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Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland

  • Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE is a Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain and Scotland.
  • He was born on March 23, 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Hoy joined his first cycling club, Dunedin CC, in 1992.
  • In 1994, he moved to City of Edinburgh Racing Club.
  • He has two honorary doctorates given by University of Edinburgh in 2005 and University of St Andrews in 2009.
  • He won three gold medals in 2008 Beijing Olympics and has became Scotland's most successful Olympian.
  • He is the first Briton to win three gold medals in a single Olympic games since Henry Taylor, in 1908.
  • He is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
  • He is an ambassador for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He heads the Britain's cycling team for the games.
  • He is married to Sarra Kemp, a lawyer from Edinburgh.
  • His autobiography, Chris Hoy: the Autobiography, was published by Harper Collins in October 2009.
  • He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to cycling in the 2005 New Year Honours.

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