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Our Favorite Summer Olympians Are Back!

December 2, 2019
Posted by Alexis Washington

Our favorite Summer Olympians are back for the 2020 Summer Olympics!

The next games are just months away and will be hosted in Tokyo, Japan. However, you don’t have to wait until the summer to be inspired by these phenomenal individuals. As Olympic athletes, they build their careers around team building, leadership, and performing in high-pressure situations. Since these are all topics that are prevalent in businesses, this makes Olympians some of the most qualified people to speak to your team and motivate them to be great!


Angela Hucles

Soccer Analyst, Sports Leadership Expert, Olympian

Hucles was a member of two Olympic-gold winning teams (2004, 2008). Her biggest role with the squad came in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she led the U.S. team with four goals, two of the goals coming in the U.S. semifinal victory over Japan.

With a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and over 25 years of experience in the sports industry, Hucles founded Empowerment Through Sport in 2012, an organization focused on discovering sports leadership skills and athlete transitions that translate to life success. Read More…

 

Topics: Olympians, Leadership, Motivational


David Boudia

From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption

It was at 7 years old as David Boudia was watching the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games that he decided to be an Olympian. After years of training, his dream came true in 2008 when he competed at the Beijing Olympics, and then later won a Gold and Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and most recently another Silver and Bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games.

His dream may have come true, but he’s far from done following it… Read more…

 

Topics: Olympians


Dara Torres

Olympic Gold Medal Swimming Champion

Dara is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first interantional swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later int 1984. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games. She took three silver medals home, including the heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second.

Her memoir became one of the top 25 best-selling business books less than three months after publication. Today Dara is a top inspirational speaker who empowers everyone to chase their dreams, despite age and other perceived obstacles. Read More 

 

Topics: Motivational, Swimming, Olympians

 


Shannon Miller

Most Decorated American Gymnast

Shannon remains the most decorated Olympic gymnast in American history. She has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. She is the first U.S. gymnast to win two World All-Around titles. Her tally of five medals (two silver, three bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a U.S. athlete in any sport.

Shannon remains involved with the sport of gymnastics and has provided commentary or analysis for every Olympic Games since she last competed, in 1996. Shannon has worked as an expert commentator or analyst with Yahoo! Sports, MSNBC, OBS, NBC and Comcast. In addition, Shannon continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and is also a spokesperson and ambassador for number of national and international companies. Read More…

 

Topics: Health & Wellness, Gymnastics, Olympians

 


 

Victoria Arlen

ESPN TV Host, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Dancing With The Stars, Author

In 2005, Victoria was 11 years old when she came down with two rare neurological disorders, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. A lifelong swimmer and athlete, despite her illness, Victoria never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympics Games.

In June of 2010, she returned to the pool for the first time in over ten years. Two years later, she qualified for the 2012 London Paralympic Games in four different events. There she won a Gold Medal, setting a World Record, and three Silver Medals. Read More 

 

Topics: Motivational, Overcoming Adversity, Olympians

Alexis Washington
Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit EaglesTalent.com.

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