Olympic superstars get active in Lausanne for Olympic Day

20 Jun 2019
IOC News

As part of the inauguration of Olympic House, the new headquarters of the IOC, and the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the IOC on Olympic Day on Sunday (23 June), more than 30 visiting sports stars from the world of winter and summer sports will come to the Olympic Capital of Lausanne. On Saturday (22 June), they will get active at local sports clubs and take part in the Olympic Capital Run. 

With the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 just around the corner, the Olympic medallists will be joined by the biggest star of the moment, Yodli, the YOG Lausanne 2020 mascot, who will make an appearance at some of the events throughout the day and will reflect the YOG spirit by getting the community involved in sport.

The Olympic medallists will join in activities with local sports clubs at the following locations:

Time  Location and participants
10.15  Olympic Capital Run – the Olympic House, warm-up and run with Yodli and Olympic medallists and started by IOC President Thomas Bach
10.30 - 12.00 Tennis Club Vidy with Fernando Gonzalez, Gabriela Sabatini
10.30 - 12.00 Stade Lausanne Hockey sur Gazon with Luciana Aymar
10.45 - 12.00 Stade Pierre de Coubertin with Felix Sanchez, Wilson Kipketer, Hicham El Guerrouj, Yelena Isinbaeva, Stefan Holm
10.45 - 11.45 Montreux Gymnastics Club with Nadia Comaneci


The visiting Olympians, together with the Olympic medallists amongst the IOC Members, have won 125+ Olympic medals. This is a symbolic number as the IOC celebrates its 125th anniversary on Sunday. The Olympians hail from all five continents and close to 30 countries, and the group will be active in the community throughout the day to inspire everyone to get active and celebrate Olympic Day.

In attendance will be Olympic legends such as Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the Norwegian biathlete who has claimed 13 Olympic medals, and Olympic champions Tina Maze (Slovenia), Santiago Lange (Argentina), Osea Kolinsau (Fiji) and Yuna Kim (Republic of Korea), to name a few. They will also be joined by two members of the Refugee Olympic Team who competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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