Preparing for what comes next should be a priority for every athlete, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Whether you’re a retired athlete, an athlete nearing retirement, or an athlete considering a dual career – we have tools to help you figure things out.

It’s never too early to start thinking about life after sport.

Build your profile to maximise opportunities.

Transfer your skills to the workplace.

Turn your business idea into reality.

Search exclusive job opportunities for Olympians and elite athletes.

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Sport up your life

Find out what careers are best suited to your skills and strengths, explore the various opportunities offered by the world of sport which you can adapt your skills and strengths.

Learning
LEARNING
Career Transition: Preparing for Future Success

You will learn why planning is fundamental to settling into your life post-Sports, what strategies to prioritise and manage your time better…

LEARNING
Sport Event Management

This course gives you a step by step overview of what’s needed for you to host your own successful sporting event including bringing communities together, raising awareness and providing entertainment to participants and fans alike.

LEARNING
Business Start–Up: From Idea to Launch

The course will highlight how to develop your idea, source funding and bring it to market.

LEARNING
Professional Sport Management

This course takes real-world examples applied by clubs and sporting organisations from across the world and teaches you by example how to strategise, build, and succeed in sports business.

Testimonials
You should immerse yourself in new things, take the opportunity to explore what you like and then find a way to use the skills you’ve gained as an athlete to create a career out of it.
You have so much time while you are still training, especially if you are a full-time athlete, and I think you need to really use that time to prepare your second career. Don’t just stop your sport and then have no idea what to do next.
Now what? What do I want to do now? For the first time in my life, I didn’t have the answer right away.
When it comes time to retire, if you’ve been working or studying alongside your training then it will show any prospective employers that not only are you someone who has achieved fantastic results in sport – you’re also someone who understood that sport wouldn’t last forever and did something about it.
Contact us

You will find in each topic resources to help you prepare for a smooth transition from competitive sport into the workplace.

Feel free to contact us at career@olympic.org for any questions or topics related to career.

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