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."

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CFL seeks $42.5M from Ottawa, down from $150M in April

When CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie spoke to a federal standing committee on finance in May, he was roundly criticized for failing to stipulate where the funds would go and not involving the CFL Players' Association in the process.

Jon Cornish impressed with fellow Canadian Chuba Hubbard's off-field stand against racism

As last season's NCAA rushing leader, Chuba Hubbard was a deserving winner of the Jon Cornish Trophy as the top Canadian in U.S. college football.

Ex-Argos running back James Wilder Jr. announces retirement from football

James Wilder Jr., has called it a career. The Montreal Alouettes running back retired from football Wednesday, making the formal announcement on social media.

Former NFL, CFL player Vaughn Martin looking to help during COVID-19 pandemic

The former defensive lineman joined the board of BeMotion Inc., a digital marketing and m-commerce company producing the DUO400 Intelligent Human Thermal Scanner.

Stampeders QB Mitchell says he could've been ready for start of season after surgery

The Calgary Stampeders star quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell underwent shoulder surgery in December. He said Tuesday during a videoconference that in his mind he would've been Calgary's starter if it opened the campaign on time last Friday night against the visiting Montreal Alouettes.

CFL Players' Association says no word yet from league regarding 2020 season

The already fractured relationship between the CFL and CFL Players' Association isn't getting any better.

CFL players call out commissioner Ambrosie for state of return-to-play talks

Brian Ramsay, the CFLPA's executive director, and a host of CFL players took to twitter Thursday to voice their displeasure with the state of talks between the league and CFLPA regarding an abbreviated 2020 season due the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. Lions players Burnham, Johnson say they feel safer in Canada than in U.S.

B.C. Lions players Bryan Burnham and Micah Johnson say they feel safer north of the border than they do in the U.S. Their comments come amid protests throughout the United States against racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis.

Khari Jones received death threats as CFL player in Winnipeg

Khari Jones says he received death threats while he was with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers because of his interracial marriage.

CFL commissioner shoots down idea of partnership with U.S. Spring League

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said he told Brian Woods, the CEO of The Spring League, that the Canadian league was currently too busy dealing with the various elements of the COVID-19 pandemic to seriously consider a partnership between the two leagues.

CFL requests proposal from U.S. Spring League towards potential partnership

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie has asked an American developmental football league for a formal proposal regarding a partnership between the two.

CFL commissioner not counting on specific funding from federal government

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie continues to work with the federal government, but isn't banking on CFL-specific funding to help the league through the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Spring League eyes partnership with CFL for proposed September return

Brian Woods, the CEO of The Spring League, is offering an opportunity for some CFL teams to practise with and play against Spring League squads in September in a condensed format he says has proven beneficial to his operation.

Woodbine sets new date for Queen's Plate

The $1-million Queen's Plate will remain North America's longest, continuously run stakes race. Woodbine Entertainment announced Monday it will stage the opening leg of Canada's Triple Crown on Sept. 12 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Woodbine Racetrack looking to restart horse racing in June, CEO Jim Lawson says

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson announced Tuesday a plan to resume harness racing June 5 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 2020 thoroughbred season would begin the following day at Woodbine Racetrack.