Dec. 14, 2022
Dr. Seun Adigun (Nigeria): Fighting for African Representation
Dr. Seun Adigun is the first African to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She spearheaded the first female bobsled team from her country, and track and field runner but that’s not al...
Dr. Seun Adigun is the first African to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She spearheaded the first female bobsled team from her country, and track and field runner but that’s not all, she’s also a biomechanist, chiropractor and founder. According to Dr. Adigun, "You have to pave the way so that others can follow." She's deeply dedicated to making sure that while she was the first, she's not the last. In today's episode, we discuss her commitment to diversity and equity within the Olympic movement.
Contributing guests (in order of appearance) include Dr. Ketra Armstrong (Professor of Sport Management, Director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity and Sport, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan), Carlos Mader (Ghanian Olympic Skier), and Chichi Nwaorie (Dr. Seun's friend and colleague).
Media clips from the following sources:
-Accelerate TV's YouTube, 'Accelerate News - Meet Seun Adigun, The Founder Of The Nigerian Bobsled Team'
-TODAY'S YouTube, 'Nigerian Bobsled Team To Make Olympic History In Pyeongchang | Sunday TODAY'
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