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Ian BIRD


Ian Bird
Defence
National Team Caps
135
Height, Weight188 cm (6'2"), 81 kg (178 lbs)
Date of BirthMarch 18, 1970
BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia
ClubWest Vancouver F.H.C.
Stick Sponsor:
TK
Personal Sponsor:
Webber Naturals

Occupation:
  • student at University of British Columbia (history)

Field Hockey Background
  • started to play at age 6, following in the footsteps of his older brothers;
  • First international cap in 1988 against Great Britain in Amsterdam (BMW Tournament).
  • in 1988, following a collision with another player at the Seoul Olympics, developed post-traumatic disorder symptoms which forced him to retire from high level competition. Only resumed playing field hockey in 1996, in time to take part in the 1998 World Cup campaign;

Major Competitions

2000 Olympic Games
2000 Olympic Games

Other Competitions
Personal File:
  • enjoys travel, golf, reading and cooking.

Ian Bird, 1999
Favorites
Movies:
Books:
Singer / Band: Tragically Hip, Spirit of the West,
Daniel Lanois, Sarah McLachlan

Recipient of / Récipiendaire de
the Harry Jerome Award for 1997

(British Columbia Comeback Athlete of the Year)



Adidas
Equipment Sponsor of the Canadian National Teams

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