An Open Letter to Canada’s Tokyo 2020 hopefuls: This Is Your Story

With exactly one year to go before the start of the Games, Team Canada Chef de Mission and three-time Olympic champion Marnie McBean penned an open letter to Tokyo 2020 hopefuls.

“No matter what happens, continue to figure out a story that you’ll be proud to share. Continue to believe that you are capable of more. Continue to build a better, stronger and healthier you.”

Read Marnie’s letter here.

COPSIN Network Webinars for Athletes continue through August

Game Plan and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network are offering a special series of monthly webinars that will give you an opportunity to connect, learn and provide you additional support during this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. Coming up this month, the topic will be; Financial Wellness – keeping more of what you earn. The call will take place on Thursday August 13 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET. Visit their website here for more details.

Join the Airbnb Olympic and Paralympic Summer Festival

With the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 postponed until 2021, the IOC, the IPC and Airbnb are bringing the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympics online with a curated program of activities by athletes for the first time in history – and you’re invited.

  • Bookings for the five-day event opened on 22 July, with more than 100 Olympian and Paralympian Experiences including more than 10 from Canadian athletes.
  • Proceeds will provide valuable income to the athlete hosts, while the WOA are also offering 100 free spots for Olympians to join the Experiences and learn from them.
  • You too can earn money by setting up your own Experience with support from Airbnb and Athlete365.

To engage with the festival, or discover how you can get involved, learn more here.

Athletes for Good Fund

In line with the IOC’s mission of supporting athletes and putting them at the heart of the Olympic Movement, as part of P&G’s next chapter of Olympic and Paralympic partnership, the company will launch the Athletes for Good Fund, a joint initiative between P&G, the IOC and the IPC that will issue grants to the causes that Olympic and Paralympic Games athletes and hopefuls are supporting to advance important work with shared core citizenship values. The Athletes for Good Fund will award a total of 52 grants over the course of the next year – through an application process on the IOC’s Athlete365 platform – representing one for every week leading up the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls who are working with organisations that are building and serving their communities in the areas of community impact (COVID-19 relief), equality and inclusion, and environmental sustainability are eligible to apply. Stay tuned for more information!

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