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New High Performance Biathlon Camps at Whistler Olympic Park in Summer 2015

Whistler, BC: This summer, current or aspiring provincial and national team level biathlon athletes will be offered a very special camp opportunity at Whistler Olympic Park.

What is it like to live the life of a future World Cup biathlete? What does it mean to exercise in a training centre environment with all‐day training support and guidance? How does a world‐class training facility increase performance and motivation? Participants will be introduced to these aspects of high performance biathlon in July and August 2015. The camps are open to Canadian and US biathlon athletes ages 16 & up.

Three options for the camps are available, the Bronze Camp (2 weeks of high performance training and sport support: July 20 to August 2, August 3 to 16 or August 17 to 30), Silver Camp (4 weeks: July 20 to August 16, August 3 to 30 or July 20 to August 2/August 17 to 30) and the Gold Camp (6 weeks: July 20 to August 30).

The camps offer technical services like daily physical, technical and shooting coaching, training plans and video analysis, performance services including physiological and field testing, strength and conditioning, recovery and regeneration sessions, nutrition education, and mental performance coaching. Training activities include roller skiing, running, dry land, shooting/dry firing, hiking and cycling.

Prices start at CDN $2,100 for the Bronze Camp. BC & Canadian athletes may be eligible for a subsidy (ask upon registration) and prices will be pro‐rated depending on participation. The camp fee includes coaching performance services by sport science professionals, ammunition,venue fees, accommodation at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre, food and daily transportation to and from Whistler Olympic Park.

To register, please contact the Head Coach Etienne Letondeur:
eletondeur@whistlersportlegacies.com or by phone 604‐966‐7207. Space is limited, registration
deadline is 30 days prior to the beginning of each camp.

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About Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) is operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, a non‐profit organization
dedicated to grow sport at three venues: Whistler Olympic Park, the Whistler Sliding Centre, and
the Whistler Athletes’ Centre. Each facility plays a unique role in inspiring sport excellence for
the benefit of athletes, residents, and visitors. WOP was the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue
for competitions in ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross‐country skiing and biathlon; and the
2010 Paralympic Winter Games cross‐country skiing and biathlon competitions. Today,
participation in WOP’s recreational activities helps support the growth of Nordic sport in the Sea
to Sky corridor. For more information, visit whistlerolympicpark.com

Media Contact:
Whistler Sport Legacies:
Silke Jeltsch
Communications Coordinator
Office: 604‐964‐0060 x2406
Mobile: 604‐906‐0588
sjeltsch@whistlersportlegacies.com

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