2nd Athlete career programme forum to be held on 7 and 8 December
Close to 30 National Olympic Committee (NOC) representatives and Adecco managers will gather at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on 7 and 8 December 2006 to hold the 2nd Athlete Career Programme Forum.
An initiative from the IOC Athletes’ Commission
Initiated by the IOC Athletes’ Commission, the Athlete Career Programme (ACP) was launched in February 2005 and is jointly managed by the IOC and Adecco.
Sports competition requires such a huge personal investment from athletes that it leaves them very little time to prepare for their professional life. With the aim of addressing this issue, the Athlete Career Programme provides professional career development services on a worldwide basis for athletes during and after their sporting careers. It is offered free of charge and has already allowed more than 1,000 athletes to find a job.
Two days of discussions
Over two days, participants will review the results achieved so far, discuss challenges and opportunities, and agree on best practices to be applied in the 16 countries in which the programme is currently in place.
Sergey Bubka and Robert Ctvrtlik, Chairman and member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission respectively and members of the ACP Steering Committee are expected to actively take part in the forum.
At the launch of the programme in Turin last year, Sergey Bubka said: “The period following the end of a sporting career can often be difficult and the Athlete Career Programme provides the appropriate resources to help athletes take the best career path and be successful in their professional lives”.