The IOC Young Leaders Programme 2023/2026 for young emerging Leaders (CHF 10,000 seed-funding)


Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Launched in October 2020, the newly designed program sees 25 young leaders envision, design and realize their own sustainable sport-based social enterprise. Over the course of four years, each participant will receive expert guidance on a wide range of topics from human-centered design to impact measurement and user testing, as well as seed funding and learning opportunities in peer-to-peer.

The final 25 candidates were selected from 350 applicants, all with a clear passion for sport. The list of selected 25 Young Leaders is balanced in terms of universality and diversity, with 13 female and 12 male candidates, from 25 countries on 5 continents.

The selection process of IOC Young Leaders for 2023-2026 consists of two stages: the 4-Week Learning Sprint and the IOC Young Leaders Program Application Process.


The profile of the IOC Young Leader:

  • 20-28 years old
  • English Proficiency
  • Passion for sport as a tool for social and economic change
  • Interest in community action
  • Knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strong communicator and team player willing to learn and grow
  • Comfortable managing social media, and new technologies and platforms
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This program is for you if you want to:

  • Turn ideas and research into real action and develop solutions
  • Become a more effective and stronger leader in sport and social enterprise (or a sport and social enterprise entrepreneur)
  • Driving local change in and through sport
  • Represent and embody the Olympic values ​​in action
  • Commit to a four-year business journey
  • Become a mentee and a mentor through a comprehensive mentoring program
  • Collaborate with fellow young leaders, experts, researchers, sports leaders and social business entrepreneurs

Requirements and skills:
• Knowledge of English is a must, as all learning and communication materials are in English.
• A two-hour commitment per week is required to participate in weekly virtual sessions and to complete weekly assignments.
• Access to a reliable internet connection and basic technology skills are required to navigate the four virtual sessions, fill out digital feedback forms and complete weekly assignments .
• Social media skills are required to complete weekly social media tasks.

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• Participants should be interested in learning about the Olympic Movement, Olympism 365 and sport-based social business and development.
• Participants must be interested in applying for the IOC Young Leaders Program after completing the Learning Sprint.


  • CHF 10,000 seed funding awarded over four years
  • Monthly expert-led workshops and guidance
  • Access to thought leaders and inspirational figures
  • Exclusive invitation to attend the bi-annual IOC Youth Summit
  • Invitations to attend and speak at international conferences
  • Networking and knowledge sharing opportunities
  • Teaching leadership
  • A dedicated team ready to provide support
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Completion of the 4-Week Learning Sprint is the first requirement for a candidate to be eligible to apply for the IOC Young Leaders Program.

Registration for the 4-Week Learning sprint opens on September 15 and closes on October 20, 2022.

The four sessions of the 4-Week Learning Sprint will take place in November: every Tuesday starting 8 November.

The learning material of the 4-Week Learning Sprint, including session recordings can be found in the Learning Hub


After successfully completing the 4-Week Learning Sprint (Certificate of Participation obtained), a candidate will be eligible to apply for the IOC Young Leaders Program.

The application process will open at December 5 and closes on December 31, 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IOC Young Leaders Program 2023/2026


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