Chosen from amongst near 300 entries from 60 countries, the winning layout becomes picked by way of a panel of judges made from Young Change-Makers, Young Reporters, IOC Member Danka Bartekova, Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre and ERACOM (Lausanne artwork school) Dean Viviane Morey.
The Medal Design Competition winner said of his design: “It is inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote, “In the range there’s splendor”. This is becoming due to the fact the Youth Olympic Games do not best a celebration of human excellence, but also of tradition and humanity. The spiral represents a culture of respect, friendship, and excellence as young athletes gather on the Youth Olympic Games to have to fun their fulfillment. The spiral also celebrates the adventure of hard work and dedication made via each character athlete. These journeys are unique to every athlete, but they all lead to the Youth Olympic Games, where the athletes will compete and showcase their talents.”

Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre commented: “It becomes very difficult to choose; there were so many lovely designs a few of the entries! In the cease, I am very glad about the prevailing layout, which seems lovely! I stay up for seeing it across the athletes’ necks at Lausanne 2020.”
Competition judge and Young Change-Maker+ Carolina Joly said: “Zaker’s design became my favorite. It is stunning and encapsulates the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games. It’s clean and revolutionary and I am very satisfied it’ll be the reliable layout of the Lausanne 2020 medals.”
Winner Zakea will attend the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, inclusive of the Opening Ceremony, and witness first-hand athletes being presented medals presenting his design. In addition, he’s going to receive his very own set of medals and a Samsung tablet.

The judges additionally selected two runner-up designs. In 2nd area changed into 28-years-antique Johan Poizat from France, along with his design “The Star of the Alps is You”. In 1/3 position become 30-years-old Mishael Jacob Pueblas from the Philippines, with a design called “Wings of a Champion”.

The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international corporation made from volunteers, which is dedicated to building a higher international via the game. It redistributes more than ninety in step with cent of its earnings to the wider carrying motion, because of this that each day the equal of 3.Four million US dollars is going to assist athletes and sports activities companies in any respect stages around the sector.1896 In Athens, the United States of America became the leading sports country of the world after finishing first in unofficial team standings in the First Modern Olympiad. There, the 1896 U.S. Olympic squad earned a total of 20 medals: 11 gold, 7 silver, and 2 bronze. Meanwhile, Boston-born James B. Connolly was the first person to claim a gold medal in Olympic history after winning the triple jump in Athens’ Panathinaiko Stadium. Back home in Boston, Mr. Connolly was given a hero’s welcome. Since 1896 -without interruption– America has been renowned for producing international champs.
1896 Thomas Burke’s rise to prominence came in Athens when he was the first winner of the men’s 100m in Olympian history, making him the world’s fastest sprinter. Mr. Burke was identified with the emerging generation of American athletes in the late 1890s when he realized his dream of winning the Olympic gold.
1896 What hurdler was the first American athlete to win an Olympic title? Answer: Thomas Curtis, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student. He made a time of 17,6 seconds to win the gold in the men’s 110m hurdles in Greece.
1900 With 47 international medals (19 gold, 14 silver, and 14 bronze), the States once again became one of the world’s elite sports powers in the multi-sport event in Paris (France).
1900 Alvin Kraenzlein was in the spotlight as he, a born-athlete, led the American team to win four golds in Paris: 60m, 110m hurdles, 200m hurdles, and long jump. To prepare himself to become an outstanding sportsman, the United States hurdler made his first overseas visit to the United Kingdom. Hailing from Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Kraenzlein was the American star in the Games of the Second Olympiad, followed by Ray Ewry (3 golds), Margaret Ives Abbot (first female in US history to capture an Olympian championship), and Irving Baxter (2 golds), among other high-profile athletes. On the other hand, Kraenzlein’s life has been an inspiration to several sports people in Wisconsin and the States.
1904 St. Louis (MO) was the site for the Games of the Third Olympiad. Unequivocally, the 1904 Olympics were in the focus of the attention of the world press.
1904 In the Olympic diving tournament in Missouri, the Americans swept the first three positions.
1904 Pittsburgh-born runner James Lightbody was the winner of the men’s 800m and 1,500m–He was the first male to win both these competitions at the same Olympics. Shortly afterward, he took a number of other major athletic titles, including the Intercalated Games in Greece.
1904 The host country’s team -made up of four stars: Herman T. Glass, Edward Hennig, Anton Heida, George Eyser- claimed first in the gymnastics tournament at the III Olympiad in St. Louis (MO).
1908 At the IV Summer Olympics in London (England), the US Olympic team was ranked second in the medal count -23 golds, 12 silvers, 12 bronzes-behind only Britain.
1908 With three wins (800m, 1500m and medley relay), New Jersey’s runner Mel Sheppard had an exceptional year in the Briton capital of London.
1912 Oklahoma-born Jim Thorpe won both the decathlon and pentathlon in the Summer Games at Stockholm, Sweden. Decades later, many sportswriters and sports experts selected Thorpe as both “the greatest football player and male athlete of the first half of the 20th Century”.
1912 With three gold medals in the shooting tournament, New York City-born Alfred Lane became America’s most successful athlete at the V Summer Olympics on Scandinavian soil.
1912 Two future personalities competed in the Games in Sweden: Firstly, Avery Brundage in pentathlon-elected President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC); the first U.S. sports leader to occupy the post. Secondly, George S. Patton, General during World War II.
1920 At the Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp (Belgium), the States became an undisputed champion when it was first in the medal standings with 95 medals. The U.S. team had more than 40 Summer Olympic Games Champions.

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