Olympics

Courage

By on Mar 26, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

Courage is the word of the week. I am in awe of Kaetlyn Osmond who just won the World Figure Skating title in Milan. I say this because if I had won an Olympic bronze medal one month ago in PyeongChang, I might have skipped this Worlds. Kaetlyn didn’t. She went out on the ice for the free program and just decided to skate her best and see what happened. She wasn’t...

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Guest Blog: Planning, Flexibility and Responsibility

By on Mar 12, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

Hi, it’s Paul Dore here – I am Pj’s producing partner. Some of you might have heard me chime in from off-screen during Facebook Lives or heard me on the @SkatingPj Podcast. Pj graciously gave me the keys to her blog this week so I could share this article I wrote about my father in support of the David Dore Leadership Fund. Included with this guest...

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One Word: Wow!

By on Feb 26, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

Wow is the best word to describe what has transpired here in South Korea over the last couple of weeks. To have a front row seat, ok technically a second-row seat, to figure skating history being made is something from which I will not tire. I have no illusions about my place in all of this. I am like the luckiest fly on the wall. I don’t really matter in the grand...

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Bring on the Memories

By on Feb 19, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

The Olympic Games. This kind of work isn’t for everyone; but it sure suits me. There are a lot of moving parts in being an Olympic announcer. It is an enormous privilege. You have to have an open mind and flexible spirit because being a guest worker in someone else’s country means you won’t be working necessarily in the same way you do at home. Once here, the...

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Life in PyeongChang

By on Feb 12, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics

I am writing this in a rare free moment from PyeongChang Korea. Since this is my 8th Olympic Games, and I am often asked what it is like, I thought I would take the opportunity to fill you in. First of all, I am not going to play coy. Being at the Olympic Games in any capacity is very special and one that I feel privileged to know first hand. I started in 2002 at...

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A Graceful Finish

By on Jan 29, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

There is something really special about watching an athlete shake hands with their sport and walk away. What I mean by ‘shaking hands’ is that civilized way that we all share when we get ready to say goodbye. As I was watching the CBC broadcast of the ISU Four Continents Championships from Taipei, I heard David Pelletier say (I think) that this might be...

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