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Media Advisory: Rio Track & Field Trials

NEWS CONFERENCE ADVISORY

Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

WHAT

The Road to Rio runs through Edmonton from July 7-10 at Foote Field. Canada’s best track and field athletes will try to punch their tickets to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5-21, or the Paralympics, which will be held in the Brazilian city Sept. 7-18.

WHO

  • Shawn Barber, gold medal, pole vault, 2015 World Championships
  • Derek Drouin, gold medal, high jump, 2015 World Championships
  • Guillaume Ouellet, gold medal, 1,500 metres. 2015 Para Pan Am Games
  • Melissa Bishop, silver medal, 800 metres, 2015 IAAF World Championships
  • Damian Warner, silver medal, decathlon, 2015 World Championships
  • A representative of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
  • Peter Ogilvie, TrackTown Canada Executive Director
  • Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada, Head Coach / Chief Technical Officer

WHEN

 Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE

VIP Tent, near the finish line at Foote Field, South Campus, University of Alberta, 11601-68 Ave.

WHY

A core group of Canada’s world-class track and field team will be available for one-on-one interviews at this media event on the eve of the Trials, which will showcase the young, talented team that won a Canadian record of eight medals at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.

OTHER MEDIA INFO

  • Media accreditation request form
  • Please note the track and field Olympic Games team nomination will take place in Edmonton immediately following the Trials, Monday July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall. A separate media advisory will be distributed for this event. 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Lesley MacDonald             
780-884-7972 (C); 780-481-5920 (O)
TrackTown Canada
Lesley@newviewpoint.ca

Jim McDannald                   
514-549-8165
Athletics Canada
jmcdannald@athletics.ca 

 

 

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