22 Oct 2013

Wie becomes IOC youth ambassador

6:10 am on 22 October 2013

The American golfer Michelle Wie, who helped her sport win a place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been appointed Youth Olympics ambassador by the IOC.

24-year-old Wie will advise golfers during the 2014 Youth Games in Nanjing, China next year.

Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Yelena Isinbayeva are also Youth Olympic ambassadors.

The American is hoping to compete at the 2016 Olympics when golf returns to the games after more than a century.