Updated: February 13, 2013 2:39 PM | By The Canadian Press, thecanadianpress.com

Dan O'Neill steps down as head of WinSport

CALGARY - Dan O'Neill has resigned as president and chief executive officer of WinSport, which oversees the investments and legacies from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

O'Neill stepped down "for personal reasons" according to a statement released Wednesday by WinSport.

Stephen Norris, vice-president of sport, will serve as interim president and CEO, the organization said.

WinSport is formerly the Calgary Olympic Development Association.

The organization operates Canada Olympic Park, pays a large portion of the Olympic Oval's operating budget and is responsible the endowment funds invested from the profits of the 1988 Winter Games.

O'Neill took the job in December, 2010, after five years as CEO of Molson Canada.

The first and second phases of a $204-million Winter Sport Institute were completed at Canada Olympic Park during his tenure. The third and final phase is scheduled to open in April.

"I have been an advocate, supporter and significant funder of amateur and professional sport all of my life and the opportunity to make an impact with WinSport has been personally rewarding," O'Neill said in the statement.

"I have every confidence that Stephen will ensure our shared vision of becoming a one-stop shop for elite athletes is realized."

Scroll upScroll down

recently recommended stories


The NHL made a few rule changes, including the removal of the 'Spin-O-Rama' move in shootouts and penalty shots. Do you agree with the NHL's decision?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

    54 %
    1,389 votes
    46 %
    1,163 votes

Total Responses: 2,552
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.