A look back: CSIO’s Role Supporting Ontario Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Leading to Pyeongchang 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018
A look back: CSIO’s Role Supporting Ontario Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Leading to Pyeongchang 2018

For Immediate Release

Ontario athletes make up the largest percent of Team Canada during record breaking Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Medal Hauls at PyeongChang 2018.

TORONTO (March 29, 2018) - The PyeongChang 2018 Games were an inspiring time for Canada with not one, but two, record breaking Canadian medal hauls as a total of 57 medals were won between the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) congratulates all 280 athletes that represented Team Canada and recognizes the tremendous support from staff and coaches that aided in their success. A special acknowledgement goes out to the 90 Ontario athletes, that together, made up the largest percentage of any province on Team Canada.

  • 71 Ontario athletes competed at the Olympics, making up 32% of the team
  • 19 Ontario athletes competed at the Paralympics, making up 35% of the team
  • CSIO supported a total of 21 athletes that competed in PyeongChang 2018 on the Canadian Olympic Team.
  • CSIO Affiliated athletes won 4 Olympic Medals
    • 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 14 CSIO Affiliated athletes received a medal
  • CSIO Affiliated athletes competed in 5 different Olympic Sports in PyeongChang

Ways CSIO supports athletes:

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.

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:
Eva Bloudoff, Manager, Communications & Events
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.595.1240 Ext. 238
Email: ebloudoff@csiontario.ca
www.csiontario.ca
 

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