Answer. The YOG is a good opportunity for young athletes to experience the joys and pressures of major international competitions, while having an opportunity to engage in meaningful cultural and educational activities with like-minded young people from across the world.
A. My role as an Athlete Role Model at the YOG was to mentor, inspire and encourage young athletes to live by the Olympic values. We did this under the umbrella of the Culture and Education Programme. We also engaged in insightful discussions with the young athletes where we gave accounts of our personal athletic careers, experiences and challenges that we had to overcome.
A. My favourite YOG memory was seeing so many athletes from different backgrounds come together to compete against each other, but also to make lasting friendships. My second favourite, or rather the funniest YOG memory was when I was spontaneously asked to model red sports trousers at the start of the YOG Cultural and Educational Talk show in Singapore. I was completely caught off guard, but thought that the youthful spontaneity exemplified the spirit of the YOG DNA.
A. I am part of a vibrant and astute six-member group, which is responsible for monitoring and assisting the Local Organising Committee to host a successful edition of the 3rd Summer YOG in Buenos Aires. I am responsible for chairing all the relevant meetings with my team and thus I have to ensure that the Games are ultimately organised in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
A. I am both humbled and honoured by the opportunity to serve our next generation of athletes through this platform.
A. I am looking forward to helping to host the best YOG to date and I am confident that our team has what it takes to host the most exciting, hip and memorable Games ever!
A. Buenos Aires has all the right elements to make it a fantastic host city for the 2018 YOG. Singapore was great, Nanjing is going to be amazing, but Buenos Aires is going to be PHENOMENAL!
A. Yes, for sure! As a young athlete growing up in a small country, I never had the opportunity to compete against my peers from other countries. I am thankful though that I can relive a bit of my childhood through these Games. However, this time round it is not on the track but rather behind the scenes through my role on the Coordination Commission for the 2018 YOG.
A. The future is super bright for the YOG. I’m surprised we didn’t start them years ago!
A. Be passionate about what you do, complete your education and don’t be afraid to work hard in order to see your athletic dreams become reality.