German by descent and American by nationality, Geannette Wittendorf feels connected to Team USA and Team Germany.
She proudly cheers on both teams at the Olympic Games. A lifelong hockey aficionado and proud supporter of the USA Hockey charity, she enthusiastically keeps track of hockey games during the Winter Olympics. Geannette Wittendorf has always found the Olympics to be incredibly inspiring. The Games are an opportunity for athletes to don their country’s colors and represent their people. The energy found in the Olympic arena is electric. From the booming roars of spectators to the exciting efforts of the athletes, the Olympics are thrilling all around.
For Olympians, there’s no such thing as an off-season. Even though the Games aren’t hosted on an annual basis, the athletes who compete in these events train tirelessly every single day. Maintaining peak physical performance is a major aspect of Olympic culture. If the athletes want to bring home the Gold, they have to keep their eyes fixed on the prize. There are no days off for aspiring Olympians — their dedication to remaining motivated is paramount.
Wittendorf looks forward to traveling to Beijing, China for the 2022 Winter Games. Until then, this sports fan is gearing up to support Teams USA and Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
2020 Summer Olympics
With 339 events planned across more than 30 sports, the 2020 Summer Olympics are slated to host a thrilling series of games. Geannette Wittendorf eagerly anticipates cheering on the incredibly talented athletes on Team USA and Team Germany in Tokyo.
Aiming to remain relevant to all generations of sports fans, Tokyo 2020 will introduce new events. The sports being added to the programme are:
- Sports Climbing
- Baseball & Softball
The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the introduction of these five sports with a very clear message. President Thomas Bach explained that the inclusion of the sports is intended to inspire a young generation of athletes and sports fans. This is incredibly exciting news to young athletes whose sports were not previously represented by the Olympics. An advocate for youth sports initiatives, Geannette Wittendorf sees this as a move that could reshape the Games for the youngest generation of athletes.