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by Erin Richards

CBCJanuary 9, 2014 (ISN) - Canada is less than a month away from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, with Canada entering the games as the defending “Gold Medal” Olympic nation. CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic Network, is gearing up for the largest Winter Olympic broadcast in history, providing the audience with the content they want across all platforms.

Along with Official Specialty Channel partners (TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, and Sportsnet ONE) CBC will provide Canadians with the more than 1,500 hours of live sport and news coverage, a CBC record.

CBC, will ensure Canadians get their coverage when they want, how they want and wherever they are with CBC-TV, radio (CBC Radio One, TSN Radio), online (12 live sports feeds at cbc.ca/olympics), and on mobile (via CBC Olympics App). In an Olympic first, CBC will provide Canadians the best seat in the house with a CBC Olympic second screen experience during the primetime show.  

What makes the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games different:

  • More sports (six new disciplines)
  • More medals (12 new events being contested)
  • More days of coverage (17-day sport schedule)
  • More hours of competition (40 additional hours of sport)
  • Every event will be seen LIVE on Canadian TV (CBC, TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One)
  • Total of 1519 broadcast hours (for both English and French)
  • CBC will offer premier events live with a curated Olympic primetime show (350+ hours over 18 days)
  • TSN & TSN2 have live events and in primetime provide the day’s hockey story (250+ hours / 15 days)
  • Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE have live events and a curling focus in primetime (200+ hours / 15 days)

CBC’s coverage starts on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 a.m. ET, in a newly added day of competition, with the premiere of the new Olympic sport, Snowboard Slopestyle (Men’s and Ladies’), in which Regina’s Mark McMorris is set to raise the curtain on Canada’s quest to defend its title as the reigning gold medal nation. Also included in this advance day of competition are Canada’s figure skaters, who unite to skate their programs in the new team event. On February 7 at 10 a.m. ET, Ron MacLean and Peter Mansbridge will co-host the Opening Ceremony, starting with a CBC exclusive pre-show before the main event begins at 11 a.m. ET, which will be simulcast on TSN2 and Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE. An encore broadcast of the Opening Ceremony will be available exclusively on CBC starting at 2 p.m. ET. A special enhanced broadcast, complete with athlete interviews and reaction to the ceremonies most memorable moments, will be enjoyed during Olympic Primetime on February 7 (check local listing for local broadcast time).  CBC’s Olympic coverage continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23.

CBC’s coverage of the games is divided into five parts (check local listings at cbc.ca/olympics):

  • OLYMPIC OVERNIGHT with Andrew Chang & Andi Petrillo starting Feb. 8, midnight–6 a.m. ET
  • OLYMPIC MORNING with Diana Swain & David Amber starting Feb. 7, 6–10 a.m. ET
  • OLYMPIC DAYTIME with Scott Russell starting Feb. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. ET
  • OLYMPIC EXTRA starting Feb. 7,  3–5 p.m ET
  • OLYMPIC PRIMETIME with Ron MacLean, daily as of Feb. 7 from  7–11 p.m. ET across Canada outside of Alberta (6-10 p.m.) and British Columbia (5-9 p.m.) 

With more than 1500 hours of total CBC Winter Olympic coverage, CBC’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will also be carried on TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE.  All CBC broadcast partners’ coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. ET and continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23. Please see below for detailed highlights of sports on each network. Our partners will feature live CBC-commentated sports coverage throughout Sochi 2014.

The following highlights CBC’s coverage of Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (*schedule always subject to change):

  • CBC’s coverage available on: CBC-TV (357 hours), cbc.ca/olympics (+1500 hours), TSN/TSN2 (250+ Hours), Sportsnet (140 hours), and Sportsnet ONE (64.5 hours).
  • CBC looks to set a network record with 1,519 total hours on CBC-TV, eclipsing coverage of Torino 2006 (759 total hours).
  • Coverage will be available on five platforms including TV, Radio, Online, Tablet and Mobile. Through the soon to be launched CBC Olympic App, Canadians will be able to stream live coverage directly to their smartphone or tablet.
  • Sochi 2014 marks the first time CBC-TV will air Olympic Winter Games coverage prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Games. This additional day is exclusive to CBC-TV and cbc.ca/olympics.
  • cbc.ca/olympics will host 12 commentated multilateral feeds for Canadian users, the most by a Canadian media company making this a digital first for Canada.
  • CBC is set to give Canadians the best seat in the house with a CBC Olympics second-screen experience during Olympic Primetime, another Canadian first.
  • CBC has partnered with Universal and Sony to debut Olympic-themed singles by Canadian artists during the coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
  • CBC is Canada’s Olympic Network, with Sochi 2014 marking the network’s 20th turn as the rights-holder broadcaster for Canada, the most of any Canadian media company.

