2020 vision: Optus joins Olympics Unleashed team

Thorpie dives in with Optus to school Gen Z

Optus is celebrating one year to go until Tokyo 2020, by officially joining the Australian Olympic Committees Olympic Unleashed program as presenting sponsor.

The Olympics Unleashed program delivers face-to-face lessons aimed at improving students ability to set goals, overcome challenges and build self-esteem.

We are delighted to be extending our partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee to include the Olympics Unleashed program, as it is imperative these types of role models are visible to Australian school kids, Optus MD Marketing and Revenue Matt Williams said.

There is no doubt we are looking forward to seeing our Australian athletes compete on the world stage at Tokyo 2020, but were equally as excited to see the Olympics Unleashed inspire the next generation and change the future they see.

More than 100 Olympians past and present as well as athletes aspiring for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 are being trained by communications and education professionals to deliver the program, which currently runs in Queensland and NSW, and will soon be rolling out across Australia.

Optus Ambassador and five-time Australian Olympic swimming gold medallist, Ian Thorpe, says he is proud to be joining an important conversation.

As Olympians, we all have our own unique journey to share with these students, Thorpe said.

As a team, we are delivering the Olympics Unleashed program into schools to inspire students to pursue their passion and dreams.

This isnt just about inspiring students to become Olympians, it translates to students wanting to be future scientists, engineers, nurses or teachers. Whatever the aspiration, we will discuss the importance of setting goals and overcoming adversities along the way.

AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll said the AOC is delighted to have Optus driving the program forward.

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