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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                C4 SPORTS WINNIPEG FEBRUARY 2001 Goldmedal swimmer comes clean on marijuana Tewksbury says hes beaten pot addiction By Nell Davidson TORONTO Former Olympic swim champion Mark Tewksbury says he was addicted to marijuana after quit ting the Tewksbury called his marijuana use a little bit of catalyst from dealing with the of obviously feel ing like a a little I was this gay guy who was Olympic champion and who wasnt really being honest about who he Tewksbury said in an interview yes It was easy to want to Some people do that through shop some people do that through Some people do it through I did it through smoking mari said he eventually sought joining a 12point pro I just realized my whole life was passing me he I still believe theres a time and a place for I think a scotch after a long day of if somebody would like to have that and doesnt have to wake up and have that glass of then proba bly its But everything in moder Crossing that he can be dangerously easy to I dont think anybodys immune to he I just saw theres so much I was missing and Im just tired of living that Asked if those days were he replied The former star swimmers drug use is highlighted in an interview in this weeks issue of a Canadian gay Mark shown after capturing the Olympic gold in the 100m backstroke in in says he was addicted to marijuana after quitting The point of the article is its a very dangerous world to be part Tewks bury referring to a party Its very easy to get caught up in that idea that you need some thing to be high as opposed to just being Marijuana was his drug of Not that I didnt try he said with a In a press release detailing the mag azine fab said Tewksbury was addicted to ecstasy which the for mer swimmer flatly denied in an inter view with The Canadian a member of the Inter national Swimming Hall of became a Canadian hero in 1992 at the Olympics in He won the gold in the mens 100metre back stroke in an Olympic record defeating the American worldrecord holder in the The next day he won a bronze as part of the Canadian 4xlOOmetre medley Four years earlier at the Seoul he won a silver in the His success in Barcelona lifted a DAVE BOSTON CANADIAN PRESS country still feeling the Ben Johnsons drug hangover of Canadians endured four days of medal drought at the 92 Games before Montreal judo ka Nicholas Gill won The next Tewksbury climbed to the top of the He endeared himself even more to Canadians when he burst into tears during the playing of 0 The photogenic swimmer with the big smile was named Canadas ath lete of the year in winning the Lionel Conacher A member of Canadas Sports Hall of his resume includes three Olympic medals and seven world Six years he went public that he was He did it his own with an interview in The Globe and Mail and appearance on CBC Newsworld with Pamela There is nothing negative to he said at the It is all Canadian Press Top Manitobans get recognition Curlers inducted into Hall of Fame By GarV Lawless ROD Hunter has seen most of what curling has to offer and during yesterdays 2001 Manitoba Curl ing Hall of Fame he made sure his preference was I cant think of a better hall of fame if youre a said Ive seen curling up close in other Mani toba is hands down the capital of the curling And that makes this so very Hunter was inducted along with Con nie Frank the Bob Ursel the Kelly McKenzie John Helston and builder Barry Mul The 2001 class is the 14th group of bringing the number in the hall to Laliberte was inducted into the hall along with her 1984 world champion rink in On this day when she was hon oured for her individual accomplish it was her teammates she wanted to talk Its the whole said I certainly owe being inducted to all the curlers I curled Maybe but Laliberte had a hand in building one of curlings most impres sive Laliberte captured 10 provincial three Canadian titles and one world As a skip she was known for her unflappable approach and consistent I think like in any sport its just play ing and said Laliberte about her Hard Lots of hard work and Frank Cassidy was inducted in the pre 19308 section of the As a he captured the Dingwall Tuckett Trophy and Tetley Tea Cas sidy left Winnipeg in 1924 and died in California in Bob Ursel skipped Brent Gerald Chick and Mike Ursel to the 1984 world junior championship after cap turing the Canadian and Manitoba who was named allstar third at the still enjoys his curling This is a special It brings back a lot of memories and its nice to have my mom and dad and brother said And especially my wife who wasnt around when I was Im remembering how important curling really Most of the memo ries I cant Theyre all from the celebration Curling gave Mendella something few Canadians can ever I tell people I represented Canada at the Its How did you do We won Hunter broke into curling prominence in 1970 when as a member of Don Duguids rink he won the Canadian and world They followed with repeat victories in 1971 to claim their stake in Canadian curling Manitoba curling is the number one curling in the said From the to the volunteers to the its second to So what youve got is a history of orga nization and a history of And all that makes Winnipeg and Mani toba the upper echelon in the Helston was inducted as a Helston has given his time as a organizer and As a his resume includes two Canadian titles and numerous appear ances at the seniors and mixed provincial The Kelly McKenzie rink won the 1995 world junior championship in McKenzie was joined by Joanne Carlene Muth and Sasha Bergner as they swept through the provincials and nationals and finally won at the worlds by a measure in the Mulvenny has had a strong influence on Manitoba Mulvenny joined the Victoria Curling Club in He served on the clubs board for more than 30 years and managed the club for 20 The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony and din ner 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JIMGRUTHIERMRZDR 1310 Regent Rve W Phone 6638866 GERRY GORDONS 550 Pembina Hwy Phone 4753982 CANADA will open against Sweden in Salt Lake City in the Olympic mens hockey tournament next The game will be good barometer to judge how well Cana das team has prepared says Bob president of the Canadian Hockey the national governing body of the sport that is responsible for organizing Canadas hockey The Swedish team will be very Nicholson said from his Calgary office Their skill level is as good as any A win over Sweden in the 1998 Winter Games boosted the confidence of the Canadian mens but hopes of medals vanished with losses to the Czech Republic in the semifinals and to Finland in the bronzemedal In Salt Lake Canada will be in Group C with the defendingchampion and the secondplace team from an eightcountry qualifying The key will be for us to get better as a team in the first three Nicholson Winning is but more important is to get better with each game leading to the cross over playoffs when its a must Group D in the main tournament includes the United and the firstplace team from the qualify ing which is split into two Group A includes Latvia and Group B is comprised of Ukraine and The qualifying round runs from 9 to Canadas second game will be against the team advancing from the qualifying round into Group and it will be played in next Canada completes its roundrobin schedule against the Czechs on Feb 18 in Salt In after a 11 standoff through regulation the Czechs beat Canada in a shootput not that Canadians need It will be a game all including the will be looking forward said All teams in Groups C and D play quarterfinal games with firstplace teams in each group crossing over to play fourthplace teams in the other Secondplace teams play thirdplace teams in the The top two teams in Canadas group play their quarter final games in the E Centre in Salt Lake while the top two teams in the other group play quarterfinal games in the Seven Peaks arena in Semifinals are 22 in the E which is the home of the IHLs Utah There will be spectator seats for the The bronzemedal game will be played 23 in the E Cen with the goldmedal game in the E Centre on Feb 24 the closing day of the Winter The womens tournament includes Russia and Kazakhstan in Group and the defendingchampion Unit ed China and Germany in Group Canada plays in the E Centre on 11 against Kazakhstan and on 13 against Press Bent out of shape Winnipegs finest auto repair centre Lifetime Courtesy cars Glass replacement Winters Cffiplon Repair Centre IQIfrArllngton Street   

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