62 years later, Olympian's gold medal still shines

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AURORA - A quiet row of homes in Aurora seems ordinary, until you go inside one in particular.

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"She was the shortest player on the team at 5-foot-2," said Bruce Dickson, "My mother was on the Olympic team in Paris in 1924."

Bruce Dickson's home happens to be the home of an Olympic champion.

Mary Dunn captured a world title on the basketball court with Canada's Edmonton Grads. They called her 'wee Mary' because of her size and her Scottish heritage.

To this day her 82-year-old son Bruce remains a big fan of the Olympics.

Especially the hockey matches.

Born in Canada, Dickson was just 20 years old when his home nation beat the United States in their final game of the 1952 Oslo Olympic games. 

"We outshot them about 60-20 or something and it ended up at a 3-3 tie," Dickson said.

He remembers it very well, because he was there.

It was one of two medals Canada earned that year, and the last gold for Canadian Hockey until 2002 in Salt Lake.

Dickson scored seven goals in the team's run that year, helping secure Canada's only gold at the games. 

The uniforms, the gear, the style of play are much different today, but timeless is an Olympic athlete's competitive spirit. 

"There was a great deal of pressure to win and we were pretty excited when it was all over," Dickson said, "It's something that happened a long time ago, but you'll never forget it."

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