BC Athletes and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
Building the Team
- B.C. athletes have achieved success with the Canadian national team thanks to Olympic and Paralympic programs and legacy venues.
- The success of Canada’s athletes at the 2010 Winter Games has not only inspired a nation of supporters, but also repeat performance on the world stage.
- Leading up to the games, the Game Plan BC Program was initiated in 2003-04 with objective of putting more B.C. athletes on Olympic and Paralympic teams in the 2010 Olympics.
- 43% of B.C. athletes at the 2010 Winter Games had previously competed at a BC Games. These BC Games alumni contributed four gold medals and one silver medal to Canada’s record-breaking results.
Built to Last a Lifetime
- Game Plan BC will continue to have an impact at 2011 Canada Winter Games, and will benefit current national junior/development teams, and Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2014.
- British Columbian athletes have earned 22 Commonwealth Games medals and 16 World Championship medals since the 2010 Winter Game
- The Whistler Athletes Centre set to serve the next generation of champions.
- Facility includes fully equipped gymnastics centre, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSCP) operated High Performance Training Centre and adjacent Athlete Lodge creating a dynamic environment for year-round support of Canadian winter-sport athletes and ideal training camp facilities for local and international training groups.
- CSCP also has a full-service physiology lab and high performance training space within the Creekside Community Recreation Centre, a legacy building within the former 2010 Vancouver Athletes’ Village.
“One of the most tangible benefits went into BC Freestyle Performance athletes. The improvements were noticed in 2007 when BC Freestyle earned 8 medals at the Canada Winter Games. This was a 100% improvement from 2003.”
– Wade Garrod, Executive Director of BC Freestyle Association