Chandra Crawford

Chandra Crawford

Calgary, Alberta
Olympic Gold Medalist | 3 x Olympian | Women's Empowerment & Leadership | Philanthropist
Chandra Crawford, a dynamic and experienced speaker, is a distinguished athlete who has secured an Olympic Gold Medal and competed in three Olympic Games in Cross Country Skiing. Hailing from Canmore, Alberta, her vibrant energy and unwavering dedication have set her apart in the world of sports. She founded a national charity called "Fast and Female" in 2005 that aims to empower girls through sports. Chandra is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work and currently works part-time fundraising for the Calgary Public Library Foundation. Her purpose is to share her high-vibe energy and growth mindset to help people turn their challenges into opportunities.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Women's Leadership
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Career Development
  • Conference
  • Inspirational
  • Key Note
  • Motivation
  • Olympians & Olympics
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Chandra Crawford is a high-energy seasoned speaker Olympic Gold Medalist and 3 x Olympian in Cross Country Skiing born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. She has left an indelible mark on the world of cross-country skiing. Her determination, skill, and unwavering spirit have made her an inspiration for aspiring athletes and a national hero in Canada. This short note aims to highlight Chandra Crawford’s remarkable journey, her Olympic triumph, and her contributions to the world of sports.

Crawford’s talent and dedication to cross-country skiing quickly became evident as she began competing in local races and events. Her skill on the snow was complemented by her unwavering work ethic and a burning desire to succeed. Chandra’s early successes in junior races earned her recognition, and she soon found herself competing at the national level.

The road to the Olympic Games was not easy for Chandra Crawford. She faced numerous challenges and setbacks along the way, but her resilience and unwavering determination pushed her forward. Crawford’s breakthrough came in 2003 when she won her first national title in the sprint discipline. This victory marked a turning point in her career and set her on a path towards international success.

Chandra Crawford’s Olympic triumph had a profound impact not only on the sport of cross-country skiing but also on the entire nation of Canada. Her victory inspired a generation of young athletes and brought renewed attention to winter sports in the country. Crawford’s dedication to her sport and her unwavering determination to succeed in the face of adversity served as a beacon of hope for aspiring athletes across Canada.

Beyond her athletic achievements, Chandra Crawford has been actively involved in community work and philanthropy. In 2005, she co-founded Fast and Female, a non-profit organization that aims to empower girls through sports. The organization has since reached thousands of girls, promoting self-confidence, healthy living, and leadership skills.

Chandra is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work and currently works part-time fundraising for the Calgary Public Library Foundation. When not at work she can be found adventuring on mountain trails with her husband Jared, their 4 kids and their barky golden retriever named Stella.

Her purpose is to share her high-vibe energy and growth mindset to help people turn their challenges into opportunities, and her speaking topics include Excellence, Resiliency, Mental Health, Gold-Medal Mindset, and No Regrets. She fearlessly shares stories of her Olympic win in 2006 and the lows of her life such as the loss of her younger brother to addictions and her struggles with eating disorders.






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Chandra Crawford saw the hurdles female athletes faced, and did something about it


Cross-country skier Chandra Crawford went to three Olympic games, winning gold at Turin 2006. But during her career she noticed a lack of representation, exposure and support for female athletes. So 15 years ago she created the charity Fast and Female with the goal to keep self-identified girls...

Olympic champion Chandra Crawford retires from cross-country ski racing

The Globe and Mail

Crawford stunned Canadians and the international cross-country ski community by winning the women's sprint in Turin, Italy, in her rookie season on the national team. Her air guitar routine atop the podium was just as memorable.

Olympic great Chandra Crawford joins Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, shares mental health story

Toronto Star

Cross-country skier, Chandra Crawford was on top of the sporting world in 2006 when she won a surprise gold at the Turin Olympics. The result she’s most proud of came eight years later and didn’t include a podium appearance. Crawford finished a distant 43rd at the 2014 Sochi Games and...

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