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CBC – August 16, 2016 – On another busy day for Canadian athletes at Rio 2016, one of Canada’s youngest and brightest stars will begin her pursuit of Olympic Games gold. Eighteen-year-old Brooke Henderson from Smith Falls, ON, is ranked third on the LPGA tour and is favoured by many to win the first-ever Olympic Games women’s golf tournament. She will begin her quest for the podium on Wednesday when the first round begins.

In athletics, Canada’s Damian Warner will be looking for a good start in the men’s decathlon with the first five disciplines being contested on Wednesday. Warner will be up against a tough test in the USA’s Ashton Eaton, the reigning Olympic Games decathlon champion. On the track, Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown will vie for spots in the men’s 200m final.

Other Canadians in action on Wednesday include: Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito in women’s 10m diving; Tory Nyhaug in cycling BMX; wrestlers Jasmine Mian, Michelle Fazzari and Dori Yeats; and the Canadian men’s volleyball team taking on Russia in a quarter-final.

Coverage will be available on TV across CBC, TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE. Viewers can also watch CBC’s live streaming coverage at, on CBC’s app for Rio 2016 for iOS and Android devices and in virtual reality using the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app.

Programming highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 17:

Note: All times are listed in ET and are subject to change without notice. Visit for full listings.


Canoe Sprint

  • 8 a.m. – Men’s and Women’s Canoe Sprint Heats and Semifinals
    • Men’s kayak double 1000m, men’s canoe single 200m, men’s kayak double 200m, women’s kayak single 500m
    • Canadians expected to compete: Mark Oldershaw (men’s canoe single 200m);  Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel (men’s kayak double 200m); Emilie Fournel (women’s kayak single 500m)


  • 5 p.m. – Men’s Volleyball Quarter-Final #3: Italy vs. Iran


  • 7 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Athletics
    • Men’s javelin throw qualification, women’s 100m hurdles semifinals and final, women’s long jump final, men’s decathlon (400m heats), men’s 200m semifinals, women’s 200m final
  • Canadians expected to compete: Nikkita Holder and Phylicia George (women’s 100m hurdles); Christabel Nettey (women’s long jump);  Damian Warner (men’s decathlon); Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown (men’s 200m); Crystal Emmanuel (women’s 200m)

Beach Volleyball

  • 10:45 p.m. – Women’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Game



  • 8:30 a.m. – Men’s and Women’s Athletics
    • Men’s decathlon (100m heats, long jump, shot put), men’s 5000m first round heats, women’s 800m first round heats, men’s hammer throw qualification, men’s 3000m steeplechase final
  • Canadians expected to compete: Damian Warner (men’s decathlon); Mohammed Ahmed and Luc Bruchet (men’s 5000m); Melissa Bishop (women’s 800m); Matthew Hughes (men’s 3000m steeplechase)


  • 1:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Quarter-Final #2: Spain vs. France
  • 5:45 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Quarter-Final #3: USA vs. Argentina
  • 9:15 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Quarter-Final #4: Croatia vs. Serbia

Football (Soccer)

  • 3 p.m. – Men’s Football Semifinal #2: Nigeria vs. Germany


  • 5 p.m. – Boxing

Field Hockey

  • 7:30 p.m. – Women’s Field Hockey Semifinal



6:30 a.m. – Women’s Golf: First Round

Canada’s Brooke Henderson begins her quest to become the first-ever women’s Olympic Games golf champion


6 p.m. – Boxing



  • 9 a.m. – Equestrian Jumping Team Final
    • Canadians expected to compete: Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Amy Millar and Eric Lamaze


  • 5 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Athletics


  • 7 p.m. – Men’s Volleyball Quarter-Final
  • 10:45 p.m. – Men’s Volleyball Quarter-Final

Beach Volleyball

  • 9 p.m. – Women’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Game

Sportsnet ONE


  • 9 a.m. – Women’s Freestyle Wrestling
    • Canadians expected to compete: Jasmine Mian (48kg), Michelle Fazzari (58kg), Dori Yeats (69kg)

Football (Soccer)

  • 12 p.m. – Men’s Football Semifinal #1: Brazil vs. Honduras


  • 2 p.m. – Women’s Diving: 10m Platform
    • Canadians expected to compete: Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion

Cycling BMX

  • 5:15 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Cycling BMX Seeding
    • Tory Nyhaug will represent Canada, looking to improve on his performance at London 2012


  • 7 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Taekwondo Finals

Virtual Reality

Live streaming via the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app, brought to Canadians exclusively by Visa, for iOS and Android devices:

Beach Volleyball

  • 9 p.m. –12:05 a.m.


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