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Own the Podium 2010. What is Own the Podium (OTP)?. OTP is the most aggressive sport technical initiative in Canadian history. It provides the support and services required to put Canadian athletes on the podium at the 2010 Games. A NEW APPROACH FOR CANADA. How Did OTP Get Started?.

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what is own the podium otp
What is Own the Podium (OTP)?

OTP is the most aggressive sport technical initiative in Canadian history. It provides the support and services required to put Canadian athletes on the podium at the 2010 Games.

A NEW APPROACH FOR CANADA

how did otp get started
How Did OTP Get Started?

VANOC’S BOLD COMMITMENT

“The success of the Vancouver and Whistler Games will be measured not only by how well we organize them, but most importantly, how well the Canadian team succeeds at them.”

John Furlong

a partnership approach
A Partnership Approach
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • VANOC
  • Sport Canada
where we are at
Where We Are At

CANADA’S ASCENT TO THE TOP

At the end of the 2006/07 season, Canada was ranked 3rd among all winter-sport nations.

At the end of the 2007/08 season, Canada was ranked 2nd among all winter-sport nations.

Canada is closing the gap with Germany.

In 2008/09, Canada finished 1st overall in World Championship medal counts and 2nd in Paralympic events.

where does the money go
Where Does the Money Go?

Excellence funding for 13 winter Olympic sports and all 4 Paralympic sports

Hiring of world-class coaches & technical staff

Training camps and competitions

Sport medicine/sport science services

Technology & equipment

Specialized support programs

Canadian Sport Centres

A TARGETED APPROACH

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Government of Canada Support for Winter Sport

Dollar funding by quadIncludes Sport Support Program, Hosting Program and Athlete Assistance Program fundingOctober 2009

otp programs
OTP Programs

TOP SECRET

  • Aggressive approach to research & technology
  • Over 40 projects are being funded
  • 4 research areas (air, ice, suit, and human performance)
  • Moving from research phase to implementation
  • Athletes know that they have the best equipment, clothing, etc…
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OTP Programs

PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

Performance technology is now a vital part of training.

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OTP Programs

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

Completed venues

Access to venues

Familiarity with area

own the podium summer
Own the Podium Summer

SUMMER SPORT PROGRAM

  • Program is lead by Alex Baumann
  • Targeted approach to excellence
  • Achieved stated performance goals in Beijing
  • New Federal funding $24 million/year.