Surge in OLY registrations at PyeongChang 2018

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Olympians competing at PyeongChang 2018 have created a flurry of applications for the World Olympians Association’s exclusive OLY initiative.

The newly eligible class of 2018 Olympians have been busy applying for their OLY letters, which offers Olympic athletes the chance to use the post-nominal designation OLY after their name.

Since its launch last November, more than 8,000 Olympians have registered for the honour, which is a constant public reminder of the years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance it takes to become an Olympian and compete on sport’s greatest stage.

Just like PhD and other post-nominal designations, Olympians can use OLY on official documentation, CVs, business cards, social media, emails and anywhere else your name appears. It’s a great help to get them noticed in business, on job applications and, in fact, everywhere.

“It's an honour to be able to use the OLY post-nominals. This initiative helps me carry the Olympic spirit forward even after retiring from my competitive career,“ said Canadian Olympian Monica Peterson OLY (Fencing).

"When my colleagues at work asked me what OLY meant behind my name, I was proud to say that those three letters represent everything that cannot be sanctioned by a degree or any school in the world,” added Julien Bahain OLY, dual French and Canadian Olympic rower and athlete mentor to Team Canada. “Teamwork, dedication, resilience, work ethic or fair play are skills that Olympians develop throughout their sport careers. I am a strong believer that those skills are transferrable into the world of business.”

World Olympians Association President, Joël Bouzou OLY added: “We invite all Olympians, who have worked so hard to make the Games a success, to apply for OLY recognition and keep the memory of their incredible achievements on display for all to see.”

Get your OLY recognition today by registering on the WOA website HERE.

Photo credit: IOC / Matt Stockman