Road to the Olympic Games

About the Show

CBC Sports recognizes the power of sport to unite a nation, which is never more evident than when Canadians are cheering for an athlete or team wearing the maple leaf. It is this shared experience that the network aims to recreate each week through Road To The Olympic Games on CBC-TV, live streaming event coverage at cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app on iOS and Android, and the compelling, in-depth stories of the athlete’s journey on and off the field of play found on the CBC Sports website every week of the year. The network will offer more than 500 hours of coverage over the summer months and approximately 1,500 hours of winter sport coverage in the months ahead.

Audiences continue to take notice of and engage with the high-performance sport programming available to them through CBC Sports’ Road To The Olympic Games across all platforms in year two, with increases across the board last season including a five per cent increase overall for linear television and a 16 per cent increase in the coveted A25-54 demographic. In addition, the CBC Sports website saw a 36 per cent increase in average monthly unique visitors this past season (September 2016-April 2017) compared to the same period one year earlier.

CBC Sports continues to shine a spotlight on Canada’s athletes through the acquisition of new properties that provide access to many sports and events that otherwise would not be available to Canadian audiences. One such acquisition is a new four-year agreement with FINA that will ensure coverage of disciplines like swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming – including the FINA World Aquatics Championships from July 14-30, 2017.

Some of the other championship events on the upcoming CBC Sports schedule include: primetime coverage of the IAAF World Track & Field Championships from August 4-13; the 2017 Canadian Little League Baseball Championship from August 2-12 in Medicine Hat, AB; and the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships from October 2-8 in Montreal.

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Program Name

Road to the Olympic Games

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

CBC Sports

Schedule

Weekends on CBC-TV

Bios

Scott Russell

Host | Road To The Olympic Games

Andi Petrillo

Host | Road To The Olympic Games
Host | Olympic Games Daytime

Donovan Bailey

Contributor | Road To The Olympic Games

Kurt Browning

Analyst | Figure Skating
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Perdita Felicien

Host | Off Guard

Elliotte Friedman

Commentator | Aquatics

Mike Harris

Analyst | Curling
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Blythe Hartley

Analyst | Swimming

Jennifer Heil

Analyst | Freestyle Moguls, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Anson Henry

Multiplatform Reporter | CBC Sports

Brenda Irving

Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Carol Lane

Analyst | Figure Skating
Analyst | Road to the Olympic Games

Mark Lee

Commentator | Curling, Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Analyst | Alpine
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Byron MacDonald

Analyst | Swimming

Joan McCusker

Analyst | Curling
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Craig McMorris

Analyst | Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Analyst | Road to the Olympic Games

David Moorcroft

Analyst | Athletics

Kyle Shewfelt

Analyst | Gymnastics, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Michael Smith

Analyst | Athletics

Rob Snoek

Commentator | Ski Jumping, Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Helen Upperton

Analyst | Bobsleigh & Skeleton, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Kelly VanderBeek

Contributor | Road To The Olympic Games

Press Releases

CBC SPORTS HAS EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN COVERAGE OF THE IAAF WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 4

CBC SPORTS HAS EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN COVERAGE OF THE IAAF WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 4

CBC Sports will be Canada’s exclusive home for live coverage of the top track and field athletes on the planet as they compete at the IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, August 4–13 in London, England Read More »

CBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FOUR-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH FINA

CBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FOUR-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH FINA

CBC Sports today announced a four-year partnership with FINA (the Fédération Internationale de Natation), the governing body for 208 national aquatics federations. The agreement sees CBC Sports become the exclusive Canadian home to all major international FINA competitions through 2020 Read More »

CBC SPORTS TO BROADCAST RUGBY CANADA’S TEST MATCH AGAINST IRELAND

CBC SPORTS TO BROADCAST RUGBY CANADA’S TEST MATCH AGAINST IRELAND

Rugby Canada is pleased to announce that Canada’s match against Ireland on Nov. 12 from Dublin will be broadcast live as part of CBC Sports’ Road To The Olympic Games Read More »

Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais and the Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Team in action on CBC

Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais and the Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Team in action on CBC

Short Track Speed Skating fans from coast to coast to coast in Canada will be able to see the top skaters in the world in action at the ISU World Cup, November 4-6 in Calgary Read More »

