2020 Winter Youth Olympics

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III Winter Youth Olympic Games
2020 Winter Youth Olympics logo.svg
Host cityLausanne, Switzerland
Nations~70
Athletes~1,880
Events81
Opening9 January
Closing22 January
StadiumStade Pierre de Coubertin
Winter
Lillehammer 2016 TBD 2024
Summer
Buenos Aires 2018 Dakar 2022

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 will be the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics; a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival for teenagers to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home of the International Olympic Committee between 9 and 22 January 2020.

Bidding[edit]

Bids were due by 28 November 2013, the candidates cites were selected on 5 December 2014 and Lausanne was elected host city on 31 July 2015.[1][2]

2020 Winter Youth Olympics bidding results
City Nation Votes
Lausanne   Switzerland 71
Brașov  Romania 10

The Games[edit]

Sports[edit]

The Youth Olympic Games will feature 8 sports and 16 disciplines. 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.[3]

Venues[edit]

Lausanne[edit]

Jura[edit]

Alps[edit]


Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals EG Exhibition Gala CC Closing ceremony
January 9
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Olympic Rings Icon.svg Ceremonies OC CC
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing 2 2 1 1 2 1 9
Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon 2 1 2 1 6
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh 1 1 2
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing 2 2 2 6
Curling pictogram.svg Curling 1 1 2
Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating 2 2 1 5
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing 1 3 2 2 8
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey 2 1 1 4
Luge pictogram.svg Luge 2 2 1 5
Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined 2 1 1 4
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating 2 2 1 5
Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton 1 1 2
Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping 2 2
Ski mountaineering pictogram.svg Ski mountaineering 2 2 1 5
Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding 1 1 2 3 2 9
Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating 2 2 1 2 7
Total events 4 4 6 7 5 6 3 2 10 10 10 6 8 81
Cumulative total 4 8 14 21 26 32 35 37 47 57 67 73 81
January 9
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Mascot[edit]

Yodli
Yodli.png
Mascot of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics (Lausanne)
CreatorERACOM
SignificanceA combination of a cow, a Saint Bernard dog, and a goat

Yodli the official mascot was unveiled on 8 January 2019 at CIG de Malley before match between Lausanne HC and HC Davos. Yodil is inspired by a combination of a cow, a Saint Bernard dog, and a goat, and was created by ERACOM.[4]

Tickets[edit]

It was announced that all events apart from the opening ceremony would be free to watch in January 2020.[5]

Media coverage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IOC opens bids for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, YOG 2020 International Olympic Committee – 06/06/2013
  2. ^ "2020 candidature acceptance procedure" (PDF).International Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020". International Olympic Committee. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ Morgan, Liam (8 January 2019). "Yodli unveiled as mascot for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.
  5. ^ Morgan, Liam (9 January 2020). "Lausanne 2020 to offer free access to sports events at Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.
  6. ^ "แพลนบี คว้าสิทธิ์ถ่ายทอดสดโอลิมปิก 2020 ที่ประเทศญี่ปุ่น". Brandinside. brandinside.asia. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Lillehammer
Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne

2020
Succeeded by
TBA