Once approved, you’ll receive the following to continue the benefits beyond your sporting career….
OLY post-nominal letters
Official Certificate of Recognition
You can then request your exclusive Olympian email address
Use the OLY post-nominal letters, to display your achievement of competing at the world’s greatest sporting event. These letters can be used at the end of your name on business cards, resumes, social media and anywhere else that you use your name. You will also receive your Certificate of Recognition and can request your exclusive Olympian email address.
OLY also gives you a connection to the thousands of Olympians working to improve lives worldwide. The WOA supports this network globally through various community-led projects which aim to improve the lives of Olympians and their local environments. OLY is a permanent reminder of your status in society, and honouring your work to promote the Olympic values in your everyday life.
Not only is this a great way to display the dedication and hard work that you put in to reach the Olympic Games, but it can also get you noticed in the business world as you make your way into a career away from the field of play.
OLY is the PhD equivalent for sport and is post nominal letters that can be used on your social media, CV, business cards or anywhere you put your name. OLY gives you 24/7 public recognition of your years of hard work, dedication and promotion of the Olympic values.
You can use OLY right at the end of your full name and anywhere you put your name. See the OLY User Guide for more details.
The use of OLY is offered to athletes who have competed in a Summer or Winter Olympic Games as determined by the IOC start list database.
OLY can be applied for online. Once WOA has received your application and verified your OLY eligibility you will get an email telling you that your application was successful. This email will included your OLY certificate as a PDF.
No. This is to ensure that the WOA Code of Conduct and WOA Terms and Conditions are understood and agreed to by the Olympian registering for OLY.
Please allow two weeks for the WOA team to approve your application. Make sure to check your junk / spam folder.
OLY pins are awarded during OLY Presentations which are special events organised to reward Olympians and recognise them. OLY Presentations can be organised by NOAs, NOCs and / or IFs. For more information about OLY Presentations see the OLY Presentation Delivery Guide.