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 – 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-

Paris 2024: Changes in Venue Master Plan (December 2019)

Today, the Paris 2024 Executive Board approved a proposal to the IOC for two venues for the additional sports.

 

Tahiti: Surfing

While all five applications from the candidate sites were of high standard, the Tahiti site particularly stood out because of the exceptional competition conditions it offers athletes. The Teahupo’o wave is internationally recognised as among the best in the world for surfing, it offers optimal sporting conditions that are both fair and selective, as expected at an Olympic level. The Tahiti site is indeed better situated to guarantee, at that time of year (during the Games, July 26 / August 11) a competitive and challenging wave, allowing to crown the best surfers in conditions worthy of the Games. The choice of the Teahupo’o wave was also welcomed by the best surfers in the world via the ISA’s very own Athletes Commission.

 

Concorde: Urban Sports Stadium

Image: © The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024)
Place de la Concorde, which joins the world’s most beautiful avenue, the Champs-Elysées, to the Tuileries Gardens, will become a spectacular arena in the heart of the city, showcasing the Parisian heritage and offering exceptional images of the event. This iconic site will highlight the project’s spectacular and popular dimension as the setting for a programme of sports and celebrations never seen before.

While it is still too soon to give an exact list of the sports and disciplines to be seen there during the Games, this 35,000-seat stadium will provide a totally new experience and attract new types of spectators.

 

Source: Paris 2024

Tokyo 2020; Tatsumi Water Polo Centre

Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming 2018a.jpg
By 江戸村のとくぞうOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Architect: Mitsuru Senda Environment Design Institute
  • Year completed: 1993
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 4,700 seats
  • Olympic sports: Aquatics (water polo)
  • Paralympic sports: –
  • Post-Games use: Ice rink

 

Location

 

Photos

Tatsumi-swim.JPG
By DddecoOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Tokyo Aquatics Centre (Exterior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Architect: Yamashita Sekkei and Cox Architecture
  • Year completed: 2020
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 15,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Aquatics (swimming, diving, artistic swimming)
  • Paralympic sports: Swimming
  • Post-Games use: Domestic and international competitions.

 

Location

 

Photos

Tokyo Aquatics Centre (Interior of venue): June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Yumenoshima Park Archery Field

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 5,600 seats
  • Olympic sports: Archery
  • Paralympic sports: Archery
  • Post-Games use: Archery competitions

 

Location

 

Photos

Photos will be posted soon.

 

Video

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre

Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre: June 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 7,500 seats
  • Olympic sports: Canoe-Kayak (slalom)
  • Paralympic sports: –
  • Post-Games use: Water sports and leisure activities.

 

Location

 

Photos

Photos will be posted soon.

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Tokyo 2020; Sea Forest Waterway

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Type: New – Permanent
  • Capacity: 12,800 / 16,000 (12,800 Paralympics) seats
  • Olympic sports: Canoe-Kayak (sprint), Rowing
  • Paralympic sports: Canoe, Rowing
  • Post-Games use: Venue for international rowing and canoe competitions. Open to the public.

 

Location

 

Photos

Sea Forest Waterway: May 2019/ © Tokyo Metropolitan Government

 

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Tokyo 2020; Sea Forest Cross-Country Course

Image: Google Earth / ©2019 Maxar Technologies

 

Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Tokyo Bay Zone
  • Type: Temporary
  • Capacity: 16,000 seats
  • Olympic sports: Equestrian (eventing, cross-country)
  • Paralympic sports: –

 

Location

 

Photos

Photos will be posted soon.

 

This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.