OUA, student athletes express frustration as restrictions prevent training, competition

January 7, 2022
The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and student athletes in Ontario have expressed their frustration with the new provincial COVID-19 restrictions, which prevent student athletes from using indoor athletic facilities for their training and competitions. The OUA and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association were excluded from the elite amateur groups that were given an exception and permitted to play indoors. OUA issued a statement arguing that student athletes should be considered elite given their proven athletic ability at provincial level meets and experiences competing in the Olympic Games. “It is the right of all of these past, present, and future OUA student-athletes to be given the recognition and the respect they deserve,” reads a release from OUA. OUA | Global News | CKPGToday (ON)