The GOC (Grenada Olympic Committee has announced that Kira Archibald is Grenada’s Young Ambassador to the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
The primary role of the Young Ambassador is to encourage the athletes to actively participate in a number of learning experiences that will take place in parallel to the competition programme of the YOG.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has built upon the lessons from Singapore and Innsbruck (1st Winter Youth Olympic Games) and is convinced that the role of each Young Ambassador is central to the success of the YOG.
The IOC is confident that the Young Ambassadors Programme will offer a unique, life changing experience to all participating athletes.
In the true spirit of the YOG mission, the IOC wishes to engage young athletes and other young participants and inspire them to play an active role in their communities.
This is Grenada’s first time participating in the programme since its inception in 2010 when the first edition of the Games was held in Singapore.
In preparation for her role as a Youth Ambassador, Archibald will be travelling with Team Grenada’s Chef De Mission, Lucy Steele, to attend a Young Ambassadors’ Seminar which is being held in conjunction with the Chefs De Mission Seminar, in Nanjing in March next year.
At this Seminar she will learn more about the importance of Young Ambassadors and get to test the many learning and cultural activitie planned for the 2014 Summer YOG where she will again travel to China with the team. She will also have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other Young Ambassadors.
Archibald was selected from a batch of nine (9) applicants.
The GOC congratulates Kara Archibald on her selection as Grenada’s 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Young Ambassador and wishes her all the best with her preparations.