Sporting legends to support young athletes at Lausanne 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the first 13 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will support the young athletes going to the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games from 9 to 22 January 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Selected by the International Federations whose sports will be featured at Lausanne 2020, the list includes many legendary names from the world of sport, including Olympic and world champions. In Lausanne, they will play a key role in supporting, mentoring and offering advice to the 1,880 young athletes who will be participating in the Games.

The ARMs will engage and share their experiences with the athletes in the Youth Olympic Village, at training and competition venues, and during a series of educational activities and workshops. These activities will focus on a range of areas, including Olympic Solidarity, skills development, career management, injury prevention and integrity.

IOC / RUTAR, Ubald

Additionally, the general public and local young people with be able to meet and engage with the ARMs through sports presentations during the competitions, and through sports initiation sessions that will take place in competition venues and in the centre of Lausanne.

Click here to find out more about the first 13 athletes chosen as Athlete Role Models for Lausanne 2020.

More ARMs will be announced in the lead-up to the YOG Lausanne 2020. Make sure you follow @youtholympics and @lausanne2020 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in touch.