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LINDSEY VONNUSA, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST, WOMEN'S DOWNHILL SKIING, AND YOG AMBASSADORHAN YANCHINA, GOLD MEDALLIST, MEN'S FIGURE SKATINGQ. What do you think of the concept of the Youth Olympic Games?A. I think it's a great opportunity for the kids. The experience of coming here and competing internationally is amazing.I wish I had the opportunity when I was younger. And it's not just the competing - they're interacting with other athletes and they have so many cultural activities that they can take part in. They're learning about so much more than just sport.I think instilling the Olympic values ata young age is extraordinary.Q. What is the most important thing that the young athletes can take away from the YOG?A. Just the experience of the Youth Olympic Games - that's the most important aspect of this event. Competing against athletes from other countries is inspirational. It's not necessarily whether you win or lose, it's that there are a lot of international competitors out there. You can't get that from other events.Q. Have you enjoyed the YOG?A. I'm very glad to be here, at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games. Of course, it's my dream to compete at the Olympic Winter Games one day as well. Every athlete dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal - I hope that I can make it.Q. Do you think this experience will help you in the future?A. I think so. Experiencing the spirit and atmosphere of the Youth Olympic Games - with the volunteers, the fans and the athletes - it has been just like the actual Olympic Games.Q. How was the Youth Olympic Village?A. It was my first time living in an apartment. There are lots of people from all over the world and it was very lively, so the atmosphere has been quite good.Q. Is there one trait or attribute that you think these young athletes will need to succeed in their sporting careers in the future?A. Just hard work. In my whole career, hard work has been the core of everything I've done - both skiing and off-field training. If you're willing to work hard, you're capable of achieving anything. I think that's what I would tell any young athlete, especially those competing at the Youth Olympic Games. Keep working hard, set your goals high and don't ever give up.Q. Do you think the Youth Olympic Games will help these young athletes prepare for the Olympic Winter Games one day?A. Yes, I think the more you compete internationally and the more you compete in big competitions like the Youth Olympic Games, the more experience it gives you. The more experience you have of competing under pressure, the better you're going to be. Learning to deal with pressure at a young age is something that I didn't really have, so I think this is a great opportunity for them to prepare themselves for the Olympic Games.Above China's Han Yan looked like a star of the future as he won the men's figure skating 40 OLYMPIC REVIEW WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESREVIEW