Triathlon is one of Canada’s best shots for both a medal in men’s and women’s competition of any sport. Simon Whitfield won the sport’s first gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He followed that up with a silver in 2008. At veteran at 37 years old, Whitfield will carry the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremonies on Friday. Then there is newcomer Paula Findlay in the women’s event. She has rose to stardom since the last Olympics. She won a race on the Olympic course in 2010. Before a hip injury last year Findlay was the top women’s triathlete in the world. She is a strong favourite to reach the podium in the women’s event.
Paul Romanuk and Barry Shepley are CTV’s triathlon commentators. Unlike other sports, I doubt the triathlon TV schedule will change. Check back daily during The Games for an up-to-date broadcast schedule. All times are Atlantic Daylight Time, which is BST-4 and EDT+1.
Saturday 8/4, 5:00-8:30am – Women’s Race – CTV
Tuesday 8/7, 7:30-10:00am – Men’s Race – TSN (JIP on CTV at 8:45am)