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CBC Sports is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for English-language sports broadcasting. The CBC’s sports programming primarily airs on CBC Television, CBCSports.ca, and CBC Radio One. (The CBC’s French-language Radio-Canada network also produces sports programming.)
Once the country’s dominant sports broadcaster, in recent years it has lost many of its past signature properties – such as the Canadian Football League, Toronto Blue Jays baseball, Canadian Curling Association championships, the Olympic Games for a period, the FIFA World Cup, and the National Hockey League – to the cable specialty channels TSN and Sportsnet. CBC has maintained partial rights to the NHL as part of a sub-licensing agreement with current rightsholder Rogers Media (maintaining the Saturday-night Hockey Night in Canada and playoff coverage), although this coverage is produced by Sportsnet, as opposed to the CBC itself as was the case in the past.
As a result of funding reductions from the federal government and decreased revenues, in April 2014, CBC announced it would no longer bid for professional sports broadcasting rights.
The CBC has since used its digital platforms to provide overflow coverage of events not on television, and simulcasts of television coverage. Since then, CBC’s in-house sports coverage has been largely focused on Olympic sports, other domestic amateur and semi-professional competitions such as the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), along with coverage of Spruce Meadows’ show jumping competitions.
The majority of CBC Television’s sports coverage is broadcast on weekend afternoons, under the blanket title Road to the Olympic Games (formerly CBC Sports Weekend). CBC Sports also streams all of its programming, as well as other event coverage not shown on television, via its website and digital platforms.
Former CEO of Curling Canada Greg Stremlaw was the head of CBC Sports from April 10, 2015Olympics and Pan Am
2024 Summer Olympics
National Hockey League – Hockey Night in Canada (1952–present)
Series outsourced to Rogers Media under the NHL on Sportsnet series since 2014
Weekly Saturday night doubleheader and at least one playoff game each night a playoff game is played
Canadian Hockey League (2021–present)
Early-season weekend games across its constituent leagues.
Additional streaming regular-season games.
FIS World Cup races
Little League Canadian Championships
Canadian Elite Basketball League
All games streaming (2019–2022), 7 regular-season games and the championship game on CBC Television (2020–2022)
Grand Slam of Curling (weekend coverage of selected events) – 2007–present
World Figure Skating Championships and other International Skating Union competitions, excluding domestic events (rights owned by TSN)
Vanier Cup – beginning with the 55th (2019) edition
Toronto Wolfpack (streaming)
Track & Field
Diamond League events[needs update]
World Athletics Championships
AHL on CBC – 10 games during the 2010–11 season
Major League Soccer – Toronto FC and MLS Cup (2007–2010)
2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA World Cup (1954–2014)
CONCACAF Canadian Championship (2008) – Most games show live on bold, then on tape delay on CBC.
Canadian Premier League – 20 games (10 streaming only).
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball on CBC – (1953–2008)
Toronto Blue Jays – 1977–1980, 1992–2002, 2007–2008
Montreal Expos – 1969–1989
Olympics on CBC
Summer Olympics – 1956–2008, 2016, 2020
Summer Paralympics – 2004, 2008, 2016
Winter Olympics – 1956–2006, 2014, 2018, 2022
1999 Pan American Games – (sublicenced to TSN)
2015 Pan American Games/2015 Parapan American Games – (soccer sublicensed to Sportsnet)
2019 Pan American Games/2019 Parapan American Games (streaming only)
2017 North American Indigenous Games
National Basketball Association
NBA on CBC – (2007–2010)
Toronto Raptors – (2007–2010)
Canadian Football League (CFL on CBC) – (1952–2007)
Skate Canada International and Canadian Figure Skating Championships
Cross Canada Curling – 1961–1965
CBC Championship Curling – 1966–1972
CBC Curling Classic – 1973–1979
Canadian Curling Association – 1961–2008
2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
Rogers Cup (Semi-finals and finals through 2015) to January, 2019.