Aug 13, 2020
If 2020 was a normal year, we
would've just said good-bye to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics--and many
athletes would be making big decisions about their futures. Since
many athletes retire after an Olympics, we wanted to look at how elite athletes
transition out of competitive life. To help us understand this
topic, we talked with Leslie Klein, an Olympian who most recently
was the Director of Athlete Career and Education (ACE) at the US
Olympic and Paralympic Committee until the COVID-19 pandemic
eliminated her position. She told us about the efforts of Team USA
and other National Olympic Committees to help their athletes plan
for life beyond sport.
Also, Team Canada has released its Olympic kit (we definitely have some thoughts about this, which are hindered by Alison's attempt to be more positive), and the Hungarian Olympic Committee is now branding itself as Magyarock.
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