Biography

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Charmaine Crooks, C.M., 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.

She is President of NGU Consultants Inc, a global strategic advisory company, a Director of several profit/non-profit Boards and a keynote speaker, and freelance TV presenter.

Charmaine was elected a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 1999-2004. There she was on the IOC Athlete’s Commission (1996-2011) the founding IOC Ethics Commission, IOC New Media working group and the IOC Culture/Education Commission. 

She is a current member of the IOC Press Commission.

She also served on the founding Boards of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. 

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A longstanding director of the Canadian Olympic Committee, she is also the immediate past President of Olympians Canada, Honorary President PASO Athletes Commission and former Vice President of the World Olympians Association.

A founding member of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid and a Board of Director from the initial Bid phase through to the successful Games. She also played an integral role in the Toronto 2008 Bid and the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games successful Bid.

Awarded the 2006 IOC “Women and Sport Trophy” in recognition of her efforts towards supporting gender equity in sport, and is inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame and is the first female inductee into the University of Texas at El Paso Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, she was recognized with the Jack Diamond Award as BC’s Sports Personality of the Year and has been named one of the “Top 50 Women of Power” in Canada.

Charmaine is also a free lance TV host, formerly host of "Cycle", "Company of Women", and various presenter duties including IAAF Gala and sports commentary. 

She is a sought after professional speaker on topics related to sports, Olympics and inspirational keynotes.

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