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How the RBC Training Ground is helping find and fund future Olympians

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May 3, 2022 11:28 a.m. EST
YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 14:  Cynthia Appiah of Team Canada slides during the Women's Monobob Bobsleigh Heat 3 on day 10 of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 14, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 14: Cynthia Appiah of Team Canada slides during the Women's Monobob Bobsleigh Heat 3 on day 10 of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 14, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Millions of young Canadians watch the Olympics and dream about competing for Team Canada one day, but how do you make that dream a reality?  The RBC Training Ground gives young athletes the chance to find out! This spring, they’re inviting youths between ages 14 and 25 to attend a free in-person qualifying event in one of 14 cities across the country for the ultimate chance to compete for funding and a spot on Team Canada. 

RBC Training Ground is a national program that finds and funds future Olympians.  It gives young athletes a chance to see if they’re suited for an Olympic sport and then funds them if they are.  Athletes are invited to attend qualifying events across the country where they’ll compete in Sprint, Vertical Jump and Shuttle Run tests to be assessed by Team Canada talent scouts for their speed, power, and endurance.

Watch the video clip above as Olympic bobsledder Cynthia Appiah talks about her journey to the Olympics and click here to learn more about the RBC Training Ground and how to register for their qualifying events.

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