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A photographic look at the life and times of Barbara Ann Scott who was known to her fans as Canada's Sweetheart.

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Barbara Ann Scott 1948 Olympic Fiqure Skating Champion stands in front of a photograph of herself taken during her 1948 Olympic gold medal celebration at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a building named after her in Ottawa, Wednesday May 23, 2007.


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The Olympic flag is carried in by Donald Sutherland, Barbara Ann Scott-King, Gilles Villeneuve, Anne Murray, Julie Payette, Romeo Dallaire, Betty Fox and Bobby Orr during opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Former Canadian Olympic figure skater Barbara Ann Scott carries the Olympic torch into the House of Commons during a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday December 11, 2009.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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FILE--Barbara Ann Scott, World Champion Women's figure skater, displays the form which she hopes will bring her an olympic title as she practices, Jan. 26, 1948 at St. Moritz, Switerland. Scott was, and remains, one of a kind. She was Canada's Sweetheart for her figure skating achievements in her teens and she's a charming ambassador for the sport today at age 81.

The Canadian Press

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March 9, 1948. Home Town of Ottawa turned out en masse on March 9, 1948, to greet its favourite daughter, Barbara Ann Scott, seen in open car in procession up Ottawa's main street.

The Globe and Mail

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Toronto. March 13, 1948. Barbara Ann Scott steps from The Globe and Mail's airplane at the end of her flight from Ottawa, to be greeted by a throng of newspapermen and spectators at Island Airport.

The Globe and Mail

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Feb. 15, 1947. Miss Barbara Ann Scott, of Ottawa, Canada, sits atop a rink marker at Stockholm, Sweden, where she won the compulsory part of the Women's World Figure Skating Championships Feb. 15. Miss Scott recently won the European Women's Figure Skating Championship at Davos Platz, Switzerland.

Associated Press

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June. 1947. Barbara Ann Scott, world figure skating champion passes over a replica of the Lou March Memorial Trophy to Joe Krol, great Argonaut halfback, who was voted Canada's outstanding athlete in 1946. Smilingly observing the ceremony is Charlie Ring, Toronto sportman and member of the Marsh Trophy Selection Board.

The Globe and Mail

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Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame inductees Catriona Le May Doan, left, speed skating gold medalist in 1998, and Barbara Ann Scott, figure skating gold medalist in 1948, meet at a press conference in Calgary Saturday, April 12, 2008. Other inductees include members of the 1948 RCAF Flyers hockey team, race walker Guillaume Leblanc and hockey coach Danile Sauvageau.

Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

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Canadian figure skating legend Barbara Ann Scott salutes the crowd at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario January 15, 2006. Scott is the only Canadian woman who has captured the gold medal in the women's singles event in Olympic history.


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Barbara Ann Scott goes through a practice session at the Palace Ice rink Jan. 30 in St. Moritz shortly before the opening of the 1948 Olympic Winter Games. Scott, the only Canadian to win the Olympic women's figure skating gold medal, died Sunday at the age of 84.


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Entering the annual Conn Smythe Dinner in style are Mats Sundin , skating great Barbara Ann Scott amd this year's Timmy and Tammy,Curtis Thom,11 of Mississauga and Tina Warrington,12 of Lobo,Ont.

The Globe and Mail

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Eight female athletes and sports poineers share a moment during a news conference announcing their induction into the Women's Sports Hall Fame at the Women's Sports Foundation's18th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Monday, Oct. 13, 1997 in New York. Seated from left: Diana Golden Brosnihan, Silken Laumann, Mia Hamm and Evelyn Ashford; standing from left: Alpha Alexander, Barbara Ann Scott-King, Gail Emery and Gail Devers. Hamm and Devers were also named the1997 Women's Sports Foundation's Sportswomen of the Year.

EMILE WAMSTEKER/Associated Press

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