YorkRegion.com: Dan Thompson taking the plunge into Aurora sports hall November 1, 2017

“Dan Thompson prefers to not allow history to define him.

It would be easy, after all, to stew over a twist of events at the height of his athletic career that robbed him of a chance to live the dream of countless athletes. That despite it was a set of circumstances far beyond his control.

Thompson was a 24-year-old breaststroke specialist apparently headed to the 1980 Olympics in Moscow as the swim team captain before a U.S.-led boycott sidelined Canada from the event. A shoulder injury kept him out of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.”

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