If you have competed at the Olympic Games, you can register for your official OLY title, which can be used on business cards, CVs, social media, etc.
Not only does OLY provide you with you deserved recognition for your dedication as an Olympian, but it could boost your career prospects too.
You can join thousands of other Olympians who have already signed up and apply for your official OLY title
Since one’s academic achievements are also displayed after their name, I thought it was fitting to have the OLY notation alongside my degree.
Savannah King OLY
Applying for an official OLY title is a way for you to display your hard work, commitment and sacrifice as an Olympian. It also stands out to prospective employers, who will admire the unique skill-set you have acquired throughout your competitive sporting career.
By updating your CV or LinkedIn profile to include your OLY title, for example, you’re drawing attention to your Olympic career while simultaneously standing out from the crowd in competitive markets. As well as this, it could help open doors and expand your network by introducing you to others within the OLY community.
To me and many others, OLY is more than just a title – it is a way to say that we have gone above and beyond.
Tasi Limtiaco OLY
Garnering respect and trust from industry professionals
Savannah King OLY is a Canadian swimmer who made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008. She sees her journey of becoming an Olympian as similar to obtaining an educational qualification, and wanted to display the OLY title in email communications, as well as work and research presentations in her professional life.
“I believe that the work that I (and other Olympians) did is equivalent to that of acquiring a degree,” explains Savannah. “Since one’s academic achievements are also displayed after their name, I thought it was fitting to have the OLY notation alongside my degrees.”
Having remained in the world of sport in her professional career, Savannah is also confident that her OLY credentials have elevated her profile, as they offer immediate insight into her expertise and understanding of the athletic industry: “Being able to display the title of Olympian in my communications has garnered much respect from those in sport. Those who are in the field appreciate the expertise needed to get to the highest level of athletics, and trust that I have a deep understanding of swimming and sport.
OLY sets you apart from the crowd. It may also help with future career opportunities and give you an edge.
Tasi Limtiaco OLY
“I would definitely encourage others to apply, and to be proud of the work that you’ve put into your sport. It is worthy of every recognition. Also, people who are not familiar with OLY will research its meaning, sharing the message of OLY to more people. The significance of being an Olympian reaches farther than just sport.”
Setting you apart from the crowd
Micronesian swimmer Tasi Limtiaco OLY fulfilled his dream of becoming an Olympian at Tokyo 2020 and didn’t hesitate to apply for his OLY title after the Games, which he uses on social media and on business cards. For Tasi, his OLY credentials are a symbol of what it takes to fulfil a lifelong dream, and the bonus is that it’s now helping to open professional and educational doors.
“OLY was a title that I had dreamed of holding since I was eight years old,” says Tasi. “In 2021, I finally managed to realise my dream of becoming an Olympian. To me and many others, OLY is more than just a title – it is a way to say that we have gone above and beyond.”
What’s more, the OLY title has also proved rewarding for Tasi, career-wise: “It has given me access to career opportunities as well as educational opportunities. Now, if I want to start a business, I will have the assistance needed,” Tasi explains. “OLY sets you apart from the crowd. It may also help with future career opportunities and give you an edge. It will also allow people to recognise your effort and hard work.”
Athlete Career Portal
As a member of Athlete365 you also have access to the Athlete Career Portal. This useful platform helps you on your journey to the workplace by identifying your key interests and skills and then offering access to career assessments, job boards, learning centres and more.
One of the latest features is providing OLY resume templates. These are the ideal starting point for any Olympian looking to build an enticing CV for employers to see. Make sure you check out the Athlete Career Portal today!