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Laurie Graham

Laurie Graham, alpine skier (b at Orangeville, Ont 30 Mar 1960). A skier from the age of 5, she began competing in the Nancy Greene Ski League at 10 and reached the international circuit at 17, winning the Nor-Am downhill championship in her first year.

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Laurie Skreslet

Laurie Grant Skreslet, mountaineer and guide, outdoor equipment designer (b at Calgary 25 Oct 1949). Skreslet's affinity for international MOUNTAINEERING can be traced to early hiking and camping trips in the Rockies and a

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Lela Brooks

Lela Alene Brooks, speed skater (born 7 February 1908 in Toronto, ON; died 11 September 1990 in Owen Sound, ON). Brooks dominated women’s speed skating in the 1920s and 1930s, winning titles in all distances — from the 220-yard (200m) to the one-mile (1,600m) event.

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Lennox Lewis

When the new heavyweight champion, Riddick Bowe, whom Lewis had beaten in the Olympic gold medal bout, refused to defend his title against Lewis, the World Boxing Council stripped Bowe of the title and awarded it to Lewis.

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Lester Patrick

Lester Patrick (born at Drummondville, Qué 31 Dec 1883; d at Victoria 1 June 1960), patriarch of a family which dominated the early development of HOCKEY as players and managers.

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Liisa Savijarvi

Liisa Savijarvi, alpine skier (b at Bracebridge, Ont 29 Dec 1963). Off to an early start at age 14 months, she began racing at 8 and was competing nationally by 14.

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Lionel Conacher

Lionel Pretoria Conacher, all-round athlete, politician (born 24 May 1900 in Toronto, Ontario; died 26 May 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario).

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Lloyd Percival

Lloyd Percival, sport figure (b at Toronto 3 June 1913; d there 23 July 1974). A controversial and versatile entrepreneur, Percival was an all-rounder in his youth, competing successfully in many sports.

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Lori Fung

Donna Lori Fung, gymnast (b at Vancouver 21 Feb 1963). Lori Fung excelled in a sport that at the time was virtually unheard of in Canada's sporting world. She began serious competition at age 21 and soon rose to the top of the ranks.

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Lori-Ann Muenzer

After these setbacks, Lori-Ann Muenzer's career began to flourish. She won several medals in international competition, including two silver and two bronze medals at the World Track Cycling Championships, and one silver and two bronze at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games.

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Lorie Kane

Judith Lorie Kane, OC, golfer (born 19 December 1964 in Charlottetown, PEI). A four-time winner on the Ladies Professional Golfing Association (LPGA) Tour, Lorie Kane is tied with Sandra Post for the most LPGA wins by a Canadian golfer in a calendar year, with three. Kane is a two-time winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (1997, 2000) as Canada’s best female athlete and an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has been inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.    

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Lorie Kane (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on August 3, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

It's Friday night at the Javelina Cantina, a Tex-Mex saloon in Tucson, Ariz., and the standing-room-only crowd is ringing in the weekend with pitchers of beer and all-you-can-eat fajitas. Fresh off the golf course, Nancy Lopez and Lorie Kane fit right in.

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Louis Rubenstein

Louis Rubenstein, figure skater (b at Montréal 23 Sept 1861; d there 3 Jan 1931). One of Canada's finest all-round athletes, Rubenstein was Canadian figure-skating champion 1883-89.

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Luc Robitaille

Robitaille was not originally thought to be all-star NHL material. He was the 171st pick of the 1984 NHL entry draft, selected in the 9th round by the Los Angeles Kings.

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Lucien Laverdure

Lucien Laverdure, coach, promoter, entrepreneur (b at Montréal 25 Sep 1915; d there 25 Dec 1976). Lucien Laverdure picked up a TENNIS racquet for the first time at around the age of 12 at the Collège Mont St-Louis, thus discovering the sport that really suited him.

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Lucile Wheeler

Lucile Wheeler, alpine skier (b at Montréal 14 Jan 1935). Wheeler started skiing at age 2, growing up on her family's ski resort at St-Jovite.

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Lui Passaglia

Lui Passaglia, football player (born 7 June 1954 in Vancouver, BC). Lui Passaglia is regarded as one of the best kickers in Canadian Football League (CFL) history. He played 25 straight seasons with the BC Lions (1976–2000) and won three Grey Cups (1985, 1994, 2000). He holds both the CFL and professional football record for most points scored (3,991). He is also the CFL’s all-time leader in seasons, games played (408), field goals made (875) and converts made (1,045). He has been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, the BC Football Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. His No. 5 has been retired by the Lions, with whom he works as a community relations ambassador.

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Maëlle Ricker

Maëlle Ricker, snowboarder (b at North Vancouver, BC, 2 Dec 1978). Maëlle Ricker is the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in SNOWBOARDING and the first Canadian woman to win Olympic gold on Canadian soil.