YOG Ambassadors
Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors are high-profile international athletes participating and raising awareness regarding the Youth Olympic Games.

Year Location Name Sport
2010 Singapore, Singapore Michael Phelps Swimming
2012 Innsbruck, Austria Lindsey Vonn Alpine Skiing
2014 Nanjing, China Michelle Wie Golf
2016 Lillehammer, Norway Lindsey Vonn Alpine Skiing

Young Change-Makers
Formerly known as Young Ambassadors, Young Change-Makers are nominated by their National Olympic Committees to support Youth Olympians and inspire other young people in their communities through their experiences at the Youth Olympic Games.

Year Location Name Organization
2010 Singapore, Singapore Erin Kennedy U.S. Olympic Committee
2012 Innsbruck, Austria Charlie Paddock U.S. Olympic Committee
2014 Nanjing, China Jessica Luscinski USA Triathlon
2016 Lillehammer, Norway Kate Anderson U.S. Ski and Snowboard
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Ty Walker U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Athlete Role Models
Athlete Role Models are designated by the International Olympic Committee to serve as mentors to the Youth Olympians in the Youth Olympic Village and during “Chat with Champions” sessions – a Q&A format to promote discussion with the young athletes. The ARMs also lead a series of educational activities and workshops within the IOC’s Learn & Share Program that focus on skills and professional development, Olympism and how to lead healthy lifestyles.

Year Location Name Sport
2014 Nanjing, China Erin Cafaro Rowing
2014 Nanjing, China Miles Chamley-Watson Fencing
2014 Nanjing, China Kendrick Farris Weightlifting
2014 Nanjing, China Khatuna Lorig Archery
2014 Nanjing, China Dwight Phillips Track and Field
2016 Lillehammer, Norway Hannah Kearney Freestyle Skiing
2016 Lillehammer, Norway Ross Powers Snowboarding
2016 Lillehammer, Norway Molly Schaus Ice Hockey
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clarissa Chun Wrestling
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Daryl Homer  Fencing
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Josh Levin Climbing
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Danelle Leyva Artistic Gymnastics
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Moy Rivas Sport Dancing
2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina Morghan King Weightlifting