I’m WANG Kan, the Young Ambassador from China. I’m a staff member in the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of China. Even though I have no experience as a professional athlete, I have been a sports fan for more than 15 years and have been involved in sports, especially football for four years.
I majored in English at my university, Dalian University of Foreign Languages in China. After graduation, I got a chance to join the Chinese Football Association as an interpreter. That was an ideal job for a football fan like me. During my three years in the Football Association, I participated in the organisation of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 East Asian Football Championship. I also worked as the team administrator for the Chinese U19 Youth team.
Since July 2009, I’ve been working in the Secretariat of the Chinese Olympic Committee. I attended in the 3rd Asian Indoor Games which were held in Vietnam in November 2009 as a delegation official.
Even though I watched many matches during the Beijing Olympic Games, these YOG will be my first time working in an Olympic event.
As a Young Ambassador, my biggest mission is to make sure all the delegates, especially the athletes from China, can enjoy their trip to the first YOG. During my visit to Singapore for the Culture and Education Programme (CEP) Seminar, I found all the other Young Ambassadors, CEP Champions, SYOGOC staff and volunteers so nice. All the CEP Programmes are also amazing. I believe that the athletes will enjoy their stay in Singapore.
Besides, I also want to try my best to promote the YOG and the Olympic spirit in China. After the Beijing Olympic Games, almost everyone in China is interested in the Olympics. My task is to let more people know about the new-born YOG.
Another special task for me is to assist Nanjing to promote the 2nd Summer YOG in 2014. Nanjing is ready to welcome all the friends here.
I’m sure you will enjoy your journey to Singapore; just come and join us!