IOC Online Athlete Resources

January 14, 2015

The updated online International Olympic Committee (IOC) athlete  resources are available on the International Olympic Committee website.

The IOC Athlete MOOC and career and education resources are an innovative new way for elite athletes to study while training and competing. Anyone can access the IOC Athlete MOOC, wherever they are. And all courses are free of charge.

A ‘MOOC’ is a Massive Open Online Course. MOOCs are a popular way to study without attending a school or college. Taking online courses enables students to choose to study when it suits them.

IOC Athlete MOOC

Our courses feature academic lecture videos created by leading academics and professionals from the world of sport. They also include practical insights from top athletes, coaches and inspirational leaders.

The IOC Athlete MOOC is a pilot programme which runs until the end of 2014. It aims to understand more about the interests of elite athletes in online education. Any decision to offer online courses through the IOC Athlete MOOC in 2015 and beyond will be made towards the end of this pilot programme.

Athletes Space

For further information and resources for elite athletes at all career stages, visit:

The IOC Athletes’ Kit is a collection of resources from the IOC Athletes’ Commission written exclusively for athletes. The Kit contains lots of great information, tips and worksheets designed to help athletes succeed both on and
off the field of play. You will find resources and tips on how to make the most of the team of people around you, guidance on the three pillars of the IOC Athlete Career Programme – education, life skills and employment – and information on ethics and medical topics.

All chapters of the Kit can  be downloaded to a PC, smartphone or tablet.

Details of the online resources can be found by clicking here:

Hear how Olympic fencer and silver medallist Keeth Smart managed a smooth transition from the fencing to work life thanks to the IOC’s Athlete Career Programme.


Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee said
“Combining sport with education or work has become increasingly challenging for athletes nowadays. This is where the IOC ACP can help, by providing them with training opportunities and job placements, and thus achieving both sport and life goals.”

Claudia Bokel, Chairman of IOC Athletes’ Commission commented
“The IOC Athletes’ Commission is a driving force behind ensuring that athletes have access to the right resources and tools needed to transition out of their sporting career. The IOC Athletes Career Programme has been a great success for thousands of athletes around the world. We look to continue to provide this programme to even more athletes, and have put together this online resource guide to ensure that the tools and resources are available to all athletes, no matter their country, sport or level. This online guide will continue to develop with more content so that future athletes can be even more prepared for their life after sport.”





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