Where was the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics held?

Where was the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics held?

The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games ( German: Olympische Jugend-Winterspiele 2012 ), officially known as the Games of the I Winter Youth Olympiad (YOG), were an international multi-sport event for youths that took place in Innsbruck, on 13–22 January 2012.

When was Innsbruck chosen to host the Winter Olympics?

Approximately 1100 athletes from 70 countries competed. The decision for Innsbruck to host the Games was announced on 12 December 2008 after mail voting by 105 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.

What was the budget for the Winter Youth Olympics?

All venues that will be used for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics were existing (besides the athlete’s village) when Innsbruck was awarded the games in 2008. Innsbruck thus proposed a budget of $22.5 million USDs to host and stage the games. The athlete’s village will cost roughly $121 million to build.

Where was the first Youth Olympic Games held?

Innsbruck 2012 marked the first-ever Winter Youth Olympic Games. The host city, the first to welcome the Olympic Games on three separate occasions (Winter Olympic Games in 1964, 1976 and Youth Olympic Games in 2012), was able to give new meaning to its Olympic legacy with the addition of the Youth Olympic Games.

Where was the first Summer Youth Olympics held?

The city of Singapore was announced as the host of the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics on 21 February 2008. On 12 December 2008 the IOC announced that Innsbruck, host of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, would be the host of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in 2012.

Who was the host of the Youth Olympics in 2014?

Nanjing, China was selected by the IOC over Poznan, Poland to be the host-city of the 2014 Youth Olympics. The election was held on 10 February 2010, two days before the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Lillehammer, Norway hosted the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.

Are there any other Olympics for young people?

Several other Olympic events for youth, like the European Youth Olympic Festival held every other year with summer and winter versions, and the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, have proven successful. The Youth Games are modelled after these sporting events. The YOG are also a successor to the discontinued World Youth Games.