Beverley Smith is an award-winning journalist and author who has already written four best-selling figure skating books. Smith, a reporter for the Globe and Mail for 35 years, is best-known for uncovering judging scandals in the sport, years before the infamous dealings at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her previous works are: “Figure Skating: A Celebration”, “A Year in Figure Skating”, “Talking Figure Skating” (Canada’s sports book of the year in 1997, first non-hockey book to win) and “Gold on Ice: The Sale and Pelletier Story.” In 1988, Smith was chosen Canada’s amateur sportswriter of the year. In 1999, she was a finalist for a National Newspaper Award in Canada. She has won five Sovereign Awards for outstanding thoroughbred racing stories in Canada and is co-author of the official Queen’s Plate yearbook called: “The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition,” of which Queen Elizabeth II owns a copy. She has covered seven Olympics, and is well versed in both summer and winter Olympic sport. Aside from figure skating, favourites are: all equestrian sport, rowing, canoeing, diving, gymnastics, triathlon, sailing, golf. Her blog “BevSmithWrites” has been read in 77 countries.
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