TORONTO, January 15, 2014 - Veteran Quebec journalist and sports commentator Richard Garneau will be posthumously awarded the Olympic order, the highest honour awarded to a recipient for contributions to the Olympic Movement by the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Garneau who passed away on January 20 last year at the age of 82 will be honoured at a reception at the Canada Olympic House during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
According to Radio Canada’s website Garneau began his career in November 1953 at CHRC, a radio station in Quebec City before moving on to CFCM-TV.
Garneau described by the Canadian Olympics as a ‘true champion and trusted voice of the Canadian Olympic Movement’ joined the team at Radio-Canada in 1957 and remained there for the next 33 years.
Garneau spent more than two decades on the French-language CBC's version of "Hockey Night In Canada,'' in addition to working as a sports reporter since joining the network in 1957.
Garneau held several positions in the Radio-Canada newsroom and covered 23 Olympic Games and the Tour de France.
He was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame and also wrote several books.