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.

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Video: Games concept


Map: 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

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  • 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


Youth Olympic Village

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



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