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Brook Billings: An Olympian and Father

Olympics In 2004 I was the youngest player on the Olympic roster.  Playing along side some players that were legends of the sport made it surreal.  I don’t think the “Olympic” feeling really hit me until opening ceremonies.  Even now I feel that was the best part of being there.…

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Take Time To Learn The Language

One of the things that athletes wish they would have done or wish they would have known to do before they left to play in a new country was to learn the language.    ” I also get into the culture of the country/region I’m living in. It’s so cool…

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11 Athletes and Their Favorite Places To Travel

Most of the athletes that contribute to Athletes Abroad have been ALL over the world, but where are their favorite places? We asked. Brook Billings After a very long and grueling season in Greece (2009/2010) My wife, Brett Billings, and I took 10 days to tour Mykonos and Santorini.  It was…

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Five Athletes and What They Wish They Knew Before Going Overseas

Becky Paven First I wish I had known how difficult and in my situation impossible a long distance relationship would be. Second I wish I had better prepared myself for spending my first Christmas alone. Lastly I wish I had leaned how to drive stick before arriving in Germany. Try…

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What’s the first thing you want to eat after 9 months overseas?

@AthletesAbroad1 first thing I’m eating when I get home is In and Out…right next to LAX! Burger and fries with a chocolate shake! — Miss Alaina Bergsma (@AlainaBergsma) March 8, 2014 @AthletesAbroad1 CHIPOTLE!!!!! — Deedee Harrison (@deedee_harrison) March 8, 2014 @AthletesAbroad1 crawfish with corn and potatoes should be in season!…

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Becky Perry: Having a Puppy Overseas

How did you decide to get a dog overseas? To be honest, I kind of jumped on the bandwagon! My teammate, Jara Pencova and her boyfriend got a dog, then another teammate, Elies Goos and her boyfriend got a dog, and now my boyfriend Rob Schramm and I are the…

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Advice for the LONG season overseas

“Take advantage of the opportunity to rest. As former collegiate athletes we always want to go, there’s always SOMETHING we feel like we could be doing but that time is not now. 8 months is a long season on top of the 10+ years you’ve already played, your body will…

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They’re traveling the world and do not speak a single language

Let’s face it, the children of professional athletes living abroad have seen and traveled to more countries before than almost half of America.. and before their first word. We took some time to gather tweets and pictures from current athletes playing abroad that captures their life overseas with their children…

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Quotes Handbook

  “Never noticed the plethora of pork consumed in Slovenia until my beef-craving father came for a visit” Read post  ||| “Thankfully my son is still young enough where we don’t really have to worry about school (yet). I think the single toughest event is the actual travel and trying…

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Athletes Abroad

Women’s Volleyball Joanne Morgan ‏@JoanneMorgan (Great Britain) Kristen Dozier ‏ @kdozier (American) Jordan Larson ‏@JordanLarson10 (American) Lauren Gibbemeyer ‏ @Lauren5Gibby (American) Danielle Scott ‏ @DScottArruda (American) Cassidy Lichtman ‏ @CassidyLichtman (American) Jenna Hagglund ‏ @j_hagg (American) Rachael Adams ‏ @RADAMSS (American) Nicole Davis ‏ @nicolemdavis6 (American) Kristin Hildebrand ‏ @krishildebrand1…

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