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INSIDE THE LAB

Learn to thrive in your Games environment.

 

The Canadian Olympic Lab empowers Canada’s top athletes, coaches and team members to perform as the ‘best version of themselves’ in a specific environment: The Olympic Games. Over the course of this intensive, intimate and fun 25-hour event, we assemble and unite through the lens Olympic preparation; learning to thrive in, respond to and understand the Games environment. It is a place to lead. Learn. Share. Be Inspired. And emerge with fierce confidence and certainty, together, as Team Canada.

DORVAL, QC - DECEMBER 04: Olympic Lab on December 04, 2018, at the Montreal Airport Marriott International Hotel (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

EXCLUSIVE GAMES PREPARATION

Every Games is unique; each with individual challenges and opportunities. The Lab provides you with the necessary tools for an optimal performance inside your hyper-specific and local Olympic environment.

DORVAL, QC - DECEMBER 04: Olympic Lab on December 04, 2018, at the Montreal Airport Marriott International Hotel (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

INCREDIBLE CONVERSATIONS

Attracting world-class speakers, sport legends and Games experts, the Lab plays host to some of the most important conversations you can have in your Olympic career. It facilitates ongoing discussions which turn into results, both in life and on the field of play.

DORVAL, QC - DECEMBER 04: Olympic Lab on December 04, 2018, at the Montreal Airport Marriott International Hotel (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

During innovative workshops and scenario-type sessions, you will roll up your sleeves and unite with your team in a truly Canadian way to virtually experience your Games environment. This advance knowledge will help you solve potential challenges and recognize opportunities before they happen.

DORVAL, QC - DECEMBER 04: Olympic Lab on December 04, 2018, at the Montreal Airport Marriott International Hotel (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

LEADERSHIP & DISCOVERY

As one of Canada’s best in sport, your perspective and experience is key to the overall success of Team Canada. Olympic Lab is the place to both lead by example and share insight, while discovering where you can improve.

Arianne Jones Photo

"An epic two days of learning."

Arianne Jones

Luge

"It is an opportunity to talk about the challenges we face and solutions we found."

Adam van Koeverden

Canoe-Kayak
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Eric Radford Photo

"It gives you a new perspective on the Games as a whole"

Eric Radford

Figure Skating

"There are many Olympic veterans here to help us prepare for what to expect."

Paula Findlay

Triathlon
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FAQs

The Lab is where Canada’s most elite high-performers unite as one team, under the microscope of the Olympic Games. Over the course of 25-hours we meet to collaborate and focus intently on Games-specific preparation and planning among Olympic experts and marquee speakers.
More than 200 Team Canada Olympic-hopefuls will be in attendance. This includes athletes, coaches, team leaders, mental performance consultants and integrated support team members.
If you were invited to the Olympic Lab, it is because Team Canada and your team believe in you and your potential to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games. Many participants in attendance will learn of their qualification just a few months prior to the Games. If you have been invited, you are meant to be there!
Yes! The Olympic Lab is meant to enhance your Olympic preparation and training is a huge part of that. For the 2019 Lab, Goodlife has provided each Olympic Lab participant with a complimentary gym membership for their time in Toronto. The gym is located 180m away from the hotel (just a two-minute walk) and facilities can be seen here.
“Team Canada Chic” … AKA whatever you want, but your team gear is best. Jeans or leggings are suggested.
Please indicate any food restrictions, allergies and/or preferences in your registration and we will be sure to accommodate them with the hotel.
During registration, you will have the option to identify a preferred roommate. If none is identified, the COC will select someone for you.
Prior to arriving at the Lab, each participant will have to complete their Strengths Finder assessment (coming soon), which should take between 20-25 minutes. In addition to that, arrive with an open mind and feeling ready to be challenged and inspired!
(SEE 2019 SESSIONS) Knowing and leveraging your strengths will boost your confidence in an unpredictable Games environment. So, before joining your Tokyo 2020 teammates at Olympic Lab, we ask that you take this time to identify the best version of yourself. An upcoming personality assessment will identify your unique strengths and can be thought of as your talent DNA.
The Olympic Lab showcases inspiring individuals who are meant to challenge our way of thinking and inspire. This year will be no exception!
(SEE 2019 LOGISTICS) All Olympic Lab sessions and activities will be taking place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre.
(SEE 2019 LOGISTICS) Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Alternatively, the option to book single rooms will be charged back at a rate of $105/night, subject to availability.
Expenses associated with your stay will be covered by the Canadian Olympic Committee for the duration of the Lab. Accommodation booked outside of the host hotel will not be eligible for reimbursement.