Claudine Douville

Claudine Douville is a Québécoise sports journalist, amateur athlete and author of adventure novels.

Claudine Douville
EducationB.A. in journalism
Alma materLaval University
Occupationsports journalist, novelist
TelevisionPlein air sans limites


Journalistic careerEdit

Claudine Douville was born in Montréal.[1] Passionate about sports from her youth, radio broadcasts of ice hockey games inspired her career in sports journalism. She holds a BA in journalism from Laval University with minors in physical education and theatre. In 1980 she was hired by TVSQ (Télévision des sports du Québec, which was later replaced by Réseau des sports, RDS). She has been working as a sports journalist and columnist since 1989.[1] She is the host of Plein air sans limites (English: Outdoor without limits).[2]

Douville has covered major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games. She also provides commentary on many disciplines, including soccer at the World Cup and Champions League matches. In 2008, along with three other women, she gave play-by-play commentary at a National Hockey League match.[2][3]


Douville has written several adventure novels. The first, La Louve des mers published in 2008,[4] features the eighteenth-century adventures of Marie Galligan, and was successful enough to have a sequel the following year, Le Loup des îles, which completed the story.[5] Douville did research in Montana for her third novel, Une Histoire de cowboy (A Cowboy Story, 2010).[6]

Private lifeEdit

Douville practices scuba diving, karate, alpine skiing,[1] kayaking, fencing[2] and mountaineering. She climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and to Everest Base Camp. The journalist has taken part in several rally raids (long-distance off-road races), including the all-female Raid Amazones. With Louise Bergeron, she won the 2002 edition of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in Morocco.[2][4]

Married, she is the mother of three children. Weakened by celiac disease, she says she evokes the subject in order to "show to those who suffer from it that, if it sometimes complicates life, that does not prevent anything".[2]


In 2011 Douville was admitted to the hall of fame of the Club de la médaille d'or (English: Gold Medal Club) for her contributions to the promotion of amateur sport in Quebec. Inducted alongside her were Guy Lafleur and Marc Gagnon.[7]


  • Douville, Claudine (2008). La Louve des mers (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764804179.
  • Douville, Claudine (2009). Le Loup des îles (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764804612.
  • Douville, Claudine (2010). Une Histoire de cowboy (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764804926.
  • Mission sacrée (Holy Mission) trilogy:
    • Douville, Claudine (2012). Les Esprits de l'Amazonie (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764805787.
    • Douville, Claudine (2013). Le souffle de l'Arctique (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764808191.
    • Douville, Claudine (2014). Les seigneurs du désert (in French). Libre Expression. ISBN 9782764810156.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Biographie de Claudine Douville" [Biography of Claudine Douville] (in French). Société Radio-Canada. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Stanton, Danielle. "Claudine Douville, la journaliste sportive" [Claudine Douville, sports journalist]. Elle Québec (in French). Hachette Filipacchi Media. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ Brisebois, Mario (7 March 2008). "Une Journée de la femme bien spéciale à RDS" [A special women's day at RDS]. Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Quebecor Media. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Claudine Douville" (in French). Bell Media. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ Aubin, Benoît (31 May 2009). "Claudine Douville: 'Écrire, c'est la liberté totale'" [Claudine Douville: 'Writing is total freedom']. Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Archived from the original on 28 June 2013.
  6. ^ Bornais, Marie-France (17 January 2011). "Western au coeur du Montana" [Western in the heart of Montana]. Le Journal de Québec (in French). Quebecor Media. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ Beaudoin, Benoît (25 May 2011). "Un bel honneur pour Claudine Douville" [A great honour for Claudine Douville] (in French). Bell Media. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Claudine Douville" (in French). Groupe Librex Inc. Retrieved 8 November 2017.