Oluseyi Smith referred to as “Shay” Smith has been involved with sport as an athlete and volunteer since 2003.
Oluseyi first competed for Canada in 2003 at the World Youth Championships in Athletics and subsequently represented Canada at
2005 Junior Pan American Games
2006 World Junior Champions in Athletics
2009 World University Games
2010 Commonwealth Games
2009, 2011 World Championships in Athletics
2012 Olympic Games
Oluseyi has lived athletics all over the world. While in Canada he competed for the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. During his years in Rome, Italy he competed for CUS Roma and while attending Loughborough University in the United Kingdom he raced for his university and Sale Harriers Manchester Athletics Club.
During his athletic career Oluseyi competed in the 100m, 200m and long jump. He holds the 100m record for British Universities and the Canadian U17 long jump record.
Outside of athletics Oluseyi received a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Renewable Energy System Technology and currently works as a project manager in Calgary, AB.
In addition to his roles on the COC Athletes’ Commission and Athletics Canada Athlete Council, Oluseyi also sits as a member of the Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers.