Frank Fredericks

Former sprinter, Olympian, Member of the IOC, Member of the IOC ACP Steering Committee

Namibia

"Each time an elite athlete steps onto the field of play they are prepared to deliver their best as a result of their dedication and preparation. At the same time, we recognise that elite athletes will retire from sport at an early age and most will need to engage in a career after sport. To achieve success after sport requires the same preparation and commitment. Education is a key area that athletes must focus on at some level while competing. Pursuing an education while competing can add balance to an athlete's life and with a personal balance can prepare an athlete for life after sport while enhancing their life during elite competition."