Specific event highlights on CBC include:

All Canadian Ice Hockey Games will be broadcast live to Canadians on CBC, with special primetime encore coverage on TSN. Canadian Men’s hockey games will be played at noon ET while the Women’s games will air in the mornings. TSN Radio will also carry the games for Canadians not able to watch on TV or online at cbc.ca/olympics.

  • On Feb. 8, Canada’s Mark McMorris goes for gold in Men’s Slopestyle.
  • On Feb. 9, watch as Erik Guay looks to replicate his World Championship gold in Men’s Downhill.  CBC also carries the free programs of the Figure Skating team event when a country will win the first-ever Olympic Team Figure Skating medal.
  • On Feb. 10, Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury look to secure two spots on the Men’s Moguls podium.
  • On Feb. 11, Canada’s Christine Nesbitt skates in the Ladies’ 500m Speed Skating event.
  • Canada takes on the United States in Women’s Ice Hockey on Day 5 of the Games, Feb. 12.
  • On Feb. 15, Russia takes on U.S. in Men’s Ice Hockey, followed by Men’s Skeleton.
  • On Feb. 16, watch Ladies’ Snowboard Cross on CBC.
  • Catch Ladies’ Alpine Giant Slalom on Feb. 18.
  • On Feb. 20, see the Women’s Curling gold medal match on CBC after the Women’s Gold Medal Hockey game is contested live on CBC.
  • On Feb. 21, watch the Men’s Curling gold medal match on CBC.
  • On Feb. 23, CBC leads all broadcasters in a simulcast of the Men’s Ice Hockey gold medal game. 

The following is a breakdown of additional broadcast details on all networks*:

TSN – Official Specialty Channel

TSN will rebroadcast all Ice Hockey games in which Canada plays in primetime in a special Olympic Encore Hockey Edition.

  • On Feb. 11, Kaya Turski looks to show she is in fine form at the debut of Ladies’ Ski Slopestyle. Watch both the qualifying and final on TSN. Later in the day, tune in as Ladies’ Normal Hill Ski Jumping makes its Olympic debut.
  • On Feb.12, the Canadian Pairs Figure Skating team battles for podium position and looks to win the first medal in the event since Jamie Salé and David Pelletier won gold in 2002.
  • On, Feb. 13, Patrick Chan takes to the ice in the Men’s Figure Skating short program.
  • On, Feb. 14, Patrick Chan looks to medal in the Men’s Figure Skating final.
  • On Feb. 15, Charles Hamelin seeks to defend his world record and Olympic gold in the Men’s 1000m Short Track Speed Skating.
  • On Feb. 16, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir do their best to dance their way to the final flight in the Ice Dance Figure Skating short dance.
  • On Feb. 17, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look to defend their Olympic title in Ice Dance Figure Skating final.
  • On Feb. 18, TSN has a Speed Skating double-header with Ladies’ 3,000m Relay and Men’s 1,000m.
  • On Feb. 19, watch as Yu-Na Kim skates her short program in Ladies’ Figure Skating in hopes of defending her Olympic title.
  • On Feb. 20, who will have the edge? Ladies’ Figure Skating final decided today.
  • On Feb. 21, Canada’s Men’s Short Track Speed Skating Relay team looks to defend their gold medal in the 5,000m relay.

TSN2 – Official Specialty Channel

  • On Feb. 10, TNS2 airs Men’s 500m Speed Skating with veteran Jeremy Wotherspoon and newcomer Jamie Gregg in the challenge for first place.
  • On Feb. 11, watch TSN2 for the qualification rounds and final of Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe.
  • On Feb. 18, Kaillie Humphries begins her drive towards a repeat gold in Women’s Bobsleigh.

Sportsnet – Official Specialty Channel

Sportsnet will rebroadcast Curling in primetime with the Olympic Extra Curling Edition.

  • On Feb. 8, Canada’s Figure Skating team tries to edge out the competition in the first ever Figure Skating team event with highlights on Sportsnet of the Ice Dance, Ladies’ and Pairs.
  • On Feb. 10, watch as Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury compete to secure two spots on the Men’s Moguls podium.
  • On Feb. 11, Canada’s top Pairs Figure Skating teams take to the ice for their short program.
  • Canada’s Travis Gerrits looks to fly high on Day 10, Feb. 17, in Men’s Aerials.
  • On Feb. 20, watch Canada’s Roz Groenwound compete in Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe.

Sportsnet ONE – Official Specialty Channel

  • On Feb. 10, watch as Calgary’s Alex Gough takes on the Olympic Track at the Sliding Centre Sanki in Women’s Luge.
  • On Feb. 14, Melisa Hollingsworth gets her chance at redemption from Vancouver 2010 in Women’s Skeleton.
  • On Day 10, Feb. 17, the Two-Man Bobsleigh final.
  • On Feb. 19, watch Kaillie Humphries as she looks to pilot to the podium in Women’s Bobsleigh.

*Note: detailed daily highlights with broadcast times will be issued from Feb. 5–23, 2014 by CBC Publicity

*The schedule is subject to change without notice.

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