Winning the Daily Battles

Speaker: Arik Zeevy, Olympic Medalist, Founder and CEO of the Israeli Foundation of Olympic Excellence


Arik Zeevi will share his fascinating story as one of the world's top athletes in his field. He will candidly discuss his experiences as an Olympic athlete and his career milestones. Zeevi will speak about his daily wins and losses and will provide some insight about his way of managing stress.


About the speaker:

Ariel “Arik” Zeevi was born in 1977 in Bnei Brak, Israel and was widely recognized as the country’s most prominent Judoka from the 1990s until his retirement in 2012.

Zeevi, a Dan 6 black belt in Judo, has had a long and successful career competing in half-heavyweight Judo competitions, winning a bronze medal in the Judo 100kg class at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Zeevi is considered one of the greatest Israeli athletes of all times and public affection for him and his character have surpassed all sporting barriers.

A few months after the 2012 Olympics Arik announced his retirement. He founded an association according to his vision, which aims to support projects fostering Olympic athletes and their coaches.


About the Israeli Foundation for Olympic Excellence in Sports (IFOE):


Founded by Israel's most decorated athlete and Olympic medalist Arik Zeevi, the IFOE hires and funds Olympic coaches who identify, support and train gifted Israeli children and youth for excellence in sports. Historically, financial support has only been given to the accomplished athletes who have already reached Olympic qualification age. Israeli children and youth gifted with Olympic potential are overlooked and under-invested. There is a large pool of potential Olympians who are simply not discovered, fostered or coached in time. When a country exhibits sporting achievements on a global level, its athletes become the nation's ambassadors of sporting excellence. The IFOE was founded to tap into this precious and hidden resource and unleash Israel’s Olympic potential. By promoting a sporting culture of fairness and aspiration to excellence, the IFOE hopes to grow Israel's future pool of potential Olympic athletes as well as impact Israel’s image globally. Please visit IFOE website for additional information.

Event Details

Event date: 12-04-2017
Event End Date: 12-04-2017
Cut off date 12-04-2017
Individual Price $20.00
Time 6:30PM - Networking reception
7:00PM - Introduction by Inon Elroy, Israeli Economic Minister to North America an IBF Board Member
7:05PM - Presentation and Q&A

Location Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer and Sullivan & Worcester LLP
1633 Broadway, 32nd floor
Between 50 & 51 streets
New York, NY            
Event Language Event will be conducted in English
Location New York
Event registration is closed
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