As Olympian Lauryn Williams put it, “Athlete is the thing that you are right now, it’s not the only thing that you are.” The International Olympic Committee’s Athlete365 provides elite athletes and Olympians with both online and in-person support tailored to their needs, including guidance on critical topics such as career transition, dual career and mental health. Chantal Buchser has served as Senior Athlete Support Manager for the IOC for nine years and also manages the IOC’s Sport & Active Society Commission. She joins #SportWorkTALKS to share the advice, services and tools that Athlete365 provides to assist athletes not only during their competitive careers but also in their life after sport. Sports administrators are especially encouraged to take advantage of the platform and the wealth of content available. Whether you’re an athlete, part of the entourage, or a sport practitioner, this is a session you can’t miss!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
Today we find most of the world, including the sport and Olympic Movement community, on hold. Staying both mentally and physically fit can be a challenge, and tomorrow Olya will take us through an at-home exercise circuit that requires nothing more than two cans of your favourite canned foods. So put on your workout gear, grab your tomato sauce and join us for a lunchtime webinar workout!
We all love sport, the thrill, the beauty, and exhilaration of the moment, but what happens when it’s over? Some of us get to go home, while for others, the lights turn off forever. What happens to the athletes? What is it like to transition after sport, and what role can each of us play in the process? We talk with 3 x Olympian, former Firefighter, Coach, Speaker, and Educator Mikel Thomas on his journey and personal evolution. From being homeless to making the podium and the hope of life after the “finish line”. It all made him who he is today, a man Refined by Fire.