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Richard Garneau

Richard Garneau

Canadian radio and television journalist
Richard Garneau
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Quick Facts

Intro Canadian radio and television journalist
Was Journalist Writer
From Canada
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 15 July 1930, Quebec City
Death 20 January 2013, Montreal (aged 82 years)
Star sign Cancer
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Richard Garneau, CM CQ (July 15, 1930 – January 20, 2013) was a Canadian sports journalist and writer in Quebec.

Biography

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, he was best known as the host of La Soirée du hockey, the very popular ice hockey television show in French Canada. In a career spanning over 50 years, Garneau also covered twenty-three Olympic Games, seven Commonwealth Games and four Pan-American Games. He was scheduled to participate in the broadcasts of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Honours

In 1999, he was awarded the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award by the Hockey Hall of Fame "in recognition of his long-time work as a colour commentator on French hockey telecasts". In 2000, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. In 2005, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he was posthumously awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his work in the Olympic movement.

Selected bibliography

  • À toi Richard qui colore avec humour la petite histoire de la radio et de la télévision au Québec (1992)
  • Vie, rage... dangereux (1993)
  • Les patins d'André (1994)
  • Train de nuit pour la gloire (1995)
  • À toi... Richard... prise deux. Un Québécois en Bavière (1996)

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