CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIAN ARTS PROJECT
Do you have a creative side that you’ve been waiting to share with your Olympic community? The World Olympians Association is looking for Olympians across the globe to showcase their talents at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The goal is to promote diverse interests while highlighting the blend between sport and culture. You may be chosen to work with the World Olympians Association and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage to develop a project of your choice. And the best part of it all, the selected recipients will be flown to Tokyo 2020 to lead or support the project implementation. Proposals are open to all forms of creative and artistic expression – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film/video/digital, music, theatre, poetry, architecture. Be sure to check out the project brief for more information, and submit a proposal if you are interested!
NEW FACES BEHIND THE TEAM
The Athlete Marketing and Olympian Legacy team has gone through a bit of change recently, and we wanted to make sure we officially introduced ourselves! Hoping to continue the legacy that Marie-Ève Marleau and Olya Ovtchinnikova started, Sandra Sassine and Brittany MacLean have taken over the reigns. Sandra, a two-time Olympian in Fencing, joins the team directly from Olympic Education department here at the Canadian Olympic Committee. Brittany, who also competed at two Games in the sport of Swimming, is thrilled to join Sandra as the voice to the athletes. We look forward to building stronger relationships with you all, and will be working hard to create opportunities for the past, present, and future of Team Canada. Do not hesitate to reach out at any time as we appreciate the value of connections and conversations!
SECURE YOUR LEGACY AT THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM
The Olympic Heritage collection in Lausanne, Switzerland is comprised of more than 70,000 artifacts collected over the course of 120 years. Olympians are invited to donate a piece of clothing or sports equipment that has been used in competition during an Olympic Games. The World Olympians Association would particularly appreciate items used prior to the 1984 Games. All donations will be officially recognized by a diploma signed by IOC President Thomas Bach, OLY and used for memory purposes only. Interested in leaving your legacy? Visit their website for more information.
REMINDER; ACCESS THE TEAM CANADA DESTINATION TOKYO RESOURCES
The launch in early October was a huge success, as there have been almost 3,000 downloads of COSP Resources and the Education Webpages (English and French) have been viewed over 5,000 times. We encourage you to take a look to see how students will have the opportunity to embark on an Olympic Games adventure by participating in a variety of learning activities. Don’t forget to pass along the resources to a teacher in your life!