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The Youth Olympic Games – Lausanne 2020

26 years after becoming the Olympic Capital, Lausanne will become an Olympic City, as it hosts the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. From January 10th to 22nd 2020, the world’s best athletes will travel to Switzerland to participate in this event. It is one of the largest multisport events held in winter, second only to the Winter Olympic Games. At the heart of this project are the main concepts of sustainability and legacy, as well as the focus on involving youth.

The Olympic Capital has three major assets in its favor. Lausanne has built a rich legacy of more than 100 years of history linked to the Olympic movement. Thanks to the collaboration with 50 federal and international sports’ organizations, it has developed a unique expertise, based on competent skills and know-how. And the presence of a consequent number of well-known schools and training centers guarantees the synergy necessary for effectively incorporating the educational dimension of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

An international force/strength for a national impact

Hosting a major sports event makes sense when it will positively impact the development of sports at regional and national levels. This project allows Lausanne and the canton of Vaud to become catalysts and positively influence future athletic generations in our country.

Through the Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne and the canton of Vaud create an innovative laboratory, incubator of ideas for youth, by youth, that will contribute to the diffusion of positive sports’ and Olympic values for future generations.

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