Interview with Diane Jones Konihowski

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Title

Interview with Diane Jones Konihowski

Description

An Olympic athlete, Diane Jones Konihowski is a Saskatchewan treasure, participating in the first Canada Summer and Winter Games in 1967 and 1969 for Team Saskatchewan. She went on to earn medals for Canada as a pentathlete in international competitions including the Commonwealth and Pan-American Games, and competed for Canada at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. In this interview, Diane speaks about her experiences at the Canada Games, and their impact on her impressive athletic career.

Subject

Career Impacts
Athlete Mentality in Competitions
Canadian Identity
Women & Gender Equity
Health & Healthcare
Sport & Recreation in Canada
Canada Games Ambassador
Unity Through Sport
Drug Testing/Anti-Doping Movement

Date

2020-10-29

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-025

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Konihowski, Diane Jones

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Calgary (Alberta, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

1967
1969
1967-2013

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon
Canada -- Alberta -- Edmonton
Canada -- Quebec -- Quebec City
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax/Dartmouth
Canada -- Alberta -- Grande Prairie
Canada -- Ontario -- Niagara

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

00:52:49

Interview Keyword

Athletes
Olympic
National
Committee
Canada Games Council
Drug(s)
Career
Competition
Track and Field
Gold Medal
Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport
Coaches
Fair Play Canada


Citation

“Interview with Diane Jones Konihowski,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed October 3, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/54.