NEWS CONFERENCE ADVISORY
Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games
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.
- 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
Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
VIP Tent, near the finish line at Foote Field, South Campus, University of Alberta, 11601-68 Ave.
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.