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2020 Winter Youth Olympics

III Winter Youth Olympic Games
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Host city Lausanne
Country Switzerland
Nations participating approx. 70
Athletes participating approx. 1,880
Sports 8
Events 81
Opening ceremony 9 January
Closing ceremony 22 January
Officially opened by
President of the Swiss Confederation
Main venue Stade Pierre de Coubertin
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The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IIIe Jeux olympiques de la jeunesse d'hiver; German: Olympische Jugend-Winterspiele 2020; Italian: I Giochi olimpici giovanili invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics da giuvenils d'enviern 2020) will be the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics; a major international multi-sport event and cultural festival for youths to be celebrated from 9 to 22 January 2020 in the tradition of the Olympic Games during the XXXII Olympiad.



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]


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Preceded by
Winter Youth Olympic Games

Succeeded by