Public search for next Olympian is on

In a game-changer for elite American athletes and to help build a pipeline of future Olympic hopefuls, the US Olympic Committee will lead an effort to find The Next Olympic Hopeful, beginning with nationwide tryouts in 24 Hour Fitness clubs on June 2, 2018.

Courtesy: 24 Hour Fitness

NBC will document the journey and reveal the winners this fall in a special program: Scouting Camp, The Next Olympic Hopeful.

24 Hour Fitness Pearl City at 1000 Kamehameha Hwy. is hosting tryouts. Expect to be tested in 3 stations: 30 meter sprint, pull ups and vertical jump. Come and see how your skills stack up by trying out between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2!

More at https://www.teamusa.org/Scouting-Camp-The-Next-Olympic-Hopeful.

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. One day, she might figure out how to put that master’s degree to use.

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