European Youth Olympics Festival

Gustav Andersson


28 years old

Football, Golf

Norwegian, English, German


What are your passions and hobbies?

I try to play as much golf as possible. Besides that, I play with my dog and spend time with friends and family.


What is your secret superpower (or one you would like to have)?

I had to think about this one. But I always end up with the same answer: flying skills. To be able to fly and see the world from a different perspective, combined with fast transportation would be something extraordinary.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

It has to be Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes served with gravy and lingonberry jam.


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

I have to say, David Beckham (English footballer). I still consider him as an athlete although he retired in 2013. I am so inspired and fascinated how he built the brand David Beckham and was a pioneer of building brands out of football stars.


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Make It Count.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

The possibility to learn more about the Olympic values and have the opportunity to get to know other sports enthusiasts from countries all over Europe.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

To improve leadership skills and the ability to connect with other people through a computer screen. I also want to have a greater knowledge of the Olympic family and all organisations that are connected to the different games/festivals.


What would be your dream job in the future?

My dream job would be to work within a branding/marketing department of a big sport organisation like the IOC, EOC, FIFA, UEFA, etc.


What are your expectations from being an EYOA and the EYOF in Vuokatti (FIN)?

To have a lot of fun, to be able to develop as a facilitator and to create friends for life.


What does Olympism mean to you?

Friendship, strive for excellence, and respect.