- 20 Jun 2011
How to... learn from the best
As well as an amazing opportunity to compete against the best, the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore also gave the young athletes an opportunity to learn from the best, with 48 former Olympians generously giving up their time to mentor and inspire this future generation of champions.
These ‘Athlete Role Models’ took part in various Culture and Education workshops where they shared their experiences of the ups and downs of being a professional athlete, gave advice on what it takes to be a champion and offered tips on everything from nutrition and training to maintaining a balanced life.
This video looks at how they engaged with the young athletes and how the young athletes made the most of this unique experience.
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