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USAIN BOLT SENDS GOOD LUCK MESSAGE TO ATHLETES ON EVE OF WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES IN LAUSANNE AS OLYMPIC TORCH ARRIVES IN HOST CITY

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STORY SCRIPT: Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

The Jamaican sprinter was an ambassador for the first ever YOG in Singapore in 2010 and he told the competitors to enjoy every moment of their experience at Lausanne 2020.

As the first wave of athletes gathered at the Olympic Village, known as the Vortex in Lausanne, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach attended a special welcome event for the 15-18-year-old Olympians from around the globe ahead of the official opening ceremony on Thursday (January 9).

President Bach spoke of the special significance of these Games for the IOC. He said: “It’s a great moment for the IOC. Lausanne in Switzerland is our home and we have for the first time a great Olympic event at home here and this makes it very special I think for the people of Lausanne, for the Swiss people but also for us, so we are eagerly looking forward to when it finally starts.”

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