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY OF CANADA’S ATHLETES ON SEASON TWO OF CBC SPORTS’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY OF CANADA’S ATHLETES ON SEASON TWO OF CBC SPORTS’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

CBC Sports is giving Canadians a 360-degree perspective on the athlete’s journey from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion with the second season of Road To The Olympic Games, beginning Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on CBC Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

CBC today announced premiere dates for its fall 2016 television season, featuring a diverse and uniquely Canadian slate of six new and 18 returning series including premium drama and comedy, cutting-edge news and investigative content, original documentaries and engaging factual, arts, kids, daytime and sports programming. Read More »

CBC Sports to broadcast Canada Soccer’s final pre-Olympic International Friendly against France - LI

CBC Sports to broadcast Canada Soccer’s final pre-Olympic International Friendly against France - LI

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CBC SPORTS IS CANADA’S HOME FOR THE 2016 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD SEASON

CBC SPORTS IS CANADA’S HOME FOR THE 2016 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK AND FIELD SEASON

CBC Sports partners with beIN SPORTS to provide TV and digital streaming broadcasts of all 14 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE meets across the 2016 season Read More »

CBC SPORTS SIGNS COMPREHENSIVE FIS AND IBSF MEDIA RIGHTS AGREEMENT WITH INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA

CBC SPORTS SIGNS COMPREHENSIVE FIS AND IBSF MEDIA RIGHTS AGREEMENT WITH INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA

CBC Sports and Infront Sports & Media today announced a new comprehensive media rights agreement that includes live, delayed, repeat and video-on-demand coverage of flagship FIS and IBSF events Read More »

CBC SPORTS HEADS TO BOSTON FOR EXCLUSIVE MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE OF THE ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAM

CBC SPORTS HEADS TO BOSTON FOR EXCLUSIVE MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE OF THE ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAM

CBC Sports will join the world's best figure skaters in Boston, MA, this week for exclusive live Canadian coverage of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships from Wednesday through Sunday Read More »

CBC SCORES 15 AWARDS AT THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC SCORES 15 AWARDS AT THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC News Network takes home two awards including Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Rosemary Barton and Best News Anchor, National for Ian Hanomansing Read More »

CBC LEADS THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WITH 164 NOMINATIONS

CBC LEADS THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WITH 164 NOMINATIONS

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that CBC has received 164 nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Read More »

GREG STREMLAW NAMED GENERAL MANAGER AND CHEF DE MISSION FOR CBC/RADIO-CANADA’S COVERAGE OF THE RIO 2

GREG STREMLAW NAMED GENERAL MANAGER AND CHEF DE MISSION FOR CBC/RADIO-CANADA’S COVERAGE OF THE RIO 2

CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada's Olympic Network, has announced that Executive Director of CBC Sports, Greg Stremlaw, has also been named general manager and chef de mission for CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Read More »

CBC/RADIO-CANADA AND PETRO-CANADA PARTNER ON THE FIRST ANNUAL FACE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF CANADA’S FUTU

CBC/RADIO-CANADA AND PETRO-CANADA PARTNER ON THE FIRST ANNUAL FACE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF CANADA’S FUTU

The first annual FACE Summit, a milestone event in the partnership between CBC/Radio-Canada and Petro-Canada, will take place Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 13 in Toronto Read More »

CBC SPORTS TAKES CANADIANS ON THE ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

CBC SPORTS TAKES CANADIANS ON THE ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Following yesterday's announcement that CBC/Radio-Canada, as Canada's Olympic Network, will be the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games through 2024, CBC Sports today renewed its commitment to connecting audiences with Canada's elite high-performance athletes and their sports with the launch of ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Read More »

GREG STREMLAW APPOINTED CBC’S HEAD OF SPORTS

GREG STREMLAW APPOINTED CBC’S HEAD OF SPORTS

Effective September 15, Greg Stremlaw will lead CBC Sports as it implements its sports strategy, placing emphasis on multiplatform sports journalism, amateur sports and a collaborative partnership approach to marquee events Read More »

CBC HAS LIVE COVERAGE AS THE WORLD’S TOP ATHLETES COMPETE AT THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 22

CBC HAS LIVE COVERAGE AS THE WORLD’S TOP ATHLETES COMPETE AT THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 22

CBC's coverage of the best high-performance amateur athletics will continue over the next two weeks with the IAAF World Championships from Beijing, China Read More »

NEARLY 9 MILLION CANADIANS WATCHED THE TORONTO 2015 PARAPAN AM GAMES ON CBC/RADIO-CANADA

NEARLY 9 MILLION CANADIANS WATCHED THE TORONTO 2015 PARAPAN AM GAMES ON CBC/RADIO-CANADA

Twenty-five per cent of the population tuned in to at least some part of CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage of the Games from August 7-15 Read More »

CBC HAS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE STAR-STUDDED TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY, SUNDAY AT 7 P.

