Several Families stand out as having more than one member compete in the Olympics, often from different generations. Konnie Johannson from the 1920 Winnipeg Falcons was the grandfather of Liz Appleby Levin, who speedskated at the 1976 Olympics. Doreen McCannell Botterill completed in speedskating in 1964 and 1968, and her sister Donna McCannell Keating followed in 1976. Doreen's daughter Jennifer Botterill competed in Women's Hockey in 1998 and 2002, winning silver and gold respectively. The Ireland brothers, Sean and Michael, each competed in in several Olympics. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer they competed together, and at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City Sean acted as Michael's coach.
The Falcons Hockey Club, Gold Medal Winners at the 1920 Olympics.
Liz (Appleby) Levin was first named to the National Team in 1974 at the age of 15.
Doreen McCannell Botterill.
Olympic speedskater Donna (McCannell) Keating
Jennifer Botterill with her 2002 Gold Medal for Women's Hockey.
Salt Lake City, U.S.A
Sean Ireland warming up at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France.
Olympic speedskater Michael Ireland
It is clear that athletic ability and the drive to compete and succeed does run in the family.