We recently announced the co-creation of the Olympic cauldron, trays for medals and Lausanne 2020 podiums by l’Ecole cantonal d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) and l’Ecole de la Construction.
Pascal Gertsch a retired doctor from Vaud, and a fan of cross-country skiing and Mongolia, has set himself the challenge of creating and training a team of young Mongolians, with the objective of them competing in the cross-country skiing at Lausanne 2020.
Everything you need to know about the sport of luge, a sport of the 2020 YOG.
Everything you need to know about the sport of Nordic combined, a sport of the 2020 YOG.
The Olympic Week 2018 was a success! From 14th to 18th October, under bright sun, 6000 young athletes spent sport holidays at the Olympic Museum
Preparing a radio broadcast, directing it and then broadcasting it: requires a number of skills before it actually goes on air!
Everything you need to know about the sport of bobsleigh, a sport of the 2020 YOG.
Augustin Maillefer, international rower and Ambassador of Lausanne 2020, visited Vivalys, a Lausanne school, to share his experience with its students.
It is with great sadness that the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee learned of the death of its President Patrick Baumann while he was attending the Summer Youth Olympic Games currently underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lausanne will be celebrating thetraditional Olympic Week this year from October 14th to 18th.
Lausanne 2020 reported on the progress of its work to the Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today in Buenos Aires. Since last Saturday, the Argentine capital is the host of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games. This report was an opportunity for the Organising Committee to present, among other things, its five “commitments” for the long-term impacts of Lausanne 2020.
For the first time in the history of the modern Olympic Games, the Opening Ceremony was held in the street, with the celebration open to all
From 6 to 18 October 2018, the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games will welcome 4,000 of the world’s best young athletes to Buenos Aires, Argentina. With 239 events, including new sports and disciplines, coverage of the YOG will be featured on several platforms, including Olympic Rights-Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) in over 220 territories, Olympic Channel, featuring live and on-demand event coverage - and social platforms so that you can follow your favourite sport around the clock and wherever you are!
As we said recently, Lausanne 2020 would be nothing without itsvolunteers, who put all they’ve got into the success of the project.Among them are the Lausanne 2020 translators!
Two Lausanne higher education establishments the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) art school and the Ecole de la Construction construction school, have come together to create the Olympic Cauldron, medal trays and podiums for Lausanne 2020.
All stakeholders involved in the organisation of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games meet four times a year to give a complete overview of event’s organizational progress.
Isabelle Bossi was the Cheffe de mission of the Swiss Olympics during the the previous Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Today, she will share her impressions with us, before bowing out and heading towards other horizons.
Lausanne 2020 wouldn’t be possible without its volunteers. Lots of them are joining in to ensure the success of this project, since months even years.
Interview published in our September 2018 newsletter.
The Tuffes site will host the ski jumping, biathlon and Nordic combined events in January 2020.
Everything you need to know about the sport of biathlon, a sport of the 2020 YOG
Each year, China hosts the renowned World Winter Sports Expo (WWSE), which brings together 130,000 people from the worlds of sport and tourism.
Swiss Olympic’s “school on the move” programme offers practical support to teachers in order to promote interactive and attractive courses. What is the objective? That a large number of children continue to move around on a regular basis in class, improve their wellbeing and stimulate their ability to concentrate and perform.
Four new sports will make their first Olympic appearance at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. The sports that have been added at the request of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee are dancesport, karate, roller sports and sport climbing.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) came to Malley on the 29th of August to visit the construction site of the brand new ice rink-to-be of Lausanne. An ice rink which, only a few months after the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, will host the hockey world championship.
It is in this circular crown-shaped building that the athletes and delegations will stay at, in January 2020.
The International Chablais Hockey Trophy is an ice-hockey tournamentbetween young men and women players from different national teams thattakes place every year in the Chablais area.
In addition to the athletes, some 30 coaches and other accompanying persons will be part of the Swiss delegation.
The legacy of Lausanne 2020 will also be visible as far as sport goes, particularly by promoting participation in sport at all levels and by offering a unique experience to the athletes. We have given the floor to Olympic Champion Dominique Gisin and to Markus Wolf, Director of Swiss Ski.
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Everything you need to know about the sport of short track speed skating, a sport of the 2020 YOG
The OMEGA countdown clock, located in Lausanne’s Esplanade du Flon, is counting down to the next Winter Youth Olympic Games: there are only 500 days to go!
Everything you need to know about the sport of ski mountaineering, a sport of the 2020 YOG
The City of Lausanne has launched a new campaign focussing on the development of key social values and harmonious living, namely self-respect, respect for others, solidarity and tolerance. Groups, associations and clubs can put forward projects that, if selected, will receive support from the City.
Santiago Grassi, Gladys Erbetta and Germán Chiaraviglio carried the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Torch on its way through Santa Fe in Argentina.
Friday 17 August, the different managers of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) visited the Villars site.
Everything you need to know about the sport of speed skating, a sport of the 2020 YOG
This week, The Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee held a meeting with representatives from all the host competition sites to do a full overview of the progress made by the organisation as of today. Pleasingly, preparations are on track and even ahead of schedule in many areas.
Everything you need to know about the sport of alpine skiing, a sport of the 2020 YOG
Everything you need to know about the sport of curling, a sport of the 2020 YOG
Everything you need to know about the sport of figure skating, a sport of the 2020 YOG.
Everything you need to know about the sport of cross country skiing, a sport of the 2020 YOG
Lausanne, the Olympic capital, is now an Olympic City. Games in the heart of Olympism.
During the Youth Olympic Games in January 2020, Villars will be hosting several events. Sergei Aschwanden, Olympic medallist in Judo and Director of the touristic association “Door to the Alps”, answers our questions.
