Athletes get involved
The goal of Lausanne 2020 is to reveal talent, create synergies, involve thousands of young people and put together a true celebration. To reach this objective, and in order to promote the Olympic spirit throughout Switzerland and neighbouring France, Lausanne 2020 has surrounded itself with ambassadors. High-level athletes who hold and endorse its values, and who inspire the next generation of athletes.
The Youth Olympic Games are, first and foremost, formative in nature. Through sport, they aim to inspire, provide tools and develop skills, not only among the athletes who will take part in the event but also among the young public who will attend. With their experience in the world of international sport, athletes are often the best spokespersons to convey these messages to the various audiences of an event like Lausanne 2020.
The following well-known athletes are involved as volunteers alongside Lausanne 2020: organisational advice, introduction to different sports, interaction in the classroom or additional conferences mark their valuable commitment. You just might have the luck to run into them at the competitions during the Games!
Lausanne 2020 Ambassadors
Sarah Atcho - Timea Bacsinszky - Pat Burgener - Charlotte Chable - Jason Lamy Chappuis - Peter de Cruz - Théo Gmür - Mathilde Gremaud - Cristobal Huet - Augustin Maillefer - Sarah Meier - Killian Peier - Laetitia Roux - Fanny Smith
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The athletes Council of Lausanne 2020
Céline Van Till - Ellen Sprunger - Sofia Gonzalez - Benjamin Maillefer - Frédérique Rol - Jérémy Maillefer - Elisa Perini - Vincent Defrasne - Christelle Boivin - Leila Henry - Benoît Schwarz - Carole Howald - Peter De Cruz - Léna Mettraux - Tiffany Géroudet - Carla Digonnet - Laetitia Perez - Pamela Fischer-Nicod - Carolina Gillespie - Toni Wilhelm - Fränzi Aufdenblatten - Deborah Chiarello - Emilie Serain - Anne-Patricia Gugger - Jovian Hediger - Virginie Faivre - Camillia Berra - Corinne Pécoud - Pascal Bitschnau - Petra Klingler - Anne-Sophie Thilo - Kilian Wagen - Lucien Cujean - Louise Thilo - Grégoire Siegwart - Adam Scholefield
Lausanne 2020 Athlete Role Models (ARMs)
The Athlete Role Models (ARMs) program has always been an important part of the Youth Olympic Games, starting at the first-ever YOG in Singapore. It will be no different at the third Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020. The Athlete Role Models are selected by the International Federations whose sports will be featured at Lausanne 2020. They will be on hand to talk, encourage, mentor and help all the brilliant athletes who have made it to Lausanne 2020.
Marie-Laure Brunet - Patrick Chan - Alex Deibold - Tara Geraghty-Moats - Vanessa Herzog - Gregory Carigiet - Jernej Damjan - Yannick Ecoeur - Jamie Greubel Poser - Tatjana Hüfner - Hannah Kearney - Henrik L'Abée-Lund - Maria Ntanou - Yves Pascal Oswald - Florence Schelling - Verena Stuffer - Viktor Knoch - John Morris - Ekaterina Osischkina - Nathalie Péchalat - Mark Streit - Sarah van Berkel - Sandro Viletta - Livio Wenger