For Immediate Release
TORONTO (March 9, 2018) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate all of the athletes and coaches named to Team Canada. A total of 55 athletes, 16 coaches and 26 support staff are heading to PyeongChang to represent Canada at the 2018 Paralympic Games. Ontario athletes make up the largest percentage of Team Canada with 19 athletes and will be represented in all 5 sports: Para Ice Hockey, Para Nordic Skiing, Wheelchair Curling, Para Alpine and Para Snowboard.
As a proud member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSI Network), CSIO is one of 7 institutes and centres across Canada that supports high performance athletes through world-class sport science and sport medicine.
CSIO wishes the best for the athletes, coaches and support staff representing Canada at the Games. We are proud to cheer you on- Go Canada Go!
“We are extremely proud of all of the Canadian athletes named to Team Canada for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. A big congratulations also goes out to all of the coaches, practitioners and support staff who have worked with the athletes, preparing them to be at their best in PyeongChang. We are confident knowing that they will represent Canada proudly, and showcase all of the hard work they have put into their sport”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite location at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca
Photo Credit: Canadian Parlympic Committee