Intel and the International Olympic Committee to Provide Support Services to Athletes Worldwide
Intel (News - Alert), working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will extend life-coaching, mentoring, and learning and development services to more than 50,000 athletes that are a part of the Olympic community through the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Intel will provide these services as part of Athlete365, the IOC's official athlete support program. This new initiative is a direct outcome of Intel's commitment to support Olympians and Olympic hopefuls who are managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ashton Eaton (News - Alert) is the third Olympian to achieve back-to-back gold medals (2012, 2016) in the decathlon and holds five World Championship gold medals in both the decathlon and heptathlon events. Eaton works at Intel as a product development engineer, focusing on integrating key technologies into the Olympic Games. (Photo: Intel)
More: Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Press Kit)
Intel was able to provide these services through existing benefits the company offers its employees. Athlete benefits will include access to tools that will help address the challenges created by this worldwide pandemic. These tools and services include Headspace and EXOS, as well as additional learning and development services from Intel and LinkedIn (News - Alert). Further, Intel will design and deliver mentoring and networking services that are crafted specifically to support the needs of elite athletes within the Olympic community.
"Athletes work tirelessly to achieve their goals. In the process, they bring the world closer together. As a worldwide Olympic partner, wesee the athletes as an extension to our Intel family and want to help in any way we can, especially during these challenging times. We have some great services for our Intel employees and want to extend them to the athlete community."
"The IOC always has an athlete-first approach because athletes are at the heart of the Olympic movement. We are excited to be working with the Intel team to support athletes around the world, but also to drive the future of the Olympic Games through Intel's cutting-edge technology. This collaboration is another demonstration of the support the IOC provides to athletes' well-being at every stage of an athlete's career."
"There are many important corporate benefits that can help athletes navigate future career opportunities. This program is crucial in supporting athletes achieve their professional and personal goals."
Intel and the IOC are committed to supporting the Olympic ecosystem, athletes and partners during the global pandemic. These benefits are available for Intel's 100,000 employees, and now will extend to a greater community of 50,000 athletes spanning 200 countries. Additionally, Intel has donated Intel-technology-powered products, including virtual reality headsets, to different sporting committees to help athletes continue and enhance their training as well as staying connected. These benefits will provide athletes with resources beyond the Games and align with Intel's mission of enriching lives and promoting inclusion. These service offerings build on Intel's greater commitment to combating issues related to COVID-19 through its Pandemic Response Technology Initiative.
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