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2020 Vision: Sports Stars Offer Young Athletes Strong Support

By Olympic.org, 09/25/19, 9:30AM CDT

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As the countdown continues to the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Olympic.org takes a look at the athlete role models who will be on hand to help, advise and support the young athletes in Lausanne.

Young athletes competing at the Winter YOG Lausanne 2020 will not need to look far for inspiration or advice. Throughout the Games, all 1,880 participants will be able to turn to a team of renowned elite athletes for support and mentoring, including many Olympic and world champions.

Selected by the International Federations whose sports will be featured in Lausanne, these Athlete Role Models (ARMs) will be on hand to chat to the young athletes in the Youth Olympic Village, and will also share their experiences through a series of educational activities and workshops, including the hugely popular “Chat with Champions” Q&A sessions.

Among the stars to have already been announced as ARMs for Lausanne 2020 are Germany’s Olympic luge champion Tatjana Hüfner, Canada’s two-time Olympic curling gold medallist John Morris, and Olympic moguls champion Hannah Kearney, of the USA.