(May 14, 2008)
International Skating Union Vice-President for Figure Skating, David Dore, has been named as one of seven new inductees to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Dore was Director General of the then Canadian Figure Skating Association for almost 17 years when he retired from Skate Canada in 2002.
Dore was appointed Director General of the CFSA in 1985 and under his fiscal and administrative management the organization became a highly recognized and effective model for other Canadian sport governing associations. During his time at Skate Canada he successfully introduced the National Team program, developed the successful marketing and television concept, signed on major sponsor and television contracts and created the Athlete Trust.
Dore will be inducted into the Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame under the builder category. To qualify for this category the individuals must have shown great achievements and efforts as leaders, administrators, officials, coaches, business leaders and media by making an outstanding contribution to Canadian sport. Dore not only portrayed a leader in sport but he also led the way as an official. He was a Canadian official for singles and pairs skating. He officiated at seven World Championships and at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.
Dore has been the recipient of many awards and honours for his work as both a volunteer and professional sport administrator as well as for his overall contributions to the direction of sport in Canada. In 2000, the International Olympic Committee presented him with the Olympic Order for his contribution to sport in the global community. Dore is one of few Canadians to be inducted into this prestigious group. It is the highest honour that the International Olympic Committee can award.
After Dore’s retirement from Skate Canada he went on to hold a position with the International Skating Union. At the 2002 ISU Congress he was elected Vice President for Figure Skating and was re-elected in 2006.
Dore and the six others will be officially inducted on Nov. 5, 2008 in Toronto, Ont.
Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame 2008 inductee David Dore