Tagged: olympics

Ethiopian Marathon Athlete Feyisa Lelisa Supporters Launch GoFundMe Initiative After Political Protest During 2016 Summer Olympics

Following Feyisa Lilesa brave protest towards the Ethiopian government during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a GoFundMe has been launched dedicated to the marathon runner and his family. Within a matter of days, the initiative has received nearly $130,000 from more than 2,200 supporters.  Upon receiving his… Read More

GoFundMe-Funded Athletes Capture Gold, Silver, & Bronze Medals at the Summer Olympics

On Friday, GoFundMe announced four athletes who raised funds on its crowdfunding platform won medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The athletes were: Caeleb Dressel, USA: Gold in 4×100 freestyle relay Chase Kalisz, USA: Silver in the 400 IM David Plummer, USA: Bronze… Read More

Decathlete Jeremy Taiwo Awarded $10,000 During GoFundMe’s Global Olympic Athlete Competition

On Wednesday,  GoFundMe dubbed decathlete Jeremy Taiwo the winner of its global Olympic athlete competition. This event was announced last month as a way to help athletes achieve their Olympic dreams. The crowdfunding portal revealed the Olympian who secures the most funds in a campaign between… Read More

From the Netherlands to Brazil: Propeaq Launches Seedrs Campaign to Send Wearable Light Therapy Devices to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Earlier this week, Netherland-based Propeaq launched a Seedrs campaign to raise £120,000 so that it may send its “Wearable Light Therapy Devices” to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero. According to the company, the eyewear is designed to help the human body achieve high… Read More

Going For the Gold: GoFundMe Announces $10,000 Global Competition For Olympic Athletes

Seeking to help athletes from all over the world reach their Olympic dreams, GoFundMe announced on Monday its new global competition for those looking to achieve the gold at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.  The crowdfunding portal revealed the Olympian who secures the most… Read More

Brief: Athletes Raise Nearly $400,000 on GoFundMe to Prepare For the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

GoFundMe announced last week that athletes are taking to its global crowdfunding platform to raise funds as they prepare to make their way to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The funding portal revealed over the past several months, nearly 100 athletes have raised nearly $400,000 as… Read More

USA Olympians Announce Support For New Crowdfunding Platform TeamUSA Registry; Admits Funding Struggles

In an effort to help more athletes fulfill their Olympic high cost dreams, new crowdfunding platform Team USA Registry has launched for various Olympian costs. During a recent interview with Forbes,  swimmer Natalie Coughlin and gymnast John Orozco announced their support for a new crowdfunding platform along… Read More

UFC’s Wes Sims Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Mark Coleman with Medical Bills

Seeks to help a friend in need, UFC alum, Wes Sims has hit GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for his longtime training partner and notably “The Godfather of Ground and Pound ” Mark Coleman. Stating what made him turn to the crowdfunding platform for help, Sim wrote:… Read More

Jamaican Bobsled Team at Sochi (Video)

#CoolRunnings2: The Jamaican Bobsled team that crowdfunded their way to the Olympics in Sochi did their qualifying rounds today and unfortunately did not make the final cut ending up in 30th place.  Only the top 20 advanced to the final and unfortunately it was not… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign for Jamaican Bobsled Team Closes Just Shy of $130,000

In an attempt to aid the Jamaican Bobsled Olympic team get to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sports fan Lincoln Wheeler innocently set up a CrowdTilt crowdfunding campaign to assist in raising the necessary $80,000.  The campaign was set to “Tilt” at $10,000 (the amount… Read More

Updated: Jamaican Bobsled Team is Going to Sochi. #CoolRunnings2 is a Go!

Well that did not take long. The crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt now stands over $105,000 on the goal of raising $80,000.  Dogecoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, and their 1600 members put together a $30,000 donation which boosted the amount over the $100,000 level. “It is… Read More

Update: Jamaican Bobsled Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdtilt Now “Official”

The crowdfunding campaign to fund the Jamaican bobsled team so they can make it to the Winter Olympics in Sochi has now become the official olympic campaign.  The project on CrowdTilt has a new administrator – Devon Harris who represents the bobsled team. In a… Read More

Spontaneous Crowdfunding Raises Funds for Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team

Sometimes reality is better than fiction.  In an interesting twist of events the Jamaican Bobsled team has just qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Yes – that was a movie.  Cool Runnings hit cinemas in 1993 in a film about the first Jamaican Bobsled team… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 2, 2013

Polygon | How devs manage the energy of their crowdfunding communities Managing crowds during crowdfunding campaigns can be tricky business. Polygon explores that reality in this piece by interviewing a dozen game developers who successfully raised money on Kickstarter, focusing specifically on their experiences in… Read More

USA Luge Team is Next Up to Crowdfund Athletes

In a growing trend for athletic organizations to gather financial support, USA Luge Team is now crowdfunding to support their team prepare for the Winter Olympics 2014.  The crowdfunding campaign is an official effort backed by the United States Luge Association which is a non-profit… Read More

National Governing Body for Speedskating Partners with Rallyme

The National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of speedskating, US Speedskating (USS), has initiated a partnership with the online crowdfunding platform RallyMe to be the official crowdfunding provider for USS and its athletes. The crowdfunding campaign “Feed the Speed”, a 45-day funding drive to… Read More

Crowdfunding site Pursu.it gives Olympic hopefuls chance to realize dreams

Julia Rivard didn’t win a medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Still, her performance was impressive. Ms. Rivard, along with her three teammates, finished in ninth place in the women’s 500-metre four-person kayak event. For Ms. Rivard, who started paddling only four years before the… Read More

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