Lindsey was competing in this weekend’s St Moritz FIS World Cup ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 where she will make her Olympic come-back. The Olympic champion made time after the competition to meet with local Swiss skiers aiming to make the grade for Lausanne 2020 and to speak with media about her excitement to once again be part of the YOG.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Lindsey is an inspirational athlete. Her dedication to sport, to giving her best and to helping the next generation make her a true champion.”
Lausanne 2020 Chairman Patrick Baumann said: “It is a great honour for Lausanne 2020 to have Lindsey Vonn as the first Ambassador and to announce her in St Moritz, the birthplace of winter sport. As an internationally-renowned skier, she has a lot to share with young athletes and we are looking forward to having her by our side on the road to Lausanne 2020.”
The third edition of the Winter YOG takes place in Lausanne 10 to 22 January 2020.