Youth Olympics

Lausanne gets full political backing for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid

By Paul Osborne

Lausanne has received the full backing of the Grand Council of Vaud in its bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesAs cities, nations and Governments continue to reject proposals to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, politicians in Switzerland have bucked the trend, giving their full backing to a bid for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne.

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.

SAIC Motor to provide 300 "green" buses for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nanjing 2014 has signed SAIC Motor to be its exclusive motor vehicle partner ©Nanjing 2014SAIC Motor has been announced as the exclusive motor vehicle partner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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.

China celebrates 100-days to go until Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne

Celebrations are underway in China as the nation marks 100 days to go until the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games ©Nanjing 2014Celebrations have been held across China as the nation marks 100-days to go until the start of the 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Flame lit to mark start of Virtual Torch Relay

By Nick Butler

The Flame has been lit to begin the Nanjing 2014 Virtual Torch Relay ©NYOGOCApril 30 - A Flame Lighting Ceremony steeped in tradition took place today at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens to mark the start of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Virtual Torch Relay.

Tickets now on sale for Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne

International tickets for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing have gone on sale ©ChinaFotoPress/Getty ImagesApril 16 - International tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
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