YOG – Lausanne 2020; Stade Pierre de Coubertin

Update January 2019; This venue is no longer part of the Lausanne 2020 Master Plan. The opening and closing ceremonies have been moved to the Vaudoise aréna.


Stade Pierre de Coubertin

  • Events: Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Capacity: 12,000





Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Lausanne: Olympic Capital; Part 3 – Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games

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.

In the coming weeks we will post more about Lausanne and the IOC. Today part 3; In 2020, Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games.

(see all posts in this series)




Video: Games concept


Map: Masterplan Lausanne 2020


Venues in Lausanne

Centre sportif de Malley / Vaudoise aréna

Photo: Martijn Giebels
  • Sports: Ceremonies, Ice Hockey, Figure skating and Short track speed skating
  • Capacity: 9,600
  • Construction: 2017-2020


Youth Olympic Village

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  • 1,600 beds
  • 630 Rooms
  • 475 Studios
  • 50 Apartments
  • Courtyard: 7,800 m2
  • Construction: 2017-2019
  • Legacy: Student accommodation