When star gymnast Simone Biles decided to withdraw from competition during the Summer Olympics in Tokyo last year, she became sought-after as a mental health speaker, opening up about the struggles that many Olympians face. For the second year, top figure skaters, skiers, and snowboarders in the US... Read More

Shaun White, who has competed in his fifth and last Olympics, is still a major endorsement draw, with his sponsorship portfolio cementing his legacy as an enduring global sports star. His partnerships still net him well into seven figures and those who book Shaun White continue to reap the benefits... Read More

Eileen Gu revealed that she chose to compete for China to honor her mother, who was born in the country. It also ended up being a wise financial decision for her. According to US marketing experts, Gu can expect endorsement deals and sponsorships from both countries after winning a gold medal in the... Read More

Booking an athlete speaker may be exactly what you need to bring people together, inspire them, and send some positive messages out into the world. Sports are such a rich ground for motivating people for a reason. Athlete speakers bring a lot to the table and inspire attendees to rise to challenges... Read More

People everywhere, especially professional athletes, are subjected to pressure daily, regardless of who they are or what they do. However, there are methods to cope. Although the life of a professional athlete appears to be glamorous, and it is in many respects, there are certain drawbacks.Being a b... Read More

Top sports mental health speaker Simone Biles has been named Time Athlete of the Year for 2021. Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, was recognized for bringing the topic of mental health to the forefront of the conversation.  She "made clear the importance of prioritizing oneself and refus... Read More

Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies marked the end of the  semester at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to honor fall 2021 graduates. One of the vols own, motivational speaker Inky Johnson ('07, '09), returned to deliver the keynote address.Both ceremonies were held in Thompson... Read More

Venus Williams began her professional tennis career in the late 1990s, making her first Grand Slam final in the 1997 U.S. Open. The 17-year-old sensation finished second in that tournament, losing to world No. 1 Martina Hingis in two straight sets.Three years later, Williams would seem unbeatable, w... Read More

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