Celebration honours journalist Starkman

Celebration honours journalist Starkman
Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

As the 51st Olympic Games draw to a close, Canadians gathered to honour the memory of a legend who crafted much of Canada’s story in 12 of them.

Randy Starkman was involved in the Olympic Games not only as a reporter but as a friend and supporter of the athletes and the Canadian Olympic movement.

It was a bittersweet morning at Canada Olympic House as family and friends of Starkman, including his daughter Ella, brother Laurie, athletes and journalists celebrated the man who found the people behind the athletes and told their stories.

Clad in ‘Team Starkman’ T-shirts, guests shed tears and shared memories over breakfast.

Four-time Olympic medallist Marnie McBean spoke about Starkman on behalf of Canadian athletes.

“He was there when we were nothing and he followed us until we became something and that’s why we will always love him,” she said.

Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut promised to honour Starkman’s legacy.

“We will continue to carry the torch he lit. We will make sure Canadians know our athletes – not just for the sport they do – but for the people they are,” he said.

Laurie and Ella Starkman shared a poem they wrote in memory of their brother and father. Guests alternated between laughter and tears as they listened to the well-crafted words, delivered by Ella and Laurie with eloquence and passion.

After viewing an emotional video montage featuring various Olympians describing their favourite memories of Starkman, Ella said:

“It means a lot to me to see how he affected the lives of so many athletes in such a positive way. It’s nice to know that it’s not just me who got to see how amazing he was.”

– By Kristina Velan

Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 16647 points
  • Earned this week: 5605 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 14885 points
  • Earned this week: 3680 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8266 points
  • Earned this week: 2773 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5981 points
  • Earned this week: 1706 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 19 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4859 points
  • Earned this week: 1986 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1141 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 133 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,109 other followers