Lausanne 2020 and the IOC Coordination Commission met for the last time before next year's event ©Lausanne 2020

Lausanne 2020 chief executive Ian Logan expressed his pleasure at receiving positive feedback from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission at the end of their two-day visit. 

The IOC Coordination Commission visited the Swiss city of Lausanne to receive the final updates on preparations for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, due to take place from January 9 to 22 next year.

The latest updates regarding sport venues, transportation, youth engagement and educational programs were shared, with the feedback positive. 

"We are so pleased with the positive feedback we have received these last two days from the IOC Coordination Commission," Logan said.

"The collaboration with the IOC throughout this entire journey has been wonderful, combined with the hard work of the Lausanne 2020 team we can see the games truly coming to life. 

"We look forward to hosting the youth of the world in Lausanne in 2020."

The first day of meetings took place in Champéry, with the IOC Coordination Commission members visiting the Lausanne 2020 curling site.

Both parties then gathered today at the recently-opened Vaudoise Arena in Prilly.

The venue is due to host the Opening Ceremony and ice hockey competition. 

A number of new partners were also announced, including electricity services company SIL, banking company BCV, cheese producer Gruyère, snow mobile company Prinoth and educational institute AISTS.

"From the very beginning Lausanne 2020 set out to present the most innovative and sustainable approach to the Youth Olympic Games," IOC Coordination Commission chair Danka Barteková said.

"From the use of existing venues and systems to the engagement of young people and their fresh ideas throughout the project, it will truly be a celebration of youth and sport across the nation and across borders."

Around 1,880 athletes are expected to compete in eight sports.