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CBC Sports secures Athletics Canada deal

The CBC Sports division of Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has secured a rights deal with the Athletics Canada national governing body.

CBC Sports will provide coverage of marquee national athletics event in Canada for the next four years.

The deal will cover major events including the National Championships, NACAC Regional Championships and the 2020 Olympic Team Trials.

The agreement comes as CBC Sports prepares to broadcast live coverage of the 2017 edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations' World Championships.

CBC Sports will offer weekend and primetime coverage of the event, which will take place in London from August 4-13.

CBC Sports will also stream live coverage of each day of the championships via its website and the official CBC Sports mobile application.