Nov 7, 2007 Downhill Racer

For the 2014 Sochi Olympics, we dug into our archives to bring you some of our best shows on the Olympics, winter sports, and the human drama and political controversy that so often surround them. In the 2008 episode ‘Downhill Racer’, the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown spent time with Dave Irwin, a downhill skier once renowned for his daredevil style, who was struggling to recover from a crash that left him with a serious brain injury.

Mar 3, 1981 Podborski

Steve Podborski - now the chef de mission for the Canadian team at the Sochi Olympic Games - was on a winning streak when the fifth estate`s reporter Ian Parker profiled the young downhill skier in 1981.