|Born||July 15, 1930 (1930-07-15) (age 80)
Quebec City, Quebec
|Awards||Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec
Richard Garneau, CM, CQ (born July 15, 1930, in Quebec City) is a Canadian sports journalist and writer in Quebec. He is best known as the host of La Soirée du hockey, the very popular ice hockey television show in Quebec. In a career spanning over 50 years, Garneau also covered 22 Olympic Games, 7 Commonwealth Games and 4 Pan-American Games. He is scheduled to participate in the broadcasts of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
In 1999, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.
In 2000, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. In 2005, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.