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Winter Youth Olympic Games

In 2010, the Olympic Games were complemented by Youth Games, where athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 will compete and with a maximum of 3,500 Athletes and 1,500 officials. These Games will be shorter than the senior Games the winter Games will last nine days.

The Youth Olympic Games were conceived by IOC president Jacques Rogge in 2001 and approved during the 119th Congress of the IOC.

The first Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck from 13th -22nd January 2012 The sports to be contested will coincide with those scheduled for the traditional senior Games, however there will be a reduced number of disciplines and events.

The 2016 Winter Youth Olympics will take place in Lillehammer, Norway from February 26 to March 6, 2016.


Future Games


Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics
25 Jun 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 24, 2019: Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games in 2026 after beating Stockholm-Are of Sweden 47-34 in a vote at the 134th IOC Session on Monday.

IOC President Thomas Ba.....

Winter YOG opens in Lillehammer
16 Feb 2016

Lillehammer, Norway, February 12, 2016: The Opening Ceremony of Lillehammer 2016 got the second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games off to a spectacular start on Friday evening at the Lysg?rdsbakkene Ski Jumping Ar.....