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Clarence L. Servold

Cross-Country :: Jumping :: Nordic Combined

Clarence L Servold was born March 28, 1927 in Camrose, Alberta.  An outstanding competitor, coach and administrative official, his association with the skiing community spanned a period of 35-years at all levels of involvement, local, provincial, national and international. In 1988, at the XV Olympic Winter Games held at Calgary Alberta, his dedication to the sport was recognized by the International Olympic Committee when he was invited to light the Olympic flame at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Further, his contribution at the Calgary Games was a key factor in the success of the Nordic events.

After several years of local competition, he attained national prominence in 1948 when he became Canada's Junior Nordic Combined (cross country skiing and ski jumping) Champion.

He represented Canada on the national ski team at the 1956 VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, where in cross country competition he placed 19th in the 15 km Classic event, the highest placing for a North American athlete.  Invited to represent Canada again the 1960 VIII Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, USA, he competed in the 15 km and 30 km cross country Classic events as well at Nordic Combined.  Career commitments forced him to decline an opportunity to join Canada's team for a third time when it competed at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck, Austria... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1927

Active Period:  1948 - 1975

Inducted:  1984

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