Modification de la Politique du COC sur le dopage dans le sport, Modification to COC’s Policy on Doping in Sport

Lors de la dernière réunion du conseil du Comité Olympique Canadien, la Politique du COC sur le dopage dans le sport a été modifiée. La politique ne permet plus d’imposer de pénalité additionnelle pour une interdiction d’au moins deux ans par l’AMA.

At the Board of the Directors of the Canadian Olympic Committees’ most recent meeting, the Board amended the COC Policy on Doping in Sport. The policy no longer allows for an additional penalty on a minimum two-year ban by WADA.

Notice to All Roller Derby Clubs And Members


All 2012 Roller Sports Canada Roller Derby members will be covered for insurance as in prior years, but the membership insurance will now include Travel Medical Insurance when travelling to the United States for sanctioned Roller Derby events/bouts. There will be no additional charge or extra cost involved. Also the Director’s and Officer’s Liability Insurance coverage will now be $2 million.

Please feel free to contact Wayne Burrett for further information.

Confidence and Success, La confiance et le succès

Confidence and Success

La confiance et le succès La version française suit

In an interview just after retiring from freestyle moguls skiing, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, Jenn Heil had this to say:

“It’s funny that my greatest moments are at the start lines, not the finish lines. It’s never been about how many medals I can win. Of course, we define success by medals but for me it’s always been about testing my limits.”

Recently I was considering success and confidence, and I began to wonder; – is this a chicken-or-egg conundrum? Which comes first, success or confidence? Do you need to be successful to be confident? Or – do you need to be confident to be successful?

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FIRS Recognition For Roller Derby

The Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) met for their Congress assembly during the World Roller Figure Skating Championships in Portimao, Portugal on Saturday, December 4th. The central committee met prior to the assembly on Friday, December 3rd. During the central committee meeting, USA Roller Sports gave a presentation on the rapidly growing sport of roller derby and requested that FIRS recognize derby as another one of the federations’ disciplines. USA Roller Sports (USARS) is pleased to announce that their request was granted and roller derby is now an official discipline of FIRS- one step closer to the Olympic movement!

To compete in official international events, roller derby leagues must be registered with the national governing body (NGB) as recognized by each country’s Olympic committee.

In the mid 1960’s, FIRS was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the international governing body for all roller skating. IOC recognition is first necessary for inclusion in the Olympic Games movement.


Alcohol and Athletes

Traditionally many athletes consume alcohol after games or competitions to relax and celebrate. What they may not know is that alcohol can negatively affect physical and mental performance.Alcohol affects all major body systems.

Here’s how alcohol can negatively affect your body, and your ability to perform at your personal best.

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Alcohol can impair athletic performance*

  • Reduces performance potential by up to 11% in elite athletes and perhaps by as much as 15-30% in high school athletes.
  • Impairs the athlete’s reaction time for up to 12 hours after consumption.
  • Delays exercise recovery. Alcohol impairs blood glucose for up to 36 hours, affecting energy production and optimum physical/mental performance.
  • Decreases protein synthesis for repair of muscle tissue during post-exercise/recovery.
  • Reduces HGH release up to 70% during the sleeping hours when (normal) release is at peak levels – negating the ability to efficiently build/maintain muscle mass.
  • Greatly increases the release of the stress hormone cortisol – negating the training effect.
  • Depresses the immune system. Statistics show athletes who “drink” get sick more often.
  • “Drinkers” are twice as likely to become injured as non-drinkers.
  • Heavy episodic drinking (i.e. binge drinking) results in projected losses of up to 14 days of training effect.


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