TORONTO, ON – This July millions of fans will tune in to watch the Olympic Games, sure to witness extraordinary drama and impressive feats. Yet for an athlete, Olympic competition is a brief, if monumental, chapter in a complex story of toil, triumph and training.
Hear an in-depth analysis of this journey on April 4 at, “The Olympic Athlete: What it takes to get to the Games.” This free public symposium, hosted by University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, will feature expert analyses of the mental and physical strength required to perform on the world stage and first-hand accounts of the preparation, focus and mentoring needed to develop successful and healthy world-class competitors.
The panel features four keynote speakers:
- Olympic rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Orlando, five-time senior Canadian champion and Commonwealth Games record holder
- Professor Greg Wells, host of Gemini Award-winning Superbodies and sport physiologist to world champion kayaker Adam van Koeverden
- Professor Gretchen Kerr, sport psychology expert and advisor to competitive athletes in gymnastics, swimming and skating
- Carl Georgevski, three-time Olympic coach and current head coach of the Blues track and field program
The panel discussion will be moderated by award-winning CBC Radio sports journalist Teddy Katz.
Reservations are required; reserve online now for your free ticket.
When: Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
For more information, please contact:
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education