CANADIAN WOMEN'S OLYMPIC TEAM SCHEDULE

 

 

It’s been a long time coming for the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team, but they finally reached their goal of qualifying for the Olympics. After a memorable Canada Day, Canada took on Japan for the final spot in the 2012 London Olympics. Canada came out strong out of the gate and was able to hold on to the 71-63 victory to earn a berth into the London Olympic Games.

With only one player coming back from the 2000 Sydney Olympics (Teresa Gabriele) the team will be going through this Olympic experience with their eyes wide open. The team shouldn't be caught off guard, with most of the players being a part of World Championships and more recently, the pressure of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament earlier in July. With the core of the team being together for 4+ years, the team should be prepared and ready to go, once the tournament begins on July 28. 

The team has a mix of veterans with plenty of experience like Teresa Gabriele, Kim Smith and Chelsea Aubry, along with a mix of youth with Natalie Achonwa and Michelle Plouffe. To see the complete roster, click here

Canada was placed in Group B, along with; Australia, Brazil, France, Great Britain and Russia. Canada will open the games on July 28 against the European Champs, Russia. For additional tournament information, click here

Below is the Canadian preliminary schedule, with the broadcast information.

Date
Time (EDT)
TV Broadcast
Opponent
Location
Saturday, July 28
6:15 a.m.
CTV
Russia

London Basketball Arena

Monday, July 30
3:00 p.m.
Sportsnet
Great Britain

London Basketball Arena

Wednesday, August 1
4:00 a.m.
CTV
France

London Basketball Arena

Friday, August 3
9:30 a.m.
Sportsnet
Brazil

London Basketball Arena

Sunday, August 5
9:30 a.m.
Sportsnet
Australia

London Basketball Arena

 

To read other, "Getting to Know Our Olympians," click the athletes names below:

Teresa Gabriele
Natalie Achonwa 
Alisha Tatham
Michelle Plouffe 
Tamara Tatham
Chelsea Aubry
Kim Smith
Shona Thorburn
Lizanne Murphy 
Miranda Ayim 
Courtnay Pilypaitis 
Krista Phillips