LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2021) — Whether you are a megafan trying to find the energy to stay up late to watch the livestream of your favorite sport or athlete, or the casual viewer of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics who is now pumped to hit the gym and train like a gold medal athlete, University of Kentucky has the playlist for you.
In honor of the school-record 22 UK alumni, students and staff competing in The Games, the university has pulled together a Spotify playlist sure to get you motivated. Presented as part of UK Instagram’s Music Mondays, “Going for the Gold, Olympics Edition” honors the Wildcats competing in shooting, fencing, softball, swimming, basketball and track and field, as well as several of the other 27 sports in the headlines.
“Going for the Gold” features rock anthems like Queen’s “We are the Champions” for UK gold medal winners Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Lee Kiefer and Will Shaner, inspirational Disney tunes like “Go the Distance,” classics like “Eye of the Tiger” and “Surfin’ USA,” and more recent Top 40 hits from such artists as Katy Perry, Shakira, BTS, Jonas Brothers and DJ Khaled. To check out this winning playlist, visit Spotify here.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.