New Financial Aid for Female Olympians

By World Olympians Association

WOA’s Olympian for Life awardee Simidele Adeagbo OLY has launched an Athlete Grant programme through her SimiSleighs Foundation.

A one year program will provide financial support to female Olympians and those hopeful of becoming an Olympian who are training to represent their country at the Paris 2024 and Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic or Paralympic Games. The grants will help cover training and competition expenses, provide meaningful personal and professional development experiences and access to a global network of elite athletes.

“As an athlete, I understand all too well the difference access to crucial resources can make,” said Simidele Adeagbo OLY, founder of the SimiSleighs Foundation. “Making these strategic investments through our Athlete Grant program will help so many deserving women around the world who are currently in need of support. , Now is the perfect time to elevate our comprehensive support of a new generation of female athletes with Paris 2024 on the horizon and the road to Milano-Cortina 2026 just beginning .”

Applicants must be fluent in English. Applications must be received by Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. More information can be found here:

World Olympians Association

There are 96 National Olympians Associations (NOAs) spread across all five continents. They organise events for Olympians and run projects that help their local communities. Projects based on the Olympic ideals laid down by Pierre de Coubertin.

We help the National Associations help their Olympian members and spread the spirit of Olympism in their country. Our recently launched NOA Development Fund gives financial aid to the Associations so they can run their programmes. And our NOA Grant Fund helps pay for longer-term projects that benefit their local communities.

We are creating a range of benefits for Olympians. We have secured online university scholarships, mentorships, job placements and life coaching programmes for Olympians assisting them transition to a life beyond competitive sport following retirement.