Miah-Marie LangloisLancer alumna Miah-Marie Langlois and the rest of the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team will open preliminary play Saturday.

Games set to begin for Lancer Olympians

The University of Windsor will be well-represented on Team Canada when the 2016 Olympics open Friday in Rio de Janeiro, and fans won’t have long to wait to see Lancer alumnae in action.

Point guard Miah-Marie Langlois (BComm 2014) and the women’s basketball team will take to the court against China in the preliminary round at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, August 6. Canada will go on to play four more times against opponents in Group B:

  • Serbia, 1:15 p.m. August 8
  • Senegal, 4:45 p.m. August 10
  • United States, 2:30 p.m. August 12
  • Spain, 4:45 p.m. August 14

Track athletes will begin their qualifying heats the following week. Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012) will compete in the 400m hurdles on August 15, starting at 8:30 p.m. Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) will compete in the 800m event August 17 starting at 9:45 a.m.