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    2010 Rogers/CTV Olympic Team Unveiled

    TORONTO (January 8, 2009) – The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are going to be the biggest event ever held on Canadian soil, and the coverage from Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will reflect the magnitude of this monumental event. Today, the Consortium announced its esteemed English-language broadcast team that will bring Canadians every minute of Olympic competition live from Vancouver 2010. The 91-person English-language on-air team includes hosts, play-by-play announcers, analysts, reporters and Olympians, who have a total of 17 Olympic medals among them.

    Never before has there been a media commitment of this magnitude by an Olympic rights-holder in this country, as Canadians will be able to experience the Games on a variety of official platforms – 11 television networks, 10 radio stations, and a national print publication. There will also be a dedicated website, CTVOlympics.ca / RDSolympiques.ca, featuring articles and blogs written by the Olympic broadcast team. The magnitude of Olympic coverage is now matched by the magnitude of the Olympic broadcast team.

    “The advantage of the Consortium is the diverse and broad scope of talent from various assets, giving us expertise and star power in all areas – sports, news, entertainment and music. The breadth and depth of high-calibre talent available to the Consortium is unparalleled,” said Keith Pelley, President, Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. “By announcing 13 months in advance of the Games, the Olympic broadcast team will be able to closely follow the World Cup circuit and develop a strong rapport with the athletes and National Sports Federations leading up to 2010.”

    The English-language Olympic on-air talent will be seen beyond their current media outlets and contribute across all Consortium channels and platforms.

    In an ongoing effort to provide Canadians with more choice than ever before, the Consortium is capturing the Olympic Games beyond sport with extensive coverage from a news, entertainment and music perspective. Fans will be able to share and experience the lifestyles and stories beyond the Games competition with CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM, eTalk, MuchMusic’s MuchonDemand in Whistler, MTV, The Globe and Mail and Rogers Radio.

    Network Hosts – Olympic Prime Time and Olympic Daytime
    English-language coverage of Olympic Prime Time and Olympic Daytime will air simultaneously on three networks daily throughout the 17 days of the Games: CTV, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN, all with different hosts from different sets located in the International Broadcast Centre in Vancouver. CTV will also have a second set located outside in the heart of Whistler, marking the first time a Canadian broadcaster will have two main anchor desks in different locations at an Olympic Games.

    On CTV, BRIAN WILLIAMS, the dean of Olympic broadcasting, will lead the Consortium’s coverage from Vancouver as Host of Olympic Prime Time (7 p.m.-2 a.m. ET/4 p.m.-11 p.m. PT). Vancouver 2010 marks the 13th Olympic Games for Williams throughout his illustrious 30-plus-year career. Williams, a six-time Gemini Award winner, will be anchored in Vancouver at the International Broadcast Centre where he will introduce all prime time events and conduct major interviews with newsmakers and athletes at the Games. JAMES DUTHIE, host of the award-winning NHL on TSN, will work alongside CTV news journalist LISA LAFLAMME as Co-Hosts of Olympic Daytime (12 noon-7 p.m. ET/9 a.m.-4 p.m. PT). TSN’s DUTHIE, who is recognized across the country for his outstanding work, will pull double duty as Host of Team Canada’s Men’s Hockey coverage.

    Also on CTV, popular TSN sports anchor JENNIFER HEDGER will be seen nightly as Whistler Host of Olympic Prime Time. HEDGER will be live on location in Whistler, on an outside set capturing the exuberance and magic of the mountain setting. TSN’s MICHAEL LANDSBERG, one of the best-known sports and entertainment personalities in Canadian television, rounds out the CTV crew as Whistler Host of Olympic Daytime.

    On Rogers Sportsnet, popular Vancouver personality DON TAYLOR joins MARTINE GAILLARD, BRAD FAY and EVANKA OSMAK as hosts of the network’s Olympic coverage. Exact roles to be announced at a later date.

    On TSN, fan favourite DARREN DUTCHYSHEN, who has been with the network for 13 years, anchors the nightly coverage as Host of Olympic Prime Time. Vancouver 2010 marks the seventh tour of Olympic duty for DAVE RANDORF, who serves as Host of Olympic Daytime.

    Hosts – Opening and Closing Ceremonies
    For the first time in Olympic history, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place indoors. BC Place will play host, as more than 2,500 athletes from 80-plus nations make their way into the stadium in the Parade of Athletes.

    Bringing viewers all the English-language coverage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on CTV will be BRIAN WILLIAMS and legendary journalist and CTV Chief News Anchor LLOYD ROBERTSON, who has guided Canadians through historical events for more than 50 years.
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    Vancouver 2010 has the most medal events (86) in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. A total of 549 competition medals will be handed out during the Games – 183 each of gold, silver and bronze from 15 disciplines in seven sports: Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling, Hockey, Luge, Skating and Skiing. Listed below is the esteemed broadcast team that will bring Canadians English-language coverage of all the action.

    Men’s Hockey
    With roughly three men’s hockey games taking place each day, the 15-person Olympic men’s hockey broadcast team will be hard at work with plenty to discuss, analyze and critique.

    Play-by-Play Announcers – Two-time Gemini Award recipient and winner of Sports Media Canada’s Sportscaster of the Year, TSN’s CHRIS CUTHBERT will be working his ninth Olympics and will call men’s hockey games, including Team Canada matches. TSN’s GORD MILLER, who has covered hockey extensively for 20 years and is one of the top hockey voices and most well-connected broadcasters in the game, will also call men’s hockey and Team Canada games, while PETER LOUBARDIAS, the voice of the Calgary Flames on Rogers Sportsnet, rounds out the play-by-play team.

    Game Analysts – Selected seven times by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people, TSN’s PIERRE McGUIRE will continue to give viewers the analysis they want – and need – to hear. Former NHL goalie JOHN GARRETT of Rogers Sportsnet brings Olympic experience to Vancouver 2010, having provided analysis for men’s hockey at the 1988 and 1998 Winter Games, while former NHL forward RAY FERRARO of TSN, who was an analyst at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin for NBC, brings his unique perspective to Vancouver 2010.

    Hosts – TSN’s JAMES DUTHIE will host coverage of Team Canada’s hockey games, while popular Rogers Sportsnet broadcaster DAREN MILLARD and veteran sports journalist and two-time Gemini Award winner DAVE HODGE of TSN will host the remaining men’s hockey coverage.

    Analysts, Panel – Former NHL tough guy NICK KYPREOS brings the same level of intensity to his role as a hockey analyst on Rogers Sportsnet and is one of the most recognizable faces in hockey broadcasting. TSN Hockey Insider BOB McKENZIE, a Gemini Award winner, has been covering hockey for nearly 30 years and is one of the most respected, trusted and connected analysts in the business. DARREN PANG, currently the TV game analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes and regular guest analyst on TSN, makes his third tour of Olympic duty, having previously reported on men’s hockey during the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

    Reporters – Rogers Sportsnet’s GENE PRINCIPE, TSN Hockey Insider DARREN DREGER and TSN’s RYAN RISHAUG will be reporting from ice level.

    Women’s Hockey
    Rogers Sportsnet’s KEVIN QUINN, who has provided the play-by-play for the Canucks, Flames and Oilers throughout his career, will call Olympic women’s hockey. He will work alongside three-time Olympic medallist and celebrated Canadian hockey player CASSIE CAMPBELL-PASCALL, who serves as game analyst. CTV Calgary sports anchor and reporter LISA BOWES, whose career has spanned nearly 20 years, will be the rinkside reporter.

    Figure Skating
    One of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters, TSN’s ROD BLACK will call the play-by-play for figure skating (as well as short track speed skating). Vancouver 2010 marks BLACK’s fifth stint covering the Olympic Games throughout his impressive 27-year career. BLACK will work alongside some of the biggest names in Canadian figure skating: Olympic gold medallists JAMIE SALÉ and DAVID PELLETIER will provide analysis for the pairs event, while PELLETIER will also sit alongside BLACK for the men’s event; ELIZABETH MANLEY won the hearts of millions of Canadians at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary with her breakthrough silver-medal performance and will work with six-time Canadian figure skating champion JENNIFER ROBINSON as analysts for both the ladies and dance events. TSN’s SARA ORLESKY will be the figure skating reporter, interviewing athletes and bringing viewers updates from ice level at Pacific Coliseum.

    Curling
    Known as the ‘voice of curling’ in Canada, VIC RAUTER has anchored TSN’s curling coverage for more than 20 years and will be the Olympic play-by-play announcer for all Canadian team draws. Vancouver 2010 marks RAUTER’s eighth tour of Olympic duty. TSN sports anchor BRYAN MUDRYK, who also does the play-by-play for the morning draws of TSN’s Season of Champions curling coverage, will call the action for the remaining Olympic curling matches. A familiar face to Canadian curling fans, LINDA MOORE has been part of TSN’s curling broadcast team for 20 years and will work as an analyst at the Games. Moore won an Olympic gold medal in Calgary at the 1988 Winter Games when curling was a demonstration sport. Working with Moore in the broadcast booth will be longtime TSN partner RAY TURNBULL, who was a top competitive curler for more than 25 years and has been providing analysis on TSN’s curling coverage for another 25 years. Two-time world and Canadian champion RUSS HOWARD was a member of Brad Gushue’s winning team at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, bringing home the gold for Canada. Always outspoken, HOWARD, who currently works with TSN as a curling analyst, will provide analysis at the Games, as will three-time Canadian curling champion and two-time world medallist CATHY GAUTHIER, who has worked with TSN and Rogers Sportsnet on the networks’ curling coverage. Vancouver-based DAN MURPHY of Rogers Sportsnet rounds out the curling broadcast team as the beat reporter.

    Long Track Speed Skating
    With his recognizable big voice and trusted smooth delivery, longtime TSN anchor ROD SMITH brings viewers all the action from long track speed skating. He will be joined by two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion CATRIONA LE MAY DOAN, who dominated in long track speed skating throughout her career, breaking 13 world records. An accomplished motivational speaker and broadcaster, Vancouver 2010 marks LE MAY DOAN’s fourth Olympic Games as a broadcaster. TSN’s JAMES CYBULSKI will be at the Richmond Olympic Oval reporting for long track speed skating.

