The IOC Young Leaders program, launched in 2016, empowers talents to leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their communities. With the support of seed-funding from the IOC and a network of mentors, these inspiring young people have delivered over 100 initiatives reaching over 30,000 individual participants.
As agents of Olympism, program participants have also spoken at many international events spreading the message of sport for good and 17 IOC Young Leaders are currently IOC Commission Members.
New IOC Young Leaders Program
Launching in October 2020, the newly designed program will see 25 incredible change makers imagine, design and realize their own sustainable sport-based social business. Over the four years, each participant will receive expert guidance on a myriad of topics from human-centered design to impact measurement to user testing, as well as seed-funding and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
If you are between 18 and 30 years old and interested in applying to become an IOC Young Leader, you must first complete the six-week learning sprint which will be delivered online.