Lausanne (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the first list of Lausanne 2020 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) for the third edition of Winter Youth Olympic Games taking place from 9 to 22 January 2019 in Lausanne/Switzerland.
For the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF, former US Bobsleigh athlete Jamie Greubel Poser and Swiss Skeleton athlete Pascal Oswald take over the role as ARMs.
Jamie Greubel Poser started sliding as push athlete and switched to the pilot seat in 2-woman Bobsleigh following the 2010 Winter Olympics. The now 36-years-old is a two-times Olympian. At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, she won the bronze medal with push athlete Aja Evans and finished fifth at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. In BMW IBSF World Cup, Jamie Greubel Poser earned 27 medals including six victories. In 2017, she won the Overall World Cup as well as World Championships Bronze.
Pascal Oswald had his debut race in Skeleton World Cup in 2004 with his best result coming in 2010 in St. Moritz when he finished sixth. The 39-years-old ranked eighth at the 2009 and 2011 European Skeleton Championships. At the 2020 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (CAN), Pascal Oswald finished 16th.
The ARMs will engage and share their experiences with the athletes in the Youth Olympic Village, at training and competition venues, and during a series of educational activities and workshops. These activities will focus on a range of areas, including Olympic Solidarity, skills development, career management, injury prevention and integrity. The competitions in Skeleton and Monobob will take place at the famous natural sliding track Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina. ©RWH2019