OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - It was with sadness that I learned of the
passing of Quebec sport commentator and journalist, Richard Garneau.
In his 33 year career at Societe Radio Canada, M. Garneau covered 23
Olympic Games, more than any other journalist in the world, missing
only the Atlanta Games in 1996. M. Garneau last covered the opening and
closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Known for his role at la Soiree du Hockey, M Garneau received numerous
accolades for his journalism over his 3 decade long career. He was
awarded the Order of Quebec in 2000, the Order of Canada in 2006 and
entered into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.
M. Garneau was an iconic figure in sports broadcasting in Quebec and in
Canada. His voice, his insightful commentary and his encyclopedic
knowledge of Olympic Games will be sadly missed in the world of
Canadian sports journalism.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my
condolences to the family and friends of Richard Garneau and to
Canada's sport community for the loss of this great Canadian.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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