As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) is working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) extending life coach, mentoring, and learning to more than 50,000 athletes who are a part of the Olympic community and are managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The services to be a part of Athlete365, the IOC’s official athlete support program and will include access to tools that address the challenges created by this worldwide pandemic including tools and services like Headspace and EXOS, as well as additional learning and development services from Intel and LinkedIn.
The benefits are available for Intel’s 100,000 employees and to a greater community of 50,000 athletes across 200 countries. Intel has also donated Intel-technology-powered products like virtual reality headsets, to several sporting committees to assist athletes in enhancing their training and staying connected.
“Athletes work tirelessly to achieve their goals. In the process, they bring the world closer together. As a worldwide Olympic partner, we see 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.”stated Intel CEO, Bob Swan.
“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.” stated IOC President, Thomas Bach.
The benefits will further enrich Intel’s mission to provide athletes with resources beyond the games through Intel employee mentoring services from a range of technical and non-technical backgrounds employees to help athletes realize meaningful growth opportunities as they retire from competition and transition into the next phases of their lives. Intel is also organizing Athlete Webinar Series conducted by Olympic champion and Intel employee Ashton Eaton and Rick Echevarria, Intel’s vice president and general manager of the Olympic Program Office. Athletes will also have access to hundreds of resources for focus, sleep, movement, and more designed for recovery, motivation, training, and competition through six months of Headspace Plus along with access to content EXOS around mindset and recovery.
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