Lillehammer 2016

Lillehammer 2016 is the second 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 15 Athlete Role Models, Olympians who want to share their advice with the next generation of athletes. In addition, 39 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. : Alpine skier superstar Lindsey Vonn (USA), Snowboard slopestyler Silje Norendal (NOR), New York Rangers ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello (NOR) Yuna Kim (KOR), Alpine skier Kjetil Jansrud will put their extensive experience and talents to valuable use as Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors for Lillehammer 2016

Key facts and figures
Dates: 12 to 21 February 2016
Number of National Olympic Committees: 70
Athletes: 1100
Events: 70 medal events within 15 sport disciplines – Click here for Sports Schedule

February 21, 2017

Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 legacy comes to light one year on, as young stars set sights on Pyeongchang 2018 and Norwegian Olympic Committee announces surplus funds from the cost of the event

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) OFFERS THE FOLLOWING VIDEO NEWS RELEASE TO ALL NEWS AGENCIES, BROADCASTERS AND ALL ONLINE PLATFORMS FREE OF CHARGE.   Story Headline: Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 legacy comes to light one year on, as young stars set sights on...

February 17, 2016

The United States of America’s River Radamus wins third Lillehammer 2016 gold in Alpine Skiing Men’s Giant Slalom

River Radamus has won a third gold medal of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games for the United States of America in the Alpine Skiing Men’s Giant Slalom. The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.

  • February 21, 2017

    Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 legacy comes to light one year on, as young stars set sights...

  • February 21, 2016

    Sweden win Women’s Ice Hockey gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 21, 2016

    Lillehammer 2016 Biathlon Mixed Relay gold won by Norway

  • February 21, 2016

    Mixed NOC duo from Japan and Switzerland claim Lillehammer 2016 gold in the Curling Mixed Doubles

  • February 21, 2016

    Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games comes to an end after 10 days of competition

  • February 21, 2016

    Last gold medal of Lillehammer 2016 won by the United States of America in the Men’s Ice Hockey

  • February 20, 2016

    Germany wins Alpine Skiing Parallel Mixed Team gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 20, 2016

    Germany’s Laura Nolte wins the first ever Youth Olympic Games Women’s Bobsleigh Monobob...

  • February 20, 2016

    Jamaica’s Daniel Mayhew becomes first athlete from the Caribbean country to compete at a Winter...

  • February 20, 2016

    Four nations come together at Lillehammer 2016 to win Short Track Speed Skating Mixed NOC Team Relay gold

  • February 20, 2016

    Germany complete domination of Bobsleigh Individual Monobob at Lillehammer 2016 with Jonas Jannusch...

  • February 19, 2016

    The United States of America complete Snowboard Slopestyle domination at Lillehammer 2016 with Jake...

  • February 19, 2016

    The United States of America’s Chloe Kim wins second gold of Lillehammer 2016 in Ladies’...

  • February 19, 2016

    Ashleigh Fay Pittaway wins Great Britain’s second gold of Lillehammer 2016 in Women’s...

  • February 19, 2016

    Norway claim gold in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle at Lillehammer thanks to Birk Ruud

  • February 19, 2016

    Men’s Individual Skeleton title taken by the Russian Federation’s Evgenii Rukosuev

  • February 19, 2016

    The Russian Federation’s Lana Prusakova takes the first ever YOG Ladies’ Freestyle Skiing...

  • February 19, 2016

    Manuel Traninger wins Austria’s second gold of Lillehammer 2016 in the Men’s Alpine Skiing...

  • February 18, 2016

    The Russian Federation’s Maya Yakunina wins Ladies’ Cross-Country Skiing 5km Free gold at...

  • February 18, 2016

    The Republic of Korea’s Magnus Kim wins his second gold of Lillehammer 2016 in Men’s...

  • February 18, 2016

    Slovenia continue Ski Jumping success with gold in the Mixed Team event at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 18, 2016

    Switzerland’s Aline Danioth becomes first Winter Youth Olympic Games athlete to win four Alpine...

