All eyes are on Brazil as the world’s best athletes compete for Olympic glory. Seventeen Tar Heels representing four countries are competing in Rio, including UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Rachel Dawson (field hockey), Harrison Barnes (basketball) and Meghan Klingenberg (women’s soccer).
But the Carolina connections don’t stop there. Here’s a look at some of our favorite Rio-related stories.
Three-time Olympian Rachel Dawson (BSBA ’07) on the essentials for building an all-star team. Read more >>>
Rio percussion band Patota do Galo plays on thanks to a sustainable business model developed by UNC Kenan-Flagler students via our STAR Global project. Read more >>>
With 11 national titles, Sue Walsh (BSBA ’84) is one of the most decorated athletes in Carolina history – and while her Olympic dreams didn’t turn out as she’d hoped, they did teach her some invaluable lessons about overcoming adversity. Read more >>>
Millions will be watching to see how well the athletes – and the host country – perform during the Olympics. If Rio does well, the halo effect could benefit Brazilian firms competing in global markets, says marketing professor J.B. Steenkamp. Read more >>>