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Tomlinson and Wooles Join CBC Broadcast Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

CBC has announced its expert team of commentators and analysts who will bring the stories of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to Canadian audiences as part of the network’s coverage in August.

This impressive group includes BC’s very own Lesley Tomlinson and Cycling BC Senior Director of Sport Development, Richard Wooles. Tomlinson and Wooles will be helping CBC to deliver the Olympic story to the world, as expert analysts with the broadcasting team.

Lesley Tomlinson will be heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with previous Olympic experience as both an athlete and a commentator. Tomlinson raced for professional teams in road and mountain bike for 15 years, competed on the Canadian mountain bike Olympic team in 1996 and 2000, as well as the national road cycling team from 1992 to 2000. Tomlinson provided commentary for CBC Television at World Cups and World Championships between 2001 and 2012, as a mountain bike analyst in Athens 2004, and road and mountain bike analyst in London 2012 with CTV. She will be returning to the CBC broadcasting team to provide commentary as the mountain bike analyst this year.

This will be Wooles’ fifth time at the summer Olympics but first time working on the other side of the rails. Wooles has over 30 years in the sport and had successful leadership roles with British Cycling, a professional team and with the UCI. Wooles will be lending this expertise to the CBC broadcasting team, as track cycling analyst during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Wooles at the London 2012 Olympic Games, as Canada's National Track Coach
Lesley Tomlinson in her days as a professional road cyclist.