Thursday, 15 April 2010

CBC to broadcast Commonwealth Games in Canada

CBC Sports will be the broadcast home of the XIX Commonwealth Games, beginning Oct. 3.

CBC, and Bold will bring Canadians comprehensive coverage of the 12-day event, which takes place for the first time in Delhi, India.

It's the second time that the Games are making their way to Asia. They were in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

"We're excited to once again be Canada's broadcaster for the Commonwealth Games," said Scott Moore, executive director, CBC Sports and general manager, CBC media sales and marketing.

"CBC has a long and proud history of providing Canadians with the best in amateur sports from around the world. The Games began a rich tradition of world-class competition in Canada in 1930, and there is no better place for coverage of this tremendous event than on CBC."

CBC has been home to every Commonwealth Games since the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver.

Canada has a storied record at these Games, dating back to the original event when the legendary Percy Williams brought home gold in the 100-yard dash.

Since then, several Canadians stars have had an impact: including two-time high jump gold medallist Mark Boswell (track and field), gold and silver medallist Clara Hughes (cycling) and multiple medallist Alexandre Despatie (diving).


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