Practical Informations

Competition venues


The city of Lausanne will be at the heart of the Youth Olympic Games, and will host the Youth Olympic Village, the ceremonies and all ice sports (ice hockey, short track speed skating and figure skating). Curling will take place in Champéry. The Alpine skiing, ski mountaineering, freestyle skiing and snowboard events will take place in the towns of Les Diablerets, Leysin and Villars in the Vaud Alps. The Nordic skiing events will take place partly in the Vallée de Joux (cross-country skiing), and partly in neighbouring France, in Prémanon at the Tuffes site (ski jumping, biathlon and Nordic combined). Bobsleigh, skeleton, luge and speed skating events will take place in St Moritz. The cultural and educational programme will take place at all the venues, with its heart at the Dorigny university campus in Lausanne.

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The city of Lausanne will be at the heart of the Youth Olympic Games, and will host the Youth Olympic Village, the ceremonies and all ice sports (ice hockey, short track speed skating and figure skating). Curling will take place in Champéry. The Alpine skiing, ski mountaineering, freestyle skiing and snowboard events will take place in the towns of Les Diablerets, Leysin and Villars in the Vaud Alps. The Nordic skiing events will take place partly in the Vallée de Joux (cross-country skiing), and partly in neighbouring France, in Prémanon at the Tuffes site (ski jumping, biathlon and Nordic combined). Bobsleigh, skeleton, luge and speed skating events will take place in St Moritz. The cultural and educational programme will take place at all the venues, with its heart at the Dorigny university campus in Lausanne.

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The sports programme of the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games is similar to the programme of the Olympic Winter Games with variations and innovations in the disciplines that are proposed by the international federations.

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An extraordinary celebration, a firework of colours, wonder and music will all characterise the opening of the Games. But that won’t be the only (Youth) Olympic Games Ceremony, since there will be two other kinds: The Victory and the Closing Ceremonies.

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An accommodation platform specially devised for spectators, family and friends is available now.

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Lausanne 2020 is stepping up efforts in its aim to organise and deliver ground-breaking and environmentally responsible Youth Olympic Games. Through partnerships with Public transport in the Lausanne Region (tl), the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and regional public transport networks (tpc, Travys, NStCM), we aim to encourage as many people as possible – athletes, their entourage and spectators – to primarily use public transport to get around. This is the first time that public transport will be used so extensively at the Youth Olympic Games.

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The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games are committed to welcoming people with disabilities according to their needs, ensuring the necessary amenities and support.

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