Author Archives: Clayton

“OTP Cuts Biathlon Canada’s Base Funding to Zero”

Jason Albert at fasterskier.com reports on Biathlon Canada’s funding from Own the Podium was cut to zero in an Olympic year: http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/otp-cuts-biathlon-canadas-base-funding-zero/

The article goes into some depth about the financial struggles Biathlon Canada has faced.

Biathlon Canada had received OTP base funding between $250,000 and $435,000 over the past three years, but will receive $0 base funding for this year.

OTP bases its funding recommendations on what it considers to be the “podium potential” of athletes or teams. Heading into the 2018 Olympics it appears that they have little confidence in Canadian medal potential.

Biathlon Canada Names 2017-2018 Training Teams

Biathlon Canada has named its training teams for the 2017-2018 season: http://biathloncanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Biathlon-Canada-Team-Nominations-2017-18.pdf

There are 4 teams: Senior, “Z”, Junior and Youth Development.

Chelsea Little writes about the rationale for the different teams on Fasterskier: http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/biathlon-canada-names-one-national-team-equal-footing-2017-2018/