It’s almost time to hang that giant Canadian flag over your balcony and break out the red face paint. The opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang is just days away (February 9th at 4 a.m. MT) and the very first events get started even earlier, with competitions on February 7th and February 8th.
Canada is primed for a big medal haul this time around, building on the success of both the 2010 and 2014 games, but that’s not the only reason to get excited for the PyeongChang games. This also looks to be one of the most cordcutter-friendly Olympics ever.
Thanks to CBC, Canadians can soak up every second of every event without a television or a cable subscription. During the games, fans only need to head to CBC’s Olympics page or to CBC’s web player to enjoy access to both live coverage and on-demand Olympics broadcasts. This means you don’t have to wake up at 3 in the morning to catch the action! CBC’s digital coverage will also include live feeds of Sportsnet and TSN coverage.
As an added bonus, if you do have a big screen TV, CBC’s web player offers built-in Chromecast functionality, making it super easy to stream the digital broadcasts from your laptop or PC to your television.
If you’re an Olympics super fan who doesn’t want to miss anything, you’ll also want to be on the lookout for the CBC Olympics App, soon to be available for both iOS and Android. From the app, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the live and on-demand coverage available from the CBC web player.