YOG – Lausanne 2020; Villars

Villars Winter Park

General view of the train station and the Villars Winter Park ahead of the Ski Mountaneering event. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Jed Leicester. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
One of the Romania ROM Women’s Ski Mountaineering team practising at Villars Winter Park ahead of The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Jed Leicester. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
Andrei Gorbachev RUS (red bib), Kilian Himmelsbach GER (green bib) and Eli Derrick USA (yellow bib) compete in the Group Heats of the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Cross at Villars Winter Park. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday 19 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Chloe Knott. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Freestyle Skiing (cross), Snowboard (cross) and Ski Mountaineering
  • Distance from Lausanne: 2h10

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Leysin

Leysin Park & Pipe

Aerial view of Leysin – venue for Halfpipe, SlopeStyle & Big Air competitions at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. Tuesday 29th January 2019. Photo: Bob Martin for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Gian Andrin Biele SUI takes part in practice for the Snowboarding Halfpipe at Leysin Park. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday 17 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joel Marklund. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Mascot ceremony for the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Freeski Halfpipe Final Run at Leysin Park. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday 21 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Bob Martin. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
Rylee Hackler CAN in action during the final run 3 of the Freestyle Skiing Women’s Freeski Slopestyle at Leysin Park.The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 18 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Ben Queenborough. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Freestyle Skiing (slopestyle, big air, half pipe) and Snowboard (slopestyle, big air, half pipe)
  • Distance from Lausanne: 1h40

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets Alpine Centre

Aerial view of Les Diablerets – venue for Alpine competitions at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. Tuesday 29th January 2019. Photo: Bob Martin for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Amelie Klopfenstein SUI leaves the starting gate in the Alpine Skiing Women’s Combined Slalom at Les Diablerets Alpine Centre.The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 11 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Simon Bruty. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Women’s Super-G. Les Diablerets Alpine Centre. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday 10 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joel Marklund. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Alpine skiing
  • Distance from Lausanne: 2h00

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Venues in St. Moritz

St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun

Nathan Besnard FRA in action during the Bobsleigh Monobob Men’s competition at the St. Moritz Olympia Bob Run. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday 20 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Marco Farina ITA during Bobsleigh Men’s Monobob official training at the St. Moritz Olympia Bob RunThe Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 18 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge
  • Type: Existing, natural refrigerated
  • Opened: 1904 (oldest bobsleigh track in the world)
  • Length: 1,722 meters
  • Curves: 19
  • Previous events: Used for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympic Games

 

St. Moritz Speed Skating Oval (Lac de Saint-Moritz)

General view of the Speed Skating Men’s 500m at the St. Moritz Speed Skating Oval with Theo Collins GBR (left) against Nuraly Akzhol KAZ. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday 12 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Speed skating
  • Type: Temporary

 

Youth Olympic Village St. Moritz

An ice sculpture bearing the name of St. Moritz as darkness falls. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • 2 Buildings (hotels) for 240 athletes and their team officials

 

Medal Plaza St. Moritz

Performers accompany Yodli on the stage at the opening ceremony in St.Moritz. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • Events: Seperate Opening Ceremony & Medal Ceremonies
  • Location: Plazza Rosatsch

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; Venues in Lausanne

Vaudoise Arena

General view of the arena with the athletes in action during the Czech Republic CZE against Switzerland SUI Ice Hockey 6-Teams Women’s Preliminary Round match 2 at the Vaudoise Arena.The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday 17 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
Team Black against Team Brown Ice Hockey 3-on-3 Women’s Mixed NOC semi-final at the Vaudoise Arena. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday 14 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
Skaters performing as part of Story 2: Where it all starts, in the Lausanne Vaudoise Arena at the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Bob Martin. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Ice Hockey
  • Events: Opening Ceremony
  • Architect: Pont12
  • Capacity: 9,600 Seats
  • Opened: 24 September 2019
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Construction cost: CHF 229 million
  • Legacy: Ice Hockey & Concert venue

 

Lausanne Skating Arena

Branding being fitted to the outside of the Lausanne Skating Arena ahead of The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday 07 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
Anna Jansone LAT (right) leads from Haruna Nagamori JPN, Alyssa Pok SGP and Maja Ivandic CRO during the Short Track Speed Skating Women’s 1000m at the Lausanne Skating Arena. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 18 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.
General view inside the Lausanne Skating Arena ahead of The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday 07 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.

