2000 Canadian Sport Awards
ALSO ON SLAM!
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Societe Radio-Canada once again went beyond the call of duty to provide nearly 300 hours of coverage-most of it live- of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Despite the 13-17 hour time change Canadians did not miss a single live minute of their favorite winter Olympic sport whether it was at 9 p.m. or 3 a.m. or 8 a.m. In fact 3 million Canadians pulled themselves from bed to watch Elvis Stokjo's long program in the middle of the night. Amazing!
The CBC broadcast was anchored by multi-award winning commentators Brian Williams, Ron McLean and Terry Leibel. They helped open the door that allowed us to understand the talented men and women who represented Canada in Nagano.
Radio-Canada was equally brilliant with a special focus on Quebec athletes who once again shone at the Winter Games. Veterans Marie-Josee Turcotte and Jean Page anchored SRC's wall-to-wall coverage.
Yes the hours were crazy if you wanted live Olympic coverage. But Canadians we'll be well trained for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. That's a 15-19 hours time change!