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Charmaine Crooks

Five-Time Olympian, TEDxVancouver board member and business leader

Charmaine Crooks is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Five-Time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist and was the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Crooks has turned her success on the track into success in the corporate world, running her own sales, promotions and media relations business.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Never Give Up! A Story of Perseverance & Passion Achieving award-winning performances… on the field and in the office High Performance Teams The Power of Sport to Change the World Olympic Reflections Women in Sport and Business Setting our priorities and balancing our “acts”.

  • Two months after the event, participants are still sending me notes, thanking me for the weekend. Your passion about your topics and your dynamic style of presenting left them feeling a renewed sense of empowerment.

    - YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Summary Profile

A five time Olympian & Olympic Silver Medalist, Charmaine Crooks represented Canada for close to 20 years. The first Canadian woman to run under two minutes over 800 meters, Charmaine won gold medals in the Commonwealth, Pan American and World Cup Games. The current chair of Olympians Canada, the Vice President of the World Olympians Association and a board member for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games Organizing Committee. Charmaine continues to be an active Olympic force serving on the executive Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee and on the Athletes and Press Commissions of the International Olympic Committee. Generous with her time, Charmaine has lent support to several non-profit organizations, concentrating on issues concerning children and women’s health. She is the president of NGU Consultants, a marketing, communications and production company that provides strategic counsel to major corporations and Athletes on a global basis. In 2004, she was acknowledged as one of the “Top 50 Women of Power” in Canada, and in 2006 was awarded with the prestigious “IOC Women in Sport Award” in recognition of her efforts towards gender equity in sport and leadership. This February, she was honoured with the Jack Diamond Award as “BC’s Sports Personality of the Year”. In 2013 she was appointed to the Order of Canada and in 2014 appointed to the board of TEDxVancouver.

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