Donnovan Bennett
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Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Q&A: How Canada's Aurelie Rivard used pandemic lessons to fuel drive to podium
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Canadian Paralympic swimmer spoke with Donnovan Bennett about what support from someone like Wayne Gretzky means to her and what success looks like during an unusual training cycle in 2021.
Q&A: Tara Llanes on importance of visibility for Paralympic athletes
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Q&A: Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee on the long road to Tokyo 2020
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Evan Dunfee has reached Tokyo with two objectives in mind — a medal and making walking as exercise more prominent in Canada.
Q&A: Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito on path to her final Olympics
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The journey to Tokyo was far from linear for Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito. We talked to her ahead of the Games about getting to this point.
Andre De Grasse didn’t win gold, but earning bronze cements his legacy
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Simone Biles is a leader, but will other athletes be permitted to follow?
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Simone Biles made the tough decision to prioritize mental health over competing. Will there be a ripple effect in the wider sports world?
Q&A: Pavan, Humana-Paredes looking to make history in Tokyo
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Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes head into Tokyo 2020 as the No. 1–ranked beach volleyball team. We talked to them about their preparation and expectations for the Games.
Q&A: Penny Oleksiak on the honour, pressure of being an Olympic medal hopeful
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Movie review: LeBron James adding to his legacy with new Space Jam
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LeBron James' new take on Space Jam is in theatres and available to rent at home on Friday. Donnovan Bennett got a chance to watch the film early and offers his thoughts on why "A New Legacy" isn't just a good sounding subtitle.