Steve Armitage (born June 20, 1944) is an English-born Canadian sports reporter formerly with CBC Sports. He has covered such events as Hockey Night in Canada for nearly 30 years, the Canadian Football League and Grey Cup for 30 years, the Olympics including speed skating, swimming and diving, and the World Cup.
Armitage was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. He attended Saint Mary's University, Halifax where he played football quarterback. He grew up in Victoria, B.C. and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
In 2006, he was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Armitage was one of the two play-by-play announcers (the other being Nigel Reed) announcing for CBC Sports in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Paul Dolan was the analyst alongside Armitage. He called swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics for CBC.
Armitage was laid off by the CBC in August 2014 due to cuts to sports programming and the loss of hockey coverage to Rogers Media. He did, however, return to work for CBC at 2018 Olympics to call the long track speed skating events.
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- "CBC lays off veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee amid budget cuts - Toronto Star". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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