Fox, men’s players cheer Canadian women to gold
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Actor Michael J. Fox has joined Wayne Gretzky and several members of the Canadian men’s ice hockey team in cheering on Canada’s women to Olympic gold.
An already raucous, sea-of-red crowd roared Thursday when the arena’s video board showed Fox late in the third period of Canada’s 2-0 victory over the United States in the tournament final.
Fox acknowledged the cheers. Then he rose from his skybox seat and pulled the chest of his gray, Canada T-shirt from under his sport coat. The crowd roared some more.
The 48-year-old Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He has been seen on television advertisements in the U.S. during the Vancouver Games promoting British Columbian tourism.
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