Lillehammer bid for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics

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Bids for the
2016 (2016) Winter Youth Olympics
Overview
XXII Olympic Winter Games
Logo of the campaign.
Details
City Lillehammer, Norway
NOC Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Previous Games hosted
1994 Winter Olympics

Lillehammer 2016 was the successful bid by the city of Lillehammer and the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Lillehammer was the only bidder for the games and were awarded the games on December 7, 2011. [1]

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Olympic ski jump, used at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Lillehammer launched its bid in 2010 following discussion over a possible bid earlier that year. [2] Bids were due by December 2010. Upon the deadline, the IOC confirmed Lillehammer as the only bid for the games. The city bid for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics but failed to become a candidate. Innsbruck was ultimately awarded the games. [3] Lillehammer is proposing to host the games between February 12 and February 21 2016. The NOC spoke to the IOC and Norwegian political authorities by June 15 to see if there was a basis for a formal application, in particular for a governmental financial guarantee covering any potential economic shortfall. On November 11, IOC Evaluation commission present the result of its evaluation of the Lillehammer bid. [4] Lillehammer was awarded the games on December 7, 2011.

Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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