Alpine skiers Matt Ryan and Emma Austin will represent Ireland countries for the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games which to be played in Lausanne.
Austin will be making her multi-sport debut at Lausanne 2020, having competed internationally in both Alpine skiing and lacrosse.
“We have a small but strong team coming to Lausanne in January, and I’m really excited about what both Matt and Emma can do out there,” said Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Chef de Mission for the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Nancy Chillingworth.
“Matt raced last year in the EYOF in Sarajevo and brings with him a lot of experience and determination in his final year in the junior ranks.
“Emma also brings an interesting range of experience, with both international experience in skiing and in lacrosse.
“I’m looking forward to working with them both.”
Winter youth olympics 2020 are scheduled for January 9 to 22.
Alpine skiing events is set to take place from January 10 to 14 at Les Diablerets Alpine Skiing Centre, two hours from Lausanne.