Silken in the Media

As one of Canada's most recognizable Olympians and a well-known motivational speaker, Silken is often asked to comment on current issues by the media. Listed below are links to articles in the media that include comments by Silken.

Rowing Canada Congratulates Silken on her Induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame!

23 years after Silken’s famous comeback in Barcelona she continues to shine on the national and international stage and bring recognition to our sport.  Her recent induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame is a significant national honour that recognizes not only her achievements as an athlete... more

Silken Laumann inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann talks about being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame - a surreal experience.  Listen to her interview here with ET Canada on the red carpet at CWOF.  

Transcending Sport: Silken Laumann

Global Women's Sports Coverage - Silken Laumann, Canadian multi-Olympic medalist and world champion in single sculls shares her unique story in this new series of exclusive interviews with women who have followed a successful career as a professional athlete by transcending sport and... more

Grateful to TD Bank Group as GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub begins construction

Pacific Autism Family Foundation’s Founder Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia displays a $75,000 presentation cheque from TD Bank Group’s Stephen Vermette. April 22, 2015 Left to Right: David Sam, Bill Cunningham, Silken Laumann, David ‘Patch’ Patchell-... more

Winnipeg Free Press

Read about Silken's new memoir, Unsinkable (Harper Collins), in Winnpeg Free Press. Feature interview and book review in the Winnipeg Free Press.  

Toronto Star - Life Section

Read about Silken's new memoir, Unsinkable (Harper Collins), in the Life section of Canada's largest daily newspaper, the Toronto Star. Feature interview and book review in the Toronto Star - Tuesday, January 21

Unsinkable On Sale - January 21, 2014

A surprising and inspiring story of courage, perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit. Silken Laumann's memoir, Unsinkable, is on sale January 21, 2014 in bookstores and online. Time after time, this courageous champion has proven to be unsinkable. Silken’s extraordinary story... more

W5 Interview on CTV

W5 host and chief correspondent Lloyd Robertson’s exclusive interview and profile of celebrated Olympic hero Silken Laumann offers viewers a never-before-seen look into the dark and troubled past of the powerful rower, world champion, and Olympic medallist. Premiering Saturday, Jan. 18 at... more

Maclean's Magazine

Maclean’s preview: Silken Laumann’s shocking secret In this issue of Maclean’s, the Olympian opens up about her dark childhood, anorexia, cutting and her abusive mother. Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most decorated rowers, a multiple medallist whose leg was ripped apart in a... more

Olympian Laumann shares remarkable story of perserverance

Three-time Olympic medalist Silken Laumann provided an inspirational highlight as the keynote speaker at last week's Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association's Conference and Annual General Meeting. As a genuine Canadian Olympic hero, Laumann continues to inspire people to strive to... more