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ACE Olympic & Paralympic Summit 2016

An inside view The USOC welcomed more than 200 Team USA athletes to the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic ACE Summit. Adecco is a proud sponsor of the USOC and the Athlete Career and Education Program (ACE). I was fortunate enough to be asked to serve on Adecco’s Executive ACE Committee. The committee supports athletes by […] Read Article “ACE Olympic & Paralympic Summit 2016”

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Why I Admire Olympic Motivation

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to watching Team USA at the Paralympic Games. I cannot tear myself away from watching these amazing athletes and the incredible results that come from decades of intense training, focus and preparation. Seeing over 120 Athlete Career and Education (ACE) program athletes compete in the Olympic […] Read Article “Why I Admire Olympic Motivation”

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Paralympic Rugby, the toughest sport in the Paralympic Games?

Chuck Aoki was just named to his 2nd U.S. Paralympic Team. As the U.S. Paralympic Team prepares to take the court, we caught up with Chuck to learn a little more about what makes paralympic rugby so special. Just like their able-bodied counterparts, paralympic rugby is physically one of the toughest sports out there. In […] Read Article “Paralympic Rugby, the toughest sport in the Paralympic Games?”

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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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Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!

Rio in head, heart and spirit Though I understand that the Olympic Games have ended, my heart is still in Rio de Janeiro, savoring Team USA’s inspired demonstration of athleticism, grit and determination in the 31st Olympiad. As an Adecco ambassador, I enjoyed a rare view of the Team USA at the Games and an […] Read Article “Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!”

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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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A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio

  Dear Team Adecco, Angel Bovee and I are on the scene in Rio this week, and we are fired up to cheer Team USA on to the gold! The beaches and streets of Rio are buzzing with that heady international mix of enthusiasm and intensity so unique to the Olympic Games. So far, the athletes […] Read Article “A Message from the Adecco Ambassadors in Rio”

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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”