 

Facts & figures

  • Sports: Figure Skating & Short Track Speed Skating
  • Capacity: 6,700 Seats
  • Type: Temporary

 

Youth Olympic Village

The Vortex at the Youth Olympic Village with a large display of national flags ahead of the arrival of the athletes. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday 06 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Wide angle view from the top of the Vortex building at the Youth Olympic Village. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday 09 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Joel Marklund. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

 

Facts & figures

  • Architect: Dürig AG
  • Client: Retraites Populaires & SiPAL Canton de Vaud
  • Landscape Design: Vulkan Studio, Zürich
  • Beds: 1,600
  • Rooms: 630
  • Studios: 475
  • Apartments: 50
  • Courtyard: 7,800 m2
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Legacy: Student accommodation

 

Medal Plaza

General view of the stage ahead of the Victory Ceremony for the Ski Mountaineering event, taking place in Medal Plaza. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday 10 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Simon Bruty. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
Members of the Switzerland SUI team applaud during the medal ceremonies at the Medal Plaza. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday 12 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Dylan Burns. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.

 

Facts & figures

  • Events: Medal Ceremonies & Closing Ceremony
  • Location: The Flon district

 

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YOG – Lausanne 2020; ‘Lausanne en Jeux!’ Festival

Via Lausanne 2020;

 

Discover the programme of the En Jeux! festival!
From 9 to 22 January 2020, the city of Lausanne and the seven other host sites of Lausanne 2020 will live to the rhythm of the Youth Olympic Games. In addition to the sporting competitions in which the 1‘880 best young winter athletes from all over the world will surpass themselves, the en Jeux! festival will be a great opportunity for all generations to gather and participate in a large variety of activities. Sports initiations, museum visits, shows and concerts and the opportunity to enjoy local specialities ; the vast majority of activities will be free of charge, with over 300 free activities in Lausanne alone.

 

Read more
‘Lausanne en Jeux!’ website
Programme & Map (pdf)
Press release IOC

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Facts & Figures

 

  • Third Winter Youth Olympic Games (Previous editions: Innsbruck 2012 & Lillehammer 2016)
  • 9 to 22 January 2020
  • Athletes: 1,872 (±40% more than Lillehammer 2016)
  • Age: 15-18 years
  • First Gender equal Winter Youth Olympic Games
  • Number of NOCs: 79
  • 12 NOCs participating for the first time at a Winter Youth Olympic Games (Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong (China), Kosovo, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Trinidad & Tobago)
  • The 10 largest delegations;
    • Switzerland (112)
    • Russian Federation (107)
    • United States of America (96)
    • Germany (96)
    • Canada (81)
    • Czech Republic (77)
    • Japan (74)
    • Italy (69)
    • Austria (64)
    • France (61).
  • 8 Sports, 16 disciplines, 81 events
  • 5 new events
    • Women’s Nordic Combined (Individual Normal Hill/4km)
    • Women’s Doubles Luge
    • Ice Hockey Mixed NOC 3×3 Tournament
    • Freeski Big Air
    • Snowboard Big Air.
  • 1 new sport
    • Ski Mountaineering
  • 10 Competition sites
  • Mascot: Yodli
  • Volunteers: More than 3000

 

Lausanne facts and figures

  • Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland
  • Capital of the Canton of Vaud
  • Population: 140.000 (fourth largest city in Switzerland)
  • Altitude: Between 375 and 900m, city centre: 495m
  • Lausanne was founded by the Romans. (a military camp that came to be known as Lousanna)
  • Lausanne is a student city with two higly regarded universities; the ‘Université de Lausanne’ and the ‘École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne’
  • Home to the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
  • In 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin chose Lausanne as the location for the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee. Today, more dan 50 international sports federations and organisations are are based in Lausanne.

 

Source: Lausanne 2020, the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne Tourisme and Ville de Lausanne.

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Masterplan (December 2019)

 

ClusterVenueSportsCapacityType
LausanneLausanne Vaudoise ArénaCeremonies, Ice Hockey9600 SeatsNew
Lausanne Skating ArenaFigure skating and Short track speed skating-Temporary
Youth Olympic Village Lausanne
YOV Dining Hall
Medal Plaza Lausanne
St. MoritzSt. Moritz-Celerina Olympic BobrunBobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge-Existing
St. Moritz Speed Skating Oval (Lac de Saint-Moritz)Speed skating-Temporary
Youth Olympic Village St. Moritz
Medal Plaza St. Moritz
ChampéryChampéry Curling ArenaCurling-Existing
Les DiableretsLes Diablerets Alpine CentreAlpine skiing-
Les Tuffes/Station des Rousses (France)Les Tuffes Nordic CentreBiathlon, Nordic combined and Ski jumping-Existing
LeysinLeysin Park & PipeFreestyle Skiing (slopestyle, big air, half pipe) and Snowboard (slopestyle, big air, half pipe)-
Vallée de JouxVallée de Joux Cross-Country CentreCross-country skiing-
VillarsVillars Winter ParkFreestyle Skiing (cross), Snowboard (cross) and Ski Mountaineering-