Team Canada, Sportsnet launch new Athlete2Athlete interview series

Canada’s brightest sports stars are going one-on-one as Sportsnet and Team Canada join forces to launch Athlete2Athlete, a six-part digital series starting this week. Click the link for a preview.

Team Canada and Sportsnet are joining forces to launch Athlete2Athlete, a new six-part digital series featuring some of Canada’s top athletes as they go beyond the sports headlines to have honest and open conversations designed to motivate and unite Canadians.

The series is set to premiere today at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT, and will air every Thursday over the next six weeks.

Each eight-minute Athlete2Athlete episode will be available online at and Sportsnet’s YouTube channel. Episodes will also be available on demand on Sportsnet NOW.

Starting with today’s discussion between two-time Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan and Rio 2016 soccer bronze medallist Stephanie Labbé, the series will touch on the impact of COVID-19 on sport and tackle important social issues such as racism, mental health and LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity to reveal just how powerfully sport connects us all.

With Sportsnet’s Arash Madani teeing up each Athlete2Athlete episode, the following Canadians will be featured over the next six weeks:

· Rosie MacLennan (Two-time Olympic champion, trampoline) and Stephanie Labbé (Rio 2016 bronze medallist, soccer)

· Kia Nurse (Rio 2016 Olympian, basketball) and Miah-Marie Langlois (Rio 2016 Olympian, basketball)

· Mark Tewksbury (Barcelona 1992 Olympic champion, swimming), Markus Thormeyer (Rio 2016 Olympian, swimming) and Annie Guglia (Tokyo 2020 hopeful, skateboarding)

· Mikaël Kingsbury (PyeongChang 2018 Olympic champion, freestyle skiing) and Max Parrot (PyeongChang 2018 silver medallist, snowboard)

· Aaron Brown (Rio 2016 bronze medallist, athletics) and Donovan Bailey (Two-time Olympic champion, athletics)

· Marie-Philip Poulin (Two-time Olympic champion, hockey) and Max Domi (Centre, Montreal Canadiens)

All broadcast and episode details will be available prior to their airing on and across Sportsnet and Team Canada’s social channels.



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