Canada Olympic House (COH) primarily serves as the “home away from home”, a distraction-free environment, for the family and friends of Canadian Olympic Team athletes, coaches, support staff, Mission Team members, sponsors and special guests. The idea behind COH is to create an oasis of “Canadiana” within the Olympic host city that can be a meeting and social hub for those linked with the Canadian Olympic Team. It also serves a number of corporate and private functions for the COC as well as Canadian National Sport Federations during the Games.
An Olympic Games is more than an experience for athletes alone – many family and friends decide that this is the “one” Games that they want to experience with that athlete. COH provides a structured way for these family members and friends to engage in the experience. It is also the physical location for the delivery of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Family & Friends Program, which provides hospitality services, an information centre and access to complimentary amenities designed for the needs of our athletes’ family and friends.
As the prime hospitality site for the COC and its partners, COH will ensure that visitors feel like they are part of the Canadian Olympic Team and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games experience. The House is also integral to sponsor activation initiatives from corporate partners of the COC, providing interactive opportunities and brand profile for sponsors with Canadians visiting COH.
Finally, COH serves as a key media site for the Canadian Olympic Team, including athlete medal celebrations and interview opportunities.
COH will be located at AABB-Rio (Associação Atlética Banco do Brasil), Avenida Borges de Medeiros No. 829, Leblon, Rio de Janiero. Click here for a map to Canada Olympic House.
COH will be open every day during the Olympic Games (August 5 – 21, 2016) from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., with the exception of August 5, 2016 (Opening Ceremony), when it will open at 6:00 P.M. for registered guests of the Opening Ceremony Celebration only. Times are subject to change pending competition schedules and special events.
COH is a private facility that requires pre-registration and accreditation for entry. Guests will need to pre-register online via this website beginning May 2016. Onsite, a team of Access staff and volunteers will provide registered guests with their COH accreditation, which is required to enter the House.
If you belong to one of the following groups, you do not have to register for access to Canada Olympic House. Your information will be pulled directly from the COC’s database.