2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IIIe Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse d'hiver; German: Olympische Jugend-Winterspiele 2020; Italian: III Giochi olimpici giovanili invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics da giuvenils d'enviern 2020), officially known as the III Winter Youth Olympic Games and commonly known as Lausanne 2020, was the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics; a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival for teenagers was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home of the International Olympic Committee, between 9 and 22 January 2020.

III Winter Youth Olympic Games
2020 Winter Youth Olympics logo.svg
Host cityLausanne, Switzerland
MottoStart Now
Nations79
Athletes1,788
Events81
Opening9 January
Closing22 January
Opened by
Cauldron
StadiumVaudoise Aréna
Winter
Lillehammer 2016 Gangwon 2024
Summer
Buenos Aires 2018 Dakar 2022

Bidding processEdit

The bidding calendar was announced by the IOC on 6 June 2013, with the application deadline set for 28 November 2013.[1] Lausanne (Switzerland) and Brașov (Romania) were only two cities that submitted the bids and were selected as the final candidates.[2]

Host city selectionEdit

The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics on 31 July 2015 at the 128th IOC Session at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lausanne was selected by 71 votes to 10, as it got at least 41 votes needed for a majority.[1][3]

2020 Winter Youth Olympics bidding results
City Nation Votes
Lausanne    Switzerland 71
Brașov   Romania 10

VenuesEdit

 
The opening ceremony in the Vaudoise Aréna.
 
The circular "Vortex" building which houses the Olympic village on the Lausanne campus (it will later become a student residence).

LausanneEdit

JuraEdit

AlpsEdit

The GamesEdit

SportsEdit

The Youth Olympic Games will feature 8 sports and 16 disciplines. 81 events, there will be 13 mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men's events, and 34 women's events. Ski mountaineering and women's Nordic combined will feature for the first time in an Olympic event. A mixed-NOC 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament and a women's doubles event in luge will also be contested for the first time.[5]

Participating National Olympic CommitteesEdit

A total of 1,788 athletes from 79 nations qualified, the most for any edition of a Winter Youth Olympics.[6] 12 NOC's are scheduled to make their Winter Youth Olympics debuts: Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan.[7] Haiti, Qatar and Turkmenistan have also never competed at the Winter Olympics.

Participating National Olympic Committees

Number of athletes by National Olympic CommitteeEdit

CalendarEdit

All dates are CET (UTC+1)
OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals EG Exhibition Gala CC Closing ceremony
January 9
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
13
Mon
14
Tue
15
Wed
16
Thu
17
Fri
18
Sat
19
Sun
20
Mon
21
Tue
22
Wed
Events
  Ceremonies OC CC
  Alpine skiing 2 2 1 1 2 1 9
  Biathlon 2 1 2 1 6
  Bobsleigh 1 1 2
  Cross-country skiing 2 2 2 6
  Curling 1 1 2
  Figure skating 2 2 1 5
  Freestyle skiing 1 2 2 1 2 8
  Ice hockey 2 1 1 4
  Luge 2 2 1 5
  Nordic combined 2 1 3
  Short track speed skating 2 2 1 5
  Skeleton 1 1 2
  Ski jumping 2 1 3
  Ski mountaineering 2 2 1 5
  Snowboarding 1 4 2 2 9
  Speed skating 2 2 1 2 7
Total events 4 4 6 7 5 6 3 2 10 8 12 6 8 81
Cumulative total 4 8 14 21 26 32 35 37 47 55 67 73 81
January 9
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
13
Mon
14
Tue
15
Wed
16
Thu
17
Fri
18
Sat
19
Sun
20
Mon
21
Tue
22
Wed
Events

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Switzerland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)1011829
2  Switzerland (SUI)*106824
3  Japan (JPN)97117
  Mixed-NOCs (MIX)66618
4  Sweden (SWE)64717
5  Austria (AUT)62513
6  Germany (GER)57618
7  South Korea (KOR)5308
8  Norway (NOR)4239
9  China (CHN)33410
10  France (FRA)25512
11–33Remaining17232868
Totals (33 nations)837981243

Athlete RolemodelsEdit

Sports Male Rolemodels Female Rolemodels
  Alpine skiing Sandro Viletta (   Switzerland) Verena Stuffer (  Italy)
  Biathlon Henrik L'Abée-Lund (  Norway) Marie-Laure Brunet (  France)
  Bobsleigh Jamie Greubel Poser (  United States)
  Cross-country skiing Gianluca Cologna (   Switzerland) Maria Danou (  Greece)
  Curling John Morris (  Canada) Marlene Albrecht (   Switzerland)
  Figure skating Patrick Chan (  Canada) Sarah Meier-van Berkel (   Switzerland
Nathalie Péchalat (  France))
  Freestyle skiing Hannah Kearney (  United States)
  Ice hockey Mark Streit (   Switzerland) Florence Schelling (   Switzerland)
  Luge Gregory Carigiet (   Switzerland) Tatjana Hüfner (  Germany)
  Nordic combined Tara Geraghty-Moats (  United States)
  Short track speed skating Viktor Knoch (  Hungary)
  Skeleton Pascal Oswald (   Switzerland)
  Ski jumping Jernej Damjan (  Slovenia)
  Ski mountaineering Yannick Ecoeur (   Switzerland) Ekaterina Osichkina (  Russia)
  Snowboarding Alex Deibold (  United States)
  Speed skating Livio Wenger (   Switzerland) Vanessa Herzog (  Austria)

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RecordsEdit

Opening CeremonyEdit

The opening ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games took place on the evening of Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne.[9]

Closing CeremonyEdit

The closing ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place on the evening of Thursday 22 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne. The ceremony will feature the flag handover from mayor of Lausanne Grégoire Junod then to IOC President Thomas Bach and to the governor of Gangwon Choi Moon-soon as host of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics and the extinguishing of the Youth Olympic flame.

MarketingEdit

MascotEdit

 
Yodli, mascot of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

Yodli the official mascot was unveiled on 8 January 2019 at CIG de Malley before match between Lausanne HC and HC Davos. Yodli is inspired by a combination of a cow, a Saint Bernard dog, and a goat, and was created by ERACOM. Blue represents the Swiss lakes. [10]

TicketsEdit

It was announced that all events apart from the opening ceremony would be free to watch in January 2020.[11]

Media coverageEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b IOC opens bids for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, YOG 2020 International Olympic Committee - 06/06/2013
  2. ^ New horizons for Olympic Movement as Brasov and Lausanne bid for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games - International Olympic Committee - 27/11/2013
  3. ^ "2020 candidature acceptance procedure" (PDF).International Olympic Committee
  4. ^ "FAQ". www.lausanne2020.sport.
  5. ^ "IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020". International Olympic Committee. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Athletes". lausanne2020.sport. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  7. ^ "The Lausanne 2020 athletes in numbers!". IOC. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Athlete Role Models for Lausanne 2020 announced". 29 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Lausanne 2020 - Opening Ceremony". lausanne2020.sport. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  10. ^ Morgan, Liam (8 January 2019). "Yodli unveiled as mascot for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.
  11. ^ Morgan, Liam (9 January 2020). "Lausanne 2020 to offer free access to sports events at Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.
  12. ^ "แพลนบี คว้าสิทธิ์ถ่ายทอดสดโอลิมปิก 2020 ที่ประเทศญี่ปุ่น". Brandinside. brandinside.asia. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Lillehammer
Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lausanne

2020
Succeeded by
Gangwon