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article imageCBC announces Sochi winter Olympic programming

By Bryen Dunn     Oct 31, 2013 in Sports
There are now less than 100 days until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on February 7, 2014. CBC has announced the network’s broadcast team, which includes hosts Ron MacLean and Scott Russell.
The team will also include other CBC television and radio and news personalities from across Canada, and well known Canadian athletes who will serve as analysts for their individual sports.
CBC’s all-star broadcast team has been to more than 180 Olympic Games combined either as broadcasters or competitors and have won 30 Olympic medals. The group consists of both national and provincial CBC personalities from across Canada.
Diana Swain of CBC’s The National pairs with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s David Amber to host Olympic Morning from 6–10 a.m. ET (3–7 a.m. PT) followed by Russell as he hosts Olympic Daytime from 10a.m.-3p.m. ET (7a.m.-12p.m. PT) every day throughout the Games. MacLean hosts Olympic Primetime in the evenings from 7-11p.m.across Canada outside of Alberta (6-10 p.m.) and British Columbia (5-9p.m.) while Andi Petrillo from CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada teams with CBC News Montreal’s Andrew Chang to host Olympic Overnight in Pacific primetime from 12–6 a.m. ET (9 p.m.–3 a.m. PT).Together, this team will guide viewers through the events and storylines playing out each day. In addition, the Opening Ceremony on February 7 will be co-hosted by MacLean and The National’s Peter Mansbridge from Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.
CBC Radio will also be well represented in Sochi with Jian Ghomeshi traveling to Russia to host Q, while Olympic Report airs each hour throughout the day across Canada with hosts Matt Galloway and Scott Regehr. CBC/Radio-Canada will provide access to live broadcasts, updates, news and more on TV, radio, online, on tablets and through mobile devices, allowing Canadians to access what they want when they want it, from anywhere in Canada. To ensure Canadians can see every competition, CBC has partnered with TSN, TSN2, TSN Radio, Sportsnet and Sportsnet One, to provide extended broadcast hours of CBC’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games.
#OurAthlete encourages Canadians to tweet inspirational messages to Olympic hopefuls, and to share how they are getting into the spirit of the Games via Twitter and Instagram using #OurAthlete. ‘Hoist the Flag,’ gives Canadians the opportunity to take a patriotic photo of themselves holding a Canadian flag in front of a Sochi 2014 backdrop that they then can share socially. Each CBC centre across the country will give Canadians the chance to ‘Hoist the Flag’ at community events leading up to and throughout the Olympic Games in February.
The official CBC Olympics website offers news, notes, results and analysis from pre-Olympic competitions around the world, featuring Canadian athletes as well as international competitors looking to make an impact in Sochi. Viewers can also connect with the broadcast using Twitter and Facebook.
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