Alexandre Despatie

Two-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time World Champion Alexandre Despatie was part of CBC’s broadcast coverage team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, Korea. He co-hosted Olympic Games Morning alongside Andi Petrillo. This was Despatie’s third Olympic Games as a broadcaster and his second consecutive as a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada team, having hosted the network’s French-language morning coverage during Rio 2016. Despatie brought a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience as an Olympian to his role with Olympic Games Morning, having represented Canada four times during his diving career. Since ending his competitive career Despatie has become a familiar face in the Canadian broadcast community. His work includes time with Radio-Canada during Rio 2016, hosting a Montreal-based morning show and having been part of French-language coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

One of Canada’s most decorated athletes of all time, Despatie won two Olympic silver medals, eight World Championship medals including gold medals in the 10m, 3m and 1m events making him the first diver ever to be the World Champion in three different events. He won 11 Commonwealth Games medals including nine gold medals – the first of which came in 1998 at just 13 years of age – and won seven Pan Am Games medals including four gold. In addition to all of his international accomplishments, Despatie is a 37-time Canadian senior diving champion and a nine-time Canadian junior champion.

Fluently bilingual, he is currently keeping a very busy schedule as a radio broadcaster, hosting the CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games occasionally and working on several other projects for both French and English-language media outlets.