David Dore, Canadian figure skating competitor and judge, Died at 75


David Dore was born on August 9, 1940, and died on April 8, 2016.

He was a Canadian figure skating competitor and official.

Dore won the 1964 Canadian national title in four skating.

Later, David served as Skate Canada’s president and director general and as vice-president of the International Skating Union.

Dore became a director of the Canadian Figure Skating Association (now known as Skate Canada) in 1972.

David Dore became the CFSA’s youngest President in 1980 and served in the role until 1984.

David stepped down as Skate Canada’s Director General on January 31, 2002, after holding the position for nearly 17 years.

Over the period of his career, Dore developed the National Team program, created the Athlete Trust, developed marketing and television concepts, and staged three World Figure Skating Championships.

As a captain, Canadian skaters won more Olympic and world medals than during any other time.

David Dore was one of the most decorated administrators and volunteers in Canadian sport.

Dore received the International Olympic Committee’s highest honour, in 2002, the Olympic Order, for his contribution to sport in the global community.

David was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame and into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, in 2008.

David Dore was the first Canadian ever elected as the Vice President of the International Skating Union.

David Dore passed away at 75 yrs old.