YOG – THREE YEARS TO GO TO LAUSANNE 2020
Lausanne, January 11, 2017
Three years to go until the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games kick off, with the Opening Ceremony due to be held on 10 January 2020.
Three key points are the characteristics of the third edition of the Winter YOG: young people, all of Switzerland and plenty of Olympic history.
The Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee‘s core team has an average age of less than 30. To ensure that young people are involved throughout the decision-making process, Lausanne 2020 has also formed a Youth Council to discuss ideas and give young people from around Switzerland the chance to have their voices heard!
Lausanne is also known as the “Olympic Capital”, and has been home to the Olympic Movement for more than 100 years. As well as the IOC headquarters and The Olympic Museum, more than 50 international sports organisations are also based in Lausanne, meaning sport is well and truly in the city’s DNA! The organisers are now set to leverage this Olympic heritage to make the YOG a truly unforgettable event!
Finally, Lausanne 2020 will extend across the whole of Switzerland. The bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events are all set to take place in St Moritz, in the east of the country. The town’s historic bobsleigh track first opened in 1904, and has hosted events at both the 1928 and 1948 Olympic Winter Games as well as a record 22 FIBT World Championships. Other sports will be spread across Lausanne and the Vaud Alps, while the neighbouring French Jura will also host some sports.
The countdown continues….follow preparations for Lausanne 2020!