European Youth Olympics Festival

Peter Murphy


21 years old

Short track

World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Dordrecht (2021), European Championships (2020, 2021), World Junior Championships (2017, 2019), EYOF Gyor 2017 (Gold Medal 1500m and Silver Medal 500m)

German, English, French


What are your passions and hobbies?

Reading, Traveling, Cooking and short track.


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

Teleportation – to travel anywhere instantly.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Gromperekichelcher (Luxembourgish Potato Pancakes).


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Viktor An (Russian short track skater)


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”


What are your goals as an EYOA?

To support the athletes, spread the Olympic values and develop new friendships.


What would be your dream job in the future?

Following a fulfilling athletic career, I would like to work as a coach or sport scientist.


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

It’s an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone, to expose myself to new ideas, perspectives, and people, as well as to learn more about Olympism.


What does Olympism mean to you?

Olympism represents fundamental values such as excellence, respect, and friendship. Sport is a vehicle to spread these values to a broader community and all aspects of life.