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Sport as a Rehabilitation Tool

Recently I made some comments publicly in defense of rioter Nathan Kotylak. Nathan must pay his price to society: Jail, Fine, Community Service, short-term suspension from sport. However after his debt is paid, he must also be reintegrated into our fold. He must be allowed to compete in his chosen sport. We must act rationally. … Continued

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Adam defends the right to sport in the aftermath of Vancouver Riots

You’ve got a friend Nathan By Jeromie Williams, Canada Headlines Examiner Last month, as the riots in Vancouver erupted and gave way to a sweeping public naming and shaming campaign unheard of not just in Canadian circles, but the entire world abroad, heated sentiment boiled over and cast a scolding glare on the first wave … Continued

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Adam partners with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program

At Canadian Tire Jumpstart®, we believe that every kid should have the opportunity to participate in organized sports and recreation so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence! By leveraging a national network of local chapters and community leaders, Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is able to help Canadian kids in financial need get … Continued

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Adam leads World Health Day bike ride in Victoria, BC

Olympic rower and keen cyclist Adam Kreek leads a celebration of World Health Day with a bicycle ride down Shelbourne Street. Saanich was one of six Canadian cities taking part, with 1,000 others worldwide, in raising awareness of healthy urban living. The Shelbourne corridor was car-free during the festivities. Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Times Colonist … Continued

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It always gets better – La Push Row

My first time on the open ocean with my new brothers at OAR Northwest was horrible and wonderful at the same time.  There was a lot more suffering than I had anticipated, and a very different type of suffering than what I experienced while training for the Olympics.  The physical pain was less acute.  The … Continued

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Assisting the Red Mitten Campaign

In the fall of 2010, I become involved with the Olympic Foundation assisting the 2011 Red Mitten Campaign and acting as the Foundation representative at the Gold Medal Plates dinners across Canada.  The Olympic Foundation is a relatively new charity in the sports philanthropy landscape, allowing Canadians who believe in the power of sport to … Continued

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Olympians work to ensure every child gets a chance to play

[nggallery id=2] By: Karen Gram Photograph by: Nick Procaylo, PNG, Vancouver Sun Gold medal rower Adam Kreek feels like he won “the biggest lottery being born in Canada.” Even though Canadian Olympians have never been awash in resources to support their dreams, Kreek knows he had it good compared to the children of Sierra Leone … Continued

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Kreek is fine without a paddle

Tuesday April, 19th, 2011 By CHRIS CAMERON – For The Daily Gleaner FREDERICTON – After overcoming a heartbreaking loss in rowing at the 2004 Olympics in rowing, Adam Kreek overcame the disappointment to win an Olympic gold medal in 2008. Now he travels around North America sharing the story of how he overcame and pushed … Continued

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Former Olympian used ADHD to his advantage

By Khalid Magram, QMI Agency Monday, February 22, 2010 With the spotlight on Canadian Olympians on the podium, one former gold medallist is using the attention to highlight the upside of a stigmatized disorder – ADHD. “I found that the disorder isn’t a negative infliction but it gives positive energy as well,” said Adam Kreek, … Continued

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