Simon Whitfield has relentlessly pursued excellence in sport – and in life – for as long as he or anyone around him can remember. As a youngster, his future gold medal-winning speed first showed up on the soccer pitch. At 11, he put his horsepower to use in his first triathlon when a family friend organized a race just north of his hometown of Kingston, Ontario. He entered, looking like a future professional “in boxer shorts with cows on ’em, and a Mickey Mouse hat,” to meet the challenge of a friend. He lost that challenge, but found a calling: getting serious about triathlon and honing his skills in the local Canadian Kids of Steel program.
Ice dance has had its share of iconic moments. Perhaps none more so than the Gold medal of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s performance at the 2018 Peuongchang Olympics. Winning their 2nd Gold Medal of the Games and their 3rd Olympic Gold Medal, Virtue and Moir skated into the history books and into the hearts of Canadians.
Widely acclaimed as the guru of Canadian boxing, Russ Anber has built his career as Canada’s most successful boxing analyst upon a solid foundation of coaching excellence at both the professional and amateur level. Anber has seen his fighters wear both World Championship belts as well as Championship Medals and is as likely to be found in the corner of a 12 year-old hopeful fighting in front of friends and family as he is before a capacity crowd in a sold-out arena.
In his distinguished 26 years of covering the wide world of sport, Rod Black has virtually done it all.
From the Blue Jays to the CFL, the Raptors to figure skating, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tennis, golf, boxing, and of course the Olympics, Canada’s most versatile broadcaster has had a front row seat to observe and call all of sport’s major events.
McGuire began his broadcasting career in 1997 as a radio colour commentator for the Montreal Canadiens. He served as an analyst on Habs This Week and also on pre-game shows for the Ottawa Senators. In 2000 and 2001, McGuire became a fixture on TSN’s hockey coverage as a regular analyst on Molson That’s Hockey, Molson That’s Hockey 2 and Molson Canadian Leafs Hockey. McGuire currently writes a hockey column for Sports Illustrated.
Paul Hollingsworth is an anchor/reporter based out of Halifax and is a correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN’s flagship news and information program.
Hollingsworth joined TSN in November 2001. His current responsibilities include reporting on sports stories in and around the Halifax. In addition to his duties in the Halifax area, Hollingsworth reports on baseball for TSN, having covered the last five World Series, the last three Toronto Blue Jays’ Spring Training camps and the 2006 World Baseball Classic.