BMW AND THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM.

BMW AND THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM.

BMW and the Canadian Olympic Team.

TEAM BMW.

Powering Performance, one athlete at a time.

Efficient performance. Innovation. Powerful, graceful forms. These are just some of the traits BMW Canada shares with the Olympic movement. It is for these reasons that BMW Canada is proud to partner with the Canadian Olympic Team through 2016. As National Partner and Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team, BMW will continue to provide athlete support and generate further fundraising opportunities for the team.

 

CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM.

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To learn more about any Team Canada athlete, visit The Canadian Olympic Team Website, www.olympic.ca.

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DRIVE FOR TEAM CANADA.

In May and June of this year, Drive for Team Canada visited BMW Retailers across the country providing Canadians with thrills behind the wheel and inspiration from Canadian Olympians. Participants were provided the opportunity to test drive any new BMW model. BMW Canada will be donating $10 to the Canadian Olympic Foundation for each test drive that was completed, benefiting the development of future Olympians.

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TEAM BMW ATHLETE EXPERIENCE.

Each of our Team BMW athletes inspire Canadians from coast to coast with their dedication and passion, and this year BMW Canada offered fans the opportunity to meet one of them for an unforgettable experience. In May, fans selected between either playing nine holes of golf with LPGA star, Brooke Henderson, or kayaking with Olympic medalist and world record holder, Mark de Jonge. Two lucky fans won the experience of a lifetime.

Mark & Brooke Adventures.

As the fastest K1 200m sprint kayaker in the world, Mark de Jonge embodies dynamics and precision. Erika Komori and Bart Golebiewski of Toronto kayaked alongside Mark in Halifax and learned about his journey to the top.


LPGA star Brooke Henderson has her sights set on Gold with golf making its return to the Olympics in Rio this summer. Tom Marwick and Bella Marwick of Orillia had the opportunity to learn from the best and golf with Brooke at The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.

 

TEAM BMW: SUMMER ATHLETES.

In addition to being the official vehicle of The Canadian Olympic Team. BMW proudly supports these 11 inspirational Canadians. The enthusiasm and perseverance our summer athletes demonstrate on a regular basis are a constant source of inspiration to all Canadians. The accolades they have garnered throughout their esteemed careers truly are a tribute to the dedication they show to achieving their personal best.

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Brooke Henderson, Golf.

Growing up watching her big sister play, Brooke from Smiths Falls, Ontario took to golf immediately, getting her hands on her first clubs at the age of 3 and into her first competitive competition at 9. Since then, Brooke became the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event, earned her first LPGA Tour victory at the Cambia Portland Classic last August and became the second youngest golfer to ever win the KPMG PGA Championship. She has rocketed to #3 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings and played an inspiring tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, finishing just two strokes off the podium.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    1st, Golf

    2015 Cambia Portland Classic

    5T, Golf

    2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

    3rd, Golf

    2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic 

    5T, Golf

    2015 US Women’s Open

    1st, Golf

    2016 Cambia Portland Classic

    1st, Golf

    2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

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Derek Drouin, High Jump.

Derek, a high jumper from Corunna, Ontario, was a 5-time NCAA champion at Indiana University. He captured Bronze for Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, won Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, won Gold again at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, and became the first Canadian to win Gold in high jump at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships just a month later. He is also one of only twelve men in history to reach the height of 2.40m, with his jump at the Drake Relays. Above all, Derek made Canadians proud capturing Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games with a powerful 2.38m jump in the finals.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, High jump

    London 2012 Olympic Summer Games

    Bronze, High jump

    2013 IAAF World Championships

    Gold, High jump

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Gold, High jump

    2015 IAAF World Championships 

    Gold, High jump

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, High jump

    Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games

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Mark de Jonge, Sprint Kayak – K1 200M.

After competing for several years in the 1000m and 500m distances, Mark from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pursued a career in engineering only to return to full-time training in 2011 for the 200m distance. Mark won Bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games and is the a two-time defending World Champion in the men’s sprint kayak K1 200m event. Mark qualified for the finals and finished less than half of a second from reaching the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, K-1 500m

    2003 Pan American Games

    Silver, K-4 1000m

    2007 Pan American Games

    Bronze, K-1 200m

    London 2012 Olympics Summer Games

    Silver, K-1 200m

    2013 ICF World Championships

    Gold, K-1 200m

    2014 ICF World Championships

    Gold, K-1 200m

    2015 ICF World Championships

    Bronze, K-2 200m

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, K-1 200m

    2015 Pan American Games

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Meaghan Benfeito, 10m Individual & 10m Synchronized Diving.

