CSIO EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO MEDIA DURING THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

For Immediate Release

TORONTO (August 2, 2016) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) through its staff of expert practitioners provides world-class support to Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Ontario. The majority of Ontario athletes who will be representing Canada at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio have benefited from CSIO’s services and support during various stages of their career development pathway.

During the Games, several CSIO experts will be available to members of the media who wish to supplement their Olympic coverage with pieces related to CSIO’s service categories: Sport Nutrition, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis, Physiology, Mental Preparation, Sport Medicine & Therapy, Strength & Conditioning, and Coaching & Technical Leadership.

Any interested media are to contact Senior Communications Coordinator, Laura Albright at lalbright@csiontario.ca or 416.596.1240 Ext. 238 to arrange interviews with all CSIO staff.

Sport Nutrition Nicole Springle, MAN, RD
Lead, Sport Nutrition
Biomechanics & Performance Analysis Ryan Atkison, MSc, CSCS
Lead, Biomechanics & Performance 
Physiology Heather Sprenger, PhD, CSCS
Lead, Physiology, Research & Innovation
Mental Performance & Career Transition

Judy Goss, PhD
Mental Performance Consultant 

&

Rolf Wagschal, PhD
Game Plan, Advisor 

Sport Medicine & Sport Therapy

Dr. Doug Richards, Dip Sport Med
Chief Medical Officer

&

Dr. Steven Dilkas, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med
Sport Medicine Physician

Strength & Conditioning Ed McNeely, MExPhys
Lead, Strength & Conditioning
Performace Service (General)

Pierre McCout, EMBA, M.Sports Physiotherapy
Director, Performance Services

&

Sheldon Persad, MSc, CSCS, CPTN-CPT.M, SWCC
Manager, Performance Services

Coaching & Technical Leaderipship  Wendy Dobbin ChPC
Lead, Coach Development 

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

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Media Contact:
Laura Albright, Senior Communications Coordinator
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238
Email: lalbright@csiontario.ca
www.csiontario.ca    

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