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COPSIN Advantage Webinar Series Hosted by Game Plan

Game Plan and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) are offering a special series of monthly webinars for coaches and athletes. This will give you an opportunity to connect, learn and provide you additional support during this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. The calendar for June’s webinar’s covers a wide range of topics hosted by several industry professionals. This series will take place every Wednesday during the month of June! Be sure to visit the Resources Page, which will update regularly as new sessions are posted.


Calling All Entrepreneurs

Do you own a small business, or are you directly involved with one? In an effort to better get to know Canadian OLY’s beyond sport, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at oly@olympic.ca to let us know how these challenging times may be affecting the work you are doing.


Welcome Fasken to the Team Canada Family

In efforts to build on the Government of Canada’s $72M commitment to the sport sector, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Fasken have mutually agreed to expedite the process to announce Fasken as the first-ever Official Legal Services Partner of Team Canada. The long-term partnership will begin immediately to address issues the sport community is facing as a result of COVID-19. 

This five-year partnership will focus on providing value to the sport system with Value-In-Kind legal services, such as direct to COC/National Sport Organization (NSO) legal support, Co-op calls, and consultations that will be available to all Canadian NSOs and Olympic athletes.

The full press release can be found here.


Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2020/21 Inductees

Six athletes and five builders were chosen this year to signify and celebrate Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s 65th anniversary year, receiving the Order of Sport award. They were selected from over 260 public nominations and by a committee comprised of sports broadcasters, writers, academics and athletes, all for their ability to lead and inspire both on and off the field of play, for their sports accomplishments and in recognition of their continuing role in building Canada through sport and the value they return to their communities.

Three Team Canada Olympians have been named to this year’s esteemed class. Diane Jones KonihowskiEric Lamaze and his horse Hickstead, and Steve Nash are joined by Lorie Kane, Sonja Gaudet, John “Jackie” Barrett, Duncan Campbell, Sheldon Kennedy, Judy Kent, Willie O’Ree and Ross Powless. To learn more about the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, click here. The Team Canada story can be found here.

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