Peter Vidmar's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Peter Vidmar is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history. A Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Motivational Expert, Peter Vidmar won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games. As the USA men's gymnastics team captain, he led his teammates to America's first ever team gold medal with their stunning upset victory over the defending world champions, the People's Republic of China.
Peter Vidmar has leveraged his Olympic training and developed his now trademarked concept of Risk, Originality and Virtuosity. He has traveled the world teaching many companies to motivate employees, improve morale and encourage new ways of thinking, using his effective ROV strategies. Vividly describing his Olympic preparation and experiences, Peter Vidmar motivates others to put forth the extra effort required to succeed in business and in life. Successful Meetings Magazine listed Peter Vidmar as one of the "top ten corporate speakers in America." He is also the author of the book, Risk, Originality, and Virtuosity: The Keys to
Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over two decades of experience for hundreds of corporations and professional associations, he has helped people throughout the country realize and fulfill their own potential. Peter Vidmar does much more than just speak about his experiences. In his inspiring, humorous, and entertaining presentations, he also performs portions of his Olympic routine on the pommel horse to drive home his message. Peter Vidmar demonstrates the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics - Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) - and discusses how they apply to success in life.
Peter Vidmar continues to contribute to the Olympic movement today. He is the Chairman of the Board of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics in the United States. Peter Vidmar has also served as the Co-Chairman of the US Olympic Committee Summer Sports Summit, an annual series of workshops designed to prepare America's medal hopefuls to win gold in future Olympics. He serves as a USOC Olympic Ambassador, helping to prepare all of America's athletes on working with the media and to represent the United States with character and respect. Peter Vidmar has worked as the gymnastics commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. He continues to work as a journalist, broadcaster, and corporate spokesperson at each summer Olympics.
Peter Vidmar has served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, the Executive Board of the United States Olympic Committee, and the Executive Committee of USA Gymnastics. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as the Vice Chair of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is the Vice President of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
Peter Vidmar is one of only three athletes inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice; first as an individual, then as a member of the historic 1984 USA men's gymnastics team. He has also been inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and The UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.
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