Behind every Olympic medal-winning athlete is a team that supports them first hand – the coaches, the nutritionists, the psychologists, the trainers, and many, many more.

But there are also some lesser-known helpers that are critical to Olympic success; partners who efficiently do their work behind the scenes to help make the experience for these athletes a fulfillment of their lifelong dreams.

Such is the case for Rock-it Global (a division of Global Critical Logistics), Team Canada’s Official Freight Forwarder. A global network of logistics specialists, Rock-it Global are experts in live event logistics and complex cargo shipments. They were responsible for safely delivering over 97,000 kg of essential equipment overseas collectively for both Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

Here are two never-before-told stories of how Rock-it Global played their part in helping Team Canada athletes achieve podium performances.