PRESS RELEASE: ONTARIO ATHLETES PLAY KEY ROLE IN TEAM CANADA’S HISTORIC MEDAL COUNT
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – TORONTO (February 27, 2018) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate the 71 athletes, 13 coaches and countless support staff from Ontario, as well as the entire Canadian Olympic Team, for an outstanding performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. The Canadian Team delivered powerful and inspirational performances, captivating the nation.
Team Canada is bringing home a record 29 Olympic Winter Games medals – 11 Gold, 8 Silver, and 10 Bronze, eclipsing its previous record of 26 medals set at Vancouver 2010. The 29 Olympic medals places Canada 3rd in both the Gold medal count and the overall Games medal count from PyeongChang 2018.
- Through a combination of individual and team events the Games saw 29 Ontario athletes reach the podium, contributing to 8 (4 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze) of the 29 medals won by Team Canada.
- These 8 medals from Ontario athletes came in the disciplines of Figure Skating – Team Event, Figure Skating – Ice Dance, Men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh, Mixed Doubles Curling, Women’s Hockey, Figure Skating – Pairs, Men’s Hockey and Women’s Bobsleigh.
- Athletes who have received direct support from CSIO along their career development pathway, contributed to 4 of Canada’s 29 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze).
- The 4 medals won by CSIO affiliated athletes came from 14 athletes in Figure Skating – Team Event, Figure Skating – Ice Dance, Women’s Hockey and Women’s Bobsleigh.
- The 2018 Olympic Winter Games saw countless Canadian athletes achieve personal bests and earn numerous Top 5 and Top 10 performances, with their athleticism, determination, and excellence, each one of these performances worthy of their own medal.
A Complete List of Ontario Medallists & CSIO Affiliated Medallists from the PyeongChang Olympic Games are Enclosed.
“It was an extremely successful Olympic Games for Canada, and Ontario athletes played a critical role in Team Canada’s historic medal count. CSIO is extremely proud of our Ontario athletes, their powerful performances and their accomplishments on the podium. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches on a job well done, you have represented Canada with pride and your performances have inspired the next generation of high performance athletes. Thank you to the Government of Canada and Sport Canada; the Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Own The Podium; and the Canadian Olympic Committee for their continued support of CSIO and Ontario athletes at these Games. We now look forward to even more captivating and triumphant performances from Team Canada’s athletes and coaches at the Paralympic Games next month!”
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