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Meet Gensler's Own Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer

In celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Gensler Sports launched GenslerOn Rio 2016, a blog series focused on how the planning and design of these physical venues play into the overall athlete, spectator and resident experience. This series will take a close look at what an Olympic athlete experiences during the Games; how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) play into designing venues, as well as the fan experience; and the legacies that are left after the Games have come and gone from host cities.

To kick off GenslerOn Rio 2016, our very own former U.S. Olympic swimmer, Maddy Crippen, a Southeast regional marketing leader, sits down with Ryan Sickman, director of Gensler Sports, to talk about her experiences at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and the Olympic venue experience from the athlete’s perspective.