June 24, 2016
This week on CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES: FIVB World League Volleyball and Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby
CBC Sports – The world comes to Canada this week on CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES as some of the best teams in the world go up against their Canadian hosts on home soil. Coverage includes FIVB World League Volleyball from Saskatoon, SK and the 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament taking place in Richmond, BC.
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.
FIVB World League Volleyball
Canada’s Daniel Jansen VanDoorn (11) spikes a ball against Brazil as teammate Nicholas Hoag (18) and TJ Sanders look on (photo credit: Volleyball Canada)
CBC Sports’ coverage of the FIVB World League continues this week as the tour heads to Saskatoon where Canada will face China, Korea and Portugal from Friday through Sunday. Every match from the tournament will stream live at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app, while Saturday’s Canada vs. China match will also air live on CBC-TV at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).
Coverage of Team Canada begins Friday at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) when they go up against Korea. Following the match against China on Saturday, Canada faces Portugal at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on Sunday. CBC Sports’ Scott Russell will host the coverage from Saskatoon, while CBC’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games volleyball broadcast team Charles Parkinson and Paul Duerden will provide play-by-play and analysis of Team Canada’s matches.
The FIVB World League is a global tournament featuring 36 teams across three groups. This year’s field is the largest in the history of the tournament. Defending champions France, reigning world champions Poland and reigning Olympic champions Russia, plus other powerhouses like the USA, Brazil and Italy will compete with Canada for the title. CBC Sports will have live streaming coverage of every Team Canada match throughout the tournament which stretches into July. The World League tournament is the final test for the Olympic Games-qualified teams before they head to Rio in August.
Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby
Canada’s Travis Murao in action against Australia at the 2014 Canada Cup (photo credit: Kevin Bogetti-Smith)
CBC Sports will provide live streaming coverage of every match from the 2016 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament today through Sunday (June 26). The tournament will take place outside of Vancouver at the Richmond Olympic Oval and will feature the top three teams from the London 2012 Paralympic Games (Australia, Canada and the USA) as well as Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain and Japan. Live streaming coverage at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app begins today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with USA vs. Great Britain followed by Canada vs. Sweden and Australia vs. Japan at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). The full streaming schedule for the tournament is available at cbcsports.ca.
Canada has finished in the top-three in each of the six previous Canada Cup Tournaments, however the team has never taken the championship. The Canada Cup was created in 2004 by BC Wheelchair Sports Association in order to provide another elite competition opportunity in wheelchair rugby. The tournament takes place biannually and is considered the most prestigious wheelchair rugby tournament outside of a World Championship or Paralympic Games.
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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