    Short Track Speed Skating
    Versatile TSN announcer ROD BLACK will pull double duty at the Olympic Games as play-by-play announcer for both short track speed skating and figure skating. Joining BLACK for short track speed skating will be three-time Olympic medallist SUSAN AUCH, who competed in both short track and long track speed skating throughout her distinguished career. AUCH, who has worked as a speed skating analyst for CTV and TSN, competed in five Winter Games, winning bronze in the 3000m short track relay in Calgary 1988 and a pair of silvers in the 500m long track event in Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998. Reporting from Pacific Coliseum for short track speed skating is Rogers Sportsnet’s LOUIS JEAN.
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    Alpine Skiing
    GERRY DOBSON has been the voice of World Cup Skiing on Rogers Sportsnet for 10 years and will call the play-by-play for Alpine Skiing at Vancouver 2010. One of Canada’s most established sportscasters, DOBSON has covered four Olympic Games over his 30-year career. DOBSON will work alongside three-time World Cup medallist BRIAN STEMMLE, current alpine skiing analyst on Rogers Sportsnet, and CARY MULLEN, three-time Olympian in alpine skiing and two-time World Cup silver medallist. Both STEMMLE and MULLEN will provide analysis for the men’s alpine skiing. On the women’s side, two-time Olympic medallist KAREN PERCY LOWE, who won a pair of bronze medals in the downhill and super-G at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, will provide analysis for the women’s alpine skiing events, while CTV Vancouver’s PERRY SOLKOWSKI will be reporting from Whistler Creekside.

    Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon / Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined
    Rogers Sportsnet’s versatile sports anchor RJ BROADHEAD will call the play-by-play for four sports: cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined. Joining BROADHEAD for cross-country skiing will be two-time Olympic medallist BECKIE SCOTT, Canada’s most decorated cross-country skier and an advocate for drug-free competition, after two competitors who finished ahead of SCOTT in Salt Lake City 2002 were caught using banned substances. JACK SASSEVILLE brings more than 30 years of cross-country skiing, coaching and broadcasting experience to Vancouver 2010, where he will work alongside SCOTT as an analyst for cross-country skiing as well as Nordic combined. SASSEVILLE has attended seven Olympic Winter Games, four as Canada’s cross-country skiing coach. DANIEL LEFEBVRE was the Canadian biathlon coach at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin and will provide analysis for biathlon in Vancouver, while five-time Canadian Nordic combined champion ROB KEITH will analyze Nordic combined and ski jumping. Reporting on cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined from Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley will be Sportsnet Pacific bureau chief CRAIG MacEWEN.

    Freestyle Skiing
    Popular TSN anchor HOLLY HORTON will provide the play-by-play for freestyle skiing, working alongside Olympic medallist VERONICA BRENNER, who won silver in ladies’ aerials in Salt Lake City 2002. BRENNER, who served as a freestyle skiing analyst for three years at Rogers Sportsnet, will provide analysis for both aerials and moguls. She will be joined by three-time Olympian and world silver medallist in aerials JEFF BEAN, who will work as an analyst for men’s aerials. ‘A’ Barrie anchor and sports reporter KATHERINE DOLAN will be at the Cypress Mountain Ski Area as the reporter for freestyle skiing.

    Snowboard
    Vancouver 2010 marks the third Olympic Games for Rogers Sportsnet original JAMIE CAMPBELL, who will serve as play-by-play announcer for snowboard. CAMPBELL’s partner in the broadcast booth will be TARA TEIGEN, who competed at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano when snowboard made its Olympic debut. TEIGEN, the 1997 World Cup champion in halfpipe, has worked for Rogers Sportsnet and OLN and was a snowboard analyst at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games. A pioneer in snowboard cross (then called boardercross) in the mid-90s, MARK TORLAY represented Canada on the World Cup snowboard circuit from 1997 to 2003. TORLAY, who has worked as a snowboard analyst on Rogers Sportsnet, will be the snowboard reporter at the Games.

    Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton
    One of Rogers Sportsnet’s most experienced broadcasters, ROB FAULDS will handle the play-by-play for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. FAULDS has worked in sports broadcasting for more than 30 years and brings Olympic experience to his role at Vancouver 2010, having covered the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Games. Four-time Olympian in the four-man bobsleigh CHRIS LORI will provide analysis for men’s bobsleigh. Throughout his 14-year career, LORI, who has served as a bobsleigh analyst for Rogers Sportsnet’s World Cup coverage, led his team to 22 World Cup medals, 12 Canadian championships and more than 50 top five finishes in World Cup competition. Two-time World Cup bronze medallist CHRISTINA SMITH will provide analysis for women’s bobsleigh. Smith was the first woman pilot to represent Canada at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City when bobsleigh made its Olympic debut. Vancouver 2010 will be CHRIS WIGHTMAN’s seventh Olympic Games, where he will work as the luge analyst. WIGHTMAN has attended the Games as a luge athlete, broadcaster and athlete liaison for Team Canada. In 1994, WIGHTMAN was an associate producer for CTV’s coverage of luge and bobsleigh at the Winter Games in Lillehammer. Olympic gold medallist DUFF GIBSON will provide analysis for skeleton. GIBSON made history at age 39 at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin by becoming the oldest individual sport gold medallist ever at the Olympic Winter Games. Reporting on bobsleigh, luge and skeleton from The Whistler Sliding Centre will be Vancouver-based TSN veteran FARHAN LALJI.

    Sportsnet Connected / SportsCentre
    The daily sports news programs on Rogers Sportsnet and TSN will air live from Vancouver during the Games, bringing viewers all the Olympic excitement and highlights from the world of sports. Rogers Sportsnet’s SEAN McCORMICK will anchor Sportsnet Connected while TSN’s JAY ONRAIT and DAN O’TOOLE will co-host SportsCentre.
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    CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson will air live from Vancouver nightly on CTV immediately following Olympic Prime Time. LLOYD ROBERTSON will continue to bring viewers all the national and international headlines, with a strong focus on the Olympic Games.

    Canada AM will have Olympic flair during Vancouver 2010 and will be live on-location in Vancouver and Whistler, airing six hours daily on CTV during the Games (6 a.m.-12 noon ET/3 a.m.-9 a.m. PT). Co-hosts BEVERLY THOMSON and SEAMUS O’REGAN, news anchor MARCI IEN, sports/weather anchor JEFF HUTCHESON and Olympic anchor GINO REDA of TSN will tell the stories and news from the Games, featuring recaps and highlights from the previous day, storylines for the upcoming day’s competition, and interviews with athletes, while still tackling all the national and international news stories from around the world.

    The always opinionated and often controversial radio host BOB McCOWN will be on location in Vancouver to host Olympic Prime Time Sports with The Globe and Mail’s STEPHEN BRUNT, airing for three hours daily during the Games (4 p.m.-7 p.m. ET/1 p.m.-4 p.m. PT). The first two hours of the popular radio show will air exclusively on THE FAN 590 in Toronto, while the remaining hour will also be available on 21 radio stations across the country. McCown is one of the most popular sports personalities in North America. He began hosting Prime Time Sports in 1992, and after 18 years on the airwaves, the show – and McCown – are highly respected throughout the sports industry. Further details regarding Olympic coverage on Rogers Radio will be announced in the coming months.

    STEPHEN BRUNT, lead sports columnist with The Globe and Mail, will be a key contributor to CTVOlympics.ca. In addition to his regular Olympic-related contributions at The Globe and Mail, BRUNT, who has covered nine Olympic Games throughout his career, will write original content exclusively for CTVOlympics.ca, taking readers on a journey through the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with his unparalleled insights and award-winning storytelling. Further details regarding Olympic print coverage will be announced in the coming months.

    CTV will be giving Vancouver 2010 the red carpet treatment with all the glamour, glitz and celebrity sightings. Going behind the scenes of the sporting world to capture the parties, traditions, culture and festivities of the Games will be eTalk’s BEN MULRONEY, TANYA KIM and LAINEY LUI and FashionTelevision’s JEANNE BEKER. The eTalk and fashion segments will air on CTV regularly each day throughout the Games, with high-energy reports on the celebrity, style and fashion side of the Olympics.

    Music will play a starring role at the Olympic Games and CTV and MuchMusic will have the hopping scene covered full tilt. In the heart of Whistler will be the Much Chalet, where MuchonDemand hosts LEAH MILLER and MATTE BABEL will rock the house with fans, musicians and celebs with two daily 60-minute episodes of MuchonDemand in Whistler. MOD in Whistler will air for three weeks (one week prior to the Games and two weeks during the Games). The shows will air in full on MuchMusic with segments airing regularly on CTV, as MILLER and BABEL party it up with singers, bands and stars in attendance at the Games. Joining MILLER and BABEL will be ALIYA-JASMINE SOVANI, DEVON SOLTENDIECK, SARAH TAYLOR and MATT WELLS. Also contributing to the music, entertainment and youth scene will be MTV’s DAN LEVY, JESSI CRUICKSHANK and DARYN JONES.
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    Hosts, Play-by-Play Announcers, Analysts, Reporters
    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

    -- CTV, Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, OMNI, OLN, ATN, The Globe and Mail, Rogers Radio --

    Network Hosts
    Brian Williams – Host, Olympic Prime Time (CTV)
    James Duthie – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)
    Lisa LaFlamme – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)
    Jennifer Hedger – Whistler Host, Olympic Prime Time (CTV)
    Michael Landsberg – Whistler Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)

    Don Taylor – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)
    Martine Gaillard – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)
    Brad Fay – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)
    Evanka Osmak – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)

    Darren Dutchyshen – Host, Olympic Prime Time (TSN)
    Dave Randorf – Host, Olympic Daytime (TSN)

    Hosts – Opening and Closing Ceremonies
    Brian Williams – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)
    Lloyd Robertson – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)

    Men’s Hockey
    Chris Cuthbert – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada
    Gord Miller – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada
    Peter Loubardias – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Pierre McGuire – Game Analyst
    John Garrett – Game Analyst
    Ray Ferraro – Game Analyst
    James Duthie – Host, Team Canada
    Daren Millard – Host
    Dave Hodge – Host
    Nick Kypreos – Analyst, Panel
    Bob McKenzie – Analyst, Panel
    Darren Pang – Analyst, Panel
    Gene Principe – Reporter
    Darren Dreger – Reporter
    Ryan Rishaug – Reporter

