Six Ontario Athletes Nominated to Team Canada for Youth Olympic Games

Yesterday, Athletics Canada nominated 15 athletes to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, taking place in Buenos Aires, from October 6-18. This event will be the first to feature the same number of male and female athletes.

The nominated athletes to Team Canada includes five men, and 10 women – 6 athletes of which are from Ontario.

The selected athletes from Ontario are as follows:

Evan Burke, London Western T.F.C.
Coach: Dave Mills
Event: 3000m

Adam Exley, Invictus Athletics Club
Coach: Ray Riley
Event: 110m Hurdles

Olivia Gee, London Legion T.F.C.
Coach: Sandy Cooper-Ryder
Event: 100m Hurdles

Cameron Ormond, Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Coach: Sue Deighan
Event: 3000m

Alexzandra Throndson, University of Toronto T.C.
Coach: Tom Moss
Event: Pole Vault

Lucas Woodhall, Brockville Legion T.F.C.
Coach: Laura Sivers
Event: Shot Put

Best of luck to these, and all Canadian athletes, representing the country at the Youth Olympic Games! For more information about the team, click here.

About the Summer Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games bring together talented young athletes aged 15 to 18 from more than 200 countries around the world. The event differentiates from other youth sport opportunities, as it integrates a unique Culture and Education Programme based around five main themes: Olympism, social responsibly, skills development, expression and well-being and healthy lifestyles. Buenos Aires 2018, the third summer YOG, will feature nearly 4,000 athletes in 241 events across 32 sports in 36 disciplines.

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