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Terry Leibel

Terry Leibel

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Leibel is a member of an elite group—female sportscasters. She was the first woman to co-host CBC Sports' Olympic coverage, the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, and in 2003 became the first female sports broadcaster to win a Gemini Award.

Leibel was the host of CBC Sports' Afternoon coverage of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the host of the Late Night coverage of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, she combined her broadcast and athletic experience to bring a unique perspective as the afternoon show host—a role she reprised at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games. Since 1996, Leibel has co-hosted CBC Sports' coverage of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies.

Leibel graduated from the University of Toronto in 1977 with a degree in political science. In 1984, she obtained a law degree from Monterey College and was admitted to the California State Bar that year.

From 1970 to 1980, she was a member of Canada's National Equestrian Team. Following her retirement from competitive riding, she was hired as an analyst for CBC Sports' coverage of equestrian events at Spruce Meadows.

With the launch of The Sports Network (TSN) in 1984, Leibel became the first woman to host a national sports program—Sportsdesk. In 1986, she returned to CBC as co-host of Sportsweekend with Brian Williams. She is Canada's premier show jumping analyst, and has been a member of on-air teams covering thoroughbred racing for both CBC and NBC.

Leibel has dedicated her career to the coverage of amateur sports and was the first woman to do play-by-play for the Olympics, handling cycling, equestrian and white-water events for NBC during the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona. She also hosted CBC's in-depth sports interview show Champions...with Terry Leibel in 1994.

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