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Posts tagged cbc Streaming a Welcome Addition to Skating Coverage

Last year I complained vehemently about the lack of figure skating coverage on the CBC. I’m delighted to say that this year the CBC is doing a wicked job. The Skate Canada Grand Prix coverage was dreamy and I was delighted to be able to view the Trophee Eric Bompard Cachemire on the CBC website. [...]

CBC Offers Great Pics from Tokyo

The CBC website has posted some great photos from Tokyo. I'm sure they'll be adding to the gallery all week. My favourites so far are Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao in mid lift and Mao Asada practicing a Bielman spin, putting most yogis to shame.

CBC Figure Skating Commentary

Ex-skaters like myself can easily understand what Barb Underhill and Paul Martini are on about on the CBC coverage of Worlds. But, I feel for less educated skating fans who don’t understand the difference between a toe loop and a lutz. I don’t understand why commentators don’t explain the differences between jumps and clarify which [...]