My name is Julie De Ruyver, I’m 28 years old and I’m fascinated by … sport! One specific sport has my full attention: TENNIS! Since 2003, I’ve been working at the marketing department of the Belgian NOC. I work as a coordinator of the “Belgian Olympic Hospitality Programme for the Olympic Games of London in 2012” and I’m a contact person between the marketing-communications department and the Belgian athletes. I try to contact - and contract - Olympic Suppliers for the Olympic Summer & Winter Games.
This year, my NOC gave me the challenge to promote the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games in my country and I will do my best to achieve this goal by bringing all delegations – and youngsters - from throughout the world together to celebrate Olympic fraternity, and by promoting the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence.
I’m very proud to be one of the 30 Young Ambassadors selected from all over the world by the International Olympic Committee. According to me, sports are – besides music - one of the most universal themes in the world.
As a Young Ambassador, I’ll do my best to play an active and important role with respect to the Belgian junior Olympic team, as well as Belgian youth in general, in the period before, during and after the Games, and this by representing friendship, individually, in a team and between countries.