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

 

Venue map

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

 

Venue map

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

 

Venue map

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

 

Venue map

YOG – Gangwon 2024; Timeline: From idea to signed Host City Contract in 6 Months

July 2019 The idea originates during a visit by an IOC delegation* to the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR).

*IOC President Thomas Bach, four IOC Vice-Presidents, IOC Director General and IOC Sports Director.

20 September 2019 IOC President Thomas Bach receives a letter from the President of the Republic of Korea expressing the country’s interest in hosting the event.
24 September 2019 Application submitted by Gangwon province to the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee.
30 September 2019 Initial meeting between Gangwon province and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee.
7 November 2019 A Korean delegation presents the initial plans to the IOC during a one-day workshop in Lausanne.
22 November 2019 The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games holds its first meeting in Lausanne and reviews the initial plans.
5 December 2019 The IOC Executive Board decides to enter into a targeted dialogue with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024.
10 December 2019 An initial report is sent to the IOC members.
End of December 2019 All the required guarantees and supplementary information are submitted by the Korean parties.
8 January 2020 The IOC Executive Board decides to submit to the IOC Session the proposal by the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee and the Gangwon province to host the next Winter Youth Olympic Games.
8 January 2020 The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games finalises its Report.
10 January 2020 Presentations by Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Chair and Preferred Host to the IOC Session.
10 January 2020 The IOC Session votes to award the Winter Youth Olympic Games to Gangwon.

 

Read more about Gangwon 2024 here.

 

Sources: FINA, Press Conference Winter YOG 2024 (10 January 2020) and the ‘Future Host Winter Commission Report – 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024’.

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

 

Venue map

YOG – Gangwon 2024; Masterplan and Venues (January 2020)

Venues in Google Maps

 

List of venues

ClusterVenueCapacity
Coastal ClusterGangneung Ice Arena12,000
Gangneung Curling Centre2.982
Gangneung Oval7,600
Gangneung Hockey Centre9,310
Gangneung-Wonju National University1,980 bed capacity
Mountain ClusterOlympic Sliding Centre1,100
Alpensia Ski Resort-
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre8,500
Alpensia Cross-Country Centre4,500
Alpensia Biathlon Centre4,500
Yongpyong Alpine Centre-
Phoenix Snow Park-
High1 Resort-

 

Photos

Coastal Cluster

Gangneung Ice Arena

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Curling Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Oval

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Hockey Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Mountain Cluster

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Alpensia Cross-Country Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels

YOG – Host Selection 2024; Gangwon Province to host 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Photo: Martijn Giebels

Gangwon Province (Republic of Korea) will host the fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Today, the proposal of the IOC Executive Board was approved by the IOC Session. Gangwon 2024 will use the same venues as PyeongChang 2018.

You can read the press release by the International Olympic Committee here.

Read more about the masterplan and venues here.

 

Results Vote

135th IOC Session
Results
Do you accept to elect the Province of Gangwon as a host the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024
 Voting cards distributed 82
 Valid votes 81
 Abstentions (including blank votes) 1
 Majority 41
 Yes 79
 No 2

Source: IOC

 

Evaluation Commission Report – 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024

Download link (pdf)

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.