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‘All Change!’ at the Youth Olympic Village as Lausanne 2020 enters its second week

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Location: Youth Olympic Village, Lausanne, Switzerland

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‘All change at the Youth Olympic Village’ – not a train station announcement but a logistics challenge as one set of athletes move out and another set of athletes move in at the halfway stage of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

By the end of this Winter YOG, more than 1,700 athletes will have been housed in the Youth Olympic Village, a newly built architectural gem, dubbed as the Vortex, on the University of Lausanne campus.

For the first time, athletes are staying in two waves, so only half the usual amount of rooms is needed to add to the economic sustainability of the Games. After the Games the rooms will become student accommodation.

For example alpine skiers with competition ending on Wednesday (January 15) have made way for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, as they prepare to go off to the alpine slopes in search of Olympic glory. Biathlon athletes have made way for cross country skiers.

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