The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games opens search for Director General
Lausanne, September 25, 2015 – Less than two months after its historic win at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Lausanne, Olympic Capital, has already started to work on designing the Youth Games of the future. To lead that work, it has been decided to appoint a new Director General. The search for the perfect candidate has opened today and will close on October 9th.
100 years of Olympic heritage, the expertise of more than 50 international sporting organization based on its soil, and a strong capacity to innovate through its world class research and education institutions. These three pillars were the basis of Lausanne 2020’s promise to the IOC during an 18 months long candidature phase. Now is the time to start putting together the team and the plans that will enable Lausanne 2020 to be a milestone in the way a sporting event can touch the souls of young people around the world. Lausanne has the capacity to do this – and the team that will work on delivering it will have to fully grasp ambitious objective.
To lead that team, it has been decided that a new Director General should be appointed in the coming weeks. Interested candidates have to forward their applications by October 9th to the Human Resources department of the regional authorities, the State of Vaud (more details below). The main task of the Director General will be to turn that promise into an implementable road map, leading to January 19, 2020, date of the opening ceremony of the Games. To do so, the Director General will have to have a strong understanding of the ambitions not only of what the Games could do for the Olympic Movement, but also for the City of Lausanne, the region (State of Vaud) and for sport in Switzerland.
The IOC’s Youth Olympic Games are a fantastic model for helping a region in renewing its approach to sport and for how it can encourage its youth to live according to the fundamentally positive values that sport can carry. The Games can also be a tremendous opportunity for a region to promote itself as a youth destination, a place where young adults can develop their true potential, both in education and employment. Lausanne 2020 has the ambition to show the way.
The full job description and application details are now available at www.Lausanne2020.com
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