CTV Article: RBC Training Ground marks eighth year of finding and funding future Olympians
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When RBC Training Ground began in 2016, the national talent identification and athlete funding program hoped to find up-and-coming athletes with Olympic potential from across the country. Now in its eighth year, the program’s mission has been successfully realized with 13 RBC Training Ground athletes having competed in the Tokyo and Beijing Olympic Games, seven of whom brought home medals for Canada.
RBC Training Ground hosts regional testing events from coast to coast – 17 this year to be exact – that are free for athletes aged 14 to 25 who are interested in seeing if they are suited for an Olympic sport. From there, 100 athletes are chosen to attend the RBC Training Ground National Final, where the top 30 are named RBC Future Olympians. Athletes who are selected through the program receive funding and are connected with a coach to further their training. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING ARTICLE ON CTVNEWS.CA
Lauren Fridman, 26, signed up for the RBC Training Ground regional qualifier in Calgary. Photo: House of Common studio / James Park