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by Paul on 01/16/08 at 01:07 PM ET
via the CP,
Legendary defenceman Bobby Orr was among five athletes elected to the World Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Jesse Owens, Arnold Palmer, Katarina Witt and Johnny Weissmuller were also named. “In each case, it’s clear to see the individual had a profound and positive effect on his or her chosen sport,” Irv Kochman, Chairman of the Selection Committee, said in a statement. “These are names that provoke remarkable memories and get hearts pounding simply at the mention of them.”
The World Sports Hall of Fame was created a few years ago and will celebrate its inaugural dinner and induction ceremonies this spring.
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