According to Donna Spencer of the Canadian Press, the city of Calgary is hosting a sports innovation summit that started on Monday and ends on Wednesday.
The summit, is hosted by Own the Podium, an organization based in Calgary that "prioritizes and determines investment strategies to national sports organizations" in an attempt to maximize medals for Canada at the Olympic Games.
The focus of the summit is for those involved in amateur sport to develop more information in sport science and sports medicine.
Two high profile guests who will be speaking at the conference are four-time Paralympic gold medalist Michelle Stilwell of Winnipeg, Manitoba and short track speed skating coach Yves Hamelin. Stilwell has won three gold medals in athletics and a gold medal in women's wheelchair basketball in her oustanding athletic career. Yves Hamelin, of Grand-Mere, Quebec is the father and coach of Canadian short track speed skaters Charles Hamelin and Francois Hamelin who won a gold medal for Canada in the men's 5000m relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Charles Hamelin also won a gold medal in the men's 500m short track speed skating event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.