Nova Scotians should feel proud when they see the newest addition to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. Premier Darrell Dexter today, Oct. 30, presented a $500 gold Olympic coin to the sports institution at its induction ceremony in Halifax. “This coin represents the important role that Nova Scotia and its people played in this year’s Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,” said Premier Dexter. “I presented the coin to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame because I wanted all Nova Scotians to be able to see it and share in the pride that the coin instills in our great province.” Each Canadian premier received one of the commemorative coins from British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell at the Council of the Federation meeting in Winnipeg this summer. The coins represent the significant contributions that the provinces made to the Vancouver Games, which took place Feb. 12-28. “This presentation is also my way of thanking the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame for recognizing and honouring our very best, and inspiring our next generation of sports heroes,” Premier Dexter said. Sports fans will be able to catch many such up-and-coming athletes in action at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Nova Scotia next February. The Games will be the biggest multi-sport event held in the province, with more than 2,700 athletes and thousands more spectators, coaches, volunteers and officials.