Sport has the power to affect change in communities and the International Olympic Committee has decided to tap into this opportunity with their revamped Young Leaders Programme. Through an invitation to be involved, relevant capacity building, and value creation, young athletes and aspiring administrators can not only make a difference on the ground but also make a valuable contribution in the boardroom with their fresh perspectives. In this #SportWorksTALK, we welcome Canadian Olympian and IOC Young Leader Eric Mitchell who founded Pass the Torch, a program tailored to athletes who want to be more involved in their communities by promoting the values and principles of Olympism. Mitchell talks about the evolution of the programme and shares his experience as an alumnus and now as a mentor of the next generation. It’s a look ahead to the future of sport.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.
Since IOC introduced mandatory doping tests in 1968 the Olympic Movement was shaken by many doping scandals. Despite a growing list of forbidden substances, increase of controls, the introduction of blood passport, whereabouts information submission requirements, off-competition testing, etc.; athletes continue to get caught on doping. How to address the core of this issue – where it starts, how to prevent athletes from doping? We welcome you to discover how the community of sports professionals can unite to make sport cleaner.