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CBC – CBC Sports has a busy weekend of coverage that will take audiences across Canada and Europe for a variety of marquee events featuring some of the world’s top athletes. Coverage this weekend includes the FINA World Aquatics Championships from Budapest, Hungary; IAAF Diamond League from Monaco; Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping from Aachen, Germany; FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix from Richmond, BC; and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games from Toronto.
 
CBC Sports’ Road To The Olympic Games on CBC-TV will be on the air this Saturday and Sunday with coverage beginning at 2 p.m. local time each day. Saturday’s show will feature IAAF Diamond League and FINA aquatics while Sunday’s show begins with show jumping followed by more aquatics as the World Championships continue. Coverage of this weekend’s other events will be available at cbcsports.ca and on the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. Full broadcast and streaming schedules are available here.
 
FINA World Aquatics Championships
 
​Penny Oleksiak (photo: Kevin Light)
 
CBC Sports’ ongoing exclusive Canadian coverage of the FINA World Aquatics Championships continues this weekend and daily through July 30. Diving events will wrap up this weekend, giving way to the start of the swimming competitions, while water polo and synchronized swimming continue.
 
Canada’s Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel will compete in the women’s 3m final tomorrow at 12:20pm ET (9:10am PT) after placing third and fourth, respectively, after the semifinal. Abel will be back in action on Saturday when she is joined by Francois Imbeau-Dulac for the mixed 3m synchronized diving final. Canada’s swimmers take to the pool for the first time on Sunday including the likes of Penny Oleksiak and Sydney Pickrem.
 
IAAF Diamond League
 
​Usain Bolt (photo: Kevin Light)
 
This weekend’s meet in Monaco is the final IAAF Diamond League event before next month’s IAAF World Championships and several international stars will be on display. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will use the men’s 100m as a final tune up prior to his final World Championships appearance.
 
A strong Canadian contingent in Monaco will be led by Melissa Bishop in the women’s 800m and reigning pole vault World Champion Shawn Barber. Bishop will face all three Rio 2016 medal winners in South Africa’s Caster SemenyaFrancine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, respectivley. Barber will also be in tough against a field that includes reigning Olympic Games champion Thiago Braz of Brazil, and Rio 2016 silver medallist Renaud Lavillenie of France.
 
CBC Sports will have live streaming of the event tomorrow at 2pm ET (11am PT) with an encore presentation on CBC-TV as part of Road To The Olympic Games on Saturday at 2pm local time.
 
Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping
One million Euros in prize money will be on the line on Sunday with the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, in Germany. Canada’s Eric Lamaze has already secured a berth in Sunday’s final by virtue of winning the first qualifying event earlier this week. He and Fine Lady will look for another victory on Sunday when they go up against the top horse and rider pairs from around the world.
 
The Grand Prix of Aachen is the first Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping event of the calendar year. Riders participating in the Grand Slam receive bonus prize money by winning consecutive Grand Slam events, with a 1 million Euro bonus for winning three-consecutive events. Great Britain’s Scott Brash was the first and only rider to win three consecutive Grand Slam events, having completed the feat in 2015.
 
Coverage on CBC-TV will begin Sunday at 2pm local time.
 
Coming up next week:
 
(photo: Volleyball Canada)​
 
CBC Sports will have live streaming coverage of the NORCECA XII Men’s Pan American Cup in Gatineau, QC, from July 25-30, 2017, at cbcsports.ca and on the CBC Sports app. Coverage will include all preliminary round, playoff and classification matches from the eight-team tournament featuring teams from Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela.
 
Live streaming coverage will begin Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) with all three of Canada’s preliminary round matches scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from July 25-27.
 
About CBC Sports’ Road To The Olympic Games:
Road To The Olympic Games is CBC Sports’ multi-platform program that combines a weekly TV show, a microsite on cbcsports.ca, and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, offering a 360-degree look at Canada’s high-performance athletes on their journey to the top of the podium. This program extends the Olympic conversation year-round, through sport coverage, community programming, and athlete storytelling across all CBC Sports platforms.
 

Simon Bassett
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