Team Canada - 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham, England

CBC Sports to Provide Exclusive Canadian Broadcast and Streaming Coverage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, July 28-August 8

OTTAWA - (2022 - 07 - 11) - Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) and CBC Sports are proud to announce  Canada’s Olympic Network as the exclusive Canadian broadcast and streaming home of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, taking place from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.

CBC Sports will provide comprehensive broadcast and streaming coverage of the 12-day multi-sport event, including 10 hours of broadcast coverage as part of CBC Sports weekend programming on CBC TV hosted by Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo, six daily streaming feeds of the competitions available on CBC Gem, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, and up-to-the-minute news across CBC Sports digital and social media platforms.

“Building on the momentum of Canada’s stellar performance at Tokyo 2020, we’re excited to bring audiences across the country the top moments from Team Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” said Chris Wilson, Executive Director, Sports and Olympics, CBC. “Canadians will have the opportunity to cheer for the country’s best athletes and teams across our platforms, and follow all of the action unfolding in Birmingham.”

“We are thrilled that for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, thanks to CBC Sports, fans and supporters of Canada’s best high-performance athletes, will have extensive opportunities to watch and cheer Team Canada 2022 on as they go for gold,” says Scott Stevenson, Executive Director, Team Canada 2022. With Team Canada having won 82 medals at the last edition of the Games in 2018, we know Canadians will be thrilled to watch the Canadian performances this summer.”

The upcoming 2022 Games will occur in Birmingham, England from July 28 through to August 8, with 74 participating nations and territories taking part. For the Games this summer, Canada will be sending a team of more than 400 athletes, coaches and managers with 275 Team Canada athletes competing in 18 Sports and five para sports. Canada’s performance projection for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is top 3 ranking in total medals, amongst all nations and territories competing. 

ABOUT TEAM CANADA 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be host to 74 participating nations and territories taking part in the Games. The Commonwealth Games are a valuable opportunity as a stepping stone and development opportunity for Canadian athletes, coaches, and managers working towards Olympic and Paralympic success. Canada’s performance projection in 2022 is a top 3 ranking, in total medals, amongst all nations and territories competing. Commonwealth athletes won 80%+ of Canada's medals at the 2020 Olympic Games

Team Canada’s dedicated mission team will provide an optimal environment by celebrating equality, diversity, and non-discrimination. This is in support of our goals needed to enable a best ever performance by Canadian athletes at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

ABOUT CBC SPORTS

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's Olympic Network through 2032 and Canada's Paralympic Network through 2024. The national public broadcaster is committed to showcasing Canadian and international athletes and sports across all platforms under the CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada brands, including on television, online at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. CBC Sports prides itself on telling the story of the high-performance athlete's journey every step of the way, ensuring Canadians always know the people who represent them before they see them atop the podium.

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ABOUT COMMONWEALTH SPORT CANADA

Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) is the franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth sport movement in Canada. CSC is an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community and supports Canada’s athletes to achieve excellence at Olympic, Paralympic Games, and world championships. The mission of CSC is to enrich the lives of youth across the Commonwealth and host the Commonwealth Games. CSC is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s participation in the XXII Commonwealth Games and will be sending a team of almost 400 of Canada’s best athletes and coaches to compete for Canada. The upcoming Games will occur in Birmingham, England from July 28 through to August 8, 2022. For additional information go to: www.commonwealthsport.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Patrick Kenny
Communications Team Leader – Team Canada 2022
Email: patrick@commonwealthsport.ca
613 724 7160

Joanna Landsberg,
CBC, Public Relations
joanna.landsberg@cbc.ca
647 628 4788