The Gee-Gees have been well represented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games over the course of sporting history at uOttawa.
Gee-Gees women's rugby captain Natasha Watcham-Roy captured a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games with Canada's Rugby Sevens team - one of the most notable recent performances by a Gee-Gees as an Olympic athlete.
In 2016, Watcham-Roy was joined in Rio de Janiero by five additional Gee-Gees student-athletes:
In 2018, Kim Thompson, a Gee-Gees women’s hockey alumna and current professor at uOttawa was on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team staff in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Orleans, Ontario native was the team’s Mental Training Consultant, helping Canada to a silver medal.
Click here for a historical list of University of Ottawa athletes, coaches, and staff who have competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Gee-Gees student-athletes and alumni have been named to Canadian teams at the Commonwealth Games and at the FISU Universiades.