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Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020: For Young People, By Young People, With Young People

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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The Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 not only gives the chance of the best young athletes in the world to come together and compete, it has given the young people of Lausanne, and the whole of Switzerland, the chance to play their part in the look and feel of the Games.

Everywhere you walk in the Olympic Capital you will see the Youth Olympic logo on the signage. At the heart of the city, the Youth Olympic flame burns brightly in the cauldron and, at the medal plazas in Lausanne and St Moritz, each medal is carried to the podium on a specially designed tray. 

The designs for the cauldron, the podium and the medal trays were all created by students from Lausanne.

These three highly symbolic elements of the Youth Olympic event are the fruit of a partnership between three schools: the students of the Lausanne art school (ECAL) have designed the Youth Olympic cauldron, the medal trays and the podiums. The apprentices of the EDC construction school and of C-FOR (Lausanne utilities training centre) then built the cauldron and the podiums. Although carried out in two phases, a lively cooperation between the different players was necessary to ensure the technical feasibility of the project.

The mascot Yodli and pictograms depicting each sport discipline were created by students,  and their involvement even extended to writing the official song of Lausanne 2020.

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