    Women’s Hockey
    Kevin Quinn – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Cassie Campbell-Pascall – Game Analyst
    Lisa Bowes – Reporter

    Figure Skating
    Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Jamie Salé and David Pelletier – Analysts, Pairs (with Pelletier also doing Men’s)
    Elizabeth Manley – Analyst, Ladies and Dance
    Jennifer Robinson – Analyst, Ladies and Dance
    Sara Orlesky – Reporter

    Curling
    Vic Rauter – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada
    Bryan Mudryk – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Linda Moore – Analyst
    Ray Turnbull – Analyst
    Russ Howard – Analyst
    Cathy Gauthier – Analyst
    Dan Murphy – Reporter

    Long Track Speed Skating
    Rod Smith – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Catriona Le May Doan – Analyst
    James Cybulski – Reporter

    Short Track Speed Skating
    Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Susan Auch – Analyst
    Louis Jean – Reporter

    Alpine Skiing
    Gerry Dobson – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Brian Stemmle – Analyst, Men’s
    Cary Mullen – Analyst, Men’s
    Karen Percy Lowe – Analyst, Women’s
    Perry Solkowski – Reporter

    Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon / Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined
    RJ Broadhead – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Beckie Scott – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing
    Jack Sasseville – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing and Nordic Combined
    Daniel Lefebvre – Analyst, Biathlon
    Rob Keith – Analyst, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
    Craig MacEwen – Reporter

    Freestyle Skiing
    Holly Horton – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Veronica Brenner – Analyst, Aerials and Moguls
    Jeff Bean – Analyst, Men’s Aerials
    Katherine Dolan – Reporter

    Snowboard
    Jamie Campbell – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Tara Teigen – Analyst
    Mark Torlay – Reporter

    Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton
    Rob Faulds – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Chris Lori – Analyst, Men’s Bobsleigh
    Christina Smith – Analyst, Women’s Bobsleigh
    Chris Wightman – Analyst, Luge
    Duff Gibson – Analyst, Skeleton
    Farhan Lalji – Reporter

    News
    Lloyd Robertson – Chief Anchor, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson
    Beverly Thomson – Co-host, Canada AM (CTV)
    Seamus O’Regan – Co-host, Canada AM (CTV)
    Marci Ien – News Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)
    Jeff Hutcheson – Sports and Weather Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)
    Gino Reda – Olympic Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)
    Bob McCown – Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports (Rogers Radio)
    Stephen Brunt – Olympic Columnist (The Globe and Mail, CTVOlympics.ca); Co-Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports (Rogers Radio)

    Entertainment
    Ben Mulroney – Co-Host, eTalk segments (CTV)
    Tanya Kim – Co-Host, eTalk segments (CTV)
    Lainey Lui – Reporter, eTalk segments (CTV)
    Jeanne Beker – Fashion Expert, fashion segments (CTV)

    Music
    Leah Miller – Co-Host, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Matte Babel – Co-Host, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Aliya-Jasmine Sovani – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Devon Soltendieck – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Sarah Taylor – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Matt Wells – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler (MuchMusic)
    Dan Levy – Reporter (CTV/MuchMusic)
    Jessi Cruickshank – Reporter (CTV/MuchMusic)
    Daryn Jones – Reporter (CTV/MuchMusic)
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    Hosts – CTV
    Brian Williams – Host, Olympic Prime Time; Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
    Widely considered the dean of Olympic broadcasting in Canada, Williams reported on his first Olympics at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. Vancouver 2010 marks the 13th Olympic Games Williams will have covered throughout his illustrious career. A decorated sports broadcaster for more than 30 years, Williams has covered every high-profile sporting event around the globe. His respected broadcast style has endeared him to millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast, and won praise from critics and numerous accolades, including six Gemini Awards and two Foster Hewitt Awards. Williams is currently the on-site host of the CFL on TSN and anchors TSN’s tennis coverage.

    Lloyd Robertson – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)
    Robertson is one of the most accomplished journalists in North America, guiding Canadians through historical events for more than 50 years. Robertson joined CTV in 1976 and is the chief anchor and senior writer of CTV News and the country’s most-watched newscast, CTV News With Lloyd Robertson. Throughout his illustrious career, Robertson has covered such events as the Quebec Referendum, 9/11, Canadian and U.S. elections, political and economic summits, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, royal weddings, Expo ’86, state funerals, papal visits and the Olympic Games. Beloved by Canadians, Robertson, a three-time Gemini Award winner, was voted Canada’s most trusted news anchor by TV Guide readers 11 years in a row. Robertson is also a Member of the Order of Canada and was the first journalist inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

    James Duthie – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime; Host, Team Canada Men’s Hockey
    One of the most talented stars in sports broadcasting today, Duthie joined TSN in 1998 and is currently the host of the award-winning NHL on TSN. Recognized across the country for his outstanding work, Duthie’s entertaining and sharp-witted style has made him a fan-favourite with viewers. Vancouver 2010 will be Duthie’s third Olympic Games for CTV and TSN; he anchored the morning SportsCentre coverage during the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney and was on-site in Turin covering hockey at the 2006 Winter Games. A six-time Gemini Award nominee, Duthie goes into every broadcast extremely well-prepared – for both the expected and unexpected. A native of Ottawa, Duthie is the former co-host of SportsCentre and the highly acclaimed CFL on TSN and NBA on TSN studio shows.

    Lisa LaFlamme – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime
    Regarded as one of Canada’s top hard news journalists, LaFlamme is the national affairs correspondent for CTV National News, reporting on a wide spectrum of national and international news stories that impact Canadians. Throughout her 20-year career, LaFlamme has covered some of the most significant moments in recent history, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the floods in Haiti, the Tsunami that hit South Asia, Pope John Paul II’s sickness and eventual passing, and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is a major contributor to CTV’s extensive federal election coverage. LaFlamme was also in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Games, reporting on the political situation surrounding the Games and the Olympics in general. Prior to joining CTV National News, LaFlamme, a native of Kitchener, Ont., was the co-host of Canada AM on CTV and has received five Gemini nominations and a prestigious RTNDA award.

    Jennifer Hedger – Whistler Host, Olympic Prime Time
    Hedger has been a mainstay on TSN since 2002, where she co-hosts the weekday prime time edition of SportsCentre. Her popularity transcends sports and Hedger has quickly become a fan-favourite in both the sports and entertainment communities. Hedger first rose to fame on TSN after making several guest appearances on Off The Record, where she was voted one of the top five guests of the year. In 2004, Hedger pulled double duty co-hosting SportsCentre and working on the award-winning NHL on TSN as highlights host, providing in-studio game updates during the network’s NHL telecasts. In 2007, Hedger, a native of London, Ont., was rated by Hello! Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Women on Television.

    Michael Landsberg – Whistler Host, Olympic Daytime
    One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, Landsberg has been with TSN since the network’s inception in 1984. Landsberg has been the host of Off The Record for the past 12 years. Always trying to see the world of sports through the fans’ eyes, Landsberg asks his guests tough, thought-provoking and often controversial questions. With an entertaining and charismatic style all his own, Landsberg has the unique ability to change an interview’s direction, going into every broadcast with a no-fear attitude while always respecting his guests. Landsberg started his broadcasting career as an anchor on SportsCentre (then called SportsDesk), and went on to host more than 5,000 episodes. No stranger to the Olympic Games, Landsberg has interviewed numerous Olympians throughout his career and was TSN’s figure skating play-by-play announcer during the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.

    Hosts – TSN
    Darren Dutchyshen – Host, Olympic Prime Time
    One of TSN’s most popular personalities, Dutchyshen is the co-host of the weekday prime-time edition of SportsCentre and the highlights host of the NHL on TSN, bringing viewers all the updates from the out-of-town games. Dutchyshen, often referred to as ‘Dutchy’, can also be seen each week as host of the boxing show In This Corner. A proud native of Porcupine Plain, Sask., Dutchyshen started at TSN in 1995, anchoring the weekend editions of SportsCentre and hosting CFL Live. His engaging and unique personality, smooth delivery and sports knowledge have made him a viewer favourite.

    Dave Randorf – Host, Olympic Daytime
    Dave Randorf is one of the most versatile – and busiest – sports broadcasters in the country, currently serving as the host of the CFL on TSN and play-by-play announcer for TSN’s international hockey coverage. Vancouver 2010 marks the seventh tour of Olympic duty for Randorf; most recently, he was the prime time host of TSN’s coverage of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, and also served as the network’s host of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. At the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Randorf handled the play-by-play for men’s and women’s hockey. Randorf has covered numerous sports since joining TSN in 1985, including the NHL, CFL, the Super Bowl, figure skating, golf, the Pan Am Games and Canada Games.

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    Hosts – Sportsnet
    Don Taylor – Co-Host, Olympic coverage
    Taylor hosts the weeknight Pacific prime-time edition of Sportsnet Connected and co-hosts the popular daily afternoon-drive sports radio show Pratt & Taylor on the Team 1040 in Vancouver and simulcast on Rogers Sportsnet. Taylor’s notable quips and catchphrases have earned him a loyal following in the BC market. The Vancouver native began his career in 1979 as a disc jockey before becoming the host of Sports Page, a popular BC-focused nightly sports highlight program. Taylor reported for Sports Page at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and also covered the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, BC. Taylor has provided the game analysis for the EA Sports series of hockey video games, including NHL 2002 and NHL 2003.

    Martine Gaillard – Co-Host, Olympic coverage
    A native of St. Brieux, Sask., Gaillard joined Rogers Sportsnet in 2005 and is currently the co-host of the weekday prime-time edition of Sportsnet Connected. Gaillard’s broadcasting career began in 1990 at a local radio station in Saskatoon, followed by a seven year stint with the Weather Network serving as the network’s Toronto morning show host and reporter for major weather stories. Gaillard moved to The Score in 1999 becoming the network’s first female anchor. Throughout her career, Gaillard has worked as a host and in-game reporter covering key big-league events, including World Series, and MLB and NHL All-Star Games. Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, Gaillard was involved in many sports right from the get-go, including playing for her local women’s fastball team in St. Brieux, the ‘Brieux Jays’.


