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Lausanne 2020

Opening Ceremony 10 Jan 2020
Closing Ceremony 19 Jan 2020
Host City Lausanne
Country Switzerland


Lausanne, also known as the “Olympic Capital”, has been the home of the modern Olympic Movement for more than a hundred years. Today, more than 50 international sporting organizations call this region their home. Because of that, sport and the positive values that it carries has become a part of Switzerland’s DNA.

Therefore, delivering the Youth Olympic Games' vision to inspire the youth of the world to adopt and live according to the Olympic values of Respect, Friendship and Excellence right from the heart of the Olympic Capital was an idea that made a lot of sense for the people of the city, the region and of Switzerland as a whole.

In 2020, Lausanne and Switzerland want to capture this special Olympic heritage, and with their strong international sports expertise and capacity to innovate, redefine it and update it with the youth of the world to provide the next generation with a brand new and refreshed ownership of the Olympic values.

The event will take place in and around Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, and in the nearby Vaud Alps. The Youth Olympic Village will be located in the heart of the city’s 35,000 student university campus. Imagine the Youth Olympic Games here!


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