Meaghan Benfeito from Laval, Quebec decided to give diving a try after seeing first-hand how much fun Alexandre Despatie and Émilie Heymans were having while "flying" through the air. From that day, she closely followed the same path as these two diving legends and in 2008 competed at her first Olympics in Beijing. At London 2012 she captured her first Olympic medal; a bronze in 10m synchro with her friend and partner, Roseline Filion. Having won Gold at the Pan Ams in Toronto and another Bronze at 2015 World Championships, Meaghan continued with her winning ways at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games. She finished with two Bronze medals, one in the Women’s 10m platform, and another in the Women’s synchronized 10m platform with diving partner Roseline Filion.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2005 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2006 Commonwealth Games

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2007 Pan American Games

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2010 FINA World Cup

    Bronze, 10m

    2011 Pan American Games

    Silver, 10m synchro

    2011 Pan American Games

    Silver, 10m synchro

    2012 FINA World Cup 

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    London 2012 Olympic Summer Games

    Silver, 10m synchro

    2013 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2014 FINA World Cup

    Gold, 10m synchro

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Gold, 10m

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Bronze, 10m

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, 10m synchro

    2015 Pan American Games

    Silver, 10m mixed synchro

    2015 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 10m synchro

    2015 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games

    Bronze, 10m

    Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games

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Roseline Filion, 10m Individual & 10m Synchronized Diving.

Originally a gymnast from ages 5 to 9, Roseline switched her focus to diving after being inspired by Annie Pelletier’s bronze medal performance at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Twelve years later, she realized her own Olympic dream by qualifying to compete at the 2008 Games in Beijing. She experienced the biggest moment of her career alongside her synchro partner, Meaghan Benfeito, as they won Olympic bronze together at the London Games in 2012. After Gold at Pan Ams and Bronze at World’s with Meaghan in 2015, Roseline suffered an ankle injury late in the year. Just six weeks later she was back in competition on the World Cup earning Canada a second spot in 10 metre Individual for Rio. Roseline was able to overcome this Olympic-threatening injury and took home the Bronze medal in Women’s synchronized 10m platform with diving partner Meaghan Benfeito.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2005 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2006 Commonwealth Games

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2010 FINA World Cup

    Silver, 10m Synchro

    2011 Pan American Games

    Silver, 10m Synchro

    2012 FINA World Cup

    Bronze, 10m Synchro

    London 2012 Olympic Summer Games

    Silver, 10m synchro

    2013 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    2014 FINA World Cup

    Gold, 10m synchro

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Bronze, 10m

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Silver 10m synchro

    2015 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 10m

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, 10m synchro

    2015 Pan American Games

    Bronze, 10m synchro

    Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games

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Ryan Cochrane, Freestyle Swimming – 400M & 1,500M.

Ryan began swimming with his twin brother Devon in the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Now at the age of 27, Ryan from Victoria, BC  is the Canadian record holder in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle, and a two-time Olympic medalist having won Bronze in the 1500m in Beijing and Silver in that discipline in London. He has also been named Canadian Swimmer of the Year from 2008 – 2015 with multiple World Championship, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games podiums and titles to his credit. Competing in the most grueling of all short course swimming events, the veteran leader of Canadian swimming was honoured as one of Team Canada’s co-captains. Ryan showed tremendous drive and determination throughout his events in at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, 1500m freestyle

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games

    Bronze, 800m freestyle

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games

    Bronze, 800m freestyle

    2009 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 1500m freestyle

    2009 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 400m freestyle

    2010 Pan Pacific Championships

    Gold, 1500m freestyle

    2010 Pan Pacific Championships

    Gold, 800m freestyle

    2010 Pan Pacific Championships

    Gold, 400m freestyle

    2010 Commonwealth Games

    Gold, 1500m freestyle

    2010 Commonwealth Games

    Silver, 800m freestyle

    2011 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 1500m freestyle 

    2011 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 1500m freestyle

    London 2012 Olympic Summer Games

    Bronze, 800m freestyle

    2013 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 1500m freestyle

    2013 FINA World Championships

    Silver, 1500m freestyle

    2014 Pan Pacific Championships

    Gold, 800m freestyle

    2014 Pan Pacific Championships

    Gold, 400m freestyle

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Gold, 1500m freestyle

    2014 Commonwealth Games

    Bronze, 4x200m freestyle relay

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, 1500m freestyle

    2015 Pan American Games

    Gold, 400m freestyle

    2015 Pan American Games

    Bronze, 400m freestyle

    2015 FINA World Championships

    Bronze, 1500m freestyle

    2015 FINA World Championships

TEAM BMW: WINTER ATHLETES.

We are incredibly proud of our Canadian Team BMW winter athletes. Their love of and dedication to the winter sports Canadians know so well, inspires us each and every day. Their accomplishments are a testament to their drive and the true spirit of all Canadians.

Kaillie Humphries, Bobsleigh.

Kaillie started bobsleigh at the age of 17, spending her first four years in the sport as a breakman on the World Cup circuit. Following an incredible Olympic experience in Torino, Italy, Kaillie quickly emerged as one of the world’s best bobsleigh pilots after moving into the driver’s seat during the 2006–2007 season. Recently, she became the first female to pilot a 4-man crew. 

