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Don Wittman  
Over the course of his distinguished 40-plus year career, Don Wittman has covered just about every sport.

A resident of Winnipeg since 1961, Wittman is a two-time ACTRA award winner and has been inducted into the Canadian Football League's Hall of Fame as well as Manitoba's provincial Hall of Fame.

It seems that every event he covers enjoys great success, including CFL on CBC, championship curling since 1961, Canadian Open Golf (1961-1988) and CBC's Hockey Night in Canada beginning in 1979.

Witt' has also covered Athletics, Baseball, Basketball and the IAAF World Track &Field Championships.

For decades, Wittman has been the curling voice of CBC covering the Olympic Games, Brier, Tournament of Hearts, World Championships and numerous other tournaments. A veteran of Olympic broadcasts, the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck were Wittman's first.

At the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, he called the most-watched races of the Olympics - Donovan Bailey's 9.84 seconds record-breaking 100m and the Canadian men's 4 x 100m relay - both gold medal winners.

Wittman was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, and attended the University of Saskatchewan. He began his broadcasting career as a radio news reporter in 1955 at CFCQ in Saskatoon. He worked for CJNB in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, before returning to Saskatoon and CFCQ.

Wittman and his Judy have two daughters, Karen and Kristen, and a son, David.

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