Innsbruck 2012

Exclusive: More cities will bid for Winter Youth Olympics because of our model claims Innsbruck 2012 chief

By Tom Degun at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona

Peter Bayer_9_March_March 9 - Innsbruck 2012 chief executive Peter Bayer (pictured) has predicted that many more cities will come forward to bid for the Winter Youth Olympic Games after the Austrian city successfully staged the inaugural event in January this year at a relatively low cost.

India presentation wins YOG World Mile video contest at Innsbruck 2012

By Tom Degun

Bild YOG_World_Mile_03-02-12February 4 - India have claimed victory in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) World Mile video contest, a key initiative of the Culture and Education Programme featured at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck last month.

Russia calls for more television coverage of Youth Olympics

By David Gold

russia at_innsbruck_2012_31-01-12February 1 - Russia's deputy Sports Minister Yury Nagornykh has said the Youth Olympics should get wider television coverage than the competition currently receives.

Exclusive: De Coubertin would love the Youth Olympics, says relative

By Mike Rowbottom

de NavacelleJanuary 30 - A descendant of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics, believes that his illustrious relation would approve highly of the current International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Jacques Rogge, and his innovation of Summer and Winter Youth Olympics.

Exclusive: Innsbruck 2012 financial model was not about creating a profit, admits chief executive

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

peter bayer_23-01-12January 23 - Innsbruck 2012 chief executive Peter Bayer (pictured) has revealed that the financial model in place for the inaugural edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, which closed here last night, was not based on making a profit from the event.

Silver for bobsleighers ensure Innsbruck 2012 ends on a high for Team GB

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Mica McNeill_and_Jazmin_Sawyer_Innsbruck_2012_January_22_2012January 22 - An outstanding silver medal for female British bobsleighers Mica McNeill and Jazmin Sawyers ensured that Team GB finished the first Youth Winter Olympic Games here on a high.

Innsbruck 2012 has "exceeded all expectations" claims Rogge

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Innsbruck 2012_ice_hockey_January_22_2012January 22 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has paid tribute to the Organising Committee of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games here by claiming the event "has exceeded all expectations".

Innsbruck 2012 brought to close as Olympic flag passed to Lillehammer 2016

{jcomments off}By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Jacques Rogge_at_Innsbruck_2012_closing_ceremony_January_22_2012January 22 - In keeping with the theme of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games, an unspectacular yet charming and vibrant Closing Ceremony bought proceedings to a close at Innsbruck 2012 as an enthusiastic crowd of 4,000 gathered in the city centre at the Maria-Theresien-Strasse for the climax of the successful ten-day competition.

British skaters strike gold and silver at Winter Youth Olympics

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Burrows and_Djemal_Innsbruck_2012_January_21_2012January 21 - Short track speed skaters Jack Burrows and Aydin Djemal have made history as the duo became the first ever British athletes to win medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
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