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Gold, Two-man

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

    Gold, Two-man

    2012-2013 FIBT World Cup Season

    Gold, Two-man

    2013-2014 FIBT World Cup Season

    Gold, Two-man

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    Gold, Two-man

    2015-2016 FIBT World Cup Season

    Silver, Two-man

    2016 World Cup Lake Placid

    SIlver, Two-man

    2016 World Championships Iglis 

Rosalind “Roz” Groenewoud, Freestyle Ski – Halfpipe.

Roz Groenewoud, often referred to as RozG, has competed in international freeski events since she was 16 years old. Over the years she became a Halfpipe specialist, especially as the push for Olympic inclusion began. She has stood regularly on podiums at international competitions all over the world.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Silver, SuperPipe

    2010 Winter X Games (Tignes)

    Bronze, SuperPipe

    2010 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Bronze, SuperPipe

    2011 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Gold, HalfPipe

    2011 FIS World Championships

    Gold, SuperPipe

    2012 Winter X Games (Tignes)

    Gold, SuperPipe

    2012 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, SuperPipe

    2013 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, SuperPipe

    2014 Winter X Games (Aspen)

Mark McMorris, Snowboard – Slopestyle & Big Air.

At 22, Mark is already a legend of the mountains. Since becoming the first snowboarder to successfully land a backside triple cork 1440, Mark’s life has been a whirlwind of travel and competition, including recently being named the 2016 Rider of the Year by Snowboarder Magazine.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Silver, Slopestyle

    2011 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, Slopestyle

    2012 Winter X Games (Tignes)

    Gold, Slopestyle

    2012 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Gold, Big Air

    2012 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, Slopestyle

    2013 World Championships

    Silver, Slopestyle

    2013 Winter X Games (Tignes)

    Silver, Big Air

    2013 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Gold, Slopestyle

    2013 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, Slopestyle

    2014 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Bronze, Slopestyle

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    Gold, Big Air

    2015 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Gold, Slopestyle

    2015 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Gold, Slopestyle

    2016 Winter X Games (Aspen)

    Silver, Big Air

    2016 Winter X Games (Aspen)

Charles Hamelin, Short Track Speed Skating.

Charles won his first Olympic medal at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, bringing home silver as the youngest member of the Canadian men’s short track relay team. But that was just the beginning. In Vancouver 2010, Charles won two Olympic gold medals in just under 30 minutes in one of the most thrilling nights of the Olympics. In Sochi 2014, he won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Gold, 5000m relay

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Summer Games

    Gold, 500m

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Summer Games

    Silver, 5000m relay

    Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games

    Gold, 5000m relay

    2011 ISU World Championships

    Silver, 1500m

    2011 ISU World Championships

    Silver, 1000m

    2011 ISU World Championships

    Gold, 5000m relay

    2012 ISU World Championships

    Bronze, 1000m

    2012 ISU World Championships

    Silver, 500m

    2012 ISU World Championships

    Gold, 5000m relay

    2013 ISU World Championships

    Bronze, 1500m

    2013 ISU World Championships

    Bronze, 1000m

    2013 ISU World Championships

    Gold, 1500m

    2014 ISU World Championships

    Bronze, 500m

    2014 ISU World Championships

    Gold, 1500m

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Mikaël Kingsbury, Freestyle Ski – Moguls.

Mikaël was named Rookie of the Year at the 2009–2010 FIS World Cup and he hasn’t looked back since. Mikaël is currently the record holder for most World Cup wins and has won five consecutive Crystal Globe titles.

  • Achievements & Accolades
    Result, Discipline Event

    Bronze, Moguls

    2011 FIS World Championships

    Silver, Dual Moguls

    2011 FIS World Championships

    Silver, Duals Moguls

    2013 FIS World Championships

    Gold, Moguls

    2013 FIS World Championships

    Silver, Moguls

    Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    Silver, Moguls

    2015 FIS World Championships

    Gold, Dual Moguls

    2015 FIS World Championships

BOBSLEIGH CANADA SKELETON.

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.

BOBSLEIGH CANADA SKELETON.

BMW is proud to support Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton (BCS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in Canada. With shared values in innovation and excellence, BMW joins BCS in the pursuit of becoming and sustaining Canada's mantle as the leading bobsleigh and skeleton nation in the world. As Official Vehicle of BCS, BMW provides substantial financial and vehicle support to both the Canadian National Men’s and Women’s Bobsleigh Teams and Canadian National Men’s and Women’s Skeleton Teams. To further support the team, BMW is the Official Helmet Provider of the Canadian National Men’s and Women’s Bobsleigh Team, supplying the latest lightweight, aerodynamic and innovative BMW helmets to ensure peak performance on the track. BMW is also the Presenting Sponsor of the Canadian Men’s CAN 1, 2-Man Bobsleigh Team.