Jim Taylor

Jim began his sports writing career at age 17 with a part-time writing job for the Victoria Daily Colonist. He went on to become a popular and, at times, controversial sports columnist for newspapers in Vancouver and, later, as a nationally syndicated columnist with the Calgary Sun. His career as a sports writer, broadcaster, and commentator spans more than 50 years. Jim has been described as "one of Canada's funniest writers; his subjects are mainly sports figures, and he finds elements of the bizarre and the comical in every event. Some of the people he writes about are world famous - Silken Laumann, Mark Messier, Debbie Brill, and Mike Tyson among them - while others are far from household names, but they all make great stories. In his distinctive, irrepressible style, he points out the insane humour in Las Vegas title fights, commends the efforts of seven-year-old soccer players and pokes fun at spoiled, highly paid stars. The unflappable Taylor turns his attention with equal glee to the Olympics, the CFL, Skategate (Tonya, Nancy and "The Gang That Couldn't Think Straight"), local characters and world championships, warmly admiring the heroes and hard-workers and cheerfully ridiculing the boors and braggarts."

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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