Doan has turned into a media star

By ALISON KORN, QMI Agency



Many athletes figure they can sashay into a broadcasting career once they retire from sport, but Catriona Le May Doan is one who actually did it. The two-time Olympic gold medallist speedskater will join Brian Williams and Lloyd Robertson in the broadcast booth as co-host of the opening ceremony, CTV announced this week.

Le May Doan will also serve as analyst for long track speed skating alongside Rod Smith. She honed her TV skills working with Scott Russell at CBC for the 2004, 2006 and 1998 Olympics, as well as the 2003 Pan Am Games and 2005 Canada Games.

"She will excel in her new role and bring so much credibility and passion to the broadcast," said Russell. "The Consortium is very fortunate to have her on side."

Inspirational poster

Hockey Canada's mail-out last week to more than 215,000 minor hockey players included a poster with all three national teams on it: women's, men's and sledge. Up it went on our wall, and had the desired inspirational effect. After I explained to my five-year-old son what sledge hockey was, next thing I knew he was sitting in a cardboard box, using two mini-sticks to move around. Cool.


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