Legendary Canadian skier, Nancy Greene, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The gold medal skier, who is the director of skiing at Sun Peaks Resort, is having her thyroid removed at Kelowna General Hospital.
“Additional cancer treatment will begin within four or five weeks to manage the suspected spread of cancer cells,” according to a Sun Peaks news release.
During her decorated nine-year career Greene Raine won three U.S. Championship titles and nine Canadian titles, but she is best known for her 1968 Olympic performance in Grenoble, France.
There, she took home a silver medal in slalom and gold medal in the giant slalom, winning by ‘an unbelievable margin.’
“Her victory, by a margin of 2.68 seconds is still considered one of the most decisive wins in Olympic history,” according to Greene Raine’s official website.