Dignitaries, musicians and most importantly, current and former Olympians were on hand for the announcement of the Future Olympians Fund at Varsity Stadium.
Marnie McBean, a three-time Olympic gold medallist in rowing, explained that the Future Olympians Fund will bridge a gap for athletes identified as future Olympians to current programs like Own The Podium which aim to give athletes the final push from a high ranking in particular sport to a medal haul.
“Own The Podium, Sport Canada and the other funding sources are doing a great job at the top but we still need to broaden that base,” McBean said.
"Generally Own The Podium targets the top 10 in the world, so once you are in the top 10 it helps you own the podium,....but how do you get to be 10th? This (Future Olympians Fund) is how you get to be 10th, and once you are 10th in the world, youRead More »from New fund aims to fuel the next generation of Canadian Olympians