Peace in sport. (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

THANKS FOR HELPING CHANGE THE WORLD

Can sport really change the world? The answer is yes, because of you. As a Canadian and an ambassador of the Olympic Movement, you are creating positive change through sport every day. So, thanks. It’s not easy to do, especially when things can be politically troubling around the world. That’s why it’s important to take a moment, ... More

Mary Spencer

CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS ACHIEVEMENTS IN ADVANCING SPORT

In the eyes of the world, Canada is commonly seen as a diverse, welcoming and generally inclusive place. When it comes to sport, we are even revered as progressive. But historically here at home, the truth is … we have not always been. And we have a long way to go. "We acknowledge the oppression and discrimination Indigenous Peoples ... More

DIFFERENCE MAKERS PART 3: Putting People First

A people-first attitude leads to better Olympic performances. Sure, it seems simple. But, as easy as it sounds, it’s just as easy to forget when the pressure to perform is heavy. Putting people first is a clear-and-actionable takeaway you have emphasized as a key factor during the planning, execution and de-briefing phases of the past ... More

PUT YOUR HIGH-PERFORMING ATTRIBUTES TO WORK

High-performance is simple, if you are committed to being fully prepared. “I wake up every morning with a list of tasks in my head, all focused on getting better,” said Four-time Olympian, two-time medallist and London 2012 Team Canada Flag Bearer Simon Whitfield about Games preparation. “The task doesn’t care if it's hard to ... More

DO YOU HAVE THE ATTRIBUTES OF A HIGH-PERFORMER?

You got this, right?! Of course you do. Helping high-performing athletes, teams and mission staff prepare for and deliver at the biggest sporting event in the world is what you do best! In fact, ‘high-performance’ describes your job perfectly. But, does it describe you? In these quickly passing weeks and months before Lima 2019, ... More

FOLLOW YOUR FEMALE LEADERS TO INSPIRE POSITIVE CHANGE

What does gender equality look like in sport? How does it feel? When does it occur? “When girls and women around the world have the same opportunities and an equal voice in their roles as participants, coaches and leaders, sport will be at its best,” says Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith. It’s empowering to have ... More

Olympic Lab 2018 speaker session

SHARING OLYMPIC LAB LESSONS

Thanks to you, Olympic Lab 2018 was an awesome experience. Sure, the event brought us together through team building (don’t worry the plastic-straw-ramp-building projects were recycled), it inspired us, and gave us tools for better preparation. But, as we continue to let our life’s purpose lead us, the lessons we learned at Lab will ... More

DIFFERENCE MAKERS PART 2: TRUSTING MORE THAN DATA

This is the second instalment in an ongoing series based on your identified Olympic-performance Difference Makers: Games Specific Planning, Team Dynamics and Individual Resiliency. *** As high performers, we naturally trust the data. And with our advances in sport science, the data is good, perhaps even great. We scrutinize, analyze ... 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

TWO YEARS TO TOKYO: BETTER EVERY DAY

That’s the message from Team Canada’s lead mental performance consultant Dr. Peter Jensen – exactly two years ahead of Opening Ceremonies for Tokyo 2020. “Two years seems like a long time.” he says. “But, it’s also a short time.” Indeed, Tokyo 2020 is far enough away to adjust and make changes to your plans, but it’s ... More