TSN Announces Broadcast Schedule for Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games

TSN today unveiled its Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games broadcast schedule featuring 150 hours of world-class competition and intense rivalry over 16 days, giving viewers from coast to coast the best the Games has to offer. This programming on TSN, as well as RDS, is part of a partnership with CBC and Radio-Canada that will deliver more than 2,400 hours of event coverage throughout the Games.

TSN’s Olympic programming, airing August 9 to 24, features 50 hours in prime time and includes full-event coverage, as viewers will be able to watch games and events from start to finish. All game coverage will be in High Definition and features a variety of sports, including rowing, canoe/kayak, football, boxing, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and beach volleyball. (See broadcast schedule below.)

Dave Randorf will host TSN’s prime time Olympic show, while Gino Reda hosts the early-morning coverage. With the 12-hour time difference in Beijing, all early-morning coverage will be live, while the prime time show will be a mix of live coverage and a recap of key events/games from earlier in the day. Vic Rauter and Russ Anber will be on site in Beijing to provide commentary and analysis for boxing.

SportsCentre will provide daily highlights, news, updates and stories from the Games, while TSN.ca offers up-to-the-minute news, results and medal standings, athlete features, interactive polls, schedules, a photo gallery, and a daily synopsis of Canadian athletes’ performances/results. Fans will also be able to access on TSN.ca a list of Canadian athletes by sport and Canada’s Olympic history (i.e. medals by sport, medals by Games, record holders, flag bearers, etc.). In addition, TSN.ca will send a TSN Morning Email blast to all Olympic news subscribers and SMS alerts every time a Canadian wins a medal.

Returning for a sixth tour of Olympic duty, Randorf was the prime time host of TSN’s acclaimed coverage of the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, 2004 Summer Games in Athens, and 2006 Winter Games in Turin. At the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Randorf handled the play-by-play for men’s and women’s hockey. Randorf has covered numerous sports since joining TSN in 1985, and is the current host of the CFL on TSN and play-by-play announcer for international hockey.

Beijing marks Reda’s third Olympic Games for TSN. He previously hosted TSN’s overnight coverage of the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul and 2004 Summer Games in Athens. Reda is the current host of TSN’s popular daily hockey show, Molson That’s Hockey. He joined the program in 2001 after spending 14 years as an anchor on SportsCentre.

Rauter is no stranger to Olympic competition, having first worked on the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Since joining TSN in 1985, Rauter has covered the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and 2004 Summer Games in Athens. Beijing marks his sixth Olympic Games for TSN.

Russ Anber is the undisputed authoritative voice of boxing in Canada and is the current star of TSN’s weekly 30-minute boxing show In This Corner with Russ Anber. Throughout his impressive career, Anber, who has worked with TSN since 1996, has covered every major boxing event, including five Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and World Championship Boxing. Anber is also a veteran boxing trainer who has trained four Olympians.

TSN’s Broadcast Schedule – Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games

WEEK 1
DATE EVENT TIME
Saturday, Aug. 9 Road Cycling – men’s road race
Rowing – men’s and women’s double sculls; men’s four 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET

Saturday, Aug. 9 Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Russia vs. Iran
Water Polo – men’s preliminaries: Canada vs. Spain

* Football – women’s preliminaries
* Boxing – men’s middleweight and light heavyweight preliminaries 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 10 Road Cycling – women’s road race finals

Rowing – men’s and women’s eight 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET

Sunday, Aug. 10 Basketball – women’s preliminaries: New Zealand vs. Qualifier

* Beach Volleyball – men’s preliminaries
* Football – men’s preliminaries
* Boxing – men’s light welterweight and welterweight preliminaries 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Monday, Aug. 11 Rowing – repechage – men’s and women’s single sculls, pairs, double sculls; men’s four

Beach Volleyball – women’s preliminaries
Boxing – men’s lightweight and featherweight preliminaries
Basketball – women’s preliminaries: China vs. USA 3 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Monday, Aug. 11 Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Iran vs. Lithuania
Softball – preliminaries: Chinese Tapei vs. Canada
Tennis – men’s and women’s singles and doubles from Round 1
Basketball – women’s preliminaries
Beach Volleyball 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Rowing – repechage – men’s and women’s eight, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls; men’s lightweight four

Canoe/Kayak Slalom – men’s C1 single semifinal and final; men’s K1 single semifinal
Boxing – men’s bantamweight and flyweight preliminaries
Basketball – men’s preliminaries: China vs. Spain, Angola vs. USA 3 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Tuesday, Aug. 12 Beach Volleyball – men’s preliminaries
Basketball – men’s preliminaries
Boxing 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Aug. 13 Rowing – men’s and women’s single sculls semifinals; men’s pair semifinal, double sculls semifinal, four semifinal

