More than 1,300 athletes from 12 provinces to compete at Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, live-streamed by ViaSport

Jul 07, 2014

July 7, 2014

More than 1,300 athletes from 12 provinces to compete at Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games, live-streamed by viaSport
Select coverage of the Games available online from July 9 – July 12, broadcast live from Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – viaSport is thrilled to partner with the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games Organizing Committee to provide live-streamed event coverage for the 2014 Summer Games, broadcast live from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from July 8 – 12, 2014.

viaSport Productions will live-stream competition from six different sports including powerlifting, softball, athletics, basketball, soccer and rhythmic gymnastics, bringing the 2014 Games into the homes of families, friends and fans across the province and country.

When to watch: Event streaming available from Wednesday, July 9 through to Saturday, July 12
Where to watch & live-stream schedule:

For the first time in 20 years, the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games are being held back in British Columbia. Expected to be the largest to date held in Canada, the Games will see approximately 2,000 coaches, officials and athletes across 11 sports, managed by more than 1,000 volunteers.

“Having the opportunity to represent your sport and your province at a national level Games  is a life-changing experience,” says Cathy Priestner Allinger, viaSport CEO and Board Chair, Special Olympic Canada 2014 Summer Games. “For the first time in Games history, the event will be live-streamed and available to watch online. viaSport will be providing coverage for a range of events so that those who can’t make it to B.C. will be able to watch their children, family and friends participate in this exciting competition.”

Tune in to this weekend to watch athletes aged 13 – 73 from across Canada compete for a chance at the podium.

Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games at

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About viaSport Productions:

viaSport Productions is the broadcast and production arm of viaSport British Columbia, tasked with increasing the exposure, recognition and power of amateur-level sport across the province and the world. The goal driving viaSport Productions is to offer a broad range of online programming – live-streamed events, interviews, commentary and more – bringing amateur sport coverage into every home across the province. To learn more, visit

Amanda Brkich
Communications Manager, viaSport
778 655-1742

Meaghan Rentmeester
Communications Coordinator, viaSport
778 655-1755