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Theme: The Olympic Spirit: Capturing the Moment

Greenwich, CT, United States
March 31st, 2012

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About this event

Olympic Spirit captures the moments of high drama and emotion experienced by Olympians and fans throughout the world.

What is the truth behind that moment? How do you instill, train, learn, and motivate the champion within? What is the journey behind that moment?

"Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of a good example, and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles." - Olympic Charter

TedxYouth@Bruce will bring together the vision, philosophy, and creed of the Olympic spirit through inspirational speakers.

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
- Olympic Creed

Confirmed Speakers

  • Rob Prazmark
    Founder and CEO of 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group, Inc.
  • Sarah Reinertsen
    Triathlete, writer and motivational speaker, former Paralympic athlete
  • Caryn Davies
    TEAM USA Rower. 2008 Summer Olympics, Gold medal in women's eight. 2004 Olympic Games Silver medal
  • Marlon Shirley Shirley
    TEAM USA Two-time Paralympic 100m champion.
  • Jason Rogers
    Olympic Silver Medalist and two-time Olympian in the sport of fencing
  • Michael Sokolove
    Writer for the New York Times Magazine, as well as an author.
  • Jamie McEwan
    The Whitewater Slalom Foundation founder, Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Tim Greene, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Dekan Apajee
    Dekan Apajee is a Broadcast Journalist currently working for the BBC in the UK

Venue and Details

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830
United States
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Robin Garr
Greenwich, CT, United States

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Gina Gould
Greenwich, CT, United States

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Mary Ann Lendenmann
Youth@Bruce Bruce Museum
Youth Committee
David Belmonte
New Media Intern

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