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About the Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. The event is distinct from other youth sports competitions, as it also integrates educational activities for all participants.

The sports programme for the Winter YOG is based on that of the Olympic Winter Games. Events will be held in 15 disciplines across seven sports: three sliding sports (bobsleigh, luge and skeleton), seven snow sports/disciplines (Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboard) and five types of ice sports/disciplines (curling, ice hockey, figure skating, short track and speed skating).

Away from the field of play, the education programme uses a variety of fun and interactive activities, workshops and team-building exercises to give the participating athletes the opportunity to learn about the Olympic values, explore other cultures, develop the skills to become true ambassadors of their sport, and improve their training methods and performance.

The YOG Gangwon 2024 will provide meaningful transformative experiences for the world’s best young athletes and for the youth of the region, allowing them to grow and empowering them to promote peace and the Olympic values and initiate positive change through sport.

“Grow Together, Shine Forever” – the Gangwon 2024 slogan expresses the pivotal ideas of the Games’ vision. “Grow Together” represents the values of peace, harmony and coexistence, while “Shine Forever” signifies the objectives of Gangwon 2024 to pursue a long-term legacy.

The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 from 81 National Olympic Committees around the world. Over the 14-day period, the Winter Youth Olympic Games host 1,900 athletes, who will benefit from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 legacy by using most of the facilities for the YOG. There will be gender equality, with 81 events for both men and women.

Non-athlete participants, such as the Young Reporters, YOG ambassadors and Athlete Role Models, are also an integral part of the YOG experience. For more information, visit the website of the Youth Olympic Games.

The Winter Youth Olympic Games are held every four years. The next edition of the YOG will be held in Gangwon, Republic of Korea, between 19 January and 1 February 2024. The previous editions were Innsbruck 2012, Lillehammer 2016 and Lausanne 2020.