Commonwealth Games: Man behind mic uplifts crowds

Posted: August 2, 2014 in MWA


Commonwealth Games: Man behind mic uplifts crowds

He’s 49, Canadian, a former newsreader in constantly-striving Winnipeg, who’s married to an ex-weightlifter, Susanne Dandernault, who just missed a Commonwealth medal in Manchester. “In order to see a bit of my wife, I thought I’d better get involved in the sport,” he explained. “I’m not clever enough to be a coach or strong enough to be a competitor but I thought I could maybe officiate. I’m now a Category 1 judge and in Glasgow I’m that as well as what we call the speaker. I can’t believe ‘Loaders, more weight please’ has become a catchphrase. And your kids really sat through the whole morning? Jeez … ”


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