    Brad Fay – Co-Host, Olympic coverage
    Fay has been with Rogers Sportsnet since the network’s inception in 1998 and is currently the weekday host of the early edition of Sportsnet Connected. His quick wit and sense of humour have made him a fan favourite. Fay’s broadcasting career began in 1997 as the weekend sports anchor for CTV Vancouver. A Vancouver native, Fay grew up listening to Jim Robson, the voice of the Canucks, and watching Howard Cosell on TV, eventually guiding him towards a career in sports broadcasting. Throughout his 10 years at Sportsnet, Fay has covered such high-profile sporting events as World Cup Skiing, The Masters, U.S. Open golf and the NBA All-Star Game. A gifted athlete, Fay played college basketball in Calgary.

    Evanka Osmak – Co-Host, Olympic coverage
    Osmak might be the only Canadian sportscaster with experience building buildings. She currently serves as the weekend co-host of the prime-time edition of Sportsnet Connected on Rogers Sportsnet, but Osmak originally studied and worked as a civil engineer before making the move to broadcasting in 2005. Osmak’s first job in the media was as a news announcer for a local radio station in Orillia, Ont. It was that same year that Osmak moved to Yuma, AZ to serve as sports anchor for the local NBC affiliate. In 2007, the Oakville, Ont. native returned to Canada to join Rogers Sportsnet. A true sports fan, Osmak attended the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta as a spectator.

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    Men’s Hockey
    Chris Cuthbert – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada
    Throughout his celebrated 20-plus years in sports broadcasting, Cuthbert has covered every sport at every level, calling the action for all key sporting events including eight Olympic Games (Calgary 1988, Seoul 1988, Albertville 1992, Atlanta 1996, Nagano 1998, Sydney 2000, Salt Lake City 2002 and Athens 2004), the Grey Cup, Stanley Cup Playoffs and World Figure Skating Championships. Cuthbert joined TSN in 2005 as the voice of the CFL on TSN and play-by-play announcer for the NHL on TSN. His vast knowledge and preparation is renowned – and respected – throughout the sports industry, earning him two Gemini Awards and Sports Media Canada’s Sportscaster of the Year in 2004.

    Gord Miller – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada
    Gord Miller has covered hockey extensively as a host, reporter and commentator since joining TSN in 1990. One of the most well-connected men in hockey today, Miller’s current duties include play-by-play announcer for TSN’s extensive NHL and World Juniors hockey coverage. A Gemini Award nominee, Miller has covered four previous Olympic Games: Calgary 1988 as a general reporter, Sydney 2000 and Salt Lake City 2002 as host of TSN’s coverage, and Turin 2006 as a member of TSN’s hockey panel. Vancouver 2010 marks Miller’s fifth Olympic journey. A native of Edmonton, Miller has also called hockey games on TSN for the Men’s and Women’s World Hockey Championships, World Cup of Hockey and Memorial Cups, and was the host of TSN’s popular nightly hockey program Molson That’s Hockey.

    Peter Loubardias – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Loubardias is the play-by-play voice of the Calgary Flames on Sportsnet West. The Saskatoon native’s career in broadcasting has spanned 25 years, the last 10 of which have been spent with Rogers Sportsnet. Loubardias’s broadcasting career began in 1984 as the play-by-play voice of the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, followed by stints as the voice of the WHL’s Regina Pats. Loubardias has served in a variety of roles in his time with Sportsnet, reporting on the NHL Board of Governor Meetings, NHL Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals. He has also provided the play-by-play for five Memorial Cups and the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series.

    Pierre McGuire – Game Analyst
    Not one to sugarcoat anything, McGuire ‘tells it like it is’ as the game analyst for TSN’s NHL and World Juniors hockey coverage, giving viewers a unique perspective of the game and the analysis they want – and need – to hear. A two-time Gemini Award winner, McGuire is one of hockey’s most passionate and knowledgeable analysts and has been selected seven times by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people. Vancouver 2010 will be McGuire’s third Olympic stint; he previously covered hockey at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City for TSN and the 2006 Winter Games in Turin for TSN and NBC. McGuire joined TSN in 1999 after a successful coaching and scouting career in the NHL, where he won two Stanley Cup championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    John Garrett – Game Analyst
    A former NHL goaltender-turned-broadcaster, Garrett is the game analyst for Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames games on Sportsnet Pacific and West. Garrett has been with Rogers Sportsnet since 1998 and brings Olympic experience to Vancouver 2010, having provided analysis for men’s hockey broadcasts at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary and 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. The Trenton, Ont., native played for three teams during his NHL career: the Whalers, Nordiques and Canucks, and was teammates with some of hockey’s greatest legends, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Dave Keon.

    Ray Ferraro – Game Analyst
    A former NHL forward, Ferraro brings a unique perspective to TSN’s all-encompassing hockey coverage as the network’s newest NHL game analyst. Prior to joining TSN at the start of the 2008 NHL season, Ferraro worked as an NHL game analyst at various networks for five years and was an in-studio commentator for men’s hockey during NBC’s coverage of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Ferraro played for six teams during his 18-year NHL career, notching 429 goals and 512 assists in 1,326 NHL regular season and playoff games.

    Daren Millard – Host
    Millard is the host of Hockeycentral, a weekly NHL magazine program on Rogers Sportsnet, and host of Hockeycentral at Noon, a daily radio show on The FAN 590 and simulcast on Sportsnet. The Brandon, Man., native has served in various roles in his 11 years with the network, including reporting from the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, where he covered Team Canada’s quest for hockey gold and the Jamie Salé and David Pelletier figure skating judging scandal. Millard’s career in broadcasting began in 1990 at a local radio station in Melfort, Sask., leading eventually to sports anchor positions with local TV stations. Throughout his 20 years in the sports broadcasting industry, Millard has covered all major NHL events, including the Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Entry Draft, Trade Deadline Day and Free Agency.

    Dave Hodge – Host
    A two-time Gemini winner and recipient of the 2006 Sports Media Canada Lifetime Achievement Award, Hodge has worked as a sports journalist for more than four decades and has developed a reputation for asking tough and insightful questions. Hodge has been a mainstay on TSN since 1992 and currently hosts his own 30-minute weekly sports talk show TSN The Reporters with Dave Hodge, while also providing commentary and analysis for TSN’s extensive NHL coverage. Always professional and prepared, Hodge covered the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. Humble and eloquent, both on- and off-camera, Hodge has an encyclopedic knowledge of sports and is a devoted rock ‘n’ roll fan.

    Nick Kypreos – Analyst, Panel
    Kypreos is one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian sports broadcasting. The former NHL tough guy and Stanley Cup champion recorded more than 1,200 penalty minutes in 442 games as a player, and he brings the same level of intensity to his role as hockey analyst on Rogers Sportsnet. As the go-to hockey expert for Sportsnet’s Toronto Maple Leafs broadcasts and Hockeycentral, Kypreos regularly breaks the latest news from the world of hockey, using his vast library of contacts to gain exclusive stories and interviews. During his playing career, Kypreos suited up for the Capitals, Whalers, Rangers and Maple Leafs, winning the Cup with New York in 1994. Kypreos, nicknamed ‘Kipper’, retired from the NHL in 1997 and joined Sportsnet the following year.

    Bob McKenzie – Analyst, Panel
    To Canadians, he’s known simply as the TSN Hockey Insider. McKenzie has been covering hockey for nearly 30 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. His unparalleled contacts in the hockey world, combined with an abundance of hockey knowledge and a genuine love for the game, make McKenzie the most well-informed, trusted and connected analyst in hockey today. A 2008 Gemini winner as Best Studio Analyst, McKenzie has been named eight times by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people. McKenzie joined TSN in the late 1980s and currently works as an analyst on TSN’s NHL and World Juniors hockey coverage, while also filing updates and breaking news for SportsCentre and TSN.ca. McKenzie has also provided hockey analysis for TSN at four Olympic Games: Calgary 1988, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002 and Turin 2006.

    Darren Pang – Analyst, Panel
    Pang first appeared on TSN in 2003 during TradeCentre on NHL trade deadline day, and has been a guest analyst on the NHL on TSN panel and Molson That’s Hockey since the 2005-06 season. In addition to his work on TSN, Pang is currently the TV game analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes. No stranger to broadcasting, Pang spent 12 seasons with ESPN as a member of the network’s NHL broadcast team and has reported on men’s hockey during the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Pang played three seasons in the NHL but was forced to retire in 1990 after suffering a severe knee injury.

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    Men’s Hockey
    Gene Principe – Reporter
    A native of Edmonton, Principe is the host of Edmonton Oilers broadcasts and serves as the Oilers beat reporter for Sportsnet West while filing reports for Sportsnet Connected. Principe got his start in broadcasting in 1987 as a videographer. Since joining Rogers Sportsnet in 2001, he has covered a series of high-profile sporting events, including the Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, and during the NHL lockout, he covered the NHLPA World Stars Tour throughout Europe. When not covering hockey games, Principe can be found refereeing them at his local hockey rink in Edmonton.

    Darren Dreger – Reporter
    An integral part of TSN’s comprehensive hockey coverage, Dreger is the TSN Hockey Insider for the NHL on TSN, SportsCentre, Molson That’s Hockey and TSN.ca, breaking news and filing stories that take viewers inside the game. His lengthy hockey broadcast experience also includes hosting Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs games, hosting NHL pre-game shows, game analysis for the IIHF Men's World Championship, and as an on-site reporter at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. A native of Red Deer, Alta., Dreger is no stranger to the CTV family having worked at CTV Winnipeg as a sports anchor and hockey reporter in the mid 1990s.

    Ryan Rishaug – Reporter
    Rishaug joined TSN in 2004 and is the Edmonton reporter for SportsCentre, covering the Oilers, Eskimos and other sports stories in the Edmonton area. Rishaug has also covered numerous high-profile events for TSN including the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, 2006 Winter Games in Turin, and numerous World Juniors and Stanley Cup Finals. Prior to joining TSN, Rishaug worked as a sports reporter and anchor at CTV Edmonton and CTV Sudbury. A sports enthusiast, Rishaug played right wing for one season in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers.

