Most Canadian sporting events in Canada would be deficient but conference a observable sound of Gord Downie’s voice over a loudspeakers.
The Tragically Hip frontman died Tuesday after battling mind cancer, and his bequest as a musician is being fondly remembered by fans and athletes alike.
- Gord Downie’s songs abounding with Canadian sports history
- VIDEO: Gord Downie — Hockey fan
- Downie’s death touches many in sports world
As Canadians applaud Downie’s life and accomplishments, here are CBC Sports’ video montages from new Olympic Games that were set to some of a Hip’s many noted songs.
Rio 2016 Olympics – Ahead By A Century
Rio 2016 Olympics – In A World Possessed By The Human Mind
Rio 2016 Olympics – Three Pistols
Sochi 2014 Olympics – Blow At High Dough
As a bonus, here’s a Hockey Night in Canada intro from a 2014 NHL playoffs that facilities a Boston Bruins — Downie’s favourite group — and a classical song Nautical Disaster.