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Occupation  Writer, editor
Nationality  Canadian
Language  English
Alma mater  Ryerson University
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Born  February 2, 1971 (age 46) Kitchener, Ontario (1971-02-02)
Education  Bachelor of Applied Arts
People also search for  Heath McCoy, Richard Kamchen, Mike Mooneyham, J. J. Dillon
Books  Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fa, Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's, The Goaltenders' Union: H, Written In Blue And White: Th, The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fa

Greg oliver


Greg Oliver (born Feb 2, 1971 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian sports writer. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

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Early life and education

He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in journalism, newspaper major, in 1993 from Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Writing

He is the author of six books on professional wrestling, and five books on hockey. He is also the co-founder and producer of the SLAM! Wrestling website, and has contributed to many other publications, including The Hockey News, Publishers Weekly, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fighting Spirit Magazine. As a teenager, he published The Canadian Wrestling Report (1985-1990).

Oliver's work has been reviewed by Booklist, Quill and Quire, Publishers Weekly, Winnipeg Free Press, London Free Press, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, New York Journal of Books, and one book, Don't Call Me Goon: Hockey's Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys, made the Globe & Mail Top 10 for non-fiction in October 2013.

Criticism

In July 2008, Bret Hart, an acclaimed professional wrestler, spoke at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, during the induction banquet for his father, Stu Hart, about Oliver. Upset over his ranking in one of Oliver's books - #14, behind Sky Low Low - Hart called Oliver a "charlatan". Heath McCoy, sports journalist also criticised Oliver for his placement of Hart and asked if Oliver was joking with that decision. McCoy also stated that he believed Oliver's book was highly biased towards Ontario wrestling.

Awards

  • 2008 James Melby Memorial Award for wrestling journalism from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • References

    Greg Oliver Wikipedia


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