Red & White… DO YOU BELIEVE?


The time has come for us to don our red and white and cheer for those Canadian athletes that have made the trip across the big pond to represent Canada in the 2012 Olympic games.  As London England gets sets to be centre stage this Friday for the opening ceremony there will be over 4 billion people watching as this country celebrates the 3rd time they are hosting the games.  England played host in 1908 and 1948 and will break the record for most times hosted this year.  In 1948 the top country to win medals was the Unites States and that year England won 3 golds.  I’m sure as we fast forward 64 years everyone has their sights set higher.  At the 2008 games in Beijing Canadian’s placed 14th overall in the medal count with 3 Gold, 9 Silver & 6 Bronze.  This was 5 places higher than the 2004 games in Athens where Canadian’s placed 19th over all with 3 Gold, 6 Silver & 3 bronze. I’m hoping to see us break that 3 gold medal count and increase our overall standings. One never know what will happen on the day of an event… everything can change in the blink of an eye.

With the Olympic fever that Canadians felt during the 2012 Winter Olympics I believe that many are looking forward to take that momentum and cheer on our Canadians while they’re overseas.  Once again CTV Canada has the broadcast rights and we’re all looking forward to the great coverage that they offer; sporting events, athlete profiles and facts about the 2012 Olympics and the great host country. (I don’t know about you, but my channel didn’t move from CTV for the entire Winter games and I’m anticipating the same this time around.)  This Friday July 27th coverage will kick off at 2pm (Eastern) with the Preview show and Opening Ceremonies. The first week of broadcasting will showcase such sports as:

  • Rowing
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Road Cycling – Men
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s Gymnastics
  • Equestrian
  • Men’s Boxing
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Judo
  • Water Polo
  • And more….

While week 2 will focus on:

  • Women’s Triathlon
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Diving
  • Track Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Women’s Marathon
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Women’s Boxing
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Men’s beach Volleyball
  • Men’s Triathlon
  • And much more….

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As 205 Nations come together to compete in over 300 events they are looking to Inspire A Generation’. Here are a few fun facts about the 2012 games in London, England.

  • The 2012 games are projected to generate 12,000 new jobs in the Olympic Park
  • 31 competition venues will be used
  • 20,000 press/media will be in attendance
  • There will 500,000 spectators per day with at least 350,000 being foreign visitors

All in all the stage is set for another fantastic Summer Games. I look forward to the wins, celebrations and stories behind our athletes. As we’re only days away I focus on the Canadian teams olympic mantra of sorts ‘Give Your Everything’… I have no doubt they’ll all arrive ready to give it their all.

Good Luck to our Canadian Olympic Team! I BELIEVE

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