TORONTO (February 3, 2022) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate the 215 athletes and their coaches named to Team Canada for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. CSIO would like to recognize the 60 Ontario athletes, numerous Ontario coaches, and countless Ontario-based support staff representing Canada at the Games. Ontario athletes comprise 28% of the Canadian Olympic Team, the most of any province or territory!
Among the Canadian athletes competing at the Games, 30 members of the Team have received support from CSIO during their athletic career on the high performance development pathway. CSIO works or has worked with these athletes and their coaches to optimize their performance and enhance their ability to succeed on the international stage. This includes the delivery of best-in-class sport science services such as strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, mental performance, biomechanics and performance analysis, physiology, sport medicine and athletic therapy, and access to best-in-class training facilities.
CSIO would also like to congratulate the 12 athletes on Team Canada who have been a part of CSIO’s Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program. OHPSI is a program designed by CSIO and funded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, to provide sport science and sport medicine services to provincial athletes who are best capable of achieving future international success on senior national teams in targeted winter and summer sports. The OHPSI investment also contributes to funding support for athlete participation in competition and training, coach / technical leadership support and professional development, and enhancing a sports’ daily training environments.
CSIO’s purpose is Elevating People & Performances and these Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes are a testament to the best-in-class program and service delivery and support that CSIO staff provide in the pursuit of #BuildingChampions.
CSIO wishes all of the athletes, coaches, and support staff representing Canada the best of luck at the Games!
We will be cheering for you – Go Canada Go!
“CSIO would like to congratulate the Ontario and CSIO Affiliated Athletes who were named to Team Canada for the Beijing Olympic Games. The past couple of years have been challenging for our athletes, with disruptions to their preparation, training, and competition schedule, but our athletes are determined, resilient and ready to shine in Beijing. A big thank you goes out to all of the coaches, technical leaders, practitioners, and support staff who adapted and innovated in order to support our athletes throughout the pandemic. We are excited to watch and cheer on Team Canada as they compete at the Games!”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
BY THE NUMBERS:
215 – Team Canada Athletes
60 – Ontario Athletes
30 – CSIO Affiliated Athletes
12 – OHPSI Athletes (Current or Former)
A Complete List of Ontario Athletes & A Complete List of CSIO Affiliated Athletes Representing Canada at the 2022 Olympic Games Enclosed.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing best-in-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert staff deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Sport Canada. www.csiontario.ca
Photo: Vincent Ethier / Canadian Olympic Committee