Youth Olympics

IOC opens competition to design Lillehammer 2016 medals

By Emily Goddard

The IOC has launched a competition to design the Lillehammer 2016 medals ©IOCA competition to design the medals to be awarded at next year's Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer has been launched. 

Lillehammer 2016 unveil countdown clock to mark one year to go milestone

By Michael Pavitt

The Omega Countdown Clock was unveiled to show one year until the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics ©OmegaLillehammer 2016 has hosted celebrations to mark one year to go until the city stage the Winter Youth Olympic Games, with Norway's Crown Prince Haakon unveiling a Omega countdown clock showing 365 days to go.

France set to host events if Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid successful

 By Daniel Etchells 

Denis Pittet, secretary general of the Lausanne 2020 bid, says it will be interesting for the International Olympic Committee to see how Switzerland and France collaborate ©LinkedInSki jumping and biathlon will be held in France if Lausanne is awarded the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, it has been revealed.

Brașov's 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid backed by Romanian volunteers

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

Volunteers from the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov show their support for the city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Brasov 2020 Youth Olympic GamesVolunteers from the winter edition of the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov have come together to support the Romanian city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Brașov "starting engines" to raise awareness of 2020 Winter Youth Olympic campaign

By Paul Osborne

More awareness needs to be raised about Brașov, claims Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee President ©Getty ImagesRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee President Alin Petrache believes it is time to "start the engines" and begin raising awareness about Brașov, as the city bids to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Lillehammer 2016 mascot named Sjogg

By Paul Osborne

The Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games has been named Sjogg ©IOCThe mascot for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games has been officially named Sjogg.

Lausanne and Brașov shortlisted to host 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Lausanne and Brașov have been confirmed as the two candidates for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©IOCLausanne and Brașov have been formally accepted as the two candidates for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, it was announced here. 

Buenos Aires 2018 not dress rehearsal for Olympic bid, claims chief executive

By Daniel Etchells at the IMD Business School in Lausanne

Francisco Irarrázaval was speaking at the Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Lausanne ©ITGFrancisco Irarrázaval, chief executive of Buenos Aires 2018, has promised the Argentinian capital will deliver a Summer Youth Olympic Games that "will inspire" by focusing on human development and social integration and they are not thinking beyond that event. 

Taekwondo player fails drugs test at Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Nick Butler

An unnamed taekwondo player tested positive at Nanjing 2014, it has been revealed ©Getty ImagesAn unnamed taekwondo player tested positive during the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed today.
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