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26 Jun 2015
Olympic News

Join the Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors and get active!

This year on 23 June, millions of people around the world celebrated Olympic Day – the action-packed day of the year when everyone gets up, gets active and enjoys sport! Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Ambassadors were among those to join in the fun and try something new for Olympic Day.

Lindsey Vonn swapped her skis for sledging, Michael Phelps and Kjetil Jansrud hit the gym, Chad Le Clos took his football to the beach, Yuna Kim tried her hand at badminton, and the team in Lillehammer 2016 went… ski jumping!

So what did you do on Olympic Day? Share your photos or videos using #olympicday and you could win a trip to Rio for two! 

You have until 30 June to share your sporty moments, so here is a little inspiration from some of the Young Ambassadors from the Youth Olympic Games.

Vira Perederii, the Ukrainian Young Ambassador, helped bring together 1,500 people for an Olympic Day celebration and acted as ‘head coach’ for a giant warm-up session. Check out the moves here: 


Canadian Young Ambassador Eric Mitchell spoke out to an audience of 3,000 students in Vancouver about his Olympic story and what the Olympic values mean to him, followed by some sport initiation in hockey, athletics, tennis, golf and basketball! Phew!

From Barbados to Russia and beyond, Young Ambassadors around the world donned their training shoes and jumped straight into Olympic Day! What are you doing?


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