Let the Games Begin! Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium Provides Early Coverage of London 2012 with Women's Soccer: Canada vs. Japan on July 25

- Live coverage of Canada's opening game begins Wednesday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN, Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, and RDSolympiques.ca -

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TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium announced today coverage of its initial London 2012 event - Canada's first qualifying round group match in women's soccer against Japan. Live coverage begins two days before the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN, Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca, as well as on the CTV Olympics London 2012 App.

Co-hosts of OLYMPIC DAYTIME ON CTV, James Duthie and Jennifer Hedger, lead studio coverage in London and will be joined by Prime Time Soccer Analyst Kara Lang, who was a member of the Canadian women's soccer team at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Gerry Dobson handles play-by-play duties of the match, while Jason deVos analyzes the game in progress. Co-hosts of LONDRES 2012 à RDS Claude Mailhot and Alain Crête helm RDS' studio coverage in London, while Jean Gounelle runs play-by-play alongside analyst Patrick Leduc.

Led by team captain and seven-time Canadian female player of the year Christine Sinclair, Canada faces reigning FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan in the first match-up of Group F qualifying action.

Twelve teams split into three groups will be competing for gold in women's soccer at London 2012 from July 25 to August 9, including:

  • Group E: Brazil, Cameroon, Great Britain, New Zealand
  • Group F: Canada, Japan, South Africa, Sweden
  • Group G: Colombia, France, North Korea, U.S.A

For the Consortium's schedule of events during the London 2012 Olympic Games, visit the Bell Viewers' Guide at CTVOlympics.ca/guide, RDSolympiques.ca/leguide, or download the CTV Olympics London 2012 App.

About Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is a unique relationship led by Canada's #1 broadcaster, CTV with 80% interest, along with Rogers Media Inc. with 20% interest. The Consortium will provide unprecedented English, French, and multi-lingual coverage and consumer choice on multiple platforms during the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking place July 27 to August 12, 2012. Official brands include CTV, TSN, RDS, RDS Info, Sportsnet, OMNI, OLN, V, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca, and select Rogers radio stations across the country. The Consortium delivered the Top 5 most-watched events in Canadian television history during its revolutionary coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

SOURCE Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium

For further information:

Renee Rouse, 416.384.7599, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca
Amy Doary, 416.384.2593, amy.doary@bellmedia.ca

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