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


100 days to Paralympics another signpost toward opportunity to make a difference

The summer Paralympics in Tokyo will be the largest in history from a sporting perspective. More than 4,500 athletes representing a record 170 countries are scheduled to compete in 22 sports and contest 540 medal events.

Canadian Sports Hall of Famers showcased in Beyond the Win series

These men and women from all walks of life and from every cultural group represent a testament of what it means to contribute in a lasting way to the Canadian mosaic.

On troubled road to Tokyo, the Olympic Games must now face moment of truth

In the middle of a global pandemic where cases are surging worldwide, the planet’s greatest spectacle is holding onto the hope that the show must and will go on after an agonizing delay. But there is also the less tangible, more altruistic mission of the Olympic movement which is at stake.

World championships offer some respite for figure skating-starved Canadians

As much as hockey is a national obsession and curling is the national pastime, figure skating has long been a subject of this country's fascination.

Weekend of world championships forges ahead in face of pandemic

In the face of the pandemic, winter sport around the world has found a way to not only survive, but to thrive in the pre-Olympic year. As Scott Russell writes, perhaps it's because sport means so much to so many people, in so many places, and the thought of a winter without it is a non-starter.

Moh Ahmed showed Canadians are players in distance running

Moh Ahmed did more than just win a bronze medal in the 5,000 metres at the world track and field championships in Doha. He also proved Canadian athletes are now in the mix in the long distances for the Tokyo Olympics.

'Boycotts don't work': Canada's Olympic, Paralympic leaders dismiss idea of skipping Beijing 2022

Despite human rights concerns that plague China, the heads of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee have dismissed the idea of a Canadian boycott of the 2022 Beijing Games.

The ideals of Olympism would be welcome in 2021

So much confronts the Olympics and Paralympics at the present time. And the logistics in order to make them happen in the wake of the pandemic are mind-boggling. But if they do indeed happen, by whatever means, many believe they could be a part of the world's ability to heal itself.

Catriona Le May Doan, 2-time gold medallist, named Canada's chef de mission for Beijing Olympics

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that Catriona Le May Doan has been appointed chef de mission for Team Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. As Scott Russell writes, the two-time gold medallist in speed skating sounds ready to do battle.

Canadian Olympic champions say sports help cope with mental strain of pandemic

On World Mental Health Day, Canadian Olympic champions Jennifer Heil, Catriona Le May Doan and Kyle Shewfelt advocate for an increased role in community sport to help cope with the mental strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Russell writes.