A technical glitch marred the climactic moment of the Opening Ceremony, and freakishly warm weather threatened to melt the Cypress Mountain venue, forcing cancellations and eventually mass ticket refunds. The torch relay, God love it, which is going to make people tear up and is a lovely thing, and a way of including people in the Olympic process, is sponsored.The torch relay, God love it, which is going to make people tear up and is a lovely thing, and a way of including people in the Olympic process, is sponsored. His series on negligence and corruption in boxing won him the Michener Award for public service journalism. It took some time before Brunt was brought back into the Fan fold as McCown's co-host and foil. Stephen Brunt, a columnist for the Globe and Mail, put together a remarkable video essay about the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. And it is corporate and underwritten. Just one year after launch, ratings showed little improvement with a 0. And spots were sold as part of the sponsorship package Brunt was initially singled out by the Toronto Sun and by the Toronto Star as being unethical as a journalist for carrying the torch. Journalist[ edit ] Born in Hamilton, Ontario , Brunt started at The Globe as an arts intern in , after attending journalism school at the University of Western Ontario. In , he became a sports columnist. The flagship station was to be created in Toronto from the previously oldies-format station CP24 Radio
It took some time before Brunt was brought back into the Fan fold as McCown's co-host and foil. The piece was entitled What these Games mean to Canada  and summed up the Canadian experience during the Olympics. He has been the lead sports columnist for The Globe and Mail since and was a frequent sports panelist on TVOntario 's now-defunct current affairs programme Studio 2.
The much-hyped Canadian hope for a home gold medal fell short on the opening day of competition, and the opportunistic overseas press corps focused in on every glitch, pronouncing the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics a failure and an embarrassment to the host country even before they had really begun.
The two appear to have resolved any past issues and are arguably the best Canadian radio personalities on-air today. Just one year after launch, ratings showed little improvement with a 0.
What happened instead were the streets of Vancouver filling with huge crowds, young, pan-ethnic, the very image of the place, decked out in national colours, patriotic gear the fashion statement of the moment, and that became the story.
Williams and Waters were able to attract quality on-air talent including Paul Romanuk for the morning show, and Jim Van Horne and Stephen Brunt for the afternoon drive slot.
Video essay: What these Games mean to Canada[ edit ] Stephen Brunt worked throughout the Olympics writing stories, doing sports radio, and enjoying the games. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Awards and nominations[ edit ] Nominated for several National Newspaper Awards, Brunt is also the author of seven books.
In an attempt to compete with the existing all-sports radio station in Toronto, the FanJim Waters and long-time sports executive Paul Williams who launched the Fan and The Score Television Network  worked to lure talent away from the competition.