Office Hours: Bart Conner, Owner of Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy and Former US Olympian

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Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast with Front Office Sports CEO Adam White and figures from the sports industry. This season is focused on athletes, both current and retired, who have found success in business endeavors off the field.

On today’s episode, we’re joined by two-time Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner. Conner is the only American male gymnast to win a gold medal at every level of national and international competition. When he’s not working at his gym or working on his other gymnastics related businesses, he’s an ESPN color commentator, a public speaker, and is deeply invested and involved with Special Olympics.

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Highlighted conversation points are below:

4:15 – COVID-19’s impact on his gym business

5:32 – Implications of a postponed Olympics

10:53 – Transitioning to the business world

15:30 – Getting involved with Special Olympics

32:24 – How gymnastics recovers from the Larry Nassar Scandal

41:26 – What’s next for his career and life