Innsbruck 2012

Innsbruck 2012 is the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the premier international event for young athletes ages 15 to 18 to compete at the highest level while providing valuable skills and experiences for their future careers.
Off the field of play, there is an interactive programme of workshops to provide the athletes with skills and experiences for them to share with their friends, families and communities, to be true champions in and out of competition. Supporting the Youth Olympic Games are 33 Athlete Role Models, Olympians who want to share their advice with the next generation of athletes. In addition, 33 Young Ambassadors guide the athletes through the YOG experience and a team of Young Reporters provide coverage from broadcast to blog.
Some of the biggest names in sport help raise the profile of the YOG through promotional campaigns and meeting with the athletes during the Games. : Lyndsey Vonn (USA), Yuna Kim (KOR), Kevin Rolland (FRA), Sidney Crosby (CAN) and Benjamin Raich (AUT) will put their extensive experience and talents to valuable use as Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors for Innsbruck 2012

Key facts and figures
Dates: 13 to 22 January 2012
NOC participated: 69 Athletes:
Athletes: 1,022 (466 girls; 556 boys)
Events: 63, in 7 sports Volunteers: 1,440 from 50 countries

  • January 14, 2012

    Yuna Kim has got YOG DNA… have you?

  • January 14, 2012

    Lindsey Vonn talks about her hero, Picabo Street. Who’s Your Hero?

  • January 14, 2012

    Lindsey cooks up a storm!

  • January 14, 2012

    Kevin Rolland: This is ski halfpipe

  • January 14, 2012

    A day in the life of YOG Ambassador Kevin Rolland

  • January 10, 2012

    Yuna Kim: Who is your hero?

  • December 20, 2011

    YOG Ambassador Kevin Rolland’s ski half-pipe masterclass

  • December 12, 2011

    YOG Ambassador Yuna Kim gets ready to compete

  • October 17, 2011

    Lindsey Vonn’s Top 5 Training Tips