Teddy Katz

Teddy Katz worked as an international sports journalist for CBC for 20 years. He covered dozens of Olympics and Paralympics starting in Barcelona in 1992. After leaving CBC, Teddy was the chief spokesperson and director of media relations for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. More recently, Teddy helped run the press office for the International Paralympic Committee at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and will be in that same role at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Latest from Teddy Katz

Canada's Sean McColl climbing his way to history in Tokyo

Sean McColl has been practically climbing a wall his whole life to get to the Olympics. But the 32-year-old never thought he would actually reach the top.

Basketball nomad Kia Nurse tries to help Canada move a step closer to Tokyo

Hamilton's Kia Nurse has traveled 20 hours across the globe from Australia to squeeze in a few days for an Olympic qualification tournament in Edmonton. She's trying to help Canada get a step closer to the Tokyo Olympics.

The secret to Ukraine's Paralympic success

At the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Ukraine won the third most medals. The result was the best yet for a country that since 1996 has moved up the medals table faster than any country in Paralympic history.
Tokyo 2020

Q&A: Paralympics boss says Games can be a force for inclusion in divisive times

With one year to go before the Tokyo Paralympics, IPC president Andrew Parsons detailed an ambitious plan for the future to CBC Sports, including his stance on doping and playing a major role in human rights.

Own the Podium innovates around the Paralympics

On the Olympic front, research and development has helped athletes in summer and winter sports climb to the top of the podium. But Lindsay Musalem, a biomechanics expert at the CSIO, says there is a great opportunity when it comes to the Paralympics and improvements that can be made to the equipment and technology.

This Paralympian's story helped Tokyo land the 2020 Games

Mami Tani is training hard to qualify to compete in triathlon at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. But it was her touching presentation to the IOC and its voters in 2013 that played a key role in Tokyo getting the 2020 Games.

'The Michael Jordan of wheelchair basketball' has returned

Patrick Anderson helped Canada win the Paralympic gold medal in 2000, 2004, as well as silver in 2008. The fact he is back on the court with his crazy ball skills is welcome news for the the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team.

Success is sweet revenge against bullying for Paralympic star Aurélie Rivard

Aurélie Rivard is on pace to become a Paralympic legend. But life hasn't been all glory for the 22-year-old Quebec native. Sitting down for an interview with CBC Sports just after the recently completing national swim trials, the pain starts coming back and the tears well up in her eyes when discussing her struggles with bullying.

Rypien was hopeful for future, his agent says

Former NHL enforcer Rick Rypien, who died suddenly Monday, had been looking forward to the beginning of training camp, his agent said Tuesday. .