Beckie Scott retired in 2006 as Canada’s most decorated cross-country ski racer in the history of the sport. A 3 – time Olympian, Scott won gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, becoming the first Ca-nadian (and first North American woman) to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
On retirement, Beckie was elected to the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Commissions. A widely respected leader in anti-doping, Beckie served as Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee from 2013-2019. She is recog-nized globally for her advocacy and work on behalf of athletes’ rights and integrity in sport.
Beckie is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and an inducted member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, holds Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the Universities of Alberta, B.C. and Mount Royal, and frequently works for CBC Sports as a broad-cast analyst.
Beckie Scott is the founder and CEO of Spirit North, an organization working to improve the lives of Indigenous children and youth through the transformative power of sport and play. Now working across seven provinces and territories, and reaching over 6,000 Indigenous children and youth annually, Spirit North is recognized as one of Canada’s leading sport-for-social-development organizations.