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

Legacy of running legend Steve Prefontaine a testament to fleeting potential of youth

American running legend Steve Prefontaine died in a car crash in 1975 at the Willamette Valley in Eugene, Ore., while preparing for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Decades later, the place is adorned by admirers from all over the world and a soulful experience.

Canadian 'Ducks' have flocked to the heart of track and field

Eugene 2022 marks the first time in the history of the World Athletics Championships that the biggest meet of all will be staged in the United States, but its reputation as a major centre of the sport was made long ago. As Scott Russell writes, an illustrious group of Canadian athletes were drawn to the smallish city of Eugene, Ore., to become part of a worldwide athletic tradition.

Olympic greats Wickenheiser, van Koeverden highlight 2022 inductees to Canada Sports Hall of Fame

The announcement of the Class of 2022 reveals a spirit of diversity and inclusion which distinguishes it from other sporting shrines where the sole pre-requisite for entry is performance.

Canada's Olympic team committed to Beijing Games despite rising concerns with Omicron

On the subject of Beijing 2022 going ahead as planned, one of Canada's key sport leaders sounded very guarded as the calendar turned to the Olympic year. Despite all that's going on, the athletes and leadership at the Canadian Olympic Committee are currently committed to fielding a team for Beijing 2022.
100 DAYS OUT

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.
100 DAYS TO TOKYO

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.
Analysis

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.
Analysis

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.

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