Lausanne 2020's foundation plan will be the focus of discussions over the next two days ©Lausanne 2020

Lausanne 2020's foundation plan and concept will be placed under the microscope tomorrow when the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission meeting takes place here in the Swiss city.

The meeting comes after the conclusion of the Lillehammer 2016 debrief today, which was viewed as a key opportunity to transfer knowledge between the hosts of this year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games to representatives from Lausanne.

Lausanne, home to the IOC headquarters since 1915, was confirmed as the host for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics, which will take place in four-years time, during the IOC Session in July 2016.

The Olympic Capital convincingly saw off the challenge of the Romanian city Brasov by 71 votes to 10.

Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova is due to lead proceedings, having been appointed as the youngest chair of an IOC Coordination Commission by the organisation's President Thomas Bach last year.

The 32-year-old, who won an Olympic bronze medal at London 2012 in skeet shooting, believes the debrief has been a useful exercise ahead of the Coordination Commission meeting getting underway.

"It has been an amazing session for all the stakeholders involved, from Lillehammer to Lausanne, and the transfer of knowledge is of a very high level," Bartekova told insidethegames.

"We have been touching different areas, not only the operational side but also in terms of the concept of the Games and who to involve.

"What I have specifically realised is that the Games should be for youth, by youth and with youth, and this is something Lausanne should learn from the experience of Lillehammer.

"Lillehammer was a beautiful Games and I have been there myself, I had a great experience and they were very successful.

"I think they are the best teacher for Lausanne to transfer the knowledge."

Danka Bartekova is due to lead the Lausanne 2020 Coordination Commission ©Getty Images
Danka Bartekova is due to lead the Lausanne 2020 Coordination Commission ©Getty Images

Lausanne’s bid for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games received praise for its good use of existing, temporary and demountable venues when the city was awarded the event.

The foundation plan and the Organising Committee’s vision for the Games is due to be discussed over the next two days with the Coordination Commission.

Operational matters will come to the fore following more Coordination Commission meetings over the coming years, as the build-up to the Games unfolds.

Bartekova, who is also a member of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Coordination Commission, will be joined by Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Turkey’s Nese Gündogan and International Ski Federation (FIS) secretary general Sarah Lewis in assessing Lausanne 2020.

Tomas Holmestad, who was the chief executive of Lillehammer 2016, is also a member of the Commission and will look to add his experience of hosting the Games into the discussions.

"I feel very thankful for the trust I have been awarded by IOC President Thomas Bach and it is a great honour for me to chair this commission," said Bartekova.

"I am really excited about the work and to be honest, it is a great challenge for me.

"I have really decided to take this great opportunity.

"I do not feel the pressure, I just feel great excitement about the work ahead."