COC to hold sport celebrations at COH

Canadian Olympic Committee to recognize sports, athletes and coaches

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 — RIO DE JANEIRO — On Wednesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that it would hold sport celebrations at Canada Olympic House (COH) to recognize all Rio Olympians, their coaches and the sports they represent.The events will take place in the Celebration Room at COH and will welcome the friends and families of Canadian Olympians to celebrate their sports, coaches and their achievements in true Canuck style.

The events will also provide a platform to shine a light on the incredible contributions of Canada’s coaches and the vital role they play in the success of their athletes. Stronger than ever with 98 members, the coaching team for Rio 2016 is made up of some of the world’s most talented sport leaders. The full Team Canada coaches list can be downloaded below.

COH is a private facility that requires pre-registration and accreditation for entry. Guests will need to pre-register online. Onsite, a team of access staff, security staff and volunteers will monitor traffic and access to COH. It is located on the Lagoa at AABB-Rio (Associação Atlética Banco do Brasil), Avenida Borges de Medeiros No. 829, Leblon, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Hours of operations are from August 6 – 21; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


The Coaching Association of Canada acknowledges the incredible dedication and expertise among the 98 coaches named to our country’s Olympic Team. They represent the tireless efforts of all coaches in leading athlete-centred coach-led performance excellence.

Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada

Canada’s coaches continue to be an integral element of our country’s sporting success. The coach delegation for Rio 2016 represents some of the best coaching talent in the world – our athletes are in excellent hands.

Eric Myles, Executive Director – Sport, Canadian Olympic Committee

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