  • February 18, 2016

    Eduard Casaneanu wins Romania’s first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games medal after winning gold in...

  • February 17, 2016

    Four nations combine to win first ever Youth Olympic Games Speed Skating Mixed NOC Team Sprint gold 

  • February 17, 2016

    Canada win Curling gold in the Mixed Team event at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 17, 2016

    People’s Republic of China win gold in first ever YOG Biathlon Single Mixed Relay event at...

  • February 17, 2016

    The United States of America’s River Radamus wins third Lillehammer 2016 gold in Alpine Skiing...

  • February 16, 2016

    Polina Tsurskaya wins Ladies’ Figure Skating Free Skating for the Russian Federation

  • February 16, 2016

    First ever Team Ski-Snowboard Cross gold won by Germany at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 16, 2016

    Russian duo Anastasia Shpilevaya and Grigory Smirnov win gold in Figure Skating Ice Dance at Lillehammer...

  • February 16, 2016

    Slovenia confirm Individual Ski Jump double with Bor Pavlovcic taking Men’s gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 16, 2016

    Ema Klinec from Slovenia wins Ladies’ Ski Jump gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 16, 2016

    Ice Hockey Women’s Skills Challenge gold won by Sena Takenaka from Japan at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 15, 2016

    Republic of Korea confirm Speed Skating 1500m double with Min Seok Kim taking Men’s gold at...

  • February 15, 2016

    Republic of Korea’s Ji Woo Park wins Ladies’ Speed Skating 1500m gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 15, 2016

    Ladies’ Snowboard Cross gold won by France’s Manon Petit at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 15, 2016

    Jake Vedder wins the United States of America’s seventh Lillehammer 2016 gold in the Men’s...

  • February 15, 2016

    Youth Olympic Games Ambassador ‘Queen’ Yuna Kim visits Lillehammer 2016

  • February 15, 2016

    Reece Howden claims gold at Lillehammer 2016 in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross for Canada

  • February 15, 2016

    Russian duo Ekaterina Borisova and Dmitry Sopot win Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating gold at...

  • February 15, 2016

    Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein wins gold in Ladies’ Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross at...

  • February 14, 2016

    Jiyoo Kim claims Short Track Speed Skating 1000m gold for Republic of Korea at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 14, 2016

    United States of America complete Snowboard Halfpipe double as Jake Pates takes gold at Lillehammer 2016

  • February 14, 2016

    Chloe Kim claims United States of America’s second gold at Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

  • February 14, 2016

    Madison Rowlands wins Great Britain’s first Lillehammer 2016 gold in Ladies’ Skiing...

  • February 14, 2016

    The United States of America’s Birk Irving claims Men’s Skiing Freestyle Halfpipe gold at...

  • February 14, 2016

    Republic of Korea complete Short Track Speed Skating 1000m double with Daeheon Hwang winning gold

  • February 14, 2016

    Switzerland’s Aline Danioth wins second medal of Lillehammer 2016 with gold in Ladies’...

  • February 14, 2016

    River Radamus wins his second gold medal of Lillehammer 2016 for the United States of America

  • February 13, 2016

    Moa Lundgren of Sweden wins the first gold of Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

  • February 13, 2016

    Austria’s Nadine Fest claims gold in the Ladies’ Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Lillehammer 2016...

  • February 13, 2016

    Republic of Korea’s Magnus Kim wins first ever Men’s Cross Country Skiing Cross Free gold at...

  • February 13, 2016

    Republic of Korea’s Min Sun Kim takes the Ladies’ 500m Speed Skating gold medal at Lillehammer...

  • February 13, 2016

    River Radamus wins United States of America’s first gold medal at Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth...

  • February 12, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach says he is “excited” for the sporting competition ahead after the Opening...

  • February 11, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in Lillehammer, Norway for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

  • January 21, 2016

    General Views of the sporting venues and the city of Lillehammer

  • August 27, 2015

    Yuna Kim says fair play is what young athletes should learn at Lillehammer 2016 during the Winter Youth...

  • June 16, 2015

    Mats Zuccarello & Silje Norendal become Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors