2012 Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Pre-Day 1 (July 25-27)

2000 Olympic gold medal winning Triathlete Simon Whitfield will carry the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremony on Friday evening. (photo credit: thescore.com)

The London 2012 Olympic Games are almost here. Action kicks off tomorrow (literately) as Canada faces Japan in women’s football in Coventry. The Opening Ceremony is Friday afternoon, with day one of competition on Saturday. While pre-Olympic programming from the Canadian Broadcast Consortium isn’t plentiful, I want to give everyone a preview of a new feature coming to the Canadian Sports Media Blog over the next two weeks.

I am collaborating with Randi at Channel Canada to post a daily Olympic broadcast schedule for all broadcasts available in Canada. These include English (CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN and NBC) and French (RDS, V and RDS2), as well as other languages (OMNI and ATN). These schedules will be available on this site and on Channel Canada for the duration of The Games.

Here is a quick snippet of what to expect. Note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time (British Summer Time minus 5 hours).

Wednesday July 27

ENGLISH BROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC

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OLYMPIC DAYTIME
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11:30am-2:00pm on TSN and Sportsnet
Women’s Soccer: Canada v. Japan (live; 12:00pm)

DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2

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LONDRES 2012
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11:30am-2:00pm on RDS
Soccer feminin: Canada c. Japon (en direct; 12:00pm)

Friday July 29

ENGLISH BROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC

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OLYMPIC DAYTIME
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2:00pm-7:30pm on CTV, TSN, Sportsnet and OLN
Olympic Preview Show (live; 2:00pm)
Opening Ceremony (live; 4:00pm)

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OLYMPIC PRIMETIME
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7:30pm-11:00pm on CTV
Opening Ceremony

7:30pm-11:00pm on TSN2
Opening Ceremony

7:30pm-11:00pm on Sportsnet
Opening Ceremony

7:30pm-Midnight on NBC
Opening Ceremony

DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2

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LONDRES 2012
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2:00pm-7:30pm on V/RDS
Présentation Préliminaire (en direct; 2:00pm)
Cérémonie d’ouverture (en direct; 4:00pm)

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AUJOURD’HUI à LONDRES
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8:00pm-11:30pm on RDS2
Cérémonie d’ouverture

MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN

4:00pm-7:30pm on OMNI.2 (Cantonese)
Opening Ceremony

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