The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the names of six world-class athletes who will help the young athletes at Lausanne 2020, from 9 to 22 January 2020. They join a list of 13 previously appointed athletes.
The six Athlete Role Models (ARMs) announced today are all world-class athletes and will be a great resource for the young athletes present at Lausanne 2020. The bunch consists of one ice hockey player, Mark Streit; one ski jumper, Jernej Damjan; one moguls skier, Hannah Kearney; one cross-country skier, Maria Ntanou; one Nordic skier, Tara Geraghty-Moats; and one biathlete, Henrik L’Abée-Lund.
The ARMs have been a staple of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) ever since the first edition, Singapore 2010. They are selected by the International Federations whose sports will be featured at Lausanne 2020. The ARMs will play a key role in supporting, mentoring and offering advice to the 1,880 young athletes who will be participating in the Games.
The ARMs will engage and share their experiences with the athletes in the Youth Olympic Village, at training and competition venues, and during a series of educational activities and workshops, as well as engaging with local youth through sports initiation sessions.
More ARMs will be announced in the lead-up to the YOG Lausanne 2020. Make sure you follow @youtholympics and @lausanne2020 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to stay in touch.