Beckie Scott

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Administrator
Full nameRebecca "Beckie"•Scott (-Wadsworth)
Used nameBeckie•Scott
Born1 August 1974 in Vegreville, Alberta (CAN)
Measurements171 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsVermilion Nordic Ski Club, Vermilion (CAN)
NOC Canada
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


An Alberta native and cross-country skier since the age of five, Beckie Scott has a long history of competition, entering her first at only seven years old. Since attending the Junior National Championships in 1988, she has obtained a total of seventeen medals in World Cup events for cross-country skiing. Although she saw little success at her first Olympic Winter Games in 1998, she managed to win bronze in the Women’s 10km pursuit event in 2002 (the first Olympic medal won by a North American woman in cross-country skiing), a medal that was later upgraded to gold after the previous first and second place athletes, Olga Danilova and Larissa Lazutina respectively, failed drug tests. After winning a silver medal in the Women’s Team Sprint event at the 2006 Winter Games, she retired from the sport as Canada most decorated cross-country skier.

Since joining the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee in 2005, Scott has engaged herself in other aspects of sport, including volunteering her time for UNICEF and Right to Play. In 2006 she was elected as an athlete member of the IOC and joined the 2010 Vancouver Organizing Committee’s board of directors the same year. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Waterloo. She is married to retired American cross-country skier Justin Wadsworth.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) CAN Beckie Scott
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 47
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 60
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 51
5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 45
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 16
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) CAN Beckie Scott
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 5
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 4
5/5 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 8
2006 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) CAN Beckie Scott
Sprint, Women (Olympic) 4
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) DQ
15 kilometres Skiathlon, Women (Olympic) 6
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 10
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Sara Renner 2 Silver

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Athlete International Olympic Committee 2006—2014 CAN Beckie Scott

Olympic family relations