RBC Training Ground in Halifax testing athletes Olympic potential

A group of high-level coaches and officials is in Halifax Saturday trying to uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential.

The athletes are tested in four areas: speed, power, strength and endurance

RBC Training Ground is a series of regional workout events designed to help sport officials uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential. (Stephanie Blanchet/RCI)

A group of athletes are trying to prove their Olympic potential in front of a group of high-level coaches and officials in Halifax Saturday.

Athletes between the age of 14 and 25 are competing at the Canada Games Centre in front of a panel of coaches where they test their athletic abilities.

The athletes are tested in four areas: speed, power, strength and endurance.

The top performer at each training ground will receive a trip to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

RBC Training Ground is a series of regional workout events designed to help sport officials uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential, in sports the athletes may not have considered.

The program is a partnership in between RBC, CBC Sports, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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