Ontario Track and Field Day hosted by Athletics Ontario

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Athletics Ontario wants to celebrate track and field with our members and the community and what better time than during the Pan Am Games? The Ontario Track and Field Day will feature games, races, food, and so much more! The event will take place on Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 PM at Black Creek Pioneer Village (approximately a 500m walk to the CIBC Pan Am Athletics Stadium). The Ontario Track and Field Day will take place between Pan Am sessions, the morning session includes the Men’s and Women’s 100m semi finals and the evening session will host the finals for the 100m races. Continue Reading →

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5 minute Survey: AO Junior-Senior & Bantam-Midget-Youth Combined Events Championships

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Athletics Ontario would like your feedback! For those athletes, coaches and parents, who attended or participated in the Athletics Ontario Track & Field Championships in Windsor June 12-14, we ask that you complete the short (estimated 5 minutes) surveys at the following link:

The survey will be available until Friday July 3.

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Canadian Athletics team Nominated for the 2015 Pan American Games

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Athletics Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee nominated 89 athletes to the 2015 Pan American Games Team.Fifty-one (51) competitors from Ontario have been nominated for the team. The Ontario team includes Shawn Barber, Andre DeGrasse, Khamica Bingham, and Sultana Frizell.

Shawn Barber set the Canadian Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault records earlier this year. NCAA Champion in the 100 and 200m, Andre DeGrasse is ready to take on the world’s best.  He most recently broke the Canadian 200m record with a time of 20.03 presently ranking him 4th in the world. Continue Reading →

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Executive Director: Application Deadline: JULY 10

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Athletics Ontario (AO) is the not-for-profit sport governing body for Athletics (track and field, cross country, road running and race walking) in Ontario. As a member of Athletics Canada, we are an athlete-centred, club and community-based, volunteer-driven organization committed to athlete development.  Our key goals are to promote and encourage participation from the grass roots level through to the very highest level of proficiency; to assist coaches, officials and club executives in fulfilling their goals; and to establish an authority which can voice the concerns and desires of members to the appropriate bodies.

As the most senior staff member, Continue Reading →

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Ontario Junior & Senior Championships Recap

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The Athletics Ontario (AO) Junior and Senior Championships and the AO Bantam, Midget, Youth Combined Events Championships took place this weekend (June 12-14, 2015) in Windsor ON. The event was hosted by the University of Windsor Athletic Club at the University of Windsor Stadium.

The weather left something to be desired, with high winds, intermittent rain and thundershowers throughout the weekend, but the competition at the championships was fierce. June 14th also marked the final day of qualification for athletes aiming to make the Canadian team for the 2015 Pan American Games. Continue Reading →

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NextGen Hub Announcement

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Athletics Canada in partnership with Athletics Ontario, the Province of Ontario and Own the Podium are pleased to unveil a NextGen Hub Program for Athletics in the province of Ontario. The NextGen Hub program facilitates a Pan Canadian approach to supporting athletes to podium performances in Athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Games and beyond. The NextGen Hub Program identifies athletes who have achieved performances which place them on Athletics Canada’s High Performance Pathway 5-8 years from a potential podium performance at the Olympic/Paralympic Games.

Charles Allen has been named Lead Coach of NextGen Hub Program, consolidating his position within Athletics Canada’s East Hub.  The NextGen Hub program will be housed within Athletics Canada’s East Hub at York University.  The East Hub, which has access to a very extensive Continue Reading →

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Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI)

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In collaboration with Athletics Canada, Canadian Sport Institute – Ontario (CSIO), Own the Podium (OTP), and Athletics Ontario, we are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected as a part of the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHSPI).

The goals of OHPSI is to identify, develop and support Ontario athletes best capable of achieving future podium success on senior national teams in targeted Olympic/Paralympic Games and Pan/Parapan Am Games.

This funding is to be used for improving Daily Training Environment, Integrated Support Team  support and Sport Science support.  Included in this support are training camps and competitions that are aligned with your individual plan. Continue Reading →

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Save the Date! July 22, 2015

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HELP US CELEBRATE ONTARIO TRACK AND FIELD AT THE PAN AM GAMES!

Athletics Ontario is hosting a Reunion/Family Day! It will be a day to promote and celebrate athletics in Ontario.

When: Wednesday July 22, 2015
1:30-5:00 PM
(Between Athletics sessions at the Pan Am Games; the evening session includes the 100 m finals for Women and Men) Continue Reading →

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