Lillehammer 2016

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.

American Vonn named Games Ambassador to mark 500 days until Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

By Gary Anderson

Lindsey Vonn has been announced as an official Ambassador for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesFormer Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn has been named as an Ambassador of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, marking 500 days to go until the event gets underway in Norway.

Dog-sled racing at Lillehammer 2016? Chief executive would love to see it

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Lillehammer 2016 chief executive Tomas Holmestad is keep to replicate the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab ©ITGTomas Holmestad, chief executive of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics Games, would love to introduce a Sports Lab similar to the one which has proved so successful here, although he admits it would be harder to adapt the concept to winter disciplines.

Lynx voted as official mascot for Lillehammer 2016

By Paul  Osborne

A lynx has been voted as the official mascot of the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Lillehammer 2016The votes have been counted and the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games has revealed that a lynx will become the events official mascot.

Voting to select mascot for Lillehammer 2016 opens

By Nick Butler

Voters have a choice between three potential mascots ©Lillehammer 2016A competition has opened today to select a mascot for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics after a shortlist of three finalists was chosen.

Lillehammer 2016 "energised" by visit of IOC President with 18 months to go

By Nick Butler

Lillehammer 2016 claim to have been energised by the visit of IOC President Thomas Bach to inspect preperations ©Geir Owe FredheimLillehammer 2014 have hailed a two-day visit by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, along with the latest IOC Coordination Commission inspection, as "energising the bid" with 18 months to go until the second Winter Youth Olympics begin.

Camplin latest female appointed by Australia as Chef de Mission

By Duncan Mackay

Alisa Camplin has been appointed Chef de Mission of Australia's team at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer ©Getty ImagesAlisa Camplin has become the third woman appointed by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to be Chef de Mission at an upcoming major event after it was announced she will lead the country's team at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

Lillehammer 2016 launches mascot design competition

By Emily Goddard

Lillehammer 2016 is inviting young people to create its YOG mascot ©Lillehammer 2016March 5 - Lillehammer 2016 has launched a competition for the design of the Winter Youth Olympic Games mascot.

Lillehammer 2016 will introduce world to more exciting winter disciplines, claims chief

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Tomas Holmestad see the Youth Olympics as a platform to boost the profile of future Olympic disciplines ©Lillehammer 2016February 11 - Tomas Holmestad, chief executive of Lillehammer 2016, has claimed the next Winter Youth Olympics will demonstrate a new array of exciting disciplines. 
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