Graduates of University of Delaware's International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP) and International Coaching Apprenticeship in Basketball (ICAB) led athletes to the podium at the recent Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
Raimonds Feldmanis, a 2019 ICAB graduate, led the men's 3 on 3 men's basketball team from Latvia to the Gold medal and German Medina, a 2019 ICECP graduate had athletes earn silver and bronze medals in BMX cycling.
"We are very happy for and proud of Raimonds and German," stated Dr. Matthew Robinson, professor of Sport Management in the Lerner College of Business and Economics and newly appointed Deputy Director of CEI, who serves as Director for both programs "Both are exceptional professionals and it was an honor to share with them and learn from them during their participation in the respective programs. Their success demonstrates the power of the Olympic movement for their scholarships for participation in the program comes from the revenues generated by previous Olympic games broadcast rights fees."
The ICECP and ICAB are certificate programs offered by the Office for Continuing and Professional Studies and are funded by the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Solidarity Fund.
The programs are led and managed in partnership with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) since 2008. The programs are led by Robinson and Jeff Schneider, Senior Lecturer in the College of Health Sciences along with Carolina Bayon, Director of International Cooperation & Policy for the USOPC. Along with Feldmanis and Medina there were five other ICECP and ICAB graduates who had athletes competing in the Tokyo Games.