2020 Winter Youth Olympics
|Host city||Lausanne, Switzerland|
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The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IIIe Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse d'hiver; German: Olympische Jugend-Winterspiele 2020; Italian: III Giochi olimpici giovanili invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics da giuvenils d'enviern 2020), officially known as the III Winter Youth Olympic Games and commonly known as Lausanne 2020, was the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics; a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival for teenagers was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home of the International Olympic Committee, between 9 and 22 January 2020.
The bidding calendar was announced by the IOC on 6 June 2013, with the application deadline set for 28 November 2013. Lausanne (Switzerland) and Brașov (Romania) were only two cities that submitted the bids and were selected as the final candidates.
Host city selection
The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on 31 July 2015 at the 128th IOC Session at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lausanne was selected by 71 votes to 10, as it got at least 41 votes needed for a majority.
|2020 Winter Youth Olympics bidding results|
- Vaudoise Aréna – Opening ceremony, Ice hockey finals
- Malley 2.0 – Figure skating, Short Track
- Lausanne campus – Olympic village
- Le Flon – Medal ceremonies, Closing ceremony
- Leysin – Ski Freestyle (Halfpipe, Slopestyle), Snowboard (Halfpipe, Slopestyle)
- Les Diablerets – Alpine skiing
- Villars-sur-Ollon – Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Ski Mountaineering
- Champéry – Curling
- St. Moritz – Speed skating, Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge, Medal ceremonies 
The Youth Olympic Games will feature 8 sports and 16 disciplines. 81 events, there will be 13 mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men's events, and 34 women's events. Ski mountaineering and women's Nordic combined will feature for the first time in an Olympic event. A mixed-NOC 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament and a women's doubles event in luge will also be contested for the first time.
- Alpine skiing (9) ( )
- Biathlon (6) ( )
- Bobsleigh (2) ( )
- Cross-country skiing (6) ( )
- Curling (2) ( )
- Figure skating (5) ( )
- Freestyle skiing (8) ( )
- Ice hockey (4) ( )
- Luge (5) ( )
- Nordic combined (3) ( )
- Short track speed skating (5) ( )
- Skeleton (2) ( )
- Ski jumping (3) ( )
- Ski mountaineering (5) ( )
- Snowboarding (9) ( )
- Speed skating (7) ( )
Participating National Olympic Committees
A total of 1,788 athletes from 79 nations qualified, the most for any edition of a Winter Youth Olympics. 12 NOC's are scheduled to make their Winter Youth Olympics debuts: Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan. Haiti, Qatar and Turkmenistan have also never competed at the Winter Olympics.
Number of athletes by National Olympic Committee
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||EG||Exhibition Gala||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Short track speed skating||2||2||1||5|
|7||South Korea (KOR)||5||3||0||8|
|Totals (33 nations)||83||79||81||243|
The closing ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games took place on the evening of Thursday 22 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne. The ceremony featured the flag handover from mayor of Lausanne Grégoire Junod to IOC President Thomas Bach and to the governor of Gangwon Choi Moon-soon as host of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics and the extinguishing of the Youth Olympic flame.
Yodli the official mascot was unveiled on 8 January 2019 at CIG de Malley before match between Lausanne HC and HC Davos. Yodli is inspired by a combination of a cow, a Saint Bernard dog, and a goat, and was created by ERACOM. Blue represents the Swiss lakes. 
Magenta, Sky Blue
It was announced that all events apart from the opening ceremony would be free to watch in January 2020.
- Europe - Eurosport
- Singapore - Mediacorp (delay)
- Thailand – Plan B
- Malaysia - Unifi TV
- United States - Olympic Channel
- Mexico - Marca Claro (online), TUDN (Delay)
- United Kingdom - BBC iPlayer (online)
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- Official website
- 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on Facebook
- 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on Twitter
- 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on Instagram
- Results Book
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