Whirlwind of media interviews
Olympians Samuel Girard and Kasandra Bradette experienced a whirlwind of media interviews as they announced their retirement from short track speed skating Friday in Saguenay. The Daily was able to get a glimpse of this media tour by accompanying the two young retirees and the Director of Communications and Development of the Quebec Speed Skating Federation, François-Olivier Roberge, to the various interviews.
Just before the press conference, Radio-Canada journalist Diane Sauvé had an interview with Samuel, which can be read in the form of a report in “Podium” at “ici.radio-canada.ca/sports /podium”. “My athlete’s path stops here. My life is just beginning, “said the Olympic champion in the 1000m …
At 4 pm, press conference begins at the Montagnais hotel in front of parents, friends, mayors of Saguenay, Ferland-et-Boilleau and Saint-Félicien and representatives of Quebec speed skating. Interviews with Saguenay media and a question in English for CBC.
Immediately after, Samuel’s camera interview for RDS (Sports Network).
At 5 pm, the couple is expected at the Radio-Canada station for a radio interview with Frédéric Tremblay as part of “Style Libre”.
Back to Le Montagnais hotel where Samuel is expected for an interview with JiC (Jean-Charles Lajoie) from TVA Sport. But just before, the Ferland-Boilleau athlete gives a telephone interview to Richard Courchesne from KYK-FM.
At 6 pm, Kasandra opens the Téléjournal Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean newscast on Radio-Canada with journalist Priscilla Plamondon Lalancette.
A break was planned for dinner, but it would not be surprising if the couple of young retirees had to answer interviews with other Quebec media during the evening.
Pause until Saturday morning when they had to grant an interview via Facetime as part of the morning show of TVA “Hi Hello Weekend”.