Special Analyst | Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The only athlete in history to win multiple medals at both the winter and summer Olympic Games, Clara Hughes brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience to her role as a special analyst with CBC/Radio-Canada's broadcast team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hughes' unique Olympic resume makes her a valuable asset to CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage and a welcome authority on training for and competing on the Olympic level.
Rio 2016 will be Hughes' third Olympic Games as a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team, having provided a similar role during coverage of Beijing 2008 and Sochi 2014.
Hughes represented Canada in six Olympic Games (three winter and three summer), winning a gold, silver and two bronze medals in speed skating and another two bronze medals in cycling. In 2010, Hughes was given the honour of being Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Vancouver. One of only four athletes to ever win medals at both winter and summer Games, she is one of the most revered Canadian athletes of all time.