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A native of Nepean, Alison had the unique ability to combine academic excellence with world-class athletic performance. While working towards her Masters in Journalism, she managed to maintain her seat on the Canadian national rowing team, winning silver and bronze medals at the 1996 and 2000 summer Olympics, respectively. She also has five world championship medals to her name, including back-to-back golds in 1997 and 1998.
Since graduating in 1998 and retiring from rowing in 2000, Alison has had a successful career as a journalist, once traveling with and covering an all-women’s team that skied to the North Pole, and working behind the scenes with CBC Radio and TV Sports.
A freelance writer, Korn covers national amateur sports in a weekly column for the Toronto Sun and other Sun media publications. She is also a motivational speaker, working with community organizations, schools and the corporate industry.