Zuzana Moravcikova, Ice Hockey, Slovakia
Zuzana was named to Slovak Womens National Ice Hockey team in 1997 at the age of 17 and captained Slovakia through the greatest success ever (2004 - 2009). With her team, she achieved a ranking in the highest division through participation in the Winter Olympic Games Vancouver in 2010. During qualification for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Slovakia defeated Bulgaria 82-0. This win is the most lopsided in the history of the IIHF. At the Olympics, however, they lost 18-0 to Canada, marking the most lopsided victory in Olympic competition.
Zuzana has dedicated her life to ice hockey and the Olympic Games 2010 surely marked and topped her career.
Zuzana received her MSc in Anthropology in 2005 in Brno, Czech Republic, having divided her time between University and a busy game schedule. When she was seriously thinking about what she wanted to do for a living after she quits playing ice hockey, she contacted the Slovak Olympic Committee to join the Slovak Athlete Career Programme.
She is sure that sports means a lot to her but it is not the only thing that counts in life. She is very confident about her experience, education and future professional career: “It is time to start making a living and I dream about a combination - sports and education. The IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with Adecco supports me just perfectly in reaching this goal."
Zuzana is currently working at Adecco in Slovakia as Marketing Assistant.