Alyson Dudek understands how to market herself far better than her Olympic speed skating teammates and that is why she might come out of the 2014 Winter Olympics with more financial 'gold' even if she does not win a gold medal in an individual event. Alyson Dudek made it through the pressure cooker that is the US Olympic speedskating trials and qualified for both the 500m and 1500m individual events. She did not win either event and yet she is the most known speed skater on the current US Olympic team and this is a testament to her willingness to embrace the new media forums.
Alyson Dudek has fully embraced Twitter and Facebook and in the process she has become a favourite of men's Internet blogs, magazines and caught the attention of some corporate sponsors who can envision her endorsing their products after the Olympics. Alyson Dudek understands the power of the Internet and because of that she will likely be someone who will benefit extensively from her Olympic participation.
An athlete can no longer be an individual unwilling to share their personality with fans through the Internet if they want endorsers to consider them as brand ambassadors or if they could imagine themselves in a career on television and Alyson Dudek is literally beating her colleagues in the race to the doors of the entertainment and television industry.
Her willingness to talk about her off-ice ventures and her desire to win at the Olympics combined with her attractive physique and pleasant personality have made her into someone who one can easily imagine becoming a television sports reporter or as a special reporter within the news media.
Alyson Dudek is a prominent member of the US 2014 Winter Olympics speed skating team who may surprise the world by winning an individual medal but after the Sochi Olympics it will be no surprise to anyone in the entertainment and news industry if she becomes a prominent news reporter and corporate endorser because she has already laid the foundation for that venture.