Alexandre Despatie

Two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time World Champion Alexandre Despatie joins the CBC/Radio-Canada broadcast team for coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as co-host of Olympic Games Overnight alongside fellow co-host Heather Hiscox. Tokyo 2020 will be Despatie’s fourth as a broadcaster and his third consecutive Olympic Games as a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada team.

Despatie brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience as an Olympian to his role with Olympic Games Morning, having represented Canada four times during his diving career.  Since ending his competitive career Despatie has become a familiar face in the Canadian broadcast community including his work with Radio-Canada during Rio 2016, a role as host of a Montreal-based morning show and having been part of French-language coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

One of Canada’s most decorated athletes of all time, Despatie won two Olympic silver medals, eight World Championship medals including gold medals in the 10m, 3m and 1m events making him the first diver ever to be the World Champion in three different events. He won 11 Commonwealth Games medals including nine gold medals – the first of which came in 1998 at just 13 years of age – and won seven Pan Am Games medals including four gold. In addition to all of his international accomplishments, Despatie is a 37-time Canadian senior diving champion and a nine-time Canadian junior champion.

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Alexandre Despatie

Role

Host | Olympic Games Overnight

Alexandre Despatie

Role

Host | Olympic Games Overnight