European Youth Olympics Festival

Vasileios Tsougias

Greece

Vasileios Tsougias

22 years old, athlete, university student

track and field (110m hurdles)

6th Place National Youth Outdoor Championships (2011), 5th Place National Junior Outdoor Championships (2013), 5th Place National Men Indoor Championships (2016)

English, French, Greek

Interview

Why I am part of the EYA?

“I was nominated as an Ambassador due to my experience in competing at international youth competitions, my strong communication skills and a good understanding of the Olympic Movement.”

What did I give to athletes?

“I effectively communicated Olympic values to young athletes.”

How do I describe a European Young Ambassador (EYA)?

“Strong communication skills, understanding of the Olympic Movement, responsible, dedication.”

How did I interact with athletes?

“The activity that I organized was called ”EYOF Quiz Game”. The young athletes took a test (multiple choice questions) via the EYOF Quiz Application. Every participant took as a gift an EOC badge and a hat.”

What did I learn from my job as a EYA?

“The preparation period lasted for six months and required regular online meetings. Educational materials were carefully studied in order to stress the main points in the history of the Olympic movement in order to communicate the Olympic values to the young athletes via various activities.”

What was my motto?

“The more athletes the merrier.”

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