European Youth Olympics Festival

Vlad Zvernik


22 years old

Alpine skiing

Medalled at 2019 Lithuania Alpine Skiing Cup, Belarus National Championship (2015 – 2018); Competed at Junior World Championship (2017, 2018), 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival



What are your passions and hobbies?

Music, sports, computers.


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

Positive energy. You can do anything if you surround yourself with positive thoughts, people and spread positive energy.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Fast food burgers. Originally they didn’t come from Belarus but it feels like it’s our national dish since I have them regularly.


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Marcel Hirscher, an Austrian alpine skier. He is simply an icon.


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Drain out bad energy.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

The opportunity to connect with the Olympics once again.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

My goal is to have fun, do everything I can to improve the atmosphere of the Games, meet more people from different countries and work together.


What would be your dream job in the future?

I really enjoy my current job as a coach at an alpine skiing club. But as I picked the reporter role for EYOA programme I would also like to try journalism, blogging or something similar.


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

To see what can we do as a group to prepare some fun activities for EYOF and try to bring them to life in Vuokatti.


What does Olympism mean to you?

Olympism means “my whole life” for me because I have connected my life with sports and I feel like the Olympic values and Olympic spirit are the same as sports values and spirit.