2006 George Johnson

George Johnson George Johnson began his sportswriting career three decades ago with the Winnipeg Tribune, where the environment of an afternoon paper, before the days of file-at-the-whistle deadlines, allowed for plenty of instruction and development. He then joined the Winnipeg Sun in its days of infancy, then moved on to Alberta, joining first the Edmonton … [Read More …]

2005 Pierre LeBrun

PIERRE LEBRUN by Tim Wharnsby Canada enjoyed quite a 31-month sporting roll from February 2003 to September 2004. The men’s hockey team won two world championships, an Olympic gold medal, a World Cup and Mike Weir dazzled golf fans across the country with his ground-breaking playoff victory at the Masters. A common thread to all … [Read More …]

2004 Cam Cole

CAM COLE Cam Cole has been the principal sports columnist of the National Post since the newspaper’s birth in 1998, when Conrad Black’s longshot gamble was reaching into newsrooms all across the country trying to recruit the ‘liveliest writing staff’ in Canadian journalism. Cole had spent 23 years at the Edmonton Journal, his first daily … [Read More …]

2001 Allan Maki

ALLAN MAKI – The Globe and Mail The Olympic Games bring out the best in athletes. And in leading sports journalist Allan Maki. In covering eight different Olympic Games, the veteran sports columnist has turned in many gold-medal performances. His brilliant coverage at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway earned Maki a nomination for … [Read More …]