Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Heartbeat

This week's edition of The Heartbeat include events in Whistler, Montreal, Longueuil, Vaudreuil, Toronto and Fredericton.

Sports being televised or streamed include Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, Federation Cup tennis, triathlon, judo, curling, diving and snowboard.

An event to meet Simon Whitfield is being held in Vancouver.

If you are participating in or know of an event that could be featured in The Heartbeat, please contact me: suzanne[at]sportcafe[dot]ca or via Twitter @olympichearts.

The Heartbeat is updated throughout the weekend,
check back for updates and added live stream links.
Follow me on Twitter @olympichearts for reminders/updates

World Ski and Snowboard Festival
April 12-21
Whistler, BC
More info

National Volleyball Team
vs Quebec stars
(Équipe nationale masculine contre joueurs étoiles du Québec)
April 21
Vaudreuil, QC
plus d'infos

Toronto Yonge Street 10K
April 21
Toronto, ON
More info
Competitors include Olympians Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet as well as Lanni Marchant, Rachel Hannah and Tarah McKay Korir,
Elite start list

Vancouver Sun Run 10K 
April 21
Vancouver, BC
More info 
Competitors include Simon Whitfield and Rejean Chiasson

Grand Slam of Curling - Players' Championship
April 16-21
Toronto, ON
More info
Click here for draw
Twenty two Canadian teams compete against some of the best teams in the world.

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
April 13-20
Fredericton, NB
More info
Canada's Team: Isabelle Néron and Robert Desjardins

Défi-Sportif AlterGo
22-28 avril
Plus d'infos
7 jours, 13 sports, 6 sites, toutes types de déficiences
4000 athlètes, 20 pays, élite et de la relève

7 days, 13 sports, 6 sports venues, all types of disabilities
4000 athletes, 20 countries, elite and newcomers
Event website


Canada vs Costa Rico Men's Soccer
May 28
Edmonton, AB
Tickets on sale Friday April 19
More info

Toronto International Track & Field Games
June 11
Toronto, ON
Tickets now on sale
More info

Olympic Sports On Television/Internet

Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships
April 12-20
Click here for live stream and uploaded videos
April 18 3pm (KST) Playoffs USA-RUS
April 18 6:30pm (KST) Playoffs CAN-CZE
April 19 3pm (KST) 7th place game
April 19 6:30pm (KST) 5th place game
April 20 3pm (KST) bronze medal game
April 20 6:30pm (KST) gold medal game

Triathlon - San Diego
Friday April 19 Women's Triathlon 6:30pm EST
Saturday April 20 Men's Triathlon 7pm EST
Competitors include Joanna Brown, Paula Findlay, Manon Letourneau, Ellen Pennock, Matt Sharpe, Andrew McCartney, Andrew Yorke and Kyle Jones.
More info

Pan Am Judo Championships
April 19-21
Costa Rica
list of Canadian competitors
livestream (possible)
livestream (alternative)

Grand Slam of Curling Players Championships
Thursday April 18 12pm 3pm Sportsnet 7:30pm EST SN ONE
Friday April 19 12pm 3:30pm Sportsnet 10:30pm EST SN ONE
Saturday April 20 3pm CBC Men's Quarter Final
Saturday April 20 7:30pm Sportsnet Men's seminfinals
Sunday April 21 9am Sportsnet Women's Final
Sunday April 21 1pm CBC Men's Final

Federation Cup Tennis World Group Playoffs II
Canada vs Ukraine
Sunday April 21 5am Sportsnet ONE
Representing Canada: Eugenie Bouchard, Sharon Fichman, Stephanie Dubois, Gabriela Dabrowski.

FINA/Midea Diving World Series
Edinburgh, SCO
April 19-21
Friday 12pm GMT Men's & Women's 10m Synchro Finals
Friday 6pm GMT Men's & Women's 3m Synchro Finals
Saturday 6pm GMT Men's & Women's 3m Final
Sunday 6pm GMT Men's & Women's 10m Final
More info
Competitors include: Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion, Carol-Ann Ware and Pamela Ware.

Ride Shakedown
event held April 6th in Saint-Sauveur
Highlights: April 20 5pm Sportsnet
more info (spoiler alert - results shown)
more info regarding illico télé broadcasts

Meet/Support Canadian Athletes

Olympic double medallist Simon Whitfield
Dine with Simon and friends
Friday April 19 6-8:30pm

"This is a great opportunity to donate to a great cause, make a real connection with inspiring athletes and local personalities while noshing on nourishing healthy fare. What a great way to get your game on for the Sunday morning Vancouver Sun Run"

"Every ticket includes a $25 donation event to KidSport Canada

Simon's Facebook message says "meet some of Canada's Olympians" which gives the impression there he will not be the only Olympian.

More info

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