From March 7 to 16, 2014, 54 Canadian athletes will compete in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Radio-Canada will provide daily coverage throughout the Games and seven hours a day of special programming, including defining moments of Paralympic competitions, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
“Bringing together the world’s sports elite in all disciplines, the Paralympic Games provide an opportunity for our athletes to give it their all and soar to new heights. These athletes deserve our support and admiration. Radio-Canada is proud to raise their profile right across Canada,” says Radio-Canada sports director François Messier.
Each day, ICI Radio-Canada Télé will air reports by Jean St-Onge and Benoit Huot as they follow athletes competing in Sochi. We invite the public to get all the latest Paralympics news in French at ICI.Radio-Canada.ca/paralympiques-2014 as of March 7. For up-to-the-minute French-language coverage via social media, follow us on Twitter at @RC_Sportsand at facebook.com/radiocanada.sports.
ICI Radio-Canada Télé will also air special programming in the coming weeks for those who want to learn more about Paralympic winter sports and see athletes in action: tune in Saturday March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.; Friday, March 14 from midnight to 2 a.m.; and the two following Saturdays, March 15 from 2 to 3 p.m., and March 22 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Consortium, made up of official broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada, along with Sportsnet, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), Yahoo Sports Canada and SendtoNews, plans to deliver unprecedented coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games, i.e., over 90 hours of TV content and 250 hours of digital content.