Steve Armitage

Steve Armitage (born June 20, 1944) is an English-born Canadian sports reporter formerly with CBC Sports. He has covered such events as Hockey Night in Canada for nearly 30 years, the Canadian Football League and Grey Cup for 30 years, the Olympics including speed skating, swimming and diving, and the World Cup.

Armitage was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. He attended Saint Mary's University, Halifax where he played football quarterback. He grew up in Victoria, B.C. and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Armitage won the 1982 ACTRA Foster Hewitt Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting and he was nominated for a Gemini Award in 1998 for his coverage of speed skating at the Winter Olympics.

In 2006, he was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Armitage was one of the two play-by-play announcers (the other being Nigel Reed) announcing for CBC Sports in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Paul Dolan was the analyst alongside Armitage.[1] He called swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics for CBC.[2]

Armitage was laid off by the CBC in August 2014 due to cuts to sports programming and the loss of hockey coverage to Rogers Media.[3] He did, however, return to work for CBC at 2018 Olympics to call the long track speed skating events.

References

  1. ^ "Can U-20s give boost to ratings? - Toronto Star". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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  3. ^ "CBC lays off veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee amid budget cuts - Toronto Star". Retrieved 22 September 2016.

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73rd Grey Cup

The 73rd Grey Cup was the 1985 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, between the BC Lions and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The BC Lions easily handled the Tiger-Cats with a 37-24 victory.

74th Grey Cup

The 74th Grey Cup was the 1986 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos. The Tiger-Cats unexpectedly dominated the Eskimos 39-15.

75th Grey Cup

The 75th Grey Cup was the 1987 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts. The Eskimos defeated the Argonauts 38-36, on Jerry Kauric's last second field-goal.

76th Grey Cup

The 76th Grey Cup was the 1988 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, between the BC Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Blue Bombers defeated the favoured Lions 22-21. This was the first Grey Cup game between two teams from west of Ontario, and the first to be won by a team which had only a .500 season.

79th Grey Cup

The 79th Grey Cup was the 1991 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Argonauts defeated the Stampeders 36-21 in an entertaining game.

80th Grey Cup

The 80th Grey Cup was the 1992 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Toronto's SkyDome. The Stampeders had little trouble defeating the Blue Bombers, 24-10.

84th Grey Cup

The 84th Grey Cup, also known as The Snow Bowl, was the 1996 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. The Argonauts won the game by a score of 43-37 in controversial fashion.

85th Grey Cup

The 85th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 1997 in Edmonton before 60,431 fans. The heavily favoured Toronto Argonauts won the game over the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a score of 47-23.

86th Grey Cup

The 86th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 1998 in Winnipeg. The Calgary Stampeders won the game over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with a score of 26-24.

87th Grey Cup

The 87th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 1999 in Vancouver. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats won the game 32–21 over the Calgary Stampeders in a rematch of the previous year's 86th Grey Cup.

89th Grey Cup

The 89th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 2001 in Montreal. The Calgary Stampeders claimed their fifth championship in team history with a 27–19 win over the East Division champions and heavily favoured Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

91st Grey Cup

The 91st Grey Cup was the 2003 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes on November 16 at Taylor Field, in Regina, Saskatchewan before 50,909 fans. The two teams had played during the previous year with Montreal winning, but this time the Eskimos won the game by a score of 34-22.

ACTRA Foster Hewitt Award

The Foster Hewitt Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting was presented annually by ACTRA, the Canadian association of actors and broadcasters, to honour outstanding work by Canadian television and radio sportscasters. The award was named after legendary Canadian sportscaster Foster Hewitt.

Winners of the award included Bill Good, Sr. (1975), Bernie Pascall (4-time winner), Johnny Esaw, Steve Armitage (1982), George Retzlaff, Sue Prestedge (1984), Ernie Nairn (1986) and Brian Williams. Prestedge was the only woman ever to win the award.First presented in 1972, ACTRA discontinued the Foster Hewitt Award along with other individual awards program in 1986 when the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television took over presenting the awards.

CFL on CBC

CFL on CBC was a presentation of Canadian Football League football aired on CBC Television. CBC held broadcast rights for the CFL from 1952 to 2007. The exclusive broadcasting rights for the league moved to TSN starting from the 2008 CFL season.

Elliotte Friedman

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