    Women’s Hockey
    Kevin Quinn – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Quinn brings a diverse broadcasting resume to his role as the voice of Edmonton Oilers hockey on Sportsnet West on Rogers Sportsnet. Having called the play-by-play for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, five Memorial Cups, U-19 Women’s National Team soccer and Churchill Cup rugby, Quinn’s versatility is to be admired. The Winnipeg native got his start in broadcasting in Barrie, Ont., at ‘A’ (then called CKVR TV) serving as sports anchor from 1989 to 1998, after which he joined Sportsnet as co-host of Sportsnet Connected (then called SportsCentral).

    Cassie Campbell-Pascall – Game Analyst
    A three-time Olympic medallist, Campbell-Pascall captained the Canadian national women’s hockey team to gold at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games, and also brought home the silver from the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. Campbell won 21 medals throughout her highly-decorated international playing career, including 17 golds and four silvers. Campbell-Pascall wore the ‘C’ for Team Canada from 2001 to her retirement in 2006, making her the longest-serving captain in Canadian women’s hockey history. Campbell-Pascall, who grew up in Brampton, Ont., and currently resides in Calgary, is also the only captain – male or female – to lead the Canadian national team to two Olympic gold medals. A six-time world champion, Campbell-Pascall made her broadcasting debut on TSN in 2002 and has covered hockey on national television as a reporter and analyst, including providing game commentary and rinkside reporting for TSN’s coverage of the World Women’s Hockey Championship, Four Nations Cup, Esso Women’s National Hockey Championship and CIS women’s hockey.

    Lisa Bowes – Reporter
    Bowes brings passion and enthusiasm to her role as sports anchor/reporter at CTV Calgary. Throughout her career, which has spanned nearly 20 years, Bowes has worked for numerous national television networks, including TSN, where she spent seven years as an anchor/reporter and as the network’s Calgary correspondent. Bowes also worked in the broadcast booth as the play-by-play voice of the National Women’s Hockey League in 2000. Committed to community involvement, Bowes created Kidcasters, an enrichment program offered through the Calgary Board of Education that introduces junior high school students to the broadcasting industry. This past school year, Kidcasters interviewed Olympians Mellisa Hollingsworth, Sara Renner and Cindy Klassen.

    Long Track Speed Skating
    Rod Smith – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Smith has been a staple on TSN since 1987. With his recognizable voice and trusted smooth delivery, Smith currently hosts the 6:30 p.m. ET early edition of SportsCentre. Prior to his anchoring duties on SportsCentre, Smith hosted TSN’s CFL and baseball studio shows and was a reporter at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. A former offensive guard for the Queen’s University Golden Gaels, Smith also served as play-by-play announcer for the CFL on TSN.

    Catriona Le May Doan – Analyst
    A two-time Olympic gold medallist in long track speed skating, Le May Doan stood atop the podium at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano and 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, winning gold in the 500m event. Le May Doan also took home the bronze from Nagano in the 1000m event. A five-time world champion, Le May Doan held the world record in the 500m for 10 years and still currently holds the Olympic record in that event. A native of Saskatoon and now living in Calgary, Le May Doan dominated in the long track speed skating world throughout her career, setting 13 world records. For her accomplishments, she received the 2002 Lou Marsh Award as Canadian Athlete of the Year, and was also inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Vancouver 2010 marks Le May Doan’s fourth Olympic Games as a broadcaster.

    James Cybulski – Reporter
    Cybulski joined TSN in 2006 as the Toronto reporter for SportsCentre, covering the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, Argonauts and other major sports stories in the Toronto area. Cybulski also regularly covers major sporting events for TSN, including the Grey Cup, Stanley Cup Finals, World Juniors, World Series and Figure Skating Championships, as well as reporting from the 2004 Summer Games in Athens and 2006 Winter Games in Turin. A native of Ottawa, Cybulski has worked in sports broadcasting for 10 years.
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    Figure Skating
    Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer, Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating
    Black’s knowledge, versatility and enthusiasm have earned him a reputation as one of Canada’s most recognized and distinguished sportscasters. Vancouver 2010 marks Black’s fifth stint covering the Olympic Games; he was TSN’s prime time host at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona and 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, and reported at the 1996 and 2002 Olympic Games for CTV News and Canada AM. In his 27 years as a sports journalist, Black’s impressive sports resume currently includes play-by-play announcing for the CFL on TSN and Blue Jays Baseball, as well as hosting duties for golf and the NBA on TSN. A consummate professional, Black is a five-time Gemini Award nominee, the recipient of the 2005 Sports Media Canada Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster and was recently inducted into the media wing at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Originally from Winnipeg, Black’s broadcasting abilities aren’t limited to the sports world; the adaptable broadcaster is the former co-host of CTV’s Canada AM – Canada’s most-watched national morning show.

    Jamie Salé and David Pelletier – Analysts, Pairs (Pelletier will also provide analysis for Men’s)
    Olympic gold medallists in pairs figure skating, Canadians Salé and Pelletier captured the hearts of millions and made international headlines following an unprecedented judging scandal at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City that changed the face of figure skating forever. Since retiring in 2003, the 2001 world champions and three-time Canadian champions have pursued a career in broadcasting. Salé and Pelletier provided analysis for the pairs discipline during CTV’s and TSN’s coverage of the 2006 Skate Canada International and were part of NBC’s broadcast team at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, where they appeared on daily segments called Olympic Ice. Married since 2005, Salé and Pelletier have a son Jesse and regularly tour with Stars on Ice. They have received numerous awards for their on-ice accomplishments, including the 2001 Lou Marsh Award as Canadian Athletes of the Year and Canada’s 2001 Team of the Year.
    Elizabeth Manley – Analyst, Ladies and Dance
    Often referred to as ‘Canada’s sweetheart’, Manley won the hearts of millions of Canadians with her breakthrough silver-medal performance in figure skating at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary. The Ottawa native made an indelible mark in Canadian Olympic history by delivering an unforgettable free program, unexpectedly placing ahead of American Debi Thomas and coming within a fraction of a point of gold-medal-winner Katarina Witt. A three-time Canadian national champion and a member of the Order of Canada, Manley had a stellar 17-year amateur career, winning more than 50 national and international medals, including silver at the 1988 World Championships. Manley retired from amateur skating that same year and began competing professionally, winning three U.S. Open championships and four World Cup championships. After retiring from professional figure skating in 2004, Manley stepped into the broadcast booth as a figure skating analyst for NBC’s Westwood One radio coverage of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.

    Jennifer Robinson – Analyst, Ladies and Dance
    A six-time Canadian figure skating champion, Robinson’s competitive career spanned more than a decade. She competed in eight world championships, three times finishing in the top 10 and also placed seventh in her lone Olympic appearance at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. After retiring from professional skating in 2004, Robinson performed in touring shows such as Stars on Ice and Skate the Nation, appeared in her first film role as Michelle Trachtenberg’s skating double in the motion picture Ice Princess, and often choreographs routines for young skaters. Born in Windsor, Ont., and now living in Barrie, Ont., Robinson branched out in the broadcasting industry as co-host of the daily news and lifestyle show First Local on local television in Barrie, while occasionally also working as a videographer. Vancouver 2010 marks her debut as a figure skating analyst.

    Sara Orlesky – Reporter
    Orlesky joined TSN in 2008 as the Toronto reporter for SportsCentre and the sideline reporter for the CFL on TSN. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Orlesky has worked in the sports broadcasting industry for five years and has covered a wide range of major events including the Grey Cup, Stanley Cup Finals and World Juniors.

    Short Track Speed Skating
    Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer, Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating
    See “Figure Skating – English”

    Susan Auch – Analyst
    A three-time Olympic medallist, Auch competed in both short track and long track speed skating events throughout her distinguished career. The Calgary resident competed at five Winter Games, earning bronze in the 3000m short track relay event in Calgary 1988, while winning a pair of silver medals in the 500m long track events in Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998. Auch joined Canada’s national short track team in 1985, retiring from that discipline in 1988 to pursue long track exclusively. Auch’s success on the World Cup circuit established her as one of Canada’s most dominant long track competitors. Named Canadian Female Athlete of the Year in 1995, Auch was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and retired in 2002 after competing in her final Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Auch has worked as a speed skating analyst for both CTV and TSN and for APTN at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. She is also a spokesperson for the Asthma Society of Canada, a condition with which Auch has struggled for most of her life.

    Louis Jean – Reporter
    Jean grew up in Montreal and currently serves as the Canadiens beat reporter for Rogers Sportsnet. Fully bilingual, Jean joined Sportsnet in 2003 after one year as sports anchor at ‘A’ Ottawa (then called The New RO) and a four-year stint at RDS, where he covered the Ottawa Senators and other sporting events in the nation’s capital. During his six years at Sportsnet, Jean has reported on a litany of major sporting events including the NHL’s Heritage and Winter Classics, the CHL’s Top Prospects Game, the Stanley Cup Finals and the NHL Draft.

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    Alpine Skiing
    Gerry Dobson – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Dobson is one of Canada’s most established sportscasters having worked in the industry for nearly 30 years, covering four Olympic Games. Dobson has been the play-by-play voice of World Cup skiing on Rogers Sportsnet since the network’s inception in 1998. The Barrie, Ont., native brings extensive Olympic experience to the 2010 Winter Games: Dobson previously hosted CTV’s coverage of the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary; provided play-by-play for rowing (Barcelona 1992) and cross-country skiing/biathlon (Lillehammer 1994); and reported from Sydney for Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2000 Summer Games. Dobson also is the voice of soccer on Sportsnet, handling the play-by-play duties for the men’s and women’s Canadian soccer teams and the Toronto FC.

    Brian Stemmle – Analyst, Men’s
    A four-time Canadian Olympian, Stemmle blazed onto the alpine ski circuit in 1985, becoming the seventh-ranked downhill skier in the world after just two seasons of competition. A three-time World Cup medallist, Stemmle competed at four Olympic Games over his 14-year career – Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998 – making more Winter Olympic appearances than any other Canadian alpine skier in history. Stemmle also served as an alpine ski analyst at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. A native of Aurora, Ont., Stemmle has provided analysis for Rogers Sportsnet’s World Cup alpine skiing broadcasts since 1999.

