Scott Russell

Scott Russell has worked for the CBC for more than 30 years and covered 14 editions of the Olympics. He is a winner of the Gemini Award, Canadian Screen Award and CBC President's Award. Scott is the host of Olympic Games Prime Time and the co-Host with Andi Petrillo of Road to the Olympic Games. He is also the author of three books: The Rink, Ice-Time and Open House.

Latest from Scott Russell

Camryn Rogers, Ethan Katzberg at forefront of Canadian renaissance in throwing events

Last year in Eugene, Ore., Camryn Rogers became the first Canadian woman to ever win an Olympic or world championship medal in the throws with silver in the women's hammer throw. It has helped set the stage for a renaissance in the strength events for the Canadian athletics team.

Human achievement, and wonder it inspires, is at heart of World Athletics Championships

A major championship gathering in athletics constitutes that wonderful time when the fan in me can't help but come out of hiding.

Veteran sprinter Aaron Brown is still learning, still humble

As Aaron Brown approaches his seventh appearance at the senior World Athletics championships in Budapest, while targeting a fourth Olympics in Paris in 2024, he credits a focused diligence on honing his craft for his longevity.

Canadian swimmer Katerine Savard is there for her teammates when they need her most

Canadian swimmer Katerine Savard undergone a metamorphosis from teenaged star, and butterfly specialist, to reliable team player — a member of the supporting cast for the next generation of headliners like Penny Oleksiak, Maggie Mac Neil, and Summer McIntosh.

Mia Vallée heads into diving championships eager to repeat her 2022 success

Mia Vallée is the only Canadian female diver to win two individual medals at the same edition of the World Aquatic Championships and seems poised to hit her mark again in Fukuoka, Japan.

Kurt Browning prepares for final skate of legendary career

Kurt Browning will skate for the last time at a Stars on Ice show in Pennsylvania this weekend, the culmination of a career that has dazzled millions.

It appears World Cup racing has made its last call at Lake Louise

The Lake Louise World Cup races have consistently celebrated the start of winter since the 1980s, but this past weekend's races might have been the end at the Alberta mountain.

2-time Olympic champ Rosie MacLennan may have retired, but she remains an important ally for athletes

Rosie MacLennan has not just been a champion in her sport, she has championed the voices of athletes as an advocate and leader her entire career.

Nipissing Lakers women's hockey team building a winning tradition

The Nipissing Lakers women's hockey team received top billing at the school's recent homecoming, reflecting the growing aspirations of a post-secondary institution which is small in size, but which has already forged an enormous connection to North Bay, Ont.

After a career calling some of Canada's greatest moments, Steve Armitage gets his call to the Hall of Fame

For most of the past six decades, Steve Armitage has been a genius when it comes to delivering the spontaneous and immediate description of sport — any kind of sport.