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Game Plan BC

Game Plan BC

Olympic funding and Paralympic funding for winter sports

From 2003 to 2010, Game Plan BC supported BC's high-performance athletes in 17 Olympic and Paralympic Winter sports with funding support for coaching, training and competition, sport science and sport medicine, and travel for competition. Game Plan BC was one of several initiatives within the Integrated Performance System, the title used for all of the high-performance programming aimed at developing BC’s most promising athletes.

Sports funding aims for podium results

Inspired by the successful bid for the 2010 Winter Games, Game Plan BC launched in 2003 to increase the number of BC athletes on national and Olympic teams, and on the podium at the 2010 Winter Games.

2010 Legacies Now, in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Pacific and the PacificSport Centres and 17 Olympic and Paralympic sports, invested in the development of winter athletes with the potential to compete internationally. Each year, Game Plan BC funding benefitted 400 BC athletes in high-performance programs. Medal results are expected to be seen well beyond the 2010 Winter Games from athletes who benefitted from Game Plan BC initiatives during their development years.

Sports funding was targeted to the following sports:

Olympic Sports

  • Snowboard
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Cross Country
  • Biathlon
  • Hockey
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Speed Skating
  • Luge
  • Bobsleigh
  • Skeleton
  • Ski cross
  • Women's Hockey

Paralympic Sports

  • Alpine
  • Curling
  • Nordic
  • Sledge Hockey

Game Plan BC was a partnership between 2010 Legacies Now, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific/PacificSport and Provincial Sport Organizations, with support from the Province of British Columbia.