Football – men’s preliminaries
Boxing – men’s heavyweight, super heavyweight and light flyweight preliminaries
Baseball – preliminaries: Korea vs. USA
Beach Volleyball – men’s and women’s preliminaries 3 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Wednesday, Aug. 13 Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Qualifier vs. Spain
Volleyball – men’s preliminaries
Softball – preliminaries: Canada vs. Netherlands
Baseball – preliminaries

Football – men’s preliminaries
Beach Volleyball 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Thursday, Aug. 14 Rowing – men’s and women’s pair final, single sculls final, double sculls final, lightweight double sculls semifinal; men’s four final, single sculls final, lightweight four semifinal, quadruple sculls semifinal

Beach Volleyball – men’s preliminaries
Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Lithuania vs. Russia, USA vs. Qualifier
Boxing – men’s light welterweight and welterweight preliminaries 3 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Friday, Aug. 15 Tennis – men’s and women’s singles semifinal; men’s doubles bronze medal match; women’s doubles semifinal

* Football – women’s quarter-final
* Boxing – men’s bantamweight and featherweight preliminaries
* Beach Volleyball – men’s Round of 16
* Hockey – Canada vs. Netherlands 3 a.m. – 12 noon ET

Saturday, Aug. 16 Tennis – men’s and women’s singles bronze medal match; women’s singles gold medal match; men’s doubles gold medal match; women’s doubles bronze medal match

Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Iran vs. Argentina, China vs. Qualifier

* Football – men’s quarter-final
* Boxing – men’s light flyweight and middleweight preliminaries 4 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 16 Hockey – men’s preliminaries: Great Britain vs. Canada
* Beach Volleyball – women’s quarter-final
* Football – men’s quarter-final
* Tennis – bronze and gold medal matches 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

WEEK 2
DATE EVENT TIME
Sunday, Aug. 17 Softball – preliminaries: Canada vs. Australia
Boxing – men’s light welterweight, welterweight and heavyweight quarter-finals

* Beach Volleyball – women’s quarter-final
* Track Cycling – women’s 3000m individual pursuit final; men’s and women’s sprint 1/8 final 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Sunday, Aug. 17 Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Iran vs. Qualifier; women’s preliminaries
Beach Volleyball – men’s and women’s quarter-final
Tennis – men’s singles gold medal match; women’s doubles gold medal match 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Monday, Aug. 18 Canoe/Kayak Flatwater – men’s K1, K2, K4, C1 and C2 1000m; women’s K4 1000m
Softball – preliminaries: Canada vs. Japan
Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Angola vs. Spain
Football – women’s semifinal
Boxing – men’s bantamweight, featherweight and super heavyweight quarter-finals 3:30 a.m. – 12 noon ET

Monday, Aug. 18 Beach Volleyball – women’s semifinal; men’s quarter-final
Basketball – men’s preliminaries: Argentina vs. Russia
Football – women’s semifinals
Boxing 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 19 Canoe/Kayak Flatwater – men’s K1, K2, C1 and C2 500m heats; women’s K1 500m heat
Basketball – women’s quarter-final
Football – men’s semifinal
Boxing – men’s light flyweight, lightweight and light heavyweight quarter-finals 3:30 a.m. – 12 noon ET
Tuesday, Aug. 19 Softball – semifinal
Volleyball – women’s quarter-final
Basketball – women’s quarter-final
Football – men’s semifinal
Boxing 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Aug. 20 Canoe/Kayak Flatwater – men’s K1, K2, K4, C1 and C2 1000m semifinals; women’s K4 500m semifinal
Softball – bronze medal game
Basketball – men’s quarter-final
Boxing – men’s flyweight and middleweight quarter-finals 3:30 a.m. – 12 noon ET
Wednesday, Aug. 20 Softball – semifinal
Baseball – preliminaries: Canada vs. TOC, Japan vs. USA
Basketball – men’s quarter-final
Volleyball – men’s quarter-final 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Thursday, Aug. 21 Canoe/Kayak Flatwater – men’s and women’s K1, K2 semifinals; men’s C1 and C2 500m semifinals
Softball – gold medal game
Football – women’s bronze and gold medal matches
Wrestling – men’s freestyle 84kg bronze and gold medal matches 3:30 a.m. – 12 noon ET
Friday, Aug. 22 Basketball – men’s semifinal
Football – men’s bronze medal match
Boxing – men’s light flyweight and bantamweight semifinals 7a.m. – 12 noon ET
Saturday, Aug. 23 Basketball – women’s bronze medal game
Boxing – men’s flyweight, featherweight, light welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight finals 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET

Saturday, Aug. 23 TBD 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 24 Boxing – men’s light flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight and super heavyweight finals 2 a.m. – 5 a.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 24 Basketball – men’s gold medal game

* Volleyball – men’s bronze and gold medal matches 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Schedule subject to change

*2007/2008 Roper Reports Canada

For up-to-date schedule from TSn as well as CBC, Bold, RDs and Radio-Cnada, check out our main page for the Daily Olympic Broadcast Schedule.