On the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, TSN takes a touching look at one of the most tragic days in modern history and its impact on the world of sports.
Special features on 9/11 can be seen on TSN.ca.
TSN Feature Reports
Thursday, September 8
SportsCentre: I remember - Mike Keenan
On September 11th, 2001, Mike Keenan was at his cottage north of Toronto getting ready for his first season as coach of the Florida Panthers. When he heard about the terrorist attacks he immediately called his daughter Gayla, who was a graduate student on assignment at Stuyvesant High School in New York, just two blocks from the World Trade Centre. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
SportsCentre: The Lessons of Kindness
Years after the attacks, a girl's basketball team from Gander was invited to a tournament in Bethpage, New York as a thank you for the kindness the town displayed to grounded travellers. They were swamped with attention and given a special tour of Ground Zero, helping a new generation of Canadians understand the impact of human kindness.
SportsCentre: I Remember - Jean Potvin:
Jean Potvin and his younger brother Denis played on the Stanley Cup winning New York Islanders team in 1981. The elder Potvin stayed on in New York, joining the Morgan Keegan bank in downtown Manhattan. That's where he was the morning of September 11th, 2001.
Friday, September 9
CFL on TSN: A Question of Tolerance
After the terrorist attacks North American society was hostile towards Muslims and Islam. Many Miami Hurricane football players turned to Canadian teammate Sherko Haji-Rasouli with questions about his Islamic religion. (Photo by Bill Frakes/Getty Images)
That's Hockey: Flight 175
NHL Scouts Mark Bavis and Garnett "Ace" Bailey were both killed on 9/11. This is the story of the people they left behind.
SportsCentre: I Remember - Bruce Boudreau
With the Los Angeles Kings about to open training camp, all coaches were asked to come to L.A. for a pre-season meeting. Bruce Boudreau was booked on United Flight 175 out of Boston on September 11th.
Saturday, September 10
SportsCentre: How the Sports World Reacted:
John Lu looks back on the debate among major sports leagues after 9/11 about whether they should cancel games or keep playing.
SportsCentre: I Remember - Jesse Palmer
After playing the night before in Denver, Jesse Palmer got to his New Jersey apartment just before daybreak. He was awakened by a phone call and looked across the river to see smoke rising from the World Trade Centre.
SportsCentre: I Remember - Bill Daly
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was working on the new contract for NHL officials at his office in downtown Manhattan when a colleague burst in to tell him a plane had hit the World Trade Centre.
Sunday, September 11
SportsCentre: Marking the Anniversary
A 'day of' news package looking at how the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is handled by the major sports leagues. (photo by Otto Greuel Jr/Getty Images)
SportsCentre: I Remember - Rob Cimetta
Toronto native Rob Cimetta was a first round pick in the 1988 NHL draft. He played two seasons in the NHL with Boston and Toronto, before winding down his career in Europe. Cimetta then joined the financial company Morgan Stanley. On the morning of September 11, 2001 he was attending a training session at the company’s New York offices on the 61st floor of the World Trade Centre.