CBC HAS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE STAR-STUDDED TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY, SUNDAY AT 7 P.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games will officially come to an end this Sunday and the thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, and fans who have taken part over the past 17 days will receive a send-off of epic proportions Read More »

NEARLY 5.5 MILLION CANADIANS TUNE IN TO CBC’S COVERAGE OF THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES OPENING CERE

NEARLY 5.5 MILLION CANADIANS TUNE IN TO CBC’S COVERAGE OF THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES OPENING CERE

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games opened with a bang on Friday night with a Cirque du Soleil-produced extravaganza, and almost 5.5 million Canadians tuned in to at least one minute of CBC's coverage of the show on CBC-TV Read More »

TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONY FEATURING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AIRS ON CBC-TV, THIS FRIDAY BE

TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONY FEATURING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AIRS ON CBC-TV, THIS FRIDAY BE

The Torch will be lit on the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games this Friday night on CBC with the Opening Ceremony, including an original production by Cirque du Soleil featuring their trademark acrobatics and revolutionary stagecraft Read More »

CBC/RADIO-CANADA’S COVERAGE OF THE TORONTO 2015 PARAPAN AM GAMES BEGINS FRIDAY, AUG. 7 WITH THE OPEN

CBC/RADIO-CANADA’S COVERAGE OF THE TORONTO 2015 PARAPAN AM GAMES BEGINS FRIDAY, AUG. 7 WITH THE OPEN

The world's third-largest international multi-sport games continues on CBC/Radio-Canada with daily coverage of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games from August 7-15 Read More »

CBC/RADIO-CANADA ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES

CBC/RADIO-CANADA ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES

CBC/Radio-Canada today announced eight broadcast partners for the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, including: CIBC, Chevrolet, Atoma, Loblaws, OLG, Esso, Maytag, and Hotels.com Read More »

CBC/RADIO-CANADA REVEALS ROBUST MULTIPLATFORM BROADCAST PLANS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPA

CBC/RADIO-CANADA REVEALS ROBUST MULTIPLATFORM BROADCAST PLANS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPA

CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its broadcast plans for this summer's Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of a joint celebration with TO2015 in honour of the 100-day countdown to the start of the Parapan Am Games Read More »

Program Name

Road to the Olympic Games

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

CBC Sports

Schedule

Weekends on CBC-TV

Bios

Scott Russell

Host | Road To The Olympic Games

Andi Petrillo

Host | Road To The Olympic Games
Host | Olympic Games Daytime

Donovan Bailey

Contributor | Road To The Olympic Games

Kurt Browning

Analyst | Figure Skating
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Perdita Felicien

Host | Off Guard

Elliotte Friedman

Commentator | Aquatics

Mike Harris

Analyst | Curling
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Blythe Hartley

Analyst | Swimming

Jennifer Heil

Analyst | Freestyle Moguls, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Anson Henry

Multiplatform Reporter | CBC Sports

Brenda Irving

Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Carol Lane

Analyst | Figure Skating
Analyst | Road to the Olympic Games

Mark Lee

Commentator | Curling, Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Analyst | Alpine
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Byron MacDonald

Analyst | Swimming

Joan McCusker

Analyst | Curling
Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Craig McMorris

Analyst | Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Analyst | Road to the Olympic Games

David Moorcroft

Analyst | Athletics

Kyle Shewfelt

Analyst | Gymnastics, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Michael Smith

Analyst | Athletics

Rob Snoek

Commentator | Ski Jumping, Commentator | Road To The Olympic Games

Helen Upperton

Analyst | Bobsleigh & Skeleton, Analyst | Road To The Olympic Games

Kelly VanderBeek

Contributor | Road To The Olympic Games