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2022 Commonwealth Games: Team Canada preview and how to watch

Here is the schedule of who's competing and when at the 2022 Commonwealth Games from Birmingham

Photo by: Kevin Morris

The summer of championships continues for Team Canada on July 30 with the athletics competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Team Canada has sent 27 athletes in hopes of winning gold at Alexander Stadium.

Camryn Rogers at 2022 World Championships
Canada’s Camryn Rogers won her first global medal at the 2022 World Championship in the hammer throw. Photo: Claus Anderson/AC

The team is led by three defending Commonwealth medallists: Alysha Newman (pole vault), Christabel Nettey (long jump), recent world silver medallist Camryn Rogers, and Olympic bronze medallist Evan Dunfee. Our athletes will face competitors from 72 Commonwealth countries and battle for medals in one of the top sporting events of the year.

Team Canada will miss Andre De Grasse, Pierce LePage, Aaron Brown and Jerome Blake, who all withdrew from the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday after their success at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. 

In the athletics portion at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Team Canada finished with two golds, six silvers and one bronze.

How to watch?

Daily live coverage will be available on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem, with 10 hours of additional weekend broadcast coverage.

Here’s the schedule of the action and when our Canadian athletes will be competing:

Tuesday, Aug. 2:

Morning session: 5:30 a.m. ET

Men’s 100m (heats): Malachi Murray

Women’s shot put (qualifying): Brittany Crew, Sarah Mitton

Women’s 800m (heats): Madeleine Kelly, Lindsey Butterworth

Madeleine Kelly looks for redemption in the women’s 800m. Photo: Kevin Morris

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Women’s pole vault (final): Alysha Newman, Anicka Newell

Men’s 400mH (heats): Malik Metivier

Wednesday, Aug. 3:

Morning session: 5:30 a.m. ET

Women’s 400m (heats): Kyra Constantine, Micha Powell and Aiyanna Stiverne

Canada’s women’s 4x400m team; Zoe Sherar, Natassha McDonald, Aiyanna Stiverne and Kyra Constantine. Photo: Kevin Morris

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Women’s shot put (final)

Men’s 100m (final)

Women’s 100m (final)

Thursday, Aug. 4:

Morning session: 5:00 a.m. ET

Women’s hammer throw (qualifying): Camryn Rogers, Jillian Weir, Kaila Butler

Women’s 200m (heats): Zoe Sherar, Natassha McDonald

Men’s 1,500m (heats): William Paulson, John Gay

Men’s 200m (heats): Brendon Rodney

Canada’s John Gay hopes to make a splash at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Claus Andersen/AC

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Women’s 400mH (heats): Noelle Montcalm

Friday, Aug 5:

Morning session: 5:30 a.m. ET

Women’s 100m hurdles (heats): Michelle Harrison, Alysha Newman

Women’s 1,500m (heats): Lucia Stafford, Julie-Anne Staehli

Women’s long jump (qualifying): Christabel Nettey

Lucia Stafford looks to bounce back in the women’s 1,500m

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Men’s 200m (semi-final)

Women’s 400m (semi-final)

Men’s decathlon (final)

Saturday, Aug. 6:

Morning session: 6:30 a.m. ET

Men’s hammer throw (final): Adam Keenan, Ethan Katzberg and Rowan Hamilton

Men’s 4x100m relay (heats)

Men’s 1,500m (final)

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Women’s hammer throw (final)

Women’s 400mH (final)

Women’s 800m (final)

Men’s 5,000m (final): John Gay

Men’s 400mH (final)

Men’s 200m (final)

Women’s 200m (final)

Canada’s Evan Dunfee celebrates after crossing the finish line in third in the men’s 50-kilometre race walk at Tokyo 2020

Sunday, Aug. 7:

Morning session: 5:20 a.m. ET

Women’s 100mH (final)

Women’s 400m (final)

Men’s 10,000m race walk (final): Evan Dunfee

Women’s javelin throw (final): Elizabeth Gleadle

Men’s 4x100m relay (final)

Evening session: 2:00 p.m. ET

Women’s long jump (final)

Women’s 1,500m (final)

Men’s 800m (final)

Women’s 5,000m (final): Julie-Anne Staehli

Women’s 4x400m relay (final): Team Canada