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Speakers’ Update: London 2012 Edition
London 2012 is just over two months away! As excitement builds across the country, we know that many companies and associations will want to bring in Olympic-related speakers this summer, and into the fall. Whether you’re looking for athletes, media personalities or high-performance experts, prospeakers.com has someone for you: 

Olympic Athletes

Clara Hughes Clara HughesSummer & Winter Olympic Medalist

Having already won medals in both the Winter and Summer Games, Clara is on track to become the most decorated Olympic athlete in Canadian history. Off the cycling track, she is a dynamic speaker, an advocate for mental health, and an ambassador for Kids’ Right to Play.

 

Adam van Koeverden Adam van KoeverdenOlympic Champion Rower

A three-time Olympic medalist, the 2012 Olympics will be Adam’s third Games, as he contends for a medal in the K-1,000m event. Adam is a much-loved Canadian icon and an inspiring storyteller.

 

Adam Kreek Adam KreekFour-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist

After winning a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics, Adam has established his career as a motivational speaker and spokesperson. While not competing in London, he will be onsite and available for hosting events in London during the Games.

 

For a full list of our Olympic athletes, click here.

 

CTV Olympic Consortium

Catriona Le May Doan Catriona Le May DoanCanadian Olympian and CBC Commentator

An Olympic medalist, Catriona will be hosting the morning coverage of the Games with Dave Randorf.

 

James Duthie James DuthieTSN’s NHL Host

Long-standing host at TSN, James will be co-hosting CTV’s afternoon show with Jennifer Hedger.

 

Jay Onrait Jay Onrait / Dan O’TooleHilarious Sportscentre Co-Hosts

This popular duo will host TSN’s morning show throughout the Games. Their humour and wit make them audience favourites on TV and in person!

 

Brian Williams Brian WilliamsLegendary Sports Broadcaster, Winner of Two Geminis

Considered the dean of Olympic broadcasting, Brian has been covering the Olympic Games since 1976, and this year he is back for CTV’s primetime coverage.

 

 

High Performance Experts

Greg Wells, PhD Greg Wells, PhDSport and Performance Science Analyst, Human Physiologist

Greg is not only physiologist for Adam van Koeverden, but will be in London for on-camera sport-science and medicine analysis during the Games. His Vancouver 2010 segment series “Superbodies” won a Gemini Award.

 

Dr. Peter Jensen Dr. Peter JensenAuthority on Leadership & Personal High Performance

Since 1988, Peter has worked with Olympic athletes, helping over 40 athletes reach the medal podium. He is also an author and instructor at Queen’s School of Business.

 

Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan Dr. Kimberley Amirault-RyanLead of Sport Psychology for the Canadian Olympic Committee, Performance Consultant

Kimberley is the Lead of Sport Psychology for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and performance consultant for the Edmonton Oilers. She speaks extensively on her philosophy of strategic performance excellence.

 

Vancouver 2010 is 60 days away

blogpic-2009-12-15With the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games less than 60 days away, excitement is building across the country among athletes and fans. From our own backyard, many dramas will be played out in front of the world. But how did they get there? What are their stories? What lessons have they learned along the way? And what will they learn after these Games? (more…)

Adam van Koeverden takes silver at the worlds

Canada’s Adam van Koeverden, who won eighth place in the men’s K1 1000m kayak final in Beijing, won silver at the World Cup in Hungary. (more…)

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Adam van Koeverden

Captures gold and silver at World Championship tune-up

Olympian Adam Van Koeverden finished with gold in the men’s K-1 1,000 and silver in the K-1 8,000 at the World Cup canoe and kayak circuit in Racic, Czech Republic on Saturday, May 9. Van Koeverden is preparing for the world championships in August in Dartmouth, NS, where he says it will be important for the Canadian paddlers to flex their muscles before a home crowd.

Filed under: Adventure and Sports,Olympic Spirit,Uncategorized — Tags: — prospeakers.com @ 9:03 pm