The Summer Olympics kick off in Rio De Janeiro today and Finding Mastery plans on celebrating past and present Olympians over the next two weeks.

This week’s guest,  Canadian soccer goalkeeper, Stephanie Labbé, helped the Canadians get off to a great start with a shutout against Australia.

On Wednesday, August 9, USA swimmer, Anthony Ervin, will be featured on Finding Mastery.

The following day, Anthony will be competing in the men’s 50m freestyle – 16 years after winning his first gold medal at the Sydney games.

As the Olympics move into week two, swimming competition comes to a halt and track & field commences.

We’ll celebrate track & field by featuring former Olympian track & field runner, John Smith.

John is one of the best coaches in track & field and prior to that, was a member of the 1972 Olympic team. He still holds the record in the 440 yard dash.

He’s worked with former star Olympians Carmelita Jeter and Maurice Green.

John Smith’s Finding Mastery conversation will be a two-parter with part one coming on Monday, August 15, and part two on Wednesday, August 17.

In addition to these exciting conversations with past and present Olympians, in accordance with the Olympic theme, each Minutes on Mastery clip over the next two weeks will be from an Olympian featured on the Finding Mastery podcast.


This will include insights from:

  • Karch Kiraly (Volleyball): Only player to win gold medals in both categories: beach and indoor
  • Carli Lloyd (Soccer): 2x gold medalist
  • Anthony Ervin (Swimming): 2x medalist (gold & silver)
  • Nicole Davis (Volleyball): 2x silver medalist
  • John Smith (Track & Field): World record holder in 440 yard dash
  • Ariana Kukors (Swimming): Former world record holder in 200-meter individual medley
  • Katie Holloway (Paralympic Volleyball): 2008 & 2012 Paralympic silver medalist


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Michael Gervais is currently in Rio with the USA women’s indoor volleyball team and will be sharing the journey via social.

Good luck to all the Olympians set to compete and let’s celebrate “letting it rip” and “personal records” as much as, or even more than, the medal tally.