Canada’s top sports award to be renamed

By Sam Laskaris Writer An award that has been annually presented to Canada’s top athlete for more than three quarters of a century is getting a new name. The Lou Marsh Trophy has been awarded to the top Canadian athlete every year since 1936. The award was named after Lou Marsh, a former sportswriter who worked at The Toronto Star for 43 years. Marsh died in 1936. Later that year his paper created the Lou Marsh Trophy. In recent years, however, concerns had been raised whether Canada’s top individual sporting trophy should be named after Marsh since the discovery that he had used some racist language in his writings. Some of his articles included derogatory comments about legendary Six Nations runner Tom Longboat. In her 2020 book titled Reclaiming Tom…

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