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05 Oct 2012
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Lake Placid to host IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum

The 6th IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Forum will be held in the host city of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, from 8 to 11 November 2012. Hosted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) with support from the New York State Ol

“We are pleased to be returning to Lake Placid, a village steeped in Olympic tradition, for the next IOC ACP Forum,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “These meetings are an integral part of the IOC Athlete Career Programme, and through the varied discussions and workshops they help to benefit athletes around the world. We look forward to building on the momentum from the past Forums and expect a productive and informative gathering in November.”

Created in 2005 in cooperation with Adecco, one of the world’s leading providers of human resource solutions, the IOC Athlete Career Programme offers support to elite athletes in the areas of education, life skills and employment. The programme is developed internationally via the IOC ACP Outreach Programme and delivered by National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Adecco in over 30 countries. Since inception, the IOC ACP has reached more than 10,000 athletes in over 100 countries.

The IOC ACP Forum takes place every two years and brings together leading experts from Adecco and various NOCs for an exchange of knowledge and best practices through workshops and break-out sessions. The aim of the Forum is to expand the value and impact of the IOC ACP in supporting athletes worldwide.

This year’s edition is expected to be attended by approximately 100 delegates, including Adecco ACP country managers and their counterparts from over 35 NOCs, along with members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission involved in the IOC ACP Outreach Programme.

“We are honoured to host this important event on US soil for the first time, demonstrating not only our commitment to the Olympic Movement, but also to the future of athletes from all over the world,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “We look forward to hosting our international counterparts and allowing them to enjoy one of our great Olympic cities.”

Learn more about the ACP here

Watch here how the ACP helped US Olympian Keeth Smart with his transition to life after his fencing career

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