Ontario Summer Games Event Preview

The Ontario Summer Games will kick off tomorrow, in London, Ontario. To view the official Ontario Summer Games website, click here.

The opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 2nd at TD Stadium. For directions to the facility, click here. Athletes ranging from ages 12-18 will gather at 6:30 PM to take part in the athlete’s parade which is an activity that will acknowledge all athletes on their hard work and dedication to their sport. The Ontario Summer Games will officially begin Friday, August 3rd, and conclude on Sunday, August 5th. The event will feature 21 different sports, including both team and individual sports. Please click here for a list of all participating sports.

The Athletics portion of the competition will take place on August 3rd and 4th. To view the tentative Ontario Summer Games Track and Field schedule, please click here. The various sporting competitions will be taking place all over London, Ontario, however the Athletics portion will be within the TD Stadium for the duration of the event. All athletes, coaches, managers and officials will be housed on campus at Western University. To view the list of the residence halls at Western University, please click here. The Participant Handbook is also available now on the Ontario Summer Games website, and you can click here to view that document now. The Handbook includes a meal schedule and other important event information. 

Athletics hasn’t been included of the Ontario Summer Games for over a decade, and we are very excited to be back! As Athletics Ontario’s mission is to develop, promote and ensure competent delivery of programs and competition in athletics, the Ontario Summer Games is a great opportunity to showcase our amazing U14 and U16 athletes, and provide them with the opportunity to experience high-level competition. Being introduced to high-level competition is essential for each athlete as it helps them develop physically, emotionally and socially. Athletics Ontario has selected and split up 176 male and female athletes into two teams, Team East and Team West. Each team will feature 88 athletes and they will be competing to claim the title of “Best In Ontario”. To view the full list of athletes competing, please click here.

“This is also a great opportunity for our coaches as it allows them to showcase and leverage their provincial and national level coaching experiences,” says Athletics Ontario CEO Paul Osland. The coaches will assist and inform each athlete on nutrition, recovery, mental preparation, visualization and team building. To view the full list of coaches, click here.

Athletics ontario wants to congratulate all AO athletes in advance for being selected to compete at these Games. This is an amazing accomplishment and all athletes should be very proud of themselves. Athletics Ontario knows all athletes will compete with good sportsmanship and represent themselves, their coaches, clubs and district, to the best of their ability.

If you’re looking for any more information, you can visit the Athletics page on the Ontario Summer Games website. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact High Performance Manager, Kolton Kowalchuk.

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