Major media coverage for International Centre for Olympic Studies

Michael Heine, Director of Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, was an influential voice over the past few weeks as a nation celebrated Canada’s success at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Serving as an academic expert for a number of high-impact media outlets, like BBC World, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal, Heine was also interviewed by numerous CBC Radio journalists, including being a featured guest on The Current — CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs radio program.

Heine was interviewed more than 20 times heading into the Games and another 30-plus times during the mega two-week sporting event.

As part of a visit to Ottawa for a Alumni Western speaking engagement at the Korean Cultural Centre in January, Heine was an in-studio guest for CBC Radio All in a Day and CTV Morning Live and was also interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen.

With an influx of media coverage still to come from the Paralympic Games, Laura Misener has already contributed a series of interviews for CBC Syndication and was interviewed by the New York Times on the perceived collapse of the Canadian curling teams.

ICOS founding director Bob Barney was also interviewed by Smithsonian Magazine and appeared on Rogers TV’s #LdnOnt.

For a complete list of ICOS media coverage, please visit