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Curt has loved cycling since he first rode a bike without training wheels at the age of five; however, cycling was not his first organized competitive sport.

In the beginning, his focus was on hockey, and through his teens began a serious run at a hockey career. We was introduced to competitive cycling by his high school football coach (who just happened to be the President of the Thunder Bay Cycling Club) as a way of staying in shape, during the off season, for hockey.

It was during a tryout for an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team that he came to the realization that he would rather pursue full-time cycling career and just two short years later Curt found himself competing at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and a silver medal around his neck.

The Match Sprint, a 750-meter, one-on-one cycling race commonly held on a 250-meter track, eventually became his specialty. In 1983, Curt first competed for Canada internationally at the 1983 Pan American Games where he placed fourth.

Curt held the World Record Holder in his event for eleven years, becoming the first man to break the elusive 10 second barrier for 200 meters in a time 9.865 seconds. He won over thirty National Titles and represented Canada at four Olympic Games, bringing home 3 Olympic Medals in the process (two bronze; one silver).

Although Curt retired from cycling after his bronze medal performance at the 1996 Olympic Games, he attended the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games as a colour commentator in cycling for CBC Sports. He is heavily involved in numerous charities across Canada with a strong affinity toward Special Olympics Canada and Right to Play.

Curt has sat on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Cycling Association, the Canadian Olympic Association, and the City of Toronto's Bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, focusing most of his attention towards athlete advocacy.

He is a business development professional, motivational speaker, writer, broadcaster, promoter and mentor, preferring to inspire Canadian youth to chase dreams of their own rather than to emulate the dreams of others.

Curt was inducted into the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2006 and acted as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara MEX. In October 2013, Curt was selected to be the chef de mission for the Toronto 2015 Canadian Pan American Team.

Curt is married to Victoria Winter (www.vickiwinter.ca), who is the chef d'equipe for the 2014 World Equestrian Games Dressage Team and board member of the Toronto 2015 Pan and Para Pan American Games Organizing Committee.

Career Highlights

OLYMPIC GAMES

1984 Los Angeles USA 1000 Meter Time Trial SILVER MEDAL
1988 Seoul KOR Match Sprint 10TH PLACE
1992 Barcelona ESP Match Sprint BRONZE MEDAL
1996 Atlanta USA Match Sprint BRONZE MEDAL

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

1986 Edinburgh SCO Match Sprint 5TH PLACE
1990 Auckland NZL Match Sprint SILVER
1994 Victoria CAN Match Sprint SILVER

PAN AMERICAN GAMES

1983 Caracas VEN 1000 Meter Time Trial 4th PLACE
1987 Indianapolis USA 1000 Meter Time Trial GOLD
1987 Indianapolis USA Match Sprint BRONZE

OTHER INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

1996
World Cup, Athens GRE Match Sprint GOLD
World Cup, Milan ITA Match Sprint GOLD

1995
World Championships, Bogotá COL Match Sprint SILVER
World Cup, Hyères FRA Match Sprint GOLD

1994
World Championships, Palermo ITA Match Sprint 6th PLACE
World Championships, Palermo ITA Keirin 7th PLACE
World Cup, Colorado Springs USA Match Sprint SILVER
World Cup, Colorado Springs USA Keirin SILVER

1993
World Championships, Hamar NOR Keirin 5th PLACE

1992
World Cup, Paris FRA Match Sprint SILVER
Canadian Olympic Trials Match Sprint GOLD

1991
World Championships, Stuttgart GER Match Sprint 4th PLACE

1990
World Championships, Maebashi JPN Match Sprint SILVER
Goodwill Games, Seattle USA Match Sprint GOLD
World Cup, Aarhus DEN Match Sprint GOLD
World Cup, Copenhagen DEN Match Sprint GOLD

OTHER

1995: Set World Record at Bogotá COL 200 meter 9.865 seconds
31 Canadian National Championships

Honours

1985 Canadian Award of Excellence
1992 125th Canadian Anniversary Award
1996 Bruce Kidd Award; Canadian Sport Awards
1998 Named Honourary Member of the Canadian Men's Alpine Team
2002 Salute to the City Award [Toronto]
2003 Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
2005 Inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
2006 Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
2011 Assistant Chef de Mission, Guadalajara 2011 Canadian Pan American Games Team
2013 Selected, Chef de Mission, Toronto 2015 Canadian Pan American Games Team

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