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2020 Winter Youth Olympics

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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; Template:Lang-rm), 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.

Bidding process[edit source | edit]

For further information, see Bids for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The bidding calendar was announced by the IOC on 6 June 2013, with the application deadline set for 28 November 2013.[1] Lausanne (Switzerland) and Brașov (Romania) were only two cities that submitted the bids and were selected as the final candidates.[2]

Host city selection[edit source | edit]

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.[1][3]

2020 Winter Youth Olympics bidding results
City Nation Votes
Lausanne   Switzerland 71
Brașov Template:ROM 10

Venues[edit source | edit]

The opening ceremony in the Vaudoise Aréna.
The circular "Vortex" building which houses the Olympic village on the Lausanne campus (it will later become a student residence).

Lausanne[edit source | edit]

Jura[edit source | edit]

Alps[edit source | edit]

The Games[edit source | edit]

Sports[edit source | edit]

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.[5]

Participating National Olympic Committees[edit source | edit]

A total of 1,788 athletes from 79 nations qualified, the most for any edition of a Winter Youth Olympics.[6] 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.[7] Haiti, Qatar and Turkmenistan have also never competed at the Winter Olympics.

Participating National Olympic Committees

Number of athletes by National Olympic Committee[edit source | edit]

Calendar[edit source | edit]

All dates are CET (UTC+1)

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Medal table[edit source | edit]

2020 Winter Youth Olympics medal table

Athlete Rolemodels[edit source | edit]

Sports Male Rolemodels Female Rolemodels
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing Sandro Viletta (  Switzerland) Verena Stuffer ( Italy)
Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon Henrik L'Abée-Lund (Template:NOR) Marie-Laure Brunet ( France)
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh Jamie Greubel Poser ( United States)
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing Gianluca Cologna (  Switzerland) Maria Danou (Template:GRC)
Curling pictogram.svg Curling John Morris ( Canada) Marlene Albrecht (  Switzerland)
Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating Patrick Chan ( Canada) Sarah Meier-van Berkel (  Switzerland
Nathalie Péchalat ( France))
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing Hannah Kearney ( United States)
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey Mark Streit (  Switzerland) Florence Schelling (  Switzerland)
Luge pictogram.svg Luge Gregory Carigiet (  Switzerland) Tatjana Hüfner ( Germany)
Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined Tara Geraghty-Moats ( United States)
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating Viktor Knoch (Template:HUN)
Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton Pascal Oswald (  Switzerland)
Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping Jernej Damjan (Template:SVN)
Ski mountaineering pictogram.svg Ski mountaineering Yannick Ecoeur (  Switzerland) Ekaterina Osichkina ( Russia)
Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding Alex Deibold ( United States)
Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating Livio Wenger (  Switzerland) Vanessa Herzog ( Austria)

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Records[edit source | edit]

Opening Ceremony[edit source | edit]

The opening ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games took place on the evening of Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne.[9]

Closing Ceremony[edit source | edit]

The closing ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place on the evening of Thursday 22 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne. The ceremony will feature the flag handover from mayor of Lausanne Grégoire Junod then 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.

Marketing[edit source | edit]

Mascot[edit source | edit]

Yodli, mascot of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

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. [10]

Colours[edit source | edit]

         Magenta, Sky Blue

Tickets[edit source | edit]

It was announced that all events apart from the opening ceremony would be free to watch in January 2020.[11]

Media coverage[edit source | edit]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IOC opens bids for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, YOG 2020 International Olympic Committee - 06/06/2013
  2. New horizons for Olympic Movement as Brasov and Lausanne bid for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games - International Olympic Committee - 27/11/2013
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Preceded by
Lillehammer
Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne

2020
Succeeded by
Gangwon

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