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?.
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
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.”
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.
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
Dollar funding by quadIncludes Sport Support Program, Hosting Program and Athlete Assistance Program fundingOctober 2009
Performance technology is now a vital part of training.
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Access to venues
Familiarity with area
SUMMER SPORT PROGRAM