Let’s take a look at what Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Consortium of CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, RDS and V will show on Day 1 of the 2012 Olympic Games. Kind of surreal that after all of the hype, the Games are finally here. CTV will have Rowing, Swimming, Wome’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer.
TSN will carry Men’s Road Cycling and show tennis at night. Sportsnet will take the Men’s Gymnastics Team competition.
Lots of live action and plenty of highlights shown in primetime on the networks that comprise the Canadian Olympic Broadcat Consortium. This will be the last year for this unique partnership as Sportsnet has announced it won’t be part of the 2014/2016 Games, and the home of the next set of Games is up in the air.
Here is the press release.
Day 1 Highlights: Saturday, July 28 – Canadian Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal Rides for Gold; American Swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte
DAY 1 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
- Rowing: Men’s Eights, Men’s Pair – Canada’s men’s eights team, reigning Olympic champions, and the men’s pair team hit the water to secure their spots in the next round (CTV, OLN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Cycling Road: Men’s – Ryder Hesjedal, who became the first Canadian to ever win the prestigious Giro D’Italia earlier this year, chases gold along the streets of London (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Gymnastics: Men’s – Follow Japan’s three-time World all-around champion Kohei Uchimura as he demonstrates his jaw-dropping athleticism to the crowd (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s Basketball – Canada and Russia face off in this preliminary game in hopes of advancing to the next round and meeting their next competitor on the hard court (CTV, V CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s Soccer – It’s Canada vs. Republic of South Africa on the pitch as each team goes after a win in this qualifying round group match (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
- Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Americans Michael Phelps* and Ryan Lochte* face off in their first of two showdowns (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 400m Freestyle – Canadian Ryan Cochrane* dives in head first for a chance to step onto the podium (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – Team Canada’s Samantha Cheverton*, Heather MacLean*, Victoria Poon*, Julia Wilkinson* go for gold in the pool; American teenager Missy Franklin* competes in her first of seven possible medal events (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME
Airing 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
- CTV: Along with taking Canadians through the best of Day 1 events – including swimming, gymnastics, rowing, and cycling – OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV host Brian Williams is joined in studio by Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean and also gives viewers an in-depth look at cyclist Ryder Hesjedal. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- TSN: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen kicks off four hours of highlights including a look at tennis superstars Roger Federer and Serena Williams, Canadian swimming sensation Ryan Cochrane, American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, as well as beach volleyball, women’s weightlifting, men’s cycling and more (TSN2, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Sportsnet: Day 1 of OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET coverage features a look at Canada’s women’s soccer team following its match against the Republic of South Africa. Sportsnet also heads to the pool as Michael Phelps’ chase for Olympic Games history begins, while Canada’s men’s eights hit the water for the first day of rowing heats. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS:
- Host Chantal Machabée reviews the top highlights from the first day of competition from London 2012 (RDS, RDSOlympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR V
- Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s highlights (V, RDSolympiques.ca)
All programming is subject to change; visit the Bell Viewers’ Guide on CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca for up-to-the minute schedules and listings.
*Pending qualification earlier in the day
There you have it.