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Goalball. Kinda like soccer, but blindfolded.

U.S. Paralympian Amanda Dennis has been playing Goalball since she was seven years old. Never heard of Goalball? Goalball is a team sport designed for people who are visually impaired. When she was just 15, Amanda got invited to her first US National Youth Camp. Amanda excelled in the sport and at 18 was selected […] Read Article “Goalball. Kinda like soccer, but blindfolded.”

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Fighting the Good Fight: Taekwondo with Stephen Lambdin

Texas native Stephen Lambdin began his Taekwondo career at age 5. At 14, he won the junior U.S. Nationals. Competing in the Olympic Games has been a lifelong dream for Stephen. That dream came true when he defeated 2008 Olympic silver medalist, Mark Lopez in a very close match at the U.S. Olympic trials. During […] Read Article “Fighting the Good Fight: Taekwondo with Stephen Lambdin”

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Training for the Canoe Sprint with Michele Eray, Part 2

Kayak coach Michele Eray is a rock star in her own right as a surfski World Champion and a kayak Olympian representing South Africa in 2008. Michele is the founder of MultiCoach, an online elite level training platform for paddle sports and coach to Maggie Hogan, U.S. Olympian and participant in the Athlete Career and Education […] Read Article “Training for the Canoe Sprint with Michele Eray, Part 2”

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Learn about the Canoe Sprint with Maggie Hogan, Part 1

Is competing at the Olympic Games in your late thirties even possible? Don’t ask kayak athlete Maggie Hogan that question! Like fine wine, Maggie only gets better with age and has recently qualified the only K1  canoe sprint slot for U.S. women to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Maggie Hogan has been a […] Read Article “Learn about the Canoe Sprint with Maggie Hogan, Part 1”

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In Perfect Sync: Exploring Synchronized Swimming

Mariya Korovela and Anita Alvarez will be the only two females to represent the U.S. in Synchronized Swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Mariya represented Team USA at the London Olympic Games and hopes to better her performance with her new duet partner Anita Alverez in Rio. Recently we had the opportunity to chat […] Read Article “In Perfect Sync: Exploring Synchronized Swimming”

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Sailing through stereotypes

While women like Helena Scutt are making inroads in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers (STEM), they still have a long way to go to share equal representation with their male counterparts in these industries. U.S. Olympian and Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program participant Helena Scutt believes women and girls should never give up […] Read Article “Sailing through stereotypes”

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Setting sail for Rio de Janeiro!

Briana Provancha along with her partner Annie Haeger will sail for Team USA in the Women’s 470 event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  The 470 has been an International Sailing Federation International Class since 1976. Briana captured her first title at the ISAF Youth World Champion in 2007.  Standing on the podium that night in […] Read Article “Setting sail for Rio de Janeiro!”

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Countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games

In 100 Days… Athletes from countries around the world will meet in Rio. These talented men and women represent the best each country has to offer. The Olympic Games is an opportunity to unite the world and extend the arm of diplomacy. At this time we put aside politics and unite behind the virtues of humanity […] Read Article “Countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games”

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The world of work and sport for a US National rugby player

Undoubtedly there were a lot of happy Rugby Sevens players across the globe with the announcement that it will be included in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will mark the debut for Rugby Sevens. Rugby hasn’t been seen in the Olympic Games since 1924, with the U.S. men’s team […] Read Article “The world of work and sport for a US National rugby player”

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Life in the Fast Lane!

Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incredibly busy people-often working and training full-time to make their podium dreams come true!  To help with their work-life balance, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in over 34 countries can receive career planning and job placement assistance from Adecco.  Recently the International Olympic Committee produced a video highlighting the work-life balance […] Read Article “Life in the Fast Lane!”