London 2012 Paralympics Guide: Broadcast, Schedule, Social Media

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 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.

The opening ceremony of the Paralympics will be streamed live on 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.

Competition Schedule

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.

Social Media

The main tag is simply #Paralympics but you can follow @CDNParalympics and #London2012 on Twitter to join the conversation about the games.

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.

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  1. Anthony BantlemanSaturday, September 1st, 2012 — 4:16am PDT

    Would you kindly direct me to a television channel(Canadian) which broadcasts the 2012 London Para Olympic Games. Here in Newfoundland and Labrador we receive no TV coverage and only sporadic results at the end of the CBC News reports. SO please give me a contact and I shall give them a ‘Ear’ full.

    Best Wishes to OUR TEAM.

    Tony Bantleman.

  2. Lesley MussettSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 11:34pm PDT

    I’m in B.C. and we had no Paralympic coverage either. It was most disappointing especially since we had the summer olympics on 24/7. The athletes obviously are not treated equally, and imagine the disappointment of friends and relatives of our athletes who were unable to attend the games and unable to view them on t.v. I wish I knew who I could complain to.

  3. Richard GoochMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 8:51am PDT

    There was some minimal coverage in Ontario, but it was not featured in any newspaper listings as it was pushed aside onto secondary channels. After the blanket coverage of the Olympics, I’d characterise this treatment of Paralympians as shameful, even insulting. Those without access to the Internet are no doubt still wondering how Canada did overall, as the mainstream channels neglected to mention results in their prime time sports slots. The situation has to change now if Canada is to challenge the rest of the world in Paralympic sports. As the Vancouver Sun wrote: ‘The most watched and most competitive Paralympic Games in history have wrapped up with Canada leaving London following its worst showing ever.’ Would anyone here have known? Most watched elsewhere, but not here!

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