ONE YEAR TO SOCHI 2014: CBC DELIVERS EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMING ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS AS WE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI
Feb 7, 2013
Today marks the official one-year countdown to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and CBC is excited to bring the Olympic Games home to Canadians. The countdown to the Sochi 2014 is in full-swing this week on CBC, with extensive programming on all platforms. Throughout the week, viewers have enjoyed extensive coverage, with stories from Sochi and beyond, as well as a look at Canada's Olympians as they prepare for the Games.
Sochi 2014 coverage continues today, and beyond, on CBC-TV, CBC Radio, CBC Music and online:
• CBC News - All-day coverage from Sochi, Russia, and across Canada, including interviews with a variety of Canadian athletes and Olympic representatives.
• The National - Susan Ormiston and Scott Russell report from Sochi, Russia as the country marks the one year out anniversary tonight on CBC-TV at 10pm /10:30 NT, and on CBC News Network at 9 & 11 ET/PT.
• GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT - Tonight's show features a lineup of Olympic guests including figure skater Patrick Chan and the ice dance duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Ron James also joins to talk Olympics on the 3 Things Panel. 7pm /7:30 NT on CBC-TV.
• RADIO ONE: IDEAS - The Games of Olympia takes a look at the very first Olympic Games held more than 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece. This IDEAS classic from 1988 by historian and classicist Brent Shaw takes listeners through the five-day festival of sporting events and religious ceremonies held in Olympia, a small town in Southwestern Greece. The Games of Olympia airs tonight at 9/9:30 pm NT.
- Continuing the Olympic theme of the day, CBCMusic.ca
takes a look at The Music of Sochi.
- Canadians can chat live with two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2010 Vancouver Games MVP Meghan Agosta tonight at 7 pm ET. CBC.ca/olympics
also features a look at how Russia has changed since 1980.
• CBC SPORTS WEEKEND - on Saturday, February 16, the program brings Canadians Championship Freestyle Skiing (3 pm ET) - an Olympic test event from Sochi, followed later that day by alpine skiing and the World Championships from Schladming, Austria where the Canadian Alpine Ski Team will look to continue their winning tradition.
CBC is the place to be as we countdown to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. With coverage across all platforms - including TV, radio, online, and mobile - Canadians can connect with the biggest stories and the latest content whenever and wherever they want it. Through world-class storytelling and the best performance coverage available, CBC will introduce viewers to Canadian athletes poised to take on the world in 2014. Canadians can engage with CBC leading up to and throughout the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games online in English at cbc.ca/olympics
as well as on Twitter @cbcolympics
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