Canada announces London 2012 media coverage

There will be several channels throughout Canada televising the Paralympic Games, including CTV and TSN2. 25 Aug 2012
Michelle Stilwell

Canada's Michelle Stilwell will be one to watch at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


The Opening Ceremony will take place on 29 August and will be broadcast live on RDS2 from 3:30 p.m. local time.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee has announced both the television and online streaming coverage for this year’s Paralympic Games.

Coverage of the Opening and Closing ceremonies, and daily highlight shows will be available on CTV, TSN2, Sportsnet ONE, RDS, RDS2, and AMI.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on 29 August and will be broadcast live on RDS2 from 3:30 p.m. local time.

Félix Séguin and Canada's Chef de Mission Dr. Gaétan Tardif will present the Opening Ceremony on RDS2, while Paul Romanuk and Canada's Assistant Chef de Mission Elisabeth Walker-Young will provide English language commentary. The Ceremony will also be repeated on TSN2 and AMI from 9 p.m.

Once the Games commence, daily highlights of the day’s best performances, medal winners, athlete interviews, and features will be hosted by Romanuk and broadcast from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day until 8 September on TSN2 and Sportsnet ONE.

Félix Séguin will also host RDS2’s French language coverage of the games from 11 p.m. most days throughout the games, with coverage repeated the following morning.

Complete coverage of the Closing Ceremony on 9 September will be available on Sportsnet ONE and AMI at 9 p.m with Romanuk and Walker-Young commentating. French language commentary will come again from Séguin and Tardif which will be broadcast the following day on 10 September from 2 p.m.

For the first time online streaming will provide multiple streams of the Paralympic Games across all 11 days of competition. Five streams will offer a total of 780 hours of live coverage, including uninterrupted feeds of swimming, wheelchair basketball, and athletics, while two channels will showcase a range of sports and will show a “best of” compilation from each day.

All digital channels can be accessed from and A comprehensive video on demand and Paralympic news library will be available online and on mobile devices.

Not only will the Paralympic Games be a great spectacle, the Canadian Paralympic Team has some fantastic medal hopefuls. Michelle Stilwell has dominated the recent history of the T52 sprint events – winning gold in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at last year’s IPC Athletics World Championships and taking gold in Beijing in both the 100m and 200m.

The Canadian men also have a fantastic medal chance in the wheelchair basketball, despite finishing in seventh place at the last World Championships. Canada won a medal at every other Paralympics and World Championships of the last 10 years.

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