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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 will be the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics; a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival for teenagers to be 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
Opening9 January
Closing22 January
StadiumStade Pierre de Coubertin
Lillehammer 2016 TBD 2024
Buenos Aires 2018 Dakar 2022



Bids were due by 28 November 2013, the candidates cites were selected on 5 December 2014 and Lausanne was elected host city on 31 July 2015.[1][2]

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

The GamesEdit


The Youth Olympic Games will feature 8 sports and 16 disciplines. 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.[3]



Yodli, the official mascot

Yodli the official mascot was unveiled on 8 January 2019 at CIG de Malley before match between Lausanne HC and HC Davos. Yodil is inspired by a combination of a cow, a Saint Bernard dog, and a goat, and was created by ERACOM.[4]


It was announced that all events apart from the opening ceremony would be free to watch in January 2020.[5]

Official SongEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ IOC opens bids for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, YOG 2020 International Olympic Committee – 06/06/2013
  2. ^ "2020 candidature acceptance procedure" (PDF).International Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Morgan, Liam (8 January 2019). "Yodli unveiled as mascot for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.
  5. ^ Morgan, Liam (9 January 2020). "Lausanne 2020 to offer free access to sports events at Winter Youth Olympic Games". inside the games.

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Winter Youth Olympic Games

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