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USOC Athlete Career Program Specialist Goes to Sochi

The Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are right around the corner, and Adecco will be there! Join us on the Adecco USA blog as Angel Bovee, USOC Athlete Career Program Specialist, reports from Sochi, Russia. In her updates, she’ll highlight the athletes in the USOC Athlete Career Program and explore what makes them elite […] Read Article “USOC Athlete Career Program Specialist Goes to Sochi”

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The Athlete Career & Education Program: Merging the Workforce and the World of Sport

They train 40 hours a week. Sometimes, they train more. And if their home and training facility aren’t in the same city, they commute. That’s the life many elite athletes live, day after day, week after week. With so much on their plates, how can they possibly manage a career? They get help. Adecco, in […] Read Article “The Athlete Career & Education Program: Merging the Workforce and the World of Sport”

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The Start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London is happening right now! To help get you in the spirit, check out this video of Allison Jones, a medal-winning U.S. Paralympic cyclist and member of the Team USA Career Program that Adecco runs in partnership with the USOC. Go USA!

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The First Lady and the Paralympic Games

I recently had the honor of hearing First Lady Michelle Obama pay tribute to over 200 service men and women at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at the opening of a six-day sports competition for wounded active duty soldiers and veterans. These wounded soldiers are using sports not only as a vehicle for rehabilitation, […] Read Article “The First Lady and the Paralympic Games”

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Breakfast of Champions

Often I get asked, why in the world do elite athletes need jobs?  Aren’t they all on cereal boxes, have big-money sponsors, and financially set for life? For the majority of US Olympic and Paralympic athletes, nothing could be further from the truth.  Of course there are the few superstars everyone knows like Bruce Jenner, […] Read Article “Breakfast of Champions”