TEST EVENTS OFFER MORE THAN PRE-GAMES PRACTICE

You don’t know, what you don’t know. That’s the overall message from your RIO 2016 Olympic Teammates, when it comes to the importance of being familiar with your Olympic environment ahead of time. “Now we know how to prepare for next year,” said Tyler Mislawchuk after earning the win at the Tokyo 2020 triathlon test event ... More

KNOW SUCCESS BY KNOWING YOUR STRENGTHS

“Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong.” This notion from renowned thinker Simon Sinek is important to consider for an expert high-performer like you. After all, it goes without saying that strength and Olympic success co-exist. And it also goes without saying your next 10 months will be focused on getting ... More

TRAIN TO FACE ADVERSITY BEFORE IT FACES YOU

Don’t wait for something to be difficult before learning to deal with it. That’s the message resilience experts say every Tokyo-2020 bound athlete and coach should be carving into their Olympic preparation plan. “Developing resilience is not only about making (each other) uncomfortable,” says Mental Performance Consultant ... 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

’TIS THE SEASON FOR REFLECTION

In sport, moving forward is what we do. But to see clearly what’s ahead, we sometimes need a long look back. That time is now. Sure, reflection is already a big part of our goal-oriented lives as we constantly ask ourselves: What went wrong? What went right? Where can I gain a competitive edge? We improve. We focus. We move forward. ... More

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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR GAMES PROFILE SHINE

There is no question, you will be prepared for Games. But, will the Games be prepared for you? It depends on how accurate, timely and complete your Games profile is. The good news is that you can simply log into The Bridge now, put this necessary step behind you, and continue to focus on the big task at hand: preparing and qualifying for ... 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

WHY OLYMPIC CO-OP SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR PLAN

Your peers, beyond your sport. That’s who. Enter Olympic Co-op: your sounding board, your safe place to come together with other leaders to solve problems, learn and discover new perspectives. In our business of driving excellence, this is the stuff of progress. And in just one year, the Co-op has already improved how we face and ... More

3 REASONS TO CHOOSE INCLUSION

It’s been four years since the Canadian Olympic Committee took important steps toward creating safer and more inclusive sport environments. First, the organization revised the language in its anti-discrimination articles to make our sport family more inclusive. Then, the #OneTeam program and the resources surrounding it were launched. ... More