Rachel Smith from Great Britain relocated to Lausanne, Switzerland in 2018 to begin working for the International Olympic Committee.
Rachel is an Olympian in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnasts and captained the first ever Rhythmic Gymnastics team for Team GB at the Olympic Games London 2012. After Rachel transitioned out of elite sport, she began training to support elite athletes within higher education in the UK during her Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Health & Wellbeing.
After working for three years as the Athlete Support Officer at the University of Bath, Rachel began working for the International Olympic Committee, supporting the delivery of Athlete365 Career+, a programme that supports athletes to discover who they are and support them to prepare for life after sport.
Rachel uses her own experiences of her transition out of elite sport to support the development and global delivery of Athlete365 Career+ , ensuring that the programme encompasses the voice and experience of an elite athlete.