TEN WAYS TO TREASURE THE OPENING CEREMONY EXPERIENCE

In less than 48 hours, when Team Canada marches into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Pan Am Games, you will be there — in person or in spirit. In fact, so too will every other person who has represented Team Canada … at any Games. This is what we do. As teammates (past, present and future) we rise together as ... More

TURN YOUR GAMES STORY INTO AN OPPORTUNITY

Whether or not you are active on social media, come Games time, people will be paying attention. And whether or not the press has followed you or your sport to date, come Games time, they will. So what does this mean for you? Opportunity. FIND: MEDIA PROTOCOL & BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND on your Team | Équipe mobile app! (ANDROID ... More

THE TIME IS NOW TO BE GAMES-READY

You’ve done some incredible work and taken major steps to get here; making final preparations to express yourself as a member of Team Canada at the Pan Am Games. But, before that happens, much work still lies ahead to carry out your plan to meet your objectives in Lima and during this important pre-Olympic season. “You are about to become ... More

DIFFERENCE MAKERS PART 1: GETTING SPECIFIC ABOUT GAMES

At the Olympics, lots. You know all too well it’s not your regular rodeo; people, environments, circumstances can impact your performance in dramatic ways at Games. A successful Olympic performance demands a careful and deliberate Olympic-specific plan which can be executed in a multi-sport context. Workflows need to be adjusted; ... More

OWN YOUR MOMENT

‘Canadian Olympic Team member' … it has a nice ring to it, non? Well, It should. You earned it, and only you can know precisely what it took. It’s your Olympic story. But now the selection process is over and it’s time to give your story a new setting — in Korea. In fact, your Olympic environment is about to get very real, very ... More

3 WAYS TO BRING LOVE & SUPPORT TO GAMES

Nobody does it alone. And, if you’re lucky, you can relate to how awesome it is having family and friends along for the ride. “My family has supported me the entire way,” says two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan. “I loved that they were (at the Games). They were the ones I wanted to celebrate with the most.” From those who ... More

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

No matter what happens between now and your flight home from PyeongChang, there is one thing you can count on: It will be an adventure. Ups. Downs. Exhilaration. Disappointment. Nobody can truly predict the emotion you will feel. But, your PyeongChang 2018 Athlete Mentors can certainly relate. And no matter what, they’ve got your back. ... More

WHEN YOU JUST NEED TO TALK …

Sometimes, you just need to talk. Not to your mom, your coach or barista. Sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who gets it. All of it. Without any judgement or expectations. But, who is that impartial person outside of your normal day-to-day routine? Simple: Your Athlete Mentors. By now you know four mentors have been named ... More

LIVE LIFE AT GAMES LIKE THE EXPERT YOU ARE

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU NEED FROM YOUR OLYMPIC ENVIRONMENT: Do you hang out in the kitchen of a restaurant while the chef makes your meal? Do you watch the mechanic fix your car, or help the dentist clean your teeth? Probably not. These are experts who need a very specific environment to perform. The Olympics are no different. But at Games, ... More