The United States Olympic Committee will field a communications staff in Buenos Aires to assist media in its coverage of the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Team. The communications team will manage the following elements for Team USA and the entire U.S. delegation:

  • Gathering and disseminating publicity and promotional information regarding U.S. athletes, coaches and/or officials
  • Facilitating interviews with U.S. athletes, coaches and staff
  • Producing and distributing news releases, USA Daily newsletters, general information, storylines, and other materials via email, and theTeam USA Newsfeed, along with all Team USA social media channels: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

A dedicated microsite at is the central hub for news and information on Team USA, including results, competition schedules, athlete biographies, sport previews, history and records, and general information about the Youth Olympic Games.

USA Daily
USA Daily, a news blast published each day that provides U.S. results and highlights is distributed each night via email and from Oct. 6-18.

Rights-free images are available at the official Buenos Aires Flickr page and Additional shots for select athletes may be obtained through Getty Images.

To request archive photos and footage from previous Games, please contact the IOC Images Team at

Interview Opportunities
The primary opportunity for athlete interviews is in the venue mixed zones as athletes are leaving the competition areas. Athlete/coach interview requests outside of the mixed zone should be directed to the respective sport press officer or a member of the USOC communications staff. Interviews with USOC delegation staff can be arranged by contacting a member of the USOC communications team.

United States Olympic Committee Contacts
Hannah Miller | Manger, Social Media Strategy |
Brandon Penny | Managing Editor, Digital Media |
Gabrielle Scheder-Bieschin | Specialist, Communications |
Katie Branham | Senior Manager, Paralympic Communications |


Team USA Press Officers

Sport Name Email
Archery Sarah Bernstein
Badminton Doug Ingels
Basketball Caroline Williams
Boxing Brian Taylor
Canoe/Kayak Morgan House
Diving Cait Cohn
Equestrian Dana Rossmeier
Fencing Nicole Jomantas
Golf Joel Schuchmann
Gymnastics Leslie King
Rowing Brett Johnson
Rugby Aalina Tabani
Sailing Jake Fish
Swimming BelleMcLemore
Table Tennis Matt Hetherington  .
Taekwondo Bill Kellick
Tennis Tom LaDue
Track and Field  .  Josh Gurnick
Triathlon Caryn Maconi
Volleyball B.J. Evans
Weightlifting Kevin Farley
Wrestling Gary Abbott


The deadline to submit accreditation requests to the International Olympic Committee was May 24.

The Summer Youth Olympic Games will be preceded by a meeting of the IOC executive board, Oct. 3-4, and the first edition of the Olympism in Action Forum, Oct. 5-6. The IOC Session will be held in conjunction with the Games, Oct. 8-9. The Youth Olympic Accreditation Card will grant media access to all four events.        

The registration process is reserved for rights-holding broadcasters, non-rights-holding broadcasters, written and photographic press, young reporters, and press attachés of International Federations and National Olympic Committees.

For media representatives who have successfully applied for accreditation before May 24, the pre-valid Youth Olympic Accreditation Card – along with a certified passport or other official travel document – will serve as an entry visa into Argentina. The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee will send YOACs to all registered media in advance of the Games.

Late requests may be considered for allocation, however media members who register after the May 24 deadline will be required to make their own arrangements to request a visa.

Questions regarding the application procedure should be directed to or Maximiliano Boso, head of press operations at