Athlete Training - archery
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Having learned about the origins of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, guests embark on the journeys that Team USA athletes take to get to the Games.

Athlete Training - 30-meter dash

Learn about the training required to achieve the standards of Olympians and Paralympians at six interactive sport demonstrations. Some activities will even include a performance analysis by a featured athlete dropped into your digital locker.

Athlete Training - alpine skiing

“Speed” includes a running simulator.

“Aim” demonstrates a virtual archery bow and target.

“Balance” shows a first-person view at the start of the Skeleton track.

“Strategy” pauses a Sled Hockey game for you to determine what the player should do next.

“Mental Visualization” requires memorizing a sequence of maneuvers to get to the bottom of a ski hill.

“Reaction” uses motion tracking to test your reflexes in Goalball, a sport played by visually impaired athletes.

Athlete Training Gallery at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

These sports were selected because they have an Olympic and Paralympic equivalent and highlight the wide range of skills needed to be the best in a particular sport (speed, accuracy, mental focus, reaction time and focus).

Must-see artifacts in the Athlete Training gallery

Order of Ikkos Medal

U.S. Men's Foil Team bronze medalists Miles Chamley-Watson, Race Imboden, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt with Coach Greg Massialas after the Order of Ikkos ceremony.

The Order of Ikkos, an honorary medal given by medal-winning U.S. athletes to a person who made an impact on their accomplishments.

You can learn more about the Order of Ikkos at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum where one of the medals is currently on display.

Michelle Dusserre Farrell’s Journal

Michelle Dusserre Farrell, OLY

See Michelle Dusserre Farrell’s journal containing the detailed notes of her practices and competitions on display at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.




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