    Cary Mullen – Analyst, Men’s

    Mullen is a three-time Olympian in alpine skiing, representing Canada at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Games, finishing fourth in the men’s combined downhill event in 1994 in Lillehammer. Mullen has won two World Cup silver medals and currently holds the downhill world record at 151.5km/h, set at the famed ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. A native of Calgary, Mullen retired from alpine skiing in 2000 after a 20-year career and wrote a book entitled ‘How to Win’. He was inducted into the Honour Roll of Canadian Skiing in 2002 and served as a downhill skiing analyst for Rogers Sportsnet in 2004.

    Karen Percy Lowe – Analyst, Women’s
    Percy Lowe is a two-time Olympic medallist, winning a pair of bronze medals in the downhill and super-G alpine skiing events at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, while finishing fourth in the combined downhill-slalom event at those Games. A native of Banff, Alta., Percy Lowe retired from active competition in 1990 following a 10-year career in which she refused to specialize and competed in all disciplines. Her impressive ski resume includes 10 Canadian championships, a silver medal at the 1989 World Championships, 25 top 10 finishes and 45 top 14 finishes on the World Cup circuit. Following her retirement, Percy Lowe has hosted ski programs on TSN since 2004 and was a ski analyst on local television in Edmonton. The wife of Kevin Lowe, President of the Edmonton Oilers and former NHL All-Star defenceman, Percy Lowe is a member of the Order of Canada and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

    Perry Solkowski – Reporter
    Solkowski adheres to the motto ‘sports is the toy department of life’. He has been with CTV Vancouver as the sports anchor for CTV News at Six since 1997 and regularly shines a spotlight on amateur athletes – both young and old – in his weekly feature Perry’s Prospects. Prior to joining CTV Vancouver, Solkowski worked in Edmonton for seven years and was voted the city’s favourite TV personality on several occasions. Earlier this year, Solkowski won the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow BC Regional Award for Best Sports Reporting on the story Baseball Signals about a deaf baseball player. A graduate of Edmonton’s NAIT TV program, Solkowski teaches a weekly sportscasting class at BCIT and is involved with Sports BC, a community charity program for children and sports.

    Freestyle Skiing
    Holly Horton – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Horton joined TSN in 2004 and is the co-host of the weekend evening and late editions of SportsCentre. A native of Scarborough, Ont., Horton has also served as host and reporter for TSN’s coverage of women’s hockey. Prior to joining TSN, Horton spent two years as sports director and anchor for a local TV station in Lethbridge, Alta. Her career highlights include covering the Calgary Flames’ playoff run and reporting on Team Canada’s gold medal victory in men’s hockey at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

    Veronica Brenner – Analyst, Aerials and Moguls
    An Olympic silver medallist in ladies’ aerials at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Brenner brings a wealth of Olympic experience as an athlete and broadcaster to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Brenner, who grew up in Sharon, Ont., also competed at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, placing ninth. Brenner’s first World Cup victory came in 1995; she went on to earn 26 medals over her career on the World Cup circuit, including 11 wins and the World Cup title in 1997. Brenner retired from competitive freestyle skiing in 2003, and in 2006, she joined Own The Podium 2010, providing resources to high-performance Canadian athletes as they train for the Olympic Games. An accomplished broadcaster and journalist, Brenner served as a freestyle skiing analyst for three years with Rogers Sportsnet, and was the freestyle skiing analyst during the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Brenner has also worked as an editor and columnist for Ski Canada Magazine.


    Jeff Bean – Analyst, Men’s Aerials
    Sport has been Bean’s school and playground for the past 20 years. A three-time Olympian, Bean competed in freestyle skiing at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Games, just missing the podium in Salt Lake City with a fourth-place finish. Bean was a world silver medallist in aerials in 2005. Throughout his 12 years as a member of the Canadian freestyle ski team, Bean, a native of Ottawa, earned two national championships, three World Cup victories and 17 World Cup podiums. Bean’s first time on skis was at age three, and it was certainly memorable – he fell and broke his leg!

    Katherine Dolan – Reporter
    Dolan was born and raised in Calgary and currently serves as anchor and sports reporter for ‘A’ Barrie. The former high school teacher-turned-broadcaster began her television career in 2006 at CTV Timmins, initially working as a news reporter before moving to sports. Dolan relocated to CTV Sault Ste. Marie in 2007 as the station’s full-time sports anchor, spending hours in community rinks and serving as beat reporter for the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds. The following year, Dolan joined ‘A’ Barrie and has had the opportunity to cover a variety of sports stories including the 2008 homecoming of the Canadian world junior hockey team, the 2008 OHL All-Star Game and OHL playoffs

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    Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon / Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined
    RJ Broadhead – Play-by-Play Announcer
    A native of Moose Jaw, Sask., Broadhead joined Rogers Sportsnet in 2000 and currently serves as the host of Hockeycentral Tonight and the UFC beat reporter. In his previous roles with the network, Broadhead co-hosted Sportsnet Connected (then called SportsCentral and Sportsnetnews), and was a reporter, covering such high-profile events as the World Series and NHL and MLB All-Star Games. Broadhead began his broadcasting career in 1995 as a radio disc jockey at a local radio station in Saskatchewan, and transitioned to television in 1998.


    Beckie Scott – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing
    A two-time Olympic medallist and Canada’s most decorated cross-country skier, Scott was the first Canadian and North American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing. The native of Vermillion, AB won gold at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City in the 10km cross-country skiing combined pursuit and a silver medal with teammate Sara Renner at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin as part of the team sprint event. Scott is a three-time Olympian, also having competed at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, finishing 45th in the 15km combined pursuit. Scott became an advocate for drug-free competition, after the two competitors who finished ahead of her in Salt Lake City were caught using banned substances. A member of Canada’s national cross-country ski team for more than 11 years, Scott won 17 World Cup medals (four of them gold) in sprint, individual and relay events. Following her retirement in 2006, Scott was appointed to the VANOC board of directors and is part of the athletes’ commission for the World Anti Doping Association. Awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Award in 2005, Scott is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and was elected an athlete-member of the International Olympic Committee in 2006.

    Jack Sasseville – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing and Nordic Combined
    Sasseville brings more than30 years of cross-country skiing, coaching and broadcasting experience to Vancouver 2010. A native of Saskatoon, Sasseville has attended seven Olympic Winter Games, four as a Canadian national team coach (1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992) and three as a cross-country ski analyst (1998, 2002 and 2006). In 2006, Sasseville was nominated for a Gemini Award for his analyst duties at the Winter Games in Turin. Sasseville first moved to the broadcast booth in 1991, working as a cross-country ski analyst for CTV's coverage of the national championships. Throughout his coaching career, Sasseville was the national cross-country ski team coach from 1979 to 1992, and also served as the coach of Canada’s world junior championship teams from 1980 to 1990. Some of his famous pupils included 2006 Olympic gold medallist Chandra Crawford and silver medallist Sara Renner. Skiers coached by Sasseville have won more than 300 medals at Canadian championships. An accomplished cross-country skier himself, Sasseville was the Manitoba cross-country ski champion from 1977 to 1981, also winning the 1980 and 1993 Canadian masters cross-country ski championships.

    Daniel Lefebvre – Analyst, Biathlon
    Lefebvre is a highly-respected high performance biathlete coach. In addition to coaching Canadian biathletes at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Lefebvre served as coach of Canada’s first ever male world junior champion, Jean-Philippe LeGuellec, in 2004. Lefebvre is also the only Canadian coach ever to lead biathlon relay teams to podium finishes at the World Junior Championships for four consecutive years (2004 to 2007). Currently residing in Calgary, Lefebvre was born in Zweibruken, Germany, where his father served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. At the age of 21, Lefebvre was introduced to the sport of biathlon, eventually leading to coaching positions with the Royal Military College of Canada in 1997 and the National Team and Training Centre in 1999. In 2007, Lefebvre joined Own The Podium 2010, working as a high performance advisor with numerous National Sports Federations in preparation for Vancouver 2010. Lefebvre has also served as an in-stadium analyst for biathlon events, such as the 2000 National Championships, the 2004 North American Championships and the 2008 National Trials Race.

    Rob Keith – Analyst, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
    A five-time Canadian Nordic combined champion, Keith competed for 12 years as an athlete and coach on the World Cup circuit. A native of Ottawa, Keith won the 1994 Junior Canadian Ski Jumping Championship and multiple Canadian Nordic combined titles. He retired from competition in 1999. A former Canadian Olympic Committee Athlete Representative, Keith currently volunteers for the Special Olympics in BC, teaching fundamental sport skills to children with developmental disabilities. Keith’s sister, Sandra, competed for Canada’s national biathlon team at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin and is a Vancouver 2010 hopeful.

    Craig MacEwen – Reporter
    Born and raised in Vancouver, MacEwen is the bureau chief of Sportsnet Pacific and also serves as the BC Lions beat reporter and Sportsnet Connected anchor in BC. MacEwen joined Rogers Sportsnet in 2000 and has reported on three Olympic Games: Salt Lake City 2002, Athens 2004 and Turin 2006. He has also covered numerous World Series, Grey Cups and Stanley Cup Finals. Familiar with the BC market, MacEwen spent his first seven years in television as a host, reporter and producer for Sports Page in Vancouver.

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    Jamie Campbell – Play-by-Play Announcer
    A native of Oakville, Ont., Campbell is the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays on Rogers Sportsnet and the host of the network’s in-studio MLB playoff coverage. Vancouver 2010 marks Campbell’s third Olympic Games: he was in Salt Lake City for Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2002 Winter Games, and worked as a production researcher at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville. Campbell has been with the network since Sportsnet’s inception in 1998 and has served in a variety of capacities over the years, including co-host of the first-ever edition of Sportsnet Connected (then called SportsCentral and Sportsnetnews). He has also served as live-event reporter for the network, covering multiple Super Bowls, MLB All-Star Games and World Series. Throughout his career, Campbell has provided the play-by-play for the CFL on Rogers Sportsnet, hosted the CHL Top Prospects Game and reported on Wayne Gretzky’s last game in Canada. His career in front of the camera began in 1993 as a sports anchor and reporter in Edmonton.

