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CBC Covers Canada Summer Games

August 3, 2005 – Let the games begin! CBC’s tradition of bringing Canadians some of the world’s largest and most important amateur championship sporting events continues this month with 16 straight days of coverage of the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES from Regina, SK.

The action tips off on CBC on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. ET with live coverage of men’s basketball featuring Ontario vs. Saskatchewan. CBC’s 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES broadcast schedule continues on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 12 noon ET and 3 p.m. ET, featuring coverage of the Opening Ceremonies as Saskatchewan welcomes Canada with an attention-grabbing Centennial-themed production. During the 3 p.m. ET broadcast, viewers can catch live coverage of Canada’s rising stars swinging for the fences as BC takes on Alberta in baseball.

CBC’s weekday coverage of the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES will be presented at 11:25 p.m. (local) from Aug. 8 to 12 and Aug. 15 to 19 in a magazine-style format featuring highlights from the day, profiles on the city of Regina and an inside look at the nation’s rising sports stars with special in-depth athlete profiles.

Host Scott Russell will anchor CBC’s coverage of the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES while Sandra Batson, Mark Connolly, Karen Clarke Le Poole, Glenn Reid, Rob Snoek and former Olympian and Canada Games participant Catriona Le May Doan will provide commentary and reports. Rounding out CBC’s impressive broadcast crew are analysts Dave Taylor (basketball), Jim Baba (baseball), Pearse Higgins (rugby) and Janna Bridgeman (volleyball).

CBC’s weekend coverage of the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES includes live rough-and-tumble action from the men’s rugby final on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET and all of the kills, digs and aces from the men’s and women’s volleyball finals live on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The action wraps up on CBC on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 12 noon ET and 4:30 p.m. (local) with coverage of the highly anticipated Closing Ceremonies featuring a performance by Canadian rock group Our Lady Peace.

More than 4,500 athletes, coaches, managers and officials from Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories will participate in the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES – Canada’s premiere multi-sport event. Held every two years since 1967, the Canada Games alternate between summer and winter sports and are a product of co-operation between the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council. Many luminary athletes have emerged from past Canada Games including Catriona Le May Doan and Sidney Crosby. For more information, please visit www.regina2005.ca.

Plus, log-on to CBC.ca/sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the 2005 CANADA SUMMER GAMES for comprehensive news and results.

Saturday, Aug. 6 – 4 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 7 – 12 noon ET – 3 p.m. ET
Monday, Aug. 8 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Tuesday, Aug. 9 – 11:25 Local
Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Thursday, Aug. 11 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Friday, Aug. 12 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Saturday, Aug. 13 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 14 – 4:30 p.m. Local
Monday, Aug. 15 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Thursday, Aug. 18 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Friday, Aug. 19 – 11:25 p.m. Local
Saturday, Aug. 20 – 4:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 21 – 12 noon ET, 4:30 p.m. Local, 11:45 p.m. Local (Encore Presentation)

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