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Less than a year to go until the Rio 2016 Olympics!

With the Rio 2016 Olympics on the horizon we wanted to take a minute to recap some of our world renowned Olympic Speakers. A truly impressive group of Medal winning Athletes like Adam Kreek, Rosie MacLennan, and Simon Whitfield, high performance sports experts like Dr.  Greg Wells, as well as legendary Olympic broadcaster Brian Williams.

They bring a plethora of knowledge and insight into what it means to truly participate in a sport at the highest possible level. This experience makes them the ideal group to; MC any sports charity event, make appearances at corporate functions, or act as spokespeople or brand ambassadors. Not only excelling in their chosen sports, they are also entrepreneurs, sports medicine experts, and media coverage experts. Contact prospeakers.com today for more information on how you can book their talent for you next event!

Adam Kreek

Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur and Expert in High Performance

Adam Kreek is a two-time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist, entrepreneur, and expert in High Performance. A self-described “positive realist,” Adam shares his skills, experience and strategies for success with organizations across North America.

Adam has spent the past decade studying human performance, achievement, and wellbeing, as well as working with a variety of universities and non-profits across the country. He is co-owner of a Vancouver Island based organization that collects and processes waste vegetable oil to produce sustainable Biodiesel for local consumption. Adam is also proud to work with a number of charities and organizations like the Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Canadian Olympic Committee Board of Directors, an Ambassador for Right to Play, and a Board Member of Clean Air, as well as serving on a number of other Boards.

In addition to his work with organizations, Adam has worked with thousands of youth in schools across Canada, instilling within our next generation the idea that the “secret to happy living is giving.”

 

Greg Wells, Ph.D

Sport and Performance Science Analyst, Human Physiologist

In 2010, Dr. Greg Wells was the host of the Gemini-Award winning “Superbodies” segments for Canada’s national Olympic broadcast and the on-camera sport science and sport medicine analyst for the CTV Broadcast Consortium, ABC News and ABC’s 20/20 during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Previously, Dr. Wells served as the Director of Sport Science at the Canadian Sport Centre where he had the opportunity to work with dozens of champion athletes from Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games. Dr. Wells also taught Canada’s elite sport coaches at the National Coaching Institute.

He speaks at leading sports and medical organizations around the world, including the International Olympic Committee, International Congress on Child Neurology, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Rosie MacLennan

Olympic Gold Medalist

As the youngest of four children, Rosie MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings’ gymnastic lessons. When she was 7, Rosie could no longer stand to simply watch from the sidelines and she finally got her turn on the trampolines. At age 11, Rosie began competing internationally and was the Canadian National Women’s Champion in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

Rosie’s competitive performances in 2011 demonstrated that she was a rising star in her sport. She won a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, followed by a second place finish at the Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham, UK, earning her a ticket to the London 2012 Summer Olympics, where she took home the Gold Medal in Women’s Trampoline.

Rosie is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health. She has a wealth of knowledge to share with young athletes on how to be successful in their sport and how to achieve their own Olympic dreams.

 

Simon Whitfield

Olympic Triathlete

Simon Whitfield has relentlessly pursued excellence in sport – and in life – for as long as he or anyone around him can remember “My goal was always to be the best in the world at something,” says Whitfield, who at 17 followed that goal to Australia, a triathlon mecca and year-round training ground. Whitfield returned to Canada ready to take his racing to the next level. He did that with a bang, surprising the world with a riveting come-from-behind victory in triathlon’s inaugural Olympics, the Sydney 2000 Summer Games.

Simon has continued to pursue his sport with a passion and professionalism second to none.  The rewards have followed the hard work: 12 national championships, 14 world cup victories, and, perhaps most significantly, in 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games, in a race where he was counted out by everyone but himself, a stunning silver medal.

Whitfield’s commitment extends beyond the racecourse.  He recognizes that with results come responsibilities, and takes very seriously his role as triathlon’s ambassador to Canada and a Canadian ambassador to the world.  He supports numerous charities and loves few things as much as visiting schools to speak to children about finding their own passions and setting goals.

 

Brian Williams O.C.

Considered the dean of Olympic sports broadcasting in Canada, Williams reported on his first Olympic Games at the 1976 Summer Games from Montreal and has covered a total of 14 Olympic Games, as well as every high-profile sporting event around the globe. His resume includes work with the NHL, Major League Baseball, PGA TOUR, Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships, World Cup Skiing, men’s and women’s Rogers Cup events in Toronto and Montreal, Formula One, IRL, Breeders’ Cup, Pan Am Games and Commonwealth Games.

Named to the Order of Canada in December 2011 for both his distinguished broadcasting career of more than 40 years and extensive community and volunteer work across the country, Brian Williams anchored CTV’s primetime Olympic coverage of both the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, playing a leading role in shaping and delivering the network’s award-winning coverage.

Williams’ respected broadcast style has endeared him to millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast. He has won praise from critics and numerous accolades and awards. He is a lifetime member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities and member of the Board of Directors of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, as well as working with Special Olympics Canada. His long and truly impressive career makes him the ideal speaker for any number of causes or events.

