COVID-19 | INS QUÉBEC CLOSES IT’S COMPLEX AT THE OLYMPIC PARK

COVID-19 | INS QUÉBEC CLOSES IT’S COMPLEX AT THE OLYMPIC PARK
AND INVITES ATHLETES TO INSPIRE THE PUBLIC
BY ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

 

Montreal, March 16, 2020 – In order to help limit the risk of spread of COVID-19, the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Quebec) has informed its training groups and high-performance athletes who benefit from its training and treatment services, as well as sport medicine and sport science services, that the INS Québec Complex located at the Olympic Park is closed until the stay order of the Quebec Government is lifted. INS Québec’s activities had already been suspended since last Saturday (March 14).

“We are aware that this situation is hampering the athletes’ preparations for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games and other important sporting events,” said Gaetan Robitaille, President and CEO of the Institut national du sport du Québec However, we believe that the best way to help athletes is to keep them healthy. We also believe that it is essential to contribute to the collective effort by demonstrating social responsibility and joining the chain of solidarity that has been created in Quebec. Athletes’ coping skills and resilience to the unexpected and setbacks, are often praised. We are convinced that they can once again be role models for the population.”

The INS Québec team is working to identify ways to support athletes and their partners during this difficult time. INS Québec employees for whom this is possible will continue to provide their services or telework activities. For other employees, action will be determined shortly.

 

About the Institut national du sport du Québec | www.insquebec.org

By focusing on science, innovation and technology, INS Québec represents the “ingenuity behind the performance” by offering cutting-edge solutions driven by a team of experts and partners to push each of our athletes to their limits. INS Québec supports more than 550 high-level athletes (mainly members of Canadian teams), around 2000 next-generation athletes and some 900 coaches by providing scientific, medical and professional services. As a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec is active across Quebec thanks to its network of 8 regional multi-sport training centres, 17 single-sport training centres and its Olympic Park Complex, which is home to 10 high-performance training groups.

 

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Information:

Jean Gosselin

Communications Services

Institut national du sport du Québec

514-757-9092 | communicationsmedia@insquebec.org

 

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