We at Insight Designs love the Olympics. Who doesn’t?
But we’re particularly excited for the 2012 Olympics. With more than a dozen clients competing, we feel like we have a little skin in the game.
American cyclist, Boulder native and Insight Designs client Taylor Phinney is going for Gold in the Men’s Road Race on Saturday and again in the Men’s Individual Time Trial on Wednesday.
Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda has a slew of team members competing for various countries in the cycling events as well. Among them, David Millar will be on Great Britain’s team of 5 in the Men’s Road Race.
Boulder Wave, a Boulder company that trains, manages and represents elite runners from around the world, has at least 9 runners competing in these Olympic Games. In the Women’s Marathon on Sunday, watch for Constantina Dita (reigning Olympic champion from Romania); Lidia Simon (2000 Olympic silver medalist from Romania and the first woman in Olympic history to race five Olympic marathons); Edna Kiplagat (reigning World Champion from Kenya); Rene Kalmer (South Africa); Irvette van Blerk (South Africa); Diane Nukuri Johnson (Burundi); and Yoshimi Ozaki (Japan). Lee Merrien (UK) will run in Sunday’s Men’s Marathon. And Kayoko Fukushi (Japan) will compete in both the Women’s 5000m and 10,000m.
We also just launched a site this week for Make A Hero, a non-profit that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities by helping them get involved in sports. Make A Hero will be featured in commercials throughout the Olympics. Keep an eye out for their commercial on NBC between 6 and 10 pm MST Sunday.