 

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Only One Year Away

Can you believe that one year from now, the 2014 Olympics will be officially underway!? As excitement builds across the country, we know that many companies and associations will want to bring in Olympic-related speakers. Whether you’re looking for athletes, media personalities or high-performance experts, prospeakers.com has someone for you:

Current Olympians

Jon Montgomery Jon Montgomery2010 Gold Medal Olympian – Skeleton

Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians and the attention of everyone during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. After years of hard work, training and perseverance, Montgomery won a won a gold medal in the skeleton, securing his place in history as one of the best.

Patrick Chan Patrick ChanWorld Champion and Canadian Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Born in Ottawa, Patrick Chan has been figure skating since the age of five. Since then, he has won five consecutive national titles from 2008 to 2012. In 2011, he became the reigning World Champion (Moscow) establishing World Records in all 3 categories, and in 2012 he re-established himself as the best male figure skater in the world with a second World Championship gold.

Alexandre Bilodeau Alexandre BilodeauCanadian Freestyle Skiing Olympic Gold Medalist

On February 14, 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau wrote a page in history by becoming the first Olympic gold medalist on Canadian soil. A model of perseverance and a source of inspiration to many, he is proving to be one of Canada’s most talented young athletes.

Heather Moyse Heather MoyseOlympic Gold Medalist, Occupational Therapist

Heather Moyse left a wake of push-start records on tracks all over the world on her way to winning Canada’s first ever Women’s Bobsleigh Olympic gold medal with teammate Kaillie Humphries on February 24, 2010 in Whistler, British Columbia.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir2010 Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Ranked third in the world, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir represented one of Canada’s best medal hopefuls entering the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. To the delight of fans across Canada, Virtue and Moir went on to win the first North American Olympic Gold Medal in Ice Dancing.

Joannie Rochette Joannie RochetteWorld Champion and Canadian Figure Skating Gold Medalist

Two days before the Vancouver 2010 short program, Joannie’s mother, Thérèse, died of a sudden heart attack. Knowing her mother’s dream was to see her win an Olympic medal, Rochette made the difficult decision to compete, and put the finishing touches on her mother’s dream by winning the bronze medal. In doing so she became the first Canadian ladies’ figure skater to stand on the Olympic medal podium in 22 years.

Hayley Wickenheiser Hayley WickenheiserFour-Time Olympic Medalist

Four-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. However, it’s not just her lethal slapshot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Wickenheiser is an award winner, community leader, mentor, history-maker and an accomplished businesswoman.

Maelle Ricker Maelle Ricker2010 Winter Olympic Gold Medalist

Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games and after suffering frustrating snowboarding crashes, Maëlle thrilled Canadians as she reached the Gold Medal podium at Vancouver 2010 in front of a home crowd in British Columbia. With that win, Ricker became the first Canadian woman to earn an Olympic gold medal on home soil.

Broadcasters

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

One of Canada’s most celebrated Olympians, Catriona has covered five Olympic Games since retiring from speed-skating. She joined the CTV Olympic broadcast team for the Vancouver 2010 Games which earned her a Gemini for Best Sports Analyst, and hosted the London 2012 Olympic coverage alongside Dave Randorf.

Scott Russell Scott Russell - CBC Sportscaster, Author

CBC host of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Late Night host of the 2004 Games, Scott has been part of the coverage for eleven Olympic Games as well as covering triathlon, gymnastics, rugby, cross-country skiing and biathlon at several Pan Am and Commonwealth Games.

Ron MacLean Ron MacLeanCBC Sportscaster

A Gemini Award-winning sportscaster, Ron MacLean has expanded his professional duties from his prominent role on Hockey Night in Canada to include hosting CBC’s coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympics, Calgary Stampede, Commonwealth Games and World Track & Field Championships.

Brian Williams Brian WilliamsLegendary Sports Broadcaster, Winner of Two Geminis

Considered the dean of Olympic sports broadcasting in Canada, Williams is a champion of amateur sports. He reported on his first Olympics at the 1976 Summer Games from Montreal and has covered virtually every Olympic Games since and every high-profile amateur sporting event around the globe.

High Performance Experts

Greg Wells Greg Wells, Ph.D.Sport and Performance Science Analyst, Human Physiologist

Greg Wells was an analyst for the CTV Broadcast Consortium, ABC News and ABC’s 20/20 during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Canada’s 2012 Olympic broadcast for London 2012. Dr. Wells is also a regular contributor to CTV’s Canada AM, CTV News, and has appeared on TSN’s Off the Record and CBC News.

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

Since 1988, Peter has worked as trainer and psychologist 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 for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She has held this position since 2008, and has helped the development and implementation of the Canadian Team’s Preparation Plan for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Games. She is also a performance consultant for the Edmonton Oilers and speaks extensively on her philosophy of strategic performance excellence.

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.

 

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