Veteran CBC broadcaster Bruce Rainnie returns to CBC/Radio-Canada's Olympic Games broadcast team for his seventh Games this summer in Rio. Known to Canadians for his work with CBC Sports across a variety of events, Rainnie will provide play-by-play commentary for women's basketball and equestrian jumping at Rio 2016.
Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass, the evening news program for Prince Edward Island. In that role, he has helped the show achieve the status of number one rated CBC supper-hour news broadcast in the country. In addition to his News duties, Rainnie is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports, having covered sports ranging from hockey to equestrian. As part of the broadcast team for Sochi 2014, he called the gold medal wins of both the Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs curling teams. Last summer he provided play-by-play commentary for basketball during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
In March of 2004, he researched, co-produced and hosted "Great Expectations", a half-hour prime-time documentary that introduced the country to hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.
The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News Morning, Spruce Meadows Show-jumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, Canadian Open Golf, and the Grand Slam of Curling.
Rainnie's first book, "Right Place, Right Time: Sidney, Heather, Boomer and Me" was released in May of 2012, with author proceeds going to the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre. It quickly became a national best-seller, reaching number six on the Globe and Mail non-fiction list.
He lives in Charlottetown with his wife Kendra and sons Mark and Alistair.