The Canton de Vaud, including the Vaud Alps, will be the epicenter of Lausanne 2020. We asked Andreas Banholzer, Executive Director Tourism Office, Canton de Vaud, to what extent the Winter Youth Olympic Games are in line with their objectives.
Switzerland is celebrating its 727th anniversary today, the 1st of August! The entire Lausanne 2020 team wishes a beautiful national holiday to all Swiss citizens.
Sport will be the focus of the 29th Comptoir du Val-de-Travers, from the 31st of August to the 9th of September 2018.
How to stimulate and support groups of young people who wish to set up a sporting activity or infrastructure in their commune before or during Lausanne 2020?
Thirteen young masons from the French-speaking part of Switzerland took part in the Romandie masonry championship at the end of 2017.
Lausanne 2020 has always been committed to involving local youth as much as possible in the organisation of the next Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Youth Olympic Flame will be lit by the sun’s rays on 24 July, during a ceremony in the panathenaic stadium in Athens, Greece, and will arrive in the city of Buenos Aires the following day.
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, was guest of honour at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Friday June 29th. IOC President Thomas Bach gave the Swiss Head of State a personal guided tour of the exhibitions at The Museum
The next Summer Youth Olympics’ Organising Committee has launched its Youth Olympic mascot named #Pandi. Inspired by the jaguar, one of the most emblematic wild cat species found in northern Argentina, the mascot aims to inspire youth to embrace sport as a tool to make the world a better place, while also raising awareness about the species’ risk of extinction.
Ever since the Winter Games in 1968, a mascot is one of the central elements of the Olympic Games. A reflection of a region’s culture and history, it symbolizes the spirit of modern Olympic Games.
Thursday July 5th, Lausanne will joyfully celebrate Athletissima! This track and field event is an important part of summer in Lausanne.
The famous Vallée de Joux SlowUp took place on July 1st, site that will be hosting the cross-country skiing events at the next Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG)
Each year the International Olympic Academy (IOA) offers a uniqueopportunity to students, academicians, athletes and artists from aroundthe world to visit the ancient Olympia site in Greece. They are invitedto share ideas and reflections pertaining to the Olympism and living theOlympic ideal together.
On June 22nd, more than 1,500 people participated in the 6th edition ofthe Lausanne Olympic Capital Race which was held on the shores of LakeGeneva.
The Youth Olympic Games’ Organizing Committee requested financialsupport for the third Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020, fromthe foundation “Funds for Sports in Vaud” .
From June 8th to 10th and 15th to 17th, the 2018 Gymnastic Celebration in Romandie (FRG 18) was held in Lausanne and Prilly Malley, where Lausanne 2020 held a stand. The volunteers present promoted the 3rdWinter Youth Olympic Games.
In Lausanne, Les Diablerets, Leysin, Villars, Champéry, Les Tuffes, St. Moritz and La Vallée de Joux.
As part of their final year’s “Student Business Project”, six Bachelor students from the École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) worked for 9 weeks on a concept to enhance the experience of the Athletes in the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village (YOV). Their mission was to propose a detailed list of services and activities that will be available to YOV residents, namely athletes and their teams. On June 14, the students presented the results of their research during a final presentation at EHL.
Student delegates from the 5th to the 11th grades had the privilege and the joy of meeting Mr. Sergei Aschwanden.
Eight active members of the Lausanne 2020 Athletic Council, issued from the field of sports met on June 14th 2018 at the Lausanne 2020 office in the Flon district, Lausanne.
The Lausanne 2020 Organizing Committee and the Youth Olympic Games team from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met on June 12th to review the Lausanne 2020 project.
Part of the L2020 staff was invited on June 6th by our French friends for a work meeting and a visit of the Tuffes-Prénamon venue.
Students from the Collège des Rousses aged 14 and 15 of the 3rdyear of alpine and Nordic skiing, flew to Norway last Friday to meet their exchange students from the NTG U Baerum school near Oslo.
Explore the Olympic Museum and discover the look of the past and future games!
For Lausanne 2020, this was a unique opportunity to meet and establish contact with the various National Olympic Committees present at the event.
Lausanne 2020 was present during the race with booths offering games, a chance to win gifts and staff answering your questions.
The organisation committee of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 assembled the media representatives in order to highlight the advancement of the project and their organisation. The director of the Olympic Games of the International Olympic Committee, Christophe Dubi, took the opportunity to underline the excellent conduct of the project, where the calendar is not only respected but in advance on many key organisational aspects.
On Monday, Lausanne 2020 and the Lausanne Transport (tl) celebrated the launch of a brand new M2 metro train in the colors of Lausanne 2020.
Rich exchange between the National Olympic Committees and L2020 during the ANOC
Interview with Simone Righenzi, Head of Sports for the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee
One legacy that is already associated with the organisation of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games is the accelerated construction or renovation of various infrastructures in and around the Canton as well as in neighbouring France.
Interview with Sacha Weibel, CEO of the Lausanne Hockey CLub
Lausanne 2020 visited China to discuss collaboration opportunities with the Beijing 2022 organizing committee
For the 3rd time this year the venues met to progress on the Lausanne 2020 project
Follow the construction site of the future Sports Centre of Malley live
Last weekend Swiss athletes, eligible for the Youth Olympic Games, participated in the first Short Track competition to take place in Switzerland.
The building permit for the Vortex (residential zone) project has just been issued by the Commune of Chavannes-près-Renens
From February 6th to 19th the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held in St. Moritz
The third Youth Winter Olympic Games “Lausanne 2020” will be declared open three years from now on 10th January 2020.