The only good thing about this is Jim hughson might do a hockey game in Russia. But TSN CTV Sportsnet are all doing a amazing job. Does that mean there's gonna be a different Olympic song?
CBC will simply resurrect the same Olympic jingle they've been using for the past few decades. Every Olympics, they would develop a new composition, as well as adapt and re-record their Olympic theme to provide a new flavor. Their jingle is iconic; few should be disappointed about its return.
1996 Atlanta Summer Games:
2004 Athens Summer Games:
2006 Torino Winter Games:
2008 Beijing Summer Games:
For whatever reason, they omitted the jingle from their Salt Lake intro, but we should expect its return for Sochi.
2002 Salt Lake Winter Games:
Not good at all. CBC has ONE channel in all basic cable packages. Last time they had the Olympics they put a bunch of really important Canadian events on their on channels like CBC Bold. These channels were only in about 2 million Canadian households.
Compare this to the CTV coverage that had: CTV, SN, TSN, and OLN all available in basic cable packages, and with 3 of them available to at least 25 million Canadians.
I do recall some of their Beijing Olympics coverage being featured on TSN. Vic Rauter covered fencing for TSN while Russ Anber provided commentary for the boxing events. I'm quite positive a similar arrangement will be made for the 2014 Olympics.
Edited by WeatherWise, 02 August 2012 - 10:02 PM.
The greatest segue into a weather segment.