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Richard Dick Steeves







Year Inducted


Sport Ambassador


Richard “Dick" Steeves



It's quite a leap from Moncton, where he was born and raised and first refereed basketball, to international officiating assignments from Athens to Taipae, and from Havana to Rome. Such a leap required years of honing his skills at the local, Interscholastic, Junior, Senior and Intercollegiate championship levels as well as at the Canada Games. In 1987 he handled the whistle at what has been described as the finest basketball game ever played in Europe - a 103-101 victory by host Greece over the Soviet Union. But the highlight of his career occurred in 1992 when he was selected to officiate the gold medal game at the Barcelona Olympics between "Dream Team" USA and Croatia. He has returned to his roots - the local and provincial basketball courts where it all began - and remains, as always, truly a players' referee. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 2000.

Quick Facts

  • Officiated in the 1988 and '92 Olympics Officiated in the 1990 world championships 

  • Officiated in the 1985 Canada Games 

  • Officiated at the Men's national university finals in 1983, '86 and '91 

  • Officiated at the Women's national senior championship final in 1982 

  • Officiated at the Cuba Cup final (1982), Intercontinental Cup final (1984, '86) and the European championship final (1987, '91)

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