Veteran sports broadcaster Rob Snoek brings his expertise to CBC's broadcast team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a volleyball commentator. Snoek has worked with CBC Sports as a broadcaster for several major events including seven Paralympic Games, five previous Olympic Games, the Canada Summer Games and Winter Games, FIS Snowboard World Championships, IAAF World Athletic Championships, IAAF Diamond League, the Pan Am Games and more.
Snoek is a Canadian record-holder in track and field and was a world silver medallist in 1998. His athletic career spanned more than a decade, during which he represented Canada at three Paralympic Games. In 1993, he won the Jim Vipond Award as Ontario's best athlete with a disability and not long after was given the King Clancy award for outstanding contribution to the lives of Canadians with a disability.
Snoek has become one of the key voices promoting Paralympic sport in Canada. He serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and is a past board member of Athletes CAN.