16 APR 2024

Canada's CBC prepares a special coverage of the Olympic Games in Paris

Canada will be among the approximately 10,500 athletes, 5250 women and 5250 men, representing 206 countries taking part in these Olympic Games.

16 APR 2024


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With the countdown on to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 this summer, CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic network, announced highlights of its upcoming coverage. The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024 will take place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11, 2024. Team Canada will be among the approximately 10,500 athletes, 5250 women and 5250 men, representing 206 countries taking part in these Olympic Games.

“CBC/Radio-Canada is delighted to broadcast to Canadians from coast to coast to coast the thrills of the Olympics, this summer with the spectacular backdrop of Paris, France,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada.

“As we mark our 24th Olympic Games as Canada’s official broadcaster, we look forward to providing audiences with unparalleled live and on-demand coverage of the world’s top athletes on their pursuit of the podium across all of our platforms. Thanks to our talented and tireless CBC/Radio-Canada teams, audiences across the country will never miss a moment of the action as they cheer on and celebrate the world’s top athletes,” commented Chris Wilson, CBC/Radio-Canada’s General Manager of Olympics, Paris 2024.

CBC’s comprehensive coverage of Paris 2024 will feature live broadcasts from every venue and include every Canadian medal-winning moment, totalling more than 3000 hours of live content across the public boadcaster’s multiple platforms. In addition to TV broadcasts on CBC and partner networks TSN and Sportsnet, audiences will be able to watch live events daily on the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBC’s Paris 2024 website and the CBC Paris 2024 app for Android and iOS devices. The website and app will also house full event schedules, results, athlete bios and features, daily updates and more. Plus, exclusive coverage will be provided by CBC Sports including in-depth reports, highlights, digital series and on-demand replays of the biggest moments and events.

Broadcasting live for 22 hours of daily coverage throughout the Games, CBC’s Paris 2024 broadcast team is composed of trusted personalities known to audiences across Canada. Having assembled the most experienced commentators and sport analysts in the country, this award-winning team is set to provide the world-class storytelling and event coverage that audiences expect from an Olympic Games broadcast on CBC. A comprehensive list of commentators and analysts will be released closer to the Olympic Games. Below is a breakdown of daily programming.

Hosted live from Canada Olympic House by two-time Olympian and former speed skater Anastasia Bucsis, RBC OLYMPIC MORNING will bring audiences live sport all morning long.

Overlooking the iconic Eiffel Tower, Bell Paris Prime Live will feature the day’s biggest sporting events including swimming, athletics and Team Canada’s appearances in basketball and soccer.

Featuring expert knowledge, varying perspectives and unique opinions, the primetime panel is hosted by six-time Olympic Games host and CBC Sports broadcaster Andi Petrillo; Olympian and former co-captain of the Canadian water polo Olympic team Waneek Horn-Miller; two-time Olympian and world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien; and professional snowboarder and CBC Olympics analyst Craig McMorris.

For fans of the Olympic Games who don’t want to miss a moment of the action, OLYMPIC GAMES OVERNIGHT provides the biggest highlights and replays of the day, as well as live coverage of events as they unfold in the early hours of the morning in Paris.
CBC's Chief Correspondent, Adrienne Arsenault will be in Paris to host special editions of The National leading up to the Opening Ceremonies. CBC News Network's Heather Hiscox will be on the ground with Salimah Shivji and Sarah Leavitt to keep Candians informed of breaking news.

For audiences of all ages, CBC Kids will celebrate Paris 2024 beginning in May on cbckidsnews.ca and June on cbckids.ca. Teachers will be able to find news, videos, quizzes and games and engage with their students on themes of summer sports, their favourite athletes and fun facts about Paris, France.