    Tara Teigen – Analyst
    A member of Canada’s national snowboard team for three years, Teigen competed at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano when snowboard made its Olympic debut, finishing tenth in the halfpipe event. A native of Calgary, Teigen won the World Cup title in halfpipe in 1997, as well as the 1998 Canadian Halfpipe Championship and a bronze medal at the U.S. Open. Teigen’s broadcasting career began in 1999 on Rogers Sportsnet and OLN as a snowboard analyst and host of the snowboard magazine show ‘Sacred Ride’. She returned to the Winter Games in 2002 as a snowboard analyst and freestyle ski reporter for NBC, followed by a stint at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin as a snowboard analyst. Teigen has also been the live event host announcer of the ski and snowboard events at the Winter X Games for the past five years.

    Mark Torlay – Reporter
    A native of Port Moody, BC, Torlay represented Canada on the World Cup snowboard circuit from 1997 to 2003, earning the moniker ‘Toaster’ when he wore a toaster-shaped hockey helmet in competition. His outgoing personality and ‘on-the-edge’ lifestyle have made him a well-known character in the BC snowboard community. A pioneer in snowboard cross (then called boardercross) in the mid-90s, Torlay and his fellow riders helped grow the sport, competing around the world until snowboard cross became an Olympic sport at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Torlay represented Canada at the 2002 Gravity Games and was the No. 1-ranked Canadian in the World Cup snowboard cross rankings in 1999. No stranger to broadcasting, Torlay worked as a snowboard analyst on Rogers Sportsnet in 2001 and also served as a snowboard reporter at a local TV station in Vancouver.


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    Rob Faulds – Play-by-Play Announcer
    Faulds is one of Rogers Sportsnet’s most experienced sports broadcasters, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Faulds brings Olympic experience to his role at Vancouver 2010: he was the play-by-play announcer for swimming during CTV’s coverage of the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, and provided the play-by-play for alpine skiing and hosted coverage of men’s hockey at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer. A native of Hamilton, Ont., Faulds currently hosts the Memorial Cup and Hockeycentral intermission shows. Faulds has covered sports of all sorts including the Toronto Blue Jays, NHL, CFL, NBA, curling, tennis, equestrian, track and field, auto racing, cycling, and soccer. Faulds was nominated for a Gemini Award for his play-by-play work at the 2007 LPGA CN Canadian Women’s Open.

    Chris Lori – Analyst, Men’s Bobsleigh
    Lori is a four-time Olympian who represented Canada in four-man bobsleigh at the 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Games. Lori began his 14-year career in 1984, becoming the first non-European to win the four-man World Cup title in 1990 and finished fourth at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville. Throughout his competitive career, Lori led his team to 22 World Cup medals, 12 Canadian championships and more than 50 top five finishes in World Cup competition. A native of Windsor, Ont., Lori earned the nickname ‘The Windsor Wonder’, after surviving a horrific bobsleigh crash in Cervinia, Italy in 1987. Lori brings considerable Olympic involvement to Vancouver 2010 serving as an Olympic torch bearer in 1988 and later working as an athlete-member of the 2010 Olympic Bid team. He also served as a bobsleigh consultant for the silver and bronze medal-winning American four-man teams at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Lori made the jump to the broadcast booth in 1998, serving as bobsleigh analyst for Rogers Sportsnet’s World Cup coverage.

    Christina Smith – Analyst, Women’s Bobsleigh
    Smith was the first woman pilot to represent Canada at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City when bobsleigh made its Olympic debut. The Montreal native won bronze medals at the 2000 and 2001 World Cups as the pilot of Canada’s two-person sled and was a pioneer in the sport’s development. Smith began competing in bobsleigh in 1992, when she and a handful of other die-hard female bobsleighers paid their own way overseas to ride the world's best and most challenging tracks. After 12 years with Canada’s national team, Smith retired from bobsleigh in 2004 and is currently the President of the Olympians Canada Alberta Chapter, Team Manager for Women’s Bobsleigh in France, and the founder and sponsor of an athlete mentorship program called PUSHSTART International.

    Chris Wightman – Analyst, Luge
    Wightman was a member of the Canadian luge team from 1984 to 1988, competing on the World Cup circuit and at world championships, and representing Canada at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary. After retiring from competition in 1988, Wightman went on to coach the national junior and development luge teams and has since been a television luge analyst with more than 10 years of Olympic, world championship and World Cup experience. Vancouver 2010 will be Wightman’s seventh Olympic Games; he has attended the Games as a competitor, broadcaster and athlete liaison for Team Canada. In 1994, Wightman was an associate producer for CTV’s coverage of luge and bobsleigh at the Winter Games in Lillehammer.

    Duff Gibson – Analyst, Skeleton
    A Canadian skeleton racer, Gibson won the gold at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games, making history at age 39 by becoming the oldest individual sport gold medallist ever at the Olympic Winter Games. A native of Vaughan, Ont., Gibson retired from active competition immediately following the Games in Turin and was named 2006 Male Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sports Awards. Throughout his athletic career, Gibson won two world championship medals: gold in 2004 and bronze in 2005, while finishing second overall in the 2004 World Cup season rankings. Gibson finished his seven-year skeleton career with 13 top-five finishes on the World Cup circuit. After his retirement, Gibson continued his career as a firefighter at the Calgary International Airport and also now serves as a coach for Canada’s national skeleton development team.

    Farhan Lalji – Reporter
    Lalji joined TSN in 1997 and is the Vancouver correspondent for SportsCentre, covering the Canucks, Lions and other sports stories in the Vancouver area. During his 13 years at TSN, he has covered some of the biggest sporting events in North America, including the 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Grey Cup, MLB and NBA All-Star Games, and golf’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Born in Tanzania, Lalji has resided in Vancouver since the age of four. For nearly 20 years, Lalji has been extensively involved in developing and coaching football at the grassroots level in the Vancouver area. For his efforts, Lalji was nominated as New Westminster’s Citizen of the Year.

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    Lloyd Robertson – Chief Anchor, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson; Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies on CTV
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    Beverly Thomson – Co-Host, Canada AM
    Thomson is widely considered one of Canada’s most-respected media personalities. As the co-host of Canada AM, Thomson’s warmth and charm has attracted immense audiences over the years. Thomson has more than 20 years of news experience as a broadcast journalist in radio and television. She is passionate about the media’s role in society and strongly believes that her role as a broadcaster carries with it a responsibility to give back to the community. A breast cancer survivor, Thomson is a spokesperson for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Ontario and is an active volunteer with The Muki Baum Association, The Rouge Valley Hospital Foundation and the Charles H. Best Diabetes Foundation. In recognition of her efforts and work in the community, Thomson received the 2006 Gemini Humanitarian Award.
    Seamus O’Regan – Co-Host, Canada AM
    As co-host of Canada AM, O’Regan has travelled across the country and around the world, bringing viewers insight from the day’s most current and newsworthy issues. Always the good sport, O’Regan has trained with the Cirque du Soleil and piloted a CF-18 jet fighter. A native of St. John’s, Nfld. and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador, O’Regan has interviewed such newsmakers as former U.S. president Bill Clinton, prime minister Paul Martin, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Conrad Black, Shania Twain and Prince. He is one of the few journalists to have interviewed four former prime ministers -- Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, John Turner and Joe Clark -- together. O’Regan’s journalistic career began prematurely at the age of 10, as a regional correspondent for the national youth radio show Anybody Home.

    Marci Ien – News Anchor, Canada AM
    Ien is the news anchor for Canada AM and occasionally anchors for CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. Ien made her national television debut in 1997 as part of CTV’s news team in Atlantic Canada, where she covered stories in all four provinces, including the crash of a Swissair jetliner off Peggy’s Cove, NS, in 1998. Ien was also the morning news anchor for CTV Newsnet for eight years. Ien was recently awarded the 2008 Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) Harry Jerome Award in the media category for her contribution to journalism in Canada and her dedication to children’s charities.


    Jeff Hutcheson – Sports and Weather Anchor, Canada AM
    Hutcheson has worked with Canada AM since 1992, joining the show full-time in 1998 as sports and weather anchor. With his trademark zest and energy, Hutcheson is a fan-favourite and has developed his own segments on the show, ‘Breakfast with Jeff’ and ‘Jeff’s Adventures’. In 1988, Hutcheson headed to Calgary to cover bobsleigh and luge for CTV during the Winter Games in Calgary. After more than 120 trips across the nation, Hutcheson chronicled his views of Canada with his first book, Best of Canada, which has become a Canadian best seller. He followed that up with the book Best of Atlantic Canada the following year.

    Gino Reda – Olympic Anchor, Canada AM
    Vancouver 2010 marks Reda’s fourth Olympic Games for CTV and TSN; he previously hosted TSN’s overnight/early morning coverage of Seoul 1988, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Reda joined TSN in 1988 and is currently in his eighth season as host of Molson That’s Hockey. Reda’s first role at TSN was as a reporter. He quickly moved on to host SportsCentre (then called SportsDesk), where he anchored more than 3,000 shows over 12 years. Reda has covered various events and shows during his tenure at TSN, including the World Juniors, NBA Tonight, the FIFA World Cup and That’s Golf. Born in England, Reda was awarded the 2005 National Volunteer of the Year award by Special Olympics Canada, where he has been a volunteer since 1997.

    Bob McCown – Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports, Rogers Radio
    Always opinionated and often controversial, McCown is the host of the popular Prime Time Sports, a syndicated radio show on THE FAN 590/FAN Sports Radio Network and simulcast on Rogers Sportsnet. McCown began hosting Prime Time Sports in 1992, and after 18 years on the airwaves, the show – and McCown – are highly respected throughout the sports industry. Born in Columbus, OH, McCown’s 30-plus years in broadcasting began in 1977 as the first-ever public address announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays in their inaugural season. McCown’s first job in radio was in 1977 as the host of Talking of Sports, a nightly call-in and interview show on CKFH Radio in Toronto, which was the first radio show of its kind in Canada. McCown moved to television in 1981, creating and hosting Sportsline, Canada’s first sports news and information show. He returned to radio in 1988 to help launch THE FAN 590, Canada’s first all-sports radio station, and has been a fixture at the station ever since. McCown was named North American Air Talent of the Year in 2007 and published his first book, McCown’s Law: The 100 Greatest Hockey Arguments, that same year.


