The Winter Youth Olympics Games 2020, a major international multi-sport event and cultural celebration for young people to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home of the International Olympic Committee between 9 and 22 January 2020. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, formally known as the III Winter Youth Olympic Games, and generally known as Lausanne 2020 will be the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympics.
The Youth Olympic Games will include 8 sports and 16 disciplines. On 81 events, there will be 13 mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men’s events, and 34 women’s events. Ski mountaineering and women’s Nordic consolidated will highlight for the first time in an Olympic event. A mixed-NOC 3-on-3 ice hockey competition and a women’s doubles event in luge will likewise be challenged for the first time.
A total of 1792 competitors from 79 countries qualified, the most for any edition of a Winter Youth Olympics. In any event, 11 NOC’s are scheduled to make their Winter Youth Olympics debuts: Albania, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkmenistan. Haiti, Qatar, and Turkmenistan have likewise never competed at the Winter Olympics.
The coverage starts on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET with the opening ceremony. Competition starts Friday and runs until the closing ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22. There are 13 days of competition.
Friday’s streamed activity starts at 4 a.m. ET and will incorporate mixed twisting as well as figure skating – including the sets and men’s short programs.
Around 1,900 competitors from in excess of 80 nations will be in Switzerland. They’ll contend in 81 medal events in 16 disciplines crosswise over eight main sports.
The opening ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games is scheduled to occur on the evening of Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Vaudoise Aréna, in Lausanne.