YOG – Dakar 2026; Sports and venues

SportDisciplineZoneCluster / StandaloneFestival Site
AquaticsSwimmingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufPiscine Olympique
AquaticsDivingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufPiscine Olympique
AthleticsTrack and FieldDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopStade National Iba Mar Diop
Baseball and SoftballBaseball5DakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Field
Basketball3x3 BasketballDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Court
Boxing-DakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopBoxing Arena
CyclingBMX FreestyleDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufFreestyle Park
Dance SportBreakingDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Court
EquestrianJumpingDakarStandaloneCaserne Samba Diery Diallo
FootballFutsalDakarStandaloneArene Nationale de la Lutte
HockeyHockey5sDakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufOutdoor Field
RugbyRugby SevensDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopStade National Iba Mar Diop
SkateboardingPark or Street (tbc.)DakarComplexe Tour de l'OeufFreestyle Park
Sport ClimbingBoulderingDakarComplexe Iba Mar DiopSport Climbing Wall
SurfingShortboardDakarStandalonePlage Vivier Almadies
WrestlingBeach WrestlingDakarStandaloneArene Nationale de la Lutte
Badminton-DiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
CyclingRoadDiamniadioCICADCycling Road Course
Fencing-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion A
GymnasticsArtisticDiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
GymnasticsRhythmicDiamniadioStandaloneDakar Arena
Judo-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
KarateKumiteDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
ShootingRifle and PistolDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion C
Table Tennis-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion C
Taekwondo-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion A
Tennis-DiamniadioStandaloneAcadémie Francophone de Tennis (TBC)
Weightlifting-DiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion D
WrestlingFreestyleDiamniadioDakar Expo CentrePavillion E
AthleticsCross CountrySalyStandaloneGolf de Saly
CanoeCanoe Ocean RacingSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
CanoeCanoe SlalomSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Golf-SalyStandaloneGolf de Saly
HandballBeach HandballSalySaly Beach WestBeach Courts
Modern Pentathlon-SalyStandaloneSaly Beach East
RowingCoastal RowingSalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Sailing-SalySaly Beach WestWater Park
Triathlon-SalyStandaloneSaly Beach East
VolleyballBeach VolleyballSalySaly Beach WestBeach Courts


Source: Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 – YOG Edition Plan Executive Summary – July 2020

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Report: ‘The carbon footprint of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics’

The Lausanne 2020 Organizing Committee partnered with Quantis to conduct a carbon footprint assessment of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. It was the first such assessment to follow the Carbon Footprint Methodology Guidance of the IOC. The aim of the assessment was to understand the impact and effectiveness of the organizational and policy measures taken and to leave a legacy for future Organizing Committees in developing their sustainability action plans to measure and minimise their events’ greenhouse gas emissions.


Download the report (in French): The carbon footprint of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Press release: ‘Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success’

The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close almost five months ago to the day. This presented an opportunity for the Organising Committee to look back on the great sporting and popular success of the YOG as well as the positive financial results. Now, it’s time to look at the legacy, which will be managed by a new structure set up for this purpose.

The Lausanne 2020 Organising committee today gave the media one last rendezvous, five months after the closure of the YOG and the day after its official dissolution. This was an opportunity to bid farewell to the public and to present the various results of the event.


Read more: Full press release

YOG – Lausanne 2020; New Videos (June 2020)

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games



YOG – Lausanne 2020; Facts & Figures (2)

Lausanne Railway Station – Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games


  • Spectators: 640,000 (including 80,000 schoolchildren)
  • Visitors “Lausanne En Jeux!” festival: 200,000
  • Average number of visitors at Medal Plaza each evening: 2,000
  • Public Transport: 80% Of the delegations used the public transport system to reach the venues.
  • Media: 1,000 accredited media from 39 countries and 4 continents.
  • Volunteers: 3,800
  • Broadcasts in 191 countries around the world.
  • Hours of live coverage: 165
  • Average number of daily visitors on Olympic digital platforms: 200,000
  • Social media: close to 500,000 new followers.
  • Official app downloads: more than 40,000 times.
  • Athlete waves: The first wave of 1,039 athletes and officials left the Youth Olympic Village between 15 and 16 January. During the same period, the second wave of 1,137 athletes and officials arrived at the Village.
  • For the first time at the YOG, the speed skating event has been held on natural ice.
  • Lausanne 2020 is the first YOG to be held in two countries.
  • 100% Of tableware used by Lausanne 2020 athletes, officials, staff, volunteers and media is sustainable. This includes 180,000 reusable cups, plates and cutlery.


Source: Lausanne 2020 and the International Olympic Committee

You can read part 1 here.

YOG – Lausanne 2020; Vallée de Joux

Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre

Crowds watching the athletes at the start of the Cross-Country Skiing Men’s Cross Final at Vallee de Joux Cross-Country Centre. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 18 January 2020. Photo: OIS/Chloe Knott. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC.


Facts & figures

  • Sports: Cross-country skiing
  • Distance from Lausanne: 1h40


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