Four inspirational US athletes have joined Team Intel as ambassadors in the run-up to Tokyo 2020.
As part of this role, they will work with Athlete365 to deliver our exciting new athlete-focused programme.
Find out more about how you can benefit from access to well-being, career mentoring, and learning and development services through Athlete365 and Intel.
In addition to being Team Intel ambassadors for the upcoming Olympic Games, Ashton, Lex, Nneka and Noah will work with Athlete365 to support more than 50,000 of you in the global athlete community, as well as provide feedback on how Intel’s technology can support athletes and the sport ecosystem.
“We have great respect for the commitment necessary to compete on the world’s biggest stage and so we are excited to welcome these athletes to Team Intel,” said Rick Echevarria, vice president and general manager, Intel Olympic Program. “Each member not only brings an impressive list of athletic achievements, but also, importantly to us, a passion for the role that technology plays both in their sport and in the world. We look forward to supporting them on their journey over the next year.”
Meet the team
Ashton Eaton’s Olympic legacy will live on forever through his gold medal-winning performances on the track and his technical advancements with Intel off it. He is only the third Olympian to achieve back-to-back gold medals (2012, 2016) in the decathlon and currently works at Intel as a product development engineer, focusing on integrating key technologies into the Games. Ashton also participated in an exclusive webinar with Athlete365 on 30 June.
Lex Gillette is a four-time Paralympian, earning long jump silver medals in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Blind since the age of eight, he is also a multiple world champion who works as an athlete mentor for US non-profit “Classroom Champions”, and as a motivational speaker.
Nneka Ogwumike has leveraged her collegiate, professional and international basketball success to support women’s empowerment, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and promotion of health and well-being. A six-time WNBA All-Star and member of the 2016 WNBA champions Los Angeles Sparks, Nneka also serves as President of the WNBA Players Association.
Noah Lyles has overcome many hurdles throughout his life, including asthma, bullying, academic struggles, ADD (attention deficit disorder) and depression. Despite that, Noah is prepared to take Tokyo by storm. Among his many accomplishments, he has won 200m gold at both the Youth Olympic Games and the 2019 World Athletics Championships.
You too can benefit from Intel’s support by signing up for our exciting new programme with them, which will provide you with free access to well-being, career mentoring, and learning and development services.
WE HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR THE COMMITMENT NECESSARY TO COMPETE ON THE WORLD’S BIGGEST STAGE AND SO WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME THESE ATHLETES TO TEAM INTEL.