The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is designated by the International Olympic Committee as the organization responsible for the fielding the Canadian team at Pan American Games, as well as Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and Youth Olympic Games.
As with all major Games under its watch, the COC works hand-in-glove with our valued sport partners in Canada’s National Sport Federations, Own the Podium and Canadian Sport Centres to deliver a best-in class Games preparation process for our Canadian athletes.
From sport and medical expertise, to familiarization and team-building, to logistics and travel, the COC provides strategic value-added programs to help Canadian athletes and coaches perform at their best. During the Games, the COC strives to create a village environment that is most conducive to podium success.
As a major international competition, the Pan American Games environment provides different challenges than those that athletes would experience during a World Cup or World Championships. From people, to processes, to culture, to services, even the smallest thing can impact performance. As a performance partner, the COC is committed to being a “difference maker” with a targeted plan to address distractions in order to help athletes perform at their peak and on demand.
In November 2012, the COC announced that it would provide an additional $3.1 million to its already-committed funding, resulting in an unprecedented $5.7 million investment in the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Team. With this investment, Canada will field the largest Pan American Games Team in its history.
The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and Give Their Everything every day. The backbone of Canada’s Olympic movement, the Canadian Olympic Committee works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games. By sharing our athletes’ stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.