TORONTO (February 8, 2018) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate all of the athletes and coaches named to Team Canada. CSIO would also like to specifically congratulate the 71 Ontario athletes, 13 Ontario coaches and countless support staff representing Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. Ontario athletes comprise 32% of the Canadian Olympic Team, the most of any province or territory!
The Ontario athlete contingent joins 154 other athletes from across the country in representing Canada at the Games – the largest team that Canada has ever sent to a Winter Olympic Games at 225 athletes strong!
Among the Canadian athletes competing at the Games, 21 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.
CSIO provides support to athletes in a number of ways including:
Integrated Support Teams (ISTs)
Athlete focused and coach led, ISTs provide sport science and sport medicine services to targeted groups of National Team athletes as identified by their National Sport Organizations. Through ISTs, athletes and their coaches receive support and services including strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, mental performance, biomechanics and performance analysis, physiology, sport medicine and athletic therapy, delivered by CSIO’s in-house team of expert practitioners.
Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI)
OHPSI is a program designed by CSIO and funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), to provide sport science and sport medicine services to 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 athlete participation in training camps and international events, coach and technical leadership support and professional development, and enhancing sports’ daily training environments.
Individual Athlete Services
All Sport Canada carded athletes are eligible to receive individual services from CSIO. The services available to each athlete can include nutrition consultations, sport medicine and therapy appointments, life services, and access to Game Plan. As well, all Sport Canada carded athletes have access to use CSIO’s state-of-the-art facility which includes a dedicated strength and conditioning and recovery area.
CSIO is also a proud member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSI Network), comprised of 7 sport institutes and sport centres across Canada. Together the COPSI Network has provided world-class sport science and sport medicine support to 89% of Team Canada athletes competing in PyeongChang.
CSIO wishes Ontario athletes, coaches, and support staff representing Canada, the best of luck at the Games!
We will be cheering for you – Go Canada Go!
“We are extremely proud of all of the Canadian athletes named to Team Canada for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. A big congratulation 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. This is one of Canada’s strongest and most talented teams with a mix of veteran Olympic medallists and young, determined first-timers who have proved they are a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. We know they will all represent our nation well and make Canada proud!”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
“Congratulations to the Ontario athletes named to Team Canada! Provincial and multi-sport organizations, coaches, volunteers, and officials are the backbone of our sport system. Ontario athletes’ participation at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is our shared success. Go Team Canada!”
Honourable Daiene Vernile
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
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
Laura Albright, Manager, Communications & Events
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238