The group representing Generation Z includes athletes, social entrepreneurs, students and young professionals, and will once again be taking center stage at this year’s event – shaking up discussions, and challenging international leaders and change makers from across the
global ecosystem of sport – throughout a jam-packed agenda focused on the future of sport. Sixteen nationalities are represented among this year’s cohort of Young Sports Makers, with 18 females and 14 males forming the squad. Reflecting the inherent variety that exists within the global sport economy, diverse profiles can be found among the new Young Sports Makers: from a founder of a short-form content agency, to a corporate fundraiser for employment charity, an E-sport partnership manager, to an accomplished triathlete.
Out of the 32 selected members we have five Indians; –Jairath Chugh , Sukriti Bhardwaj, Rounak Majumdar,Kimberly Fernandez and Rishav Bhowmik
“Its a proud feeling to represent India as one of the 32 Young Sports Makers from all across the globe, selected to play a key role as the voice of the next generation. Its been an immense pleasure being selected for the 2nd consecutive time, looking forward to shape shake & share the future of sport” – Jairath Chugh, Young Sports Maker (India) said.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to be a part of the cohort once again where I’ll get to learn from global sports industry stalwarts. I look forward to the networking opportunities and voicing my opinions about the future of sports. I’m also excited to engage with my colleagues who come from diverse backgrounds with great experiences” – Rounak Majumdar, Young Sports Maker (India) said.
“I’m honoured and delighted to be a part of the YSM community again after 2020. I had a great time back then and I’m sure I’ll have an equal impact this time. Asking and answering the hard questions and using sports to create a positive change in our community is the goal that I and all the fellow YSMs strive to achieve. I hope that we will create an even bigger impact this time as well!” Rishav Bhowmick, Young Sports Maker, India said
While the programme is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 25, eight Young Sports Makers are already experienced entrepreneurs: having created a non-profit, a social business, as well as a media platform – all using sport to make a positive impact. From an entrepreneur promoting access to physical activity for women, to a creator of a foodtech startup giving access to fitness & gastronomic meals – the 2022 YSMs squad will have many innovative ideas to put forward during GSWParis.
Three YSMs, part of the ‘Adidas Breaking Barriers Programme for Champions’, one of the leading programmes worldwide focused on improving gender equity and inclusion in grassroots sports, will contribute to shaping discussions on ‘women & sport’ – one of the key themes of this year’s international forum.
Two IOC young leaders, alumni of the IOC Young Leaders programme, will also take part in the Young Sports Makers programme, sharing inspiration and experience with regards to spreading Olympic values globally.
The cohort of YSMs will participate directly throughout the 2022 programme, voicing opinions and challenging received ideas through on-stage interactions with global leaders – bringing the voice of the next generation to the heart of the international forum.
Over the next year, the 32 selected Young Sports Makers will also take part in a series of workshops delivered by Global Sports Week YSM Special Partners, allowing them to develop their business skills and share their thoughts on the future of sport. Additionally, they will also benefit from
various networking opportunities with leaders and change makers from across the extended ecosystem of world sport. 2000 international delegates are expected to attend the 2022 edition of Global Sports Week in Paris,