TORONTO (August 6, 2015) – Hot off a dazzling, historic gold medal in women’s basketball at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, TSN follows Team Canada to Edmonton for the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship. In total, TSN and TSN GO deliver live coverage of all 25 games – including every Team Canada game live on TSN – from the Olympic qualifying tournament, which will see the champion automatically secure a spot in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
Coverage runs August 9-16 on TSN, beginning with the tournament opener featuring Canada vs. Puerto Rico on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5. Canada’s remaining round-robin games are as follows (see below for complete broadcast schedule):
Canada vs. Chile – Monday, Aug. 10 at 8:25 p.m. ET on TSN
Dominican Republic vs. Canada – Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 8:25 p.m. ET on TSN
Cuba vs. Canada – Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8:25 p.m. ET on TSN2
RDS Info delivers French-language coverage of all Team Canada round-robin games, with the Gold Medal Game airing on RDS2.
Ranked #3 in the Americas, Team Canada is led by 19-year-old guard Kia Nurse from Hamilton, Ont. Nurse netted 33 points in Canada’s thrilling 81-73 win over the United States at recent the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games – marking the country’s first ever basketball gold medal in a major international event. For her remarkable performance, Nurse was chosen as Canada’s flag-bearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony.
Visit basketball.ca for a breakdown of Team Canada’s full roster.
Team Canada is part of a group of 10 teams that will compete over eight days at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, the official training ground of the Canadian women's national basketball team.
Following the women’s competition, the 2015 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP airs live on TSN from August 31 to September 12 from Mexico City, Mexico. The biennial men’s basketball championship tournament for the Americas zone (Latin America, Caribbean, North and South America), will see the top two teams automatically qualify for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.