CBC’S COVERAGE OF THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES: PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR DAY -1 (THURSDAY, AUGUST 4)
CBC – August 3, 2016 – Football (soccer) competition continues Thursday as the men’s teams take the pitch for their first matches of the Olympic Games tournament. CBC has coverage of eight matches available online at cbc.ca/olympics and via CBC’s app for Rio 2016, available now for iOS and Android devices. The action begins at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) and includes marquee match-ups including host Brazil taking on South Africa at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT), Mexico vs. Germany at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) and Portugal vs. Argentina at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).
CBC is working with public venues across the country to country to provide free viewing spaces where Canadians can gather together to watch CBC’s coverage of Rio 2016 from August 3-21, including the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in downtown Toronto, which will be open daily from 7 a.m. until midnight during the Olympic Games. Viewers are encouraged to visit a viewing event in their area to cheer the world from here at home.
Programming highlights for Thursday, Aug. 4:
Note: All times are listed in ET and are subject to change. Visit cbc.ca/olympics for full listings.
Live Streaming at cbc.ca/olympics and CBC’s app for Rio 2016:
- 12 p.m. – Men’s Football: Iraq vs. Denmark
- 2 p.m. – Men’s Football: Honduras vs. Algeria
- 3 p.m. – Men’s Football: Brazil vs. South Africa
- 4 p.m. – Men’s Football: Mexico vs. Germany
- 5 p.m. – Men’s Football: Portugal vs. Argentina
- 6 p.m. – Men’s Football: Sweden vs. Colombia
- 7 p.m. – Men’s Football: Fiji vs. South Korea
- 9 p.m. – Men’s Football: Nigeria vs. Japan
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