We are saddened to announce that one of the great Canadian sports journalists of the last several decades has passed away yesterday.
James Christie began his work with The Globe and Mail back in 1974, and had a storied and celebrated career, including coverage for 13 Olympic games and 10 years of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey, among several other major sporting events.
Here's a quick bio from The Globe and Mail.
"James Christie wrote sports for The Globe on staff since 1974, covering almost all beats and interviewed the big names from Joe DiMaggio, to Muhammad Ali, to Jim Brown to Wayne Gretzky. Also covered the 10 worst years in Toronto Maple Leafs hockey history. Covered 13 Olympic Games, summer and winter, with features that have included Alex Baumann and Victor Davis in swimming; Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in track; Pierre Lueders in bobsleigh and Gaetan Boucher in speed skating."
He left quite the impression on those that got to know him on a personal level.
Christie left a long legacy of success and hard work behind, and will not be forgotten, especially in the journalism community. Rest in peace.