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.
Past and Future Winter Youth Olympic Games
Past Games
Innsbruck 2012
Future Games
Lillehammer 2016
June 16, 2015: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced its latest Ambassadors to support the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016  (YOG). Snowboard slopestyler Silje Norendal and New York Rangers ice hocke...

Celebrations to mark one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 were kicked off last night in the heart of the host city by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway as he unveiled the ...

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