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Ottawa at the Olympics Central – Tokyo Games

Ottawa was represented by 17 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. Follow our coverage of their journeys here on our Ottawa at the Olympics Central webpage.

Ottawa at the Olympics Daily Newsletter

Make sure to sign up for our Ottawa at the Olympics Daily Newsletter! Your easiest way to keep up-to-date on our local Olympians competing in Tokyo.

Daily recaps/previews:

Ottawa at the Olympics Final Day: An unforgettable Games
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 16: Alicia Brown & relay team run well to finish 4th
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 15: Vanessa Gilles’ golden moment
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 14: Alicia Brown & Canada sneak into 4×400 final
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 13: De Haître, Gee reach highest Canadian finish in decades
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 12: Bonhomme debuts, breaks Canadian record, and finishes seconds from a medal
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 11: Vanessa Gilles guaranteed a medal after soccer semis win over the USA
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 10: Wiebe rally falls short in opening Olympic wrestling match
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 9: 2016 wrestling champ Erica Wiebe set to hit the mats
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 8: Fearless Olympic rookie Vanessa Gilles scores winning soccer PK
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 7: Ryan exits competition early, contributes to Canada’s best-ever women’s foil result
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 6: Two Ottawa athletes sent packing
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 5: Carp’s Joanna Brown’s woes continue
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 4: Go time for triathlete Joanna Brown
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 3: Cam Smedley suffers similar fate as in Rio
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 2: Mike Woods’ nail-biter finish
Ottawa at the Olympics Day 1: Three athletes on why it’s important to compete this year


View our Ottawa Athletes’ Olympic Competition Calendar (in Ottawa time zone, EDT) to see who is in action when. You can use the “Local Olympians’ Schedules” navigation bar at the top of our website to select an individual athlete, and you can also click on “export events” at the bottom of the webpage to add them to your digital calendar.


Read our pre-Games Ottawa at the Olympics Special Edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages newspaper by grabbing a copy at one of our distribution boxes (listed here) or online:

Athlete profiles:

Read about our local Olympians’ journey to the Games.

MELISSA BISHOP-NRIAGU (athletics): Melissa Bishop-Nriagu fast and fit approaching her third Summer Olympics

ARIANE BONHOMME (track cycling): Gatineau’s Bonhomme knows Canada’s women’s cyclists need to give their all for a successful ‘end of an era’

ALICIA BROWN (athletics): Alicia Brown intends to make the wait for the Olympics well worth it

JOANNA BROWN (triathlon): Travelling triathlete Joanna Brown ready for first Summer Olympics

PAM BUISA (rugby sevens): A leader on the rugby pitch and beyond, Pam Buisa embodies the Olympic spirit

GABY DABROWSKI (tennis): Gabriela Dabrowski reuniting with Sharon Fichman for women’s doubles at Tokyo Olympics

VINCENT DE HAITRE (track cycling): Speed skater Vincent De Haître serves as engine for Canada’s team pursuit cycling squad

LAUREN GALE (athletics): Heading to her first Olympics, Lauren Gale is off to a running start

DEREK GEE (track cycling): Track cyclist Derek Gee pedalling in two contrasting Olympic races

VANESSA GILLES (football/soccer): Gold is the goal for women’s soccer Olympian Vanessa Gilles

TIM NEDOW (shot put): Tim Nedow taking his second Olympic shot

KELLEIGH RYAN (fencing): Kelleigh Ryan’s finally getting her Olympic opportunity

MADDY SCHMIDT (canoe-kayak sprint): Paddling through 2-foot snow dump part of Madeline Schmidt’s ‘adventure’ to Tokyo Olympic berth

CAM SMEDLEY (canoe slalom): Cameron Smedley is a natural on the water

MIKE TAYLER (canoe slalom): 6 months training in France, time well spent for slalom kayaker Michael Tayler

ERICA WIEBE (wrestling): Reigning wrestling champ Erica Wiebe’s Olympic focus is performing well, not gold

MIKE WOODS (road cycling): Tactics key for Michael Woods to be successful in Olympic cycling road race

National Capital Region Olympians: Along with the 17 athletes who live or grew up in Ottawa, or represent an Ottawa sports club, there are a number of Team Canada Olympians who hail from the wider national capital region, or have past connections to Ottawa.

And GLENROY GILBERT (athletics coach) is also part of the Canadian Olympic contingent: 25 years since his famous relay run in Atlanta, Glenroy Gilbert recalls the sprint as life changing

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