A Special Edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
Daily Updates from Rio 2016 by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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Saturday, August 6, 2016 // Sábado, 6 Agosto, 2016

A special edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
A daily update from Rio 2016 by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Featuring daily news from the Games about how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are performing, athlete profiles and their social media, live from Rio!


“With a record number of athletes choosing to live and train in British Columbia, we are proud to be standing by our BC-based Olympians (at Rio 2016). We believe the winning combination of a climate conducive to year-round training, terrific facilities and the social legacy of Vancouver 2010 has been clearly elevated by the Government of British Columbia’s investment in sport development.”

Wendy Pattenden
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at the Rio Olympics

Canada's Olympic Debut in Rugby Sevens a Roaring Success

Canada's Women's Rugby Sevens played their inaugural matches at the Olympics today and showed why they are a medal favourite, winning their two matches by a combined score of 83-0.

They opened their tournament by defeating Japan 45-0, with Ghislaine Landry (Toronto, ON) scoring a try less than a half-minute into the match. From there, the team never looked back. They carried on their strong play with a 38-0 defeat over host nation Brazil.

They will continue their run for a medal tomorrow with a match against Great Britain at 8:30am.

Additional News:



Eighteen year-old Emily Overholt (West Vancouver, BC) had a spectacular day, making the 400m Individual Medal Finals, finishing 5th overall in the event.

Ryan Cochrane (Victoria, BC) and Noemie Thomas (Richmond, BC) finished 5th in their heats of 400m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly, respectively, but did not advance.



Carling Zeeman (Cambridge, ON) got the day off to a flying start, winning her heat in the Single Sculls. She will next compete in the quarter-finals on August 9th at 5:10am PST.

The Men's Lightweight Four and Quadruple Sculls finished 4th & 5th in their respective heats and will each compete in a repêchage to advance.


Field Hockey

The Men's Field Hockey team - "the Red Caribou" - lost 6-2 against Germany and will play their next match at 8:30am on August 8th against Argentina.


Gymnastics - Artistic

Scott Morgan (North Vancouver, BC) had solid showings in Vault (14th), Floor Exercise (18th) and Rings (27th).



Kim Gaucher (Mission, BC), Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (Penticton, BC) and Canada's Women's team opened up their Olympics with a strong 90-68 win over China.


Football (Soccer)

The Canadian Women continued their strong Olympics with a solid 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe. The win ensures that Canada will play in the quarter-finals following their match Tuesday versus Germany.


Emily Overholt Sport: Swimming
Born: October 17, 1997
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC

CBC Feature:
Emily Overholt Draws on Learns Lessons For Rio



Seconds is how long it took for Janine Beckie (Highlands Ranch, CO) to score for Canada's women's soccer team in their Olympic opener versus Australia on Wednesday. The goal set a new record for fastest goal in an Olympic women's soccer match.


Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.


Many Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff will be working with athletes and their sport governing bodies at Rio, with 12 sport scientists from six different disciplines working at the Games, including two staff members working as part of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Mission Staff for Performance Analysis. CSI Pacific will also be represented in the broadcast booth, where Rowing NextGen Coach Barney Williams will serve as an analyst on CBC’s broadcast team. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will mark the largest contingent of Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff ever at a Summer Games.

Join Us in Rio!

Follow along with us on how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are doing in Rio on our website and via Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

For More Information:

Noah Wheelock
Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Lance Doucet
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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