June 10, 2016
This week on CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES:
CBC Sports – Canadian National Diving Championships and Olympic Trials, Spruce Meadows: the ‘National,’ IAAF Diamond League, ICF World Cup and ISAF Sailing World Cup
This week’s edition of CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES features coverage from a variety of events taking place at home and abroad. The streaming and broadcast schedules include the National Diving Championships and Olympic Trials from Scarborough, ON; championship showjumping with the ‘National’ tournament from Spruce Meadows; IAAF Diamond League track and field from Oslo, Norway; ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup from La Seu d’Urgell, Spain; and ISAF Sailing World Cup from Weymouth and Portland in Great Britain.
Coverage will be available across multiple platforms including CBC-TV, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. Full broadcast and streaming schedules are available here.
National Diving Championships and Olympic Trials
Canada’s top divers will return to the Pan Am Games aquatic centre in Scarborough, ON, this Friday and Saturday with national titles on the line in the men’s and women’s 3m and 10m disciplines. Adding to the incentive in the men’s 3m competition is that fact that this weekend’s competition will also serve as the Olympic trials for that specific discipline. CBC Sports will provide live streaming access to both days’ events beginning Friday with coverage from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ET (8 a.m.-2 p.m. PT) and continuing Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET (8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. PT).
Roseline Filion (photo provided by Diving Plongeon Canada)
Championship Show Jumping from Spruce Meadows
Scott Russell will host and provide play-by-play for CBC Sports’ coverage of ‘The National,’ the first Spruce Meadows tournament of the season. Russell will be joined by analyst Deanna Phelan and reporter Brenda Irving for Saturday’s and Sunday’s broadcasts from the International Ring at picturesque Spruce Meadows, which will include the RBC Grand Prix presented by Rolex on Saturday, followed by the ATCO Classic and CNOOC Nexen Cup on Sunday. This weekend’s tournament features some of the world’s top horse and rider pairs and is seen by many as a major pre-Olympic Games tune up. Canadian riders will be looking to make a good impression ahead of Rio with their performances at Spruce Meadows, so there is added pressure to perform. One such rider is Ian Millar, who is hoping to take part in his 11th Olympic Games this summer, but is at risk of missing out due to the lack of a proven horse. Millar’s usual horse, Dixson, is not available while recovering from recent surgery. Coverage begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on CBC-TV and online atcbcsports.ca.
Ian Millar (photo provided by Mike Sturk/Spruce Meadows)
IAAF Diamond League
Canada will be well-represented in Oslo this weekend as the IAAF Diamond League season reaches the halfway mark. This is the seventh of 14 events on the calendar and will feature performances by Canadians Andre De Grasse in the men’s 100m sprint, Shawn Barber in men’s pole vault and Christabel Nettey in the women’s long jump. Barber, the reigning World Champion, will go up against 2012 Olympic Champion Renaud Lavillenie of France in the pole vault, while De Grasse will face stiff competition from American Ameer Webb and the seemingly ageless Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Coverage begins online at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) today and continues online and on CBC-TV Saturday at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).
Shawn Barber (photo provided by Athletics Canada)
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.
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