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The Search is on for Canada’s Next Great Olympians – Register by Feb. 11

by pedalmag.com

RBC Challenge -2016-02-02-at-1.22.54-PM-500x300 copy.3February 07, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Have you ever wondered if one day you could be an Olympian? Do you think you could compete on the world’s biggest stage? RBC, in partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF) would like to help Canadian youth find out.

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to a new event called RBC Training Ground, to put their athletic abilities to the test. Up to ten athletes will be identified at each of the four regional events, to receive additional assistance such as funding, resources, coaching and/or mentorship that is necessary to achieve their Olympic journey.

Four top performers will also receive a trip to the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to help fuel their passion and commitment.

RBC Training Ground will host an athlete identification camp on February 20th in Vancouver. Three additional events will take place through February and March, in 3 cities across Canada–the 3 additional dates and locations are available on the event website.

Athletes selected to attend will compete in the following exercises:

POWER

vertical jump, standing jump,
standing triple jump

SPEED

40m running sprint, 6 second bike sprint

STRENGTH

1 upper body push, 1 upper body pull,
1 leg press, medicine ball throw

ENDURANCE

Arm/leg bike

 

RBC Training Ground participants attending may be showcased and featured CBC/Radio – Canada network and RBC Training Ground website.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Registration closes Thursday, February 11th, at 11:59 pm.





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