Jim Tang

Jim Tang arrived in Victoria in 1938. In 1944 he joined the Victoria Daily Colonist and a year later found himself as the sports editor and columnist. He held that position for 35 years until his retirement in 1980. Although often described as "hard-nosed", Jim had a love for sports and had a soft spot for local teams in his reporting. His column "It Beats Me" was a great favorite with the locals. Jim was the recipient of the re-established Sid Thomas Award, designed to honour sports people who have made outstanding contributions through their work in radio, television or newspapers to local sport.

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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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