The United States Olympic Committee has a communications staff in Lillehammer to assist media in their coverage of the 2016 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 the Team 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 Feb. 12-21. Click here to be added to the distribution list.


Rights-free images are available at the official Lillehammer 2016 Flickr page and Additional shots for select athletes can be obtained through Getty Images or from the sport press officers.

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:
Brittany Davis, Communications Manager |
Joey Maestas, Social Media Manager |
Brandon Penny, Digital Media Content Manager |
Tommy Schield, Communications Associate Manger |

Team USA Press Officers – By Sport:

Bill Kellick (
Bobsled & Skeleton Amanda Bird (
Curling Terry Kolesar (
Figure Skating Renee Felton (
Ice Hockey Dave Fischer (
Luge Sandy Caligiore (
Ski & Snowboard Courtney Harkins (
Speedskating Matt Whewell (