The London 2012 Paralympics get underway today and our Team Canada members are ready to represent and make us proud. You can find a list of BC athletes competing in the Paralympics here and a full Team Canada roster is available online.
Television & Web Broadcasts
Paralympic.ca will also have coverage along with the CTV and RDS websites which will have five digital streams offering a total of 580 hours of live coverage.
Scream at your TV when #teamcanada enters the Paralympic stadium. We can hear you!!#GoCanadaGo #proudparalympian
— Doug Blessin (@DougBlessin) August 29, 2012
The opening ceremony of the Paralympics will be streamed live on Paralympic.org at around 12:30pm (PT) on Wednesday, August 29th. RDS2 will carry the opening ceremony live and then replay at 6:00pm (PT) on TSN2 and AMI with described video. CTV will air the opening ceremony on Saturday, September 1st at 1:00pm (ET).
The Broadcast Schedule for all competitions is available online. TSN2, Sportsnet ONE, RDS, RDS2 will have live coverage.
The schedule is available online and the Canadian Paralympic Committee has noted in which events Canadians are competing. The first events will be archery, cycling, equestrian, judo, swimming, and wheelchair basketball. Our flag-bearer Garett Hickling and the rest of the rugby team will be in action starting September 5th.
Excited for the #Paralympic #London2012 Opening Ceremonies tonight. Can’t wait to see @garett_garett hold the flag high! @cdnparalympics
— WheelchairRugbyCAN (@WCRugbyCanada) August 29, 2012
The main tag is simply #Paralympics but you can follow @CDNParalympics and #London2012 on Twitter to join the conversation about the games.
Have you met Canada’s most successful team? #GIVE $20.12 and help build another generation of #SuperAthletes ow.ly/d7wBk
— CDN Paralympic Team (@CDNParalympics) August 29, 2012
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is also on Facebook and YouTube, and they’re encouraging the use of #GoCanadaGo on Twitter. They also have a full Twitter list of Team Canada members that you can follow.
The London 2012 Paralympics will wrap up with the closing ceremony on September 9, 2012.