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25.02.2016

The IOC officially launches the new Olympic Athletes’ Hub

The web-based platform, also be available for downloads as a mobile application, will continue to showcase the best social media contents coming from Olympians around the world.

The revamped Olympic Athletes’ Hub, an online one-stop-shop for athletes and Olympians with plenty of informations about the Games, career transitions, job opportunities, health and training, is now officially launched and live at www.olympic.org/athleteshub.

 

The official accounts of over 6,000 Olympians can already be found on the site.

 

The Olympic Athletes’ Hub was redesigned in a move to strengthen support to athletes as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement that was adopted in December 2014.

 

In the Hub, athletes can learn about and share their own experiences, on and off the field. Special focus is placed on the protection of clean athletes from all sort of manipulation, while another important topic is the health of athletes and how to avoid injuries and illnesses, as well as the prevention of harassment and abuse in sport. 

 

Moreover, athletes who sign up to the Hub can access content tailored to them, including special offers from The Olympic Partners (TOP) and other Olympic Movement stakeholders.

 

“Strengthening the role of the athletes is one of the top priorities of the IOC as emphasised in Olympic Agenda 2020. The Athletes’ Hub helps us improve support for the athletes and communication between them. I wish such an opportunity had been there when I was an athlete.” Said IOC President Thomas Bach.

 

“As a direct result of Olympic Agenda 2020, which places athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement, the IOC has developed the Olympic Athletes’ Hub – the IOC virtual home for all athlete content.” Added IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Claudia Bokel. “The IOC is committed to supporting athletes on and off the field of play. The Olympic Athletes’ Hub is a tangible example of this, which we hope that athletes will find useful, fun and informative.”

The mobile application of the Hub is available for both Android and iOS users.

 

You can follow the #OlympicAthletesHub also on Twitter: @athleteshub.

Marco Vettoretti