conacher Male Athlete of the Year, Gymnastics Canada Male Athlete of the Year, and the Canadian Sport Awards Spirit of Sport Story of the Year. In 2010, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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