Olympic Games: Silver medals in 2000 (2); bronze medal in 2000; competed in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016

World Championships: Gold medals in 2007 and 2011; silver medals in 2001 (2), 2007, 2009 and 2011; bronze medal in 2005

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LANGUAGES SPOKEN


Swedish
English

Education/Studies

University of Nebraska (1997-1999); Marketing, IHM Business School, Sweden

 

Professional activities

Started a swim school, teaching young children to swim; wrote a book, “Aysa i simhallen”; hosted a TV series “Learn to Crawl” and launched a free app with 12 steps for baby swimming; designed swimwear collections for adults and children

 

Functions in the field of sport

Member, NOC Athletes’ Commission (2008-2016); Athlete Representative, Swedish Swimming Federation

 

Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election

I’d like to help athletes stay on their courageous path by listening to their needs and desires. I’d love to help bring sports closer together and strengthen the Olympic Movement for all.

My mother was an Olympian in Munich ’72 and I grew up with stories of the horrible terrorist attacks, learned about relatedness and the strength of overcoming prejudice, feelings of not belonging and that we can fight for our own success, even when faced with tragedy. We stand united in our love for the Movement, trying our best, never giving up.

I’ve seen how the Olympic Movement has changed during the six Olympics I competed in. I believe that we can build a better world through sport, and during my engagement in the Swedish bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games I saw that Olympic Agenda 2020 is the real thing.

In Rio I was flag bearer for the Swedish Team and it was a humbling experience to be a part of such an enormous event. The power of the Olympic Movement became apparent and I’d like to use that power to combat the trend of inactivity, engage all women in sports and work for equal rights.

Original version: English
*Results as of 9 September 2019 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme 

I WOULD LOVE TO HELP BRING SPORTS CLOSER TOGETHER AND STRENGTHEN THE BOND OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT FOR ALL OF US

THERESE ALSHAMMAR

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