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Theme: The Olympic Spirit: Capturing the Moment

This event occurred on
March 31, 2012
1:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Greenwich, CT
United States

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

Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

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

Organizing team


Greenwich, CT, United States


Greenwich, CT, United States
  • Mary Ann Lendenmann
  • Youth@Bruce Bruce Museum
    Youth Committee
  • David Belmonte
    New Media Intern