Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Baron skate fame

George Gross skated through more than five decades of sports journalism with the confidence of the beloved Canadian skaters he often wrote about in his columns.

His final column, written the day before he died, was about Canadian skating legend Kurt Browning.

So fitting, it is, that the late, great Toronto Sun founding sports editor, who died on Good Friday at 85, is being inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.

George is in good company. Other Skate Canada inductees are Jim Proudfoot, a Toronto Star sports writer who died in 2001, and skaters Marijane Stong and Donald Knight.

A Canadian Press story says "Knight will be inducted into the athlete category, Stong into the professional category as a coach while Proudfoot and Gross will be inducted into the builder category as sport journalists."

Another deserving honour for The Baron.

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