Innsbruck 2012

There will be no gigantism at our Opening Ceremony, reveals Innsbruck 2012

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Bergisel Stadium_lit_upJanuary 12 - Gerhard Lanz, Innsbruck 2012's head of events and Ceremonies, has revealed that the Opening Ceremony for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games here tomorrow will be "cosy rather than spectacular" with organisers having made a decision to keep the event relatively low key.

Heavy snowfall will not stop us hosting great Games, says Innsbruck 2012 chief

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

peter bayer_11-01-12January 11 - Innsbruck 2012 chief executive Peter Bayer (pictured) has claimed that the Austrian city is ready to host a spectacular Winter Youth Olympic Games despite heavy snow hitting the region in the past week and causing major disruptions to preparations for event.

Innsbruck 2012 will prove truly inspirational just as Singapore 2010 did, says IOC President

By Tom Degun in Innsbruck

Jacques Rogge_announces_Innsbruck_2012January 10 - Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said he is confident that the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games here will be a hugely inspirational event, just like the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010 were.

Innsbruck 2012 is not about winning the most medals, claims Austria

By Tom Degun

team austria_innsbruck_2012_09-01-12January 9 - Peter Mennel, secretary general of the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC), has claimed that topping the medal table at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics is not the most important thing for the young Team Austria that will compete in the inaugural competition in front of their home crowd.

Innsbruck 2012 now 80 per cent sold out

By Tom Degun

Yoggl on_ski_slopeJanuary 8 - Innsbruck 2012 has revealed that 80 per cent of tickets available for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games have now been sold to spectators from Austria and around the world.

Innsbruck 2012 Olympic Village officially opened

By Duncan Mackay

Innsbruck 2012_Olympic_Village_officially_opened_January_7_2012January 7 - Innsbruck 2012 mascot Yoggl today helped officially open the Athletes' Village for the first-ever Youth Winter Olympic Games, which will be home to more than 1,700 athletes and officials during the event. 

Curling starlet Brown to carry Canadian flag at Innsbruck 2012 Opening Ceremony

By Tom Degun

corryn brown_05-01-12January 6 - Corryn Brown (pictured), a 16-year-old curler, has been given the honour of carrying the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which get underway next week.

Exclusive: Innsbruck 2012 will be as good as Singapore 2010 despite smaller budget, insists Bayer

By David Gold

peter bayer_and_yoggl_05-01-12January 5 - Innsbruck 2012 – the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games – will have a "charming" Opening Ceremony when they get underway on January 13 even though it is spending less than Singapore did on the first Summer Youth Olympics in 2010, claims their chief executive Peter Bayer (pictured right with mascot Yoggl).

Innsbruck 2012 give away more free tickets

By David Gold

Innsbruck 2012_free_tickets_posterJanuary 2 - Another set of free tickets has been given out by Innsbruck 2012 with just over a week until the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
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