The IOC selects Olympians as ambassadors for each edition of the YOG to help mobilise and inspire young people encouraging them to get active and practise a sports activity.
Important figures in sport such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Yelena Isinbaeva, Michelle Wie and Yao Ming have supported previous editions.
Not to be mistaken with the Young Ambassador Programme for the Youth Olympique Games which aims to engage 30 young people aged between 18 and 28 and nominated by their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to help promote the YOG in their regions and communities, support the athletes before and during the Games as well as during their participation in the Culture and Education Programme (CEP).
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