    Stephen Brunt – Olympic Columnist at The Globe and Mail and CTVOlympics.ca; Co-Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports on Rogers Radio
    Brunt started at The Globe and Mail in 1982 and has been their lead sports columnist since 1989. He brings extensive experience to Vancouver 2010, having covered nine Olympic Games and every major sporting event around the world, including 20 Super Bowls and Grey Cups, multiple World Series, four World Cups, and the Stanley Cup Finals. His 1988 series on negligence and corruption in boxing won Brunt the Michener Award for public service journalism. A native of Hamilton, Ont., Brunt was named 2003 Writer of the Year by Sports Media Canada and was nominated for several National Newspaper Awards. Brunt is also the author of nine books, including Facing Ali, which was named one of the 10 best sports books of 2003 by Sports Illustrated, the Canadian bestseller Searching for Bobby Orr, and his latest book, Gretzky’s Tears, which will be published in the fall of 2009. Brunt is also involved in broadcasting, and is a regular guest on Rogers Sportsnet, THE FAN 590 in Toronto, THE TEAM 990 in Montreal and THE FAN 960 in Calgary.

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    Ben Mulroney – Co-Host, eTalk
    As co-host of eTalk, Mulroney travels the world to interview the biggest stars, reporting from the hottest red carpet events, including the Oscars, Golden Globes and the JUNO Awards. A veteran of entertainment reporting, Mulroney is regarded by many Hollywood stars – both north and south of the border – as a friendly face, a respected journalist and a true pro. When not globe-trotting for eTalk, Mulroney spends his time on home turf and is widely recognized as the host of CTV’s Canadian Idol. The son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Ben Mulroney is a National Ambassador for UNICEF and holds a law degree from Laval University and a history degree from Duke University.

    Tanya Kim – Co-Host, eTalk
    As co-host of eTalk, Kim confesses she inhales and exhales pop culture. Having interviewed such musical icons as David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Coldplay and Cher, talking music and entertainment is effortless for Kim. Classically trained as a pianist and dancer, the broadcast journalism graduate has hosted many red carpets at the JUNO Awards, Oscars and hung out backstage with the artists at Live 8 Canada. In 2007, Kim reported live from London during both the Concert for Diana and Live Earth events. A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Kim was recently named one of Toronto’s Best Dressed by Toronto Life Magazine and was rated by Hello! Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Women on Television.

    Lainey Lui – Reporter, eTalk
    A self-proclaimed ‘gossip smut-hound’, Lui is the Vancouver-based reporter for eTalk. With her leading international celebrity gossip entertainment website, www.laineygossip.com, Lui has been breaking entertainment news for years. The site now receives an average of 500,000 unique visitors per week, and was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Websites to Bookmark Now in 2006. Lui, a Toronto native, also regularly shares her gossip updates with CTV Vancouver and on radio stations in the Vancouver and Toronto markets.

    Jeanne Beker – Fashion Expert
    Beker began her career in show business at the age of 16 and since then has never looked back. A fashion guru extraordinaire, Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry, both in Canada and around the world. Today, Beker is the host and segment producer of FashionTelevision with viewers across Canada and in more than 120 countries across the globe. She is also the host and producer of FashionTelevisionChannel – Canada’s first and only channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and design. Never one to rest for too long, Beker is also the editor-in-chief of FQ Magazine and SIR Magazine, is a regular featured columnist with the Globe and Mail and a judge on Canada’s Next Top Model.

    Leah Miller – Co-Host, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    Embraced by millions of fans across Canada, Miller is the co-host of the popular MuchonDemand on MuchMusic and the host of the hit CTV series So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Miller has chatted with some of the hottest stars around, including Gwen Stefani, Good Charlotte, Jack Black, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Jared Leto, The Killers, The All-American Rejects and Hillary Duff. A Toronto native, Miller has been with MuchMusic since 2004 after auditioning for a highly coveted Much VJ role.

    Matte Babel – Co-Host, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    Cool, confident and charismatic, Babel has an infectious urban flava the fans at MuchonDemand can’t resist. As co-host of the hit show, Babel has got his MuchMusic groove on, chatting up such superstars as Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Diddy, P!nk and James Blunt. Babel is fashion conscious and incorporates the latest trends into his own distinctive look. But music and fashion are not the only things raising his heart rate – he loves sports, often tearing it up on the basketball court. He even played semi-pro football in Australia. With his devilish grin and on-camera charm, Babel was named one of Toronto’s most eligible bachelors by the National Post in 2006.

    Aliya-Jasmine Sovani – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    As the host of MTV News, Sovani brings viewers the latest in-depth interviews with some of music’s biggest names and emerging bands. She has also gone one-on-one with big-name celebrities, including Kanye West, Brad Pitt, Dave Navarro and Perry Ferrell. In addition to her hosting gig on MTV News, Sovani also hosts MTV2 Video – a weekly rundown of big buzz music videos. Born and raised in Ottawa, Sovani is an unabashed Senators hockey fan and has studied abroad in culturally-rich locales, such as New York, Los Angeles and Italy. Sovani volunteers her time teaching English and social skills to Afghan children who have recently arrived in Canada. Recently, as part of an initiative between MTV and Plan Canada, Sovani travelled to Sudan to explore the issue of young girls being forced into marriage. Her experience was documented in the half-hour documentary Girls of Latitude, which aired in Fall 2008.
    Devon Soltendieck – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    After winning the MuchMusic VJ Search in 2004, Soltendieck was named one of TV Guide’s Top 10 Stars on the Verge of a Major Breakout in 2005 – and he did not disappoint. Soltendieck is the host of Live@Much and co-host of MuchNews, and has interviewed a slew of A-listers including Marilyn Manson, Jack White, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani. Soltendieck is a free spirit, choosing to live for the moment and vowing to always have fun. A native of Montreal, Soltendieck also co-hosted CTV’s coverage of Live Earth New York.

    Sarah Taylor – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    Taylor’s first gig in front of a camera had her working as a video extra. She has come a long way since then and now intros new artists to a music-hungry public in her role as host of Much TopTens. Taylor was ‘discovered’ in the MuchonDemand audience by Much producers, securing herself a VJ job after four interviews in the confines of the MuchMusic studios. Her favourite celeb interviews include Sinead O’Connor, Gwen Stefani, Noel Gallagher, Alicia Keys, Andre 3000, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliot. Never one to play it safe, Taylor has attempted many daring deeds on-air, including milking goats, bungee jumping, skydiving, and getting a tattoo.

    Matt Wells – Reporter, MuchonDemand in Whistler
    Wells brings a distinctive style to MuchMoreMusic as videographer and co-host of The Loop. Equal parts earnest interviewer and fiendish prankster, Wells earns rave reviews from artists for his insightful, well-researched approach. Wells never takes himself too seriously and uses wit and humour to disarm rockers and movie stars, once putting Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger into his patented wrestling move, the MattLock. This unique approach has allowed Wells to be as comfortable in dingy clubs as the VIP lounge. For four years, Wells reported on the burgeoning East Coast music scene as MuchMusic’s Going Coastal correspondent. His mixed-bag of engaging and entertaining interviews includes Tori Amos, Rob Halford, Feist, Ben Harper, Velvet Revolver, Zach Efron, Chris Tucker, Andy Samberg, Claire Danes, Ice-T and Ozzy Osborne.

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    Dan Levy – Reporter, Glamour and Youth
    Levy is a force to be reckoned with as the co-host of The After Show, MTV’s prime-time pop-culture program. With his natural on-air talent, Levy was a perfect fit to host some of MTV’s and CTV’s key initiatives, including Live Earth and the MTV Movie Awards. Always looking to give back to the community, Levy has co-hosted events for Gilda’s Club and Mount Sinai Hospital’s LIVE BLUE fundraising event. Panache, comedic talent and the ability to connect with an audience runs in the Levy family: Dan is the son of popular Canadian comedic actor Eugene Levy.

    Jessi Cruickshank – Reporter, Glamour and Youth
    As the co-host of MTV’s nightly pop-culture program The After Show, Cruickshank has taken the country by storm with her sparkling personality and unique fashion sense.
    Staying true to her claim that she will always ‘represent her peeps on the West side’, Cruickshank travelled to Whistler to host the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival earlier this year. Her ability to connect with her audience stems from her extensive theatre training in London, England and at the University of Toronto, where she graduated as the top student in the Drama program. Born in an A&W restaurant in Calgary amidst a sea of root beer and Teen burgers, Cruickshank was raised in Vancouver and remains a diehard Canucks fan, snowboarder and self-professed ‘Whistler snob’.

    Daryn Jones – Reporter, Glamour and Youth
    As host of the Gemini Award-winning interactive series MTV Live, Jones brings viewers the latest in world news and pop culture – injected with his sense of dry and observational humour. In addition to interviewing big-name celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Amy Winehouse, Mike Myers and Ellen Page, Jones finds it important to keep viewers up-to-date on relevant social issues and recently interviewed child rights activists Craig and Marc Kielburger and activist Adam Sterling about the documentary Darfur Now. Jones started his comedic career at age 17 in stand-up comedy clubs. He later went on to host the show Buzz, for which he won a Gemini Award.


    About Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
    Established in 2007, Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is a unique relationship between leading media conglomerates CTV and Rogers Media Inc., which together will provide unprecedented coverage and consumer choice in English, French and multi-languages on multiple platforms for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Broadcast brands include CTV, TSN, RDS, RIS Info-Sports, Rogers Sportsnet, OMNI, OLN, TQS, APTN, ATN, MuchMusic and select Rogers radio stations across the country.

    About Rogers Media Inc.
    Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 52 AM and FM radio stations across Canada, five Citytv over-the-air television stations and five OMNI over-the-air multicultural television stations. Specialty channels include Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live event leader, which offers viewers four channels and Sportsnet HD, Biography, G4Tech TV, OLN and Canada’s only televised shopping service, The Shopping Channel. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular websites. Rogers Media also owns The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.

    About CTV
    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

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    Muchmusic and MTV are involved? I sense spectacular fail approaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarworks View Post
    Muchmusic and MTV are involved? I sense spectacular fail approaching.
    Why? ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarworks View Post
    Muchmusic and MTV are involved? I sense spectacular fail approaching.
    They won't air any competition, Much on Demand will just broadcast live from Whistler during the games. This is a good thing because they will be airing live music during the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everfresh View Post
    Why? ......
    Whatever Much touches these days becomes brain dead.

 

 

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