Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/RTTOG – The Show’ Category

Field of Play: Canadian skaters ready to carve out a name for themselves on ice

Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Canada is a nation which thrives in winter and as a people identify with those who carve out a name for themselves on ice. As Scott Russell writes, the skating sports are inextricably linked to Canadian folklore and our sense of self.

Michael Slipchuk honoured for his role in Canada’s ‘golden age’ of figure skating

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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This year's recipients of the Canadian Sport Awards are proof that the country can boast an unrivalled roster of achievers across the board. As CBC Sports host Scott Russell writes, that also includes people like Skate Canada high-performance director Michael Slipchuk, who worked behind the scenes to produce champions in a sport that has long been considered a treasured element of Canadian sporting folklore.

The eclectic and impressive Canada Sports Hall of Fame class of 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a cacophony of athletic prowess. It amounts to a remarkable, but too-infrequently visited museum which pays tribute to a significant chapter of the national narrative. As Scott Russell writes, there is so much gathered here under one roof, in this one place, and the sights and sounds speak to the mosaic of a country which embraces not just a single sport but every sport under the sun.

A champion’s last call as Kerrin Lee-Gartner prepares to sign off

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Following this weekend's World Cup finals in the Pyrenees of Andorra, Kerrin Lee-Gartner will step away from her broadcast career after 25 years of translating the majesty of the alpine world to so many fans across the country and around the globe.  

Women in sport: Great strides have been made, but it’s far from a level playing field

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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When it comes to gender equity in sport, we may be on the right path, but Olympic champion athletes tell Scott Russell there is no shortage of obstacles: many young women drop out of sports too early; there's a stigma that strong, muscular and sporty women are not 'feminine'; and women are under-represented in sports leadership roles.