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Octagon Joins U.S. Skier Mikaela Shiffrin's Representation Team

Octagon is working with Mikaela Shiffrin's agent, Kilian Albrecht, to represent the U.S. alpine skier globally. The agency's Olympic division, which is led by Michael Phelps' agent Peter Carlisle, will provide marketing, communications and legal support to Albrecht and collaborate with him on managing Shiffrin's endorsement career. "For an athlete like Mikaela, you need a whole team," Albrecht said. "It makes sense to work with Peter because he's been working with the best. Michael Phelps is the best, most successful Olympian."

Carlisle said, "We plan to help Kilian manage her through a long-term, dynamic Olympic career, which we hope Mikaela has. It helps to have a good amount of experience with Olympians, which we have." The 18-year-old Shiffrin is considered a favorite to medal in Friday's slalom competition and is a contender in tomorrow's giant slalom.

For more, please see SBD/SBJ's Sochi Games blog.
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