Lindsey Vonn Named Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassador
By Community | October 1, 2014
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will be the Ambassador for the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, viagra Norway, which will take place in February 2016.
In her role as Ambassador, Lindsey will reach not only the next generation of elite athletes, but also many other young people around the world to encourage them to get active and enjoy the benefits of sport and the learning experiences integrated throughout the Youth Olympic Games.
As the first Ambassador for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012, Lindsey is once again committed to supporting the event along with fellow Alpine skier Kjetil Jansrud, the Norwegian Olympic super G champion who was announced as an Ambassador for Lillehammer 2016 earlier this year.
“It is amazing to be back for more Youth Olympic action! Innsbruck 2012 was such an inspirational event, not just to the young athletes there, but also for the kids watching,” Lindsey said. “It showcases, in a totally unique way, how much fun and excitement there is in winter sports. Lillehammer with its Olympic history and famous venues will provide the best experience for the athletes on and off the field of play – I am very excited to be a part of it.”
The IOC chooses Ambassadors for each edition of the Youth Olympic Games. Sporting legends such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Yao Ming and Michelle Wie, to name a few, have supported this campaign that is shared with the 42 million fans the IOC has on its various social media channels.
The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place in Lillehammer from 12 to 21 February 2016.