Lausanne 2020

In 2020, the ‘Olympic Capital’ is the host city of the third Winter Youth Olympic Games.


1. General info

Stade Pierre de Coubertin. Venue for the Opening and Closing Ceremony. Photo: Martijn Giebels

III Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne, Switzerland
9 to 22 January 2020
Athletes expected: 1,880


2. News / Blogposts

Read the latest news here


3. Masterplan


4. Venues

Venues in Lausanne

Not on the map: Venues in Les Tuffes, Les Diablerets, Leysin, Villars, Vallée de Joux, Champéry and St. Moritz.


Palais de Beaulieu

  • Sports: Figure skating, short track, curling
  • Opened: 1921


Stade Pierre de Coubertin

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


UNIL-EPFL Sport Centre

  • Sport: Speed skating


Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley

  • Sport: Ice hockey
  • Capacity: 6,700 (TBC)
  • Construction: 2017-2020


Venues Outside Lausanne

  • Vallée de Joux: Cross Country Skiing
  • Les Tuffes (Jura, France): Ski Jumping, Biathlon and Nordic Combined
  • Villars: Alpine Skiing, Snowboard, Freestyle Skiing
  • Leysin: Snowboard, Freestyle Skiing
  • Les Diablerets: Alpine Skiing
  • Champéry: Curling
  • St Moritz: Speed Skating, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge


5. Youth Olympic Village

The construction of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village (“Vortex”) on the campus of the Université de Lausanne has started. You can read more about the concept behind the design in this presentation.

After the Youth Olympic Games, the building will be used as student accommodation for 1,000 students.


Project details

  • Architect: Dürig AG (website)
  • Client: Retraites Populaires & SiPAL Canton de Vaud
  • Landscape Design: Vulkan Studio, Zürich


Youth Olympic Village facts & figures

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


Webcam construction

You can watch the progress of construction on this page.



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6. Emblem