Analysis: Marjorie Taylor Greene is having her moment. A major-league career has been shorted by a knee injury suffered in a car crash in 1997. She was the first woman in history to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.
That Olympic success led her to being the first woman to hold executive positions in sports. She held the chief executive positions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Women’s Sports Foundation, Major League Baseball and the World Hockey Association.
Her first job was in 1977 as the executive secretary of the National Football League. After that, she worked for the Women’s Sports Foundation, Major League Baseball and Hockey Canada.
She then was chief executive of the NHL Players Association, and then became commissioner. After that, she served as deputy commissioner for the Women’s Sports Foundation and chief executive for the Women’s World Cup.
Taylor Greene became the president and chief executive officer of the IIHF, and later joined the Canadian Olympic Committee, where she oversaw a range of international programs and projects.
This is the first time Greene has appeared on the record since she was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on May 17, 2017, by Tom Renney, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown in an historic building that opened in 1923. Greene, who is one of three women to have been named to the Hockey Hall of Fame, had been inducted in 2002, but it took another 12 years after that to earn her place in the hall.
“It was an absolute honour,” she said. “To get into the Hockey Hall of Fame is just the honour of my life right now. To be on the Hockey Hall of Fame is just the greatest thing.”
Greene, who turned 70 this past May, also serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission. She is the first woman to have held those roles.
Greene was just one of several women who also won an Olympic medal at one time or another. The first women’s hockey medal came in 1936 in Helsinki, Finland, when the U.S. women’s team won for the first time, and it was the first medal won by women in Olympic hockey.
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