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Notice of Opportunity to Join the Athletics Ontario Board

The Athletics Ontario Board provides strategic leadership to the association by committing to excellence in governance while supporting AO’s mission, vision and values for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. AO is seeking a unique mix of experience, expertise and individual competency that will assist the Board with fulfilling its governance role while focusing […]

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Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt

We are so thrilled to introduce to you the guest speaker for the 2019 Athletics Ontario Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. She is a tremendously impressive individual, and we are so excited to welcome her at our event. Learn more about Tracy Schmitt, also known as Unstoppable Tracy. You are going to […]

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Rosey Edeh to Emcee 2019 Awards Gala

We are pleased to announce that Rosey Edeh will be returning as the Emcee for this year’s Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Rosey is a former Olympian and Canadian television personality, as well as the current 400m Hurdle Canadian record holder, a time of 54.39 seconds. As a five-time All American, competing […]

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Canadian Positive Doping Test – Supplement Information

August 26, 2019 We have been made aware of an adverse analytical finding for a Canadian athlete following an out of competition doping control that took place in late July. At this point, the source of the banned substance is unknown. There are four supplements that the athlete was taking during the time frame in question […]

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Silvia Ruegger, Canadian Marathon Icon, Dies at Age 58

Last Friday, August 23, former Canadian marathon record holder Silvia Ruegger died after a battle with cancer at the age of 58. She held the women’s Canadian marathon record time of 2:28.36 for 28 years, before Lanni Marchant broke it in 2013, with a time of 2:28.00. Ruegger was best known for representing Canada in […]

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In Memory of Joy Moon

Joy Salmon Moon, a devoted long distance track coach for many years, passed away earlier this month at the Algonquin Grace Hospice. She founded the Tom Longboat Runners Club, and committed many hours to coaching and contributing to our great sport over the years. If you were a middle distance athlete, you’ve probably heard of […]

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Passing of Rhona Trott, Hamilton Olympic Club

We are sad to share the news that club registrar, coach and athlete with the Hamilton Olympic Club, Rhona Trott, passed away last week.  Rhona was a crucial member to the Hamilton Olympic Club for 50 years. She has been an athlete for many many years, continuing to compete in Masters events in her later […]

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2019 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

The special recognition award nomination period for 2019 is now open! Please fill out our Nomination Form to submit the name of a deserving athlete, official, or volunteer. Awards will be announced and presented at the 2019 Awards Gala on October 19, 2019. The deadline to submit nominations will be Monday, September 16, 2019, at […]

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