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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


Lausanne 2020 hands Winter YOG flag to Gangwon 2024
23 Jan 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 22, 2020: The closing ceremony of the IOC’s 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games took place in the Olympic capital Lausanne on Wednesday night – and the flag was passed to Gangwon province in Kor.....

Asia’s Roll of Honour at Winter YOG Lausanne 2020
23 Jan 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 22, 2020: The Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne have come to a close and Asia featured strongly in the medal distribution.

Not only did the big three winter sports powers Japan, Ko.....