Last week, the US city of Lake Placid relived its Olympic past as it hosted the 6th IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Forum from 8 to 11 November.
Jointly hosted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the Forum brought together more than 90 participants from over 35 countries representing National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Adecco, in addition to the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Steering Committee. Members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission who are involved in the delivery of the IOC ACP Outreach Programme were also present. The goal was to share best practices, networks and the workload to improve the implementation of the programme across the globe.
Launched in 2005, the IOC ACP aims to help elite athletes to successfully manage training, competition and the challenges and opportunities of day-to-day life. It focuses on three fields: Education, Life Skills and Employment. Since its inception, the IOC ACP has reached more than 10,000 athletes in over 100 countries.
The two-day programme produced a series of recommendations that will guide the work of the IOC ACP Steering Committee and the programme worldwide for the next two years.
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