Olympic talent search comes to Sherbrooke

Staff Writer

RBC Training Ground gives local athletes - no matter what sport they are involved in - the chance to test their strength, speed and endurance in front of officials from 14 Olympic sports, and earn 'Future Olympian'. This initiative - a Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and RBC partnership to bring new and undiscovered athletes into Canada's Olympic talent pool - is holding an open, free, talent discovery event in Sherbrooke on April 21, 2018. The event is one of more than 30 local combines happening across the country this year. Top performers at the event (and any athletes that catch the eye of scouts) will advance to an Quebec regional final in Montreal, July 14, 2018, or begin further testing with specific sports. In addition to training support from a national sport organization the athlete may not have considered, top performers can also win 'Future Olympian' financial support from RBC. There is no charge to participate. Local athletes (between the ages of 14 and 25) curious about whether they might be suited to an Olympic sport are encouraged to sign up in advance at rbctrainingground.ca At the event they will be measured for anthropometric suitability (things like wingspan and body type) and perform speed, power, strength and endurance benchmark tests in front of officials from the Canadian Olympic Committee and 14 national sport organizations in hopes of reenergizing a dream or being discovered and directed toward an Olympic sport. See full story in the Thursday, April 12th edition of The Record.