The 2016 Olympic Games are here and we have no doubt youÛªve been tuned into whatÛªs been happening in Rio de Janeiro. (Michael Phelps, anyone? And how about Katie Ledecky?)
While there is a whole list of impressive athletes youÛªll be watching for the next couple of weeks, there are six whose faces youÛªll probably see quite a bit. TheyÛªre considered Coca-ColaÛªs ÛÏ6-PackÛ of champions and they will be the face of the brand throughout the games.
The company chose this group because their personal values of ÛÏhard work, dedication, and commitment to excellenceÛ make them stand out as positive role models in their communities and the world.
6 Faces of Coca-Cola throughout the 2016 Olympic Games
1. Alex Morgan. Gold medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. 2015 FIFA World Cup Champion. The list goes on and on. Morgan has also signed with the publisher Simon & Shuster ChildrenÛªs to write books targeting female middle schoolers. The books aim to inspire interest and confidence in young girls to play soccer.
2. Nathan Adrian. Also known as the fastest man in the pool, Adrian is a two-time Olympian and now has three gold medals. YouÛªre going to have to pay close attention while watching this guy in the pool!
3. Ashton Eaton. A native of Portland, OR, Eaton is a decathlete who currently holds the world records in both the decathlon and indoor heptathlon events. His impressive career stats and commitment to excellence have made him an easy choice for Coca-Cola to pick him.
4. Tatyanna McFadden. Her story is one for the ages. Paralyzed at birth and abandoned in an orphanage, McFaddenÛªs dedication and never-quit attitude made her a sure shot for CokeÛªs list. SheÛªs recently won the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionÛªs Peachtree Road Race wheelchair division, and both the Boston and London marathons.
5. Leo Manzano. Winner of the Silver Medal for the 1500m dash at the London Olympics, Manzano is a Mexican-American favorite. HeÛªs recently won bronze in the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships and is a five-time member of the USA World Championship team is also a nine-time NCAA Division 1 All-American.
6. Nastia Liukin. Considered a legend, Liukin is one of the most decorated gymnasts in U.S. history. She won five medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and is a four-time world champion. Though currently not competing in the 2016 games and serving as an analyst for NBC, her accomplishments and character make her another easy choice for the list.