IOC Athlete Career Programme
To ensure you are doing everything possible to perform at your best when it counts, the IOC Athlete Career Programme provides guidance and the necessary tools to help you successfully manage training, competition as well as the challenges and opportunities of day-to-day life as an elite athlete. It focuses on three fields:
• Life Skills
It has been designed with you in mind, based on advice from elite athletes, coaches, NOCs and experts from around the world.
The programme is developed and delivered by the Olympic Movement, including National Olympic Committees, International Federations and National Federations.
The programme is designed to assist you to:
Prepare – Understand and commit to the career development process
Discover – Investigate your strengthens and passion
Research – Find out more information
Plan – Devise a plan for success
Implement – develop skills to fit with your plan and begin to ‘live’ your plan
The programme will continue to be enhanced over time and we look forward to your contribution to assisting elite athletes.
Facts & Figures
Launched in 2005, the IOC Athlete Career Programme helps elite and Olympic athletes successfully manage the difficult transition from sport to a new career through professional development and job placement.
In 2008, the IOC renewed its commitment with Adecco through 2012, and expanded the programme to three pillars of education, life skills and employment in order to better meet the needs of elite and Olympic athletes. By the end of 2009, the programme had already supported more than 5,000 athletes in over 40 countries and five continents with training opportunities and job placements.