By Duncan Mackay, Liam Morgan, David Owen, Michael Pavitt, Phil Barker and Nancy Gillen
It fell to 14-year-old ice dancer Gina Zehnder - the youngest member of the Swiss team - to light the cauldron, setting the seal on the Opening Ceremony of these Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has encouraged participants at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics to enjoy the experience.
The condition of a performer who suffered a life-threatening injury during a fall in a rehearsal for the Lausanne 2020 Opening Ceremony has "improved a little", according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
Online retail marketplace AliExpress has today launched a two-week campaign to promote winter sports and encourage fan engagement around the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.
By Liam Morgan, Michael Pavitt, Nancy Gillen and Philip Barker in Lausanne
New Zealand biathlete and cross-country skier Campbell Wright is his nation's flagbearer for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) flame will burn tomorrow night as the climax to the Opening Ceremony at Vaudoise Arena here in the Olympic capital, but preparations have been rocked by a horrifying accident to a performer in rehearsals.
Two-hundred runners have carried the Lausanne 2020 flame in one final celebration of the "Torch Tour", before the cauldron is ignited at tomorrow's opening ceremony.
An accident involving a performer at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games has marred preparations for the competition, with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach "saddened" by the news.
The International Testing Agency (ITA) will provide athletes with an immersive learning experience at Lausanne 2020, as well as overseeing the anti-doping programme at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
A total of 1,872 athletes will compete at the largest Winter Youth Olympic Games to date here in Lausanne, organisers have announced on the eve of the event.
A spokesman for Lausanne 2020 has reassured speed skating athletes at the Youth Olympic Games starting on Thursday (January 9) that Lake St Moritz, the event venue, is sufficiently frozen to host the action.
Curler Lauren Rajala has been announced as the Canadian flagbearer for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
A team of 20 athletes will represent New Zealand at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which begin on Thursday (January 9).