Event description

From January 9 to 22 2020, Lausanne will be welcoming the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Twenty-six years after obtaining the title of Olympic Capital, Lausanne will become an Olympic city by hosting the second largest multisports winter event after the Olympic Winter Games.

The Youth Olympic Games are an international Olympic sporting event of the highest level for athletes aged 15 to 18. They combine sports performance, culture and education in an authentic celebration of sport with a festive atmosphere. The aim is to encourage young people to adopt and represent the positive values of sport – respect for others, for themselves and for our environment; friendship between people and cultures; and, excellence in self-giving – and to become sports ambassadors throughout the world. Lausanne 2020 will have two Olympic Villages: one in Lausanne and the other in St. Moritz.

LAUSANNE Youth Olympic Village January 3-25 Youth Olympic Village Situated at the heart of the University of Lausanne campus, this magnificent Olympic Village will receive more than 1700 athletes and their support staff. Located in the heart of the Dorigny campus, this unique building – The Vortex – is made of a single 2.8 km long helix-shaped slope and will serve as student residence after the games. Its construction will be one of the largest legacies let behind by Lausanne 2020.

SAINT-MORITZ Youth Olympic Village January 3-24 With more than 306 beds, Saint-Moritz will also have its own Olympic Village. This site, which was already constructed and well-known, will form an integral part of the Youth Olympic Games.

Volunteering opportunities

Would you like to be part of the unique Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 experience and get behind the scenes of the second-largest winter multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games? If so, then join the adventure as a Volunteer!

What we are looking for: We are looking for dynamic, independent and motivated people to volunteer to make Lausanne 2020 a success! Volunteers need to be available for the duration of the Games from 9 to 22 January 2020, as well as volunteer preparation from September 2019, and for a few days after the Games in January.

We require that Volunteers for Lausanne 2020:

  • are at least 16 years old on the 1st of January 2020 for persons domiciled in Switzerland and France, and at least 18 years old on the 1st of January 2020 for people domiciled outside these two countries.
  • commit if possible for the whole Games or at least for a minimum of 6 days (which do not need to be consecutive).
  • show a bright smile and a positive mind, to rock in all their missions.

Functions’ description: https://www.lausanne2020.sport/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Functions-ANG.pdf Where can I help:https://www.lausanne2020.sport/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Lieux-ANG.pdf

The YOG Lausanne 2020 will take place at eight different competition locations, these are:

LES TUFFES Nordic combined January 17-22 Ski jumping January 17-22 * Biathlon January 10-15

LA VALLÉE DE JOUX * Cross-country skiing January 17-22

LAUSANNE Short track speed skating January 17-22 Ice hockey January 9-22 * Figure skating January 9-15

CHAMPÉRY * Curling January 9-22

LES DIABLERETS * Alpine skiing January 9-15

LEYSIN Freestyle skiing January 16-22 Snowboard January 16-22

VILLARS Ski cross January 18-21 Snowboard cross January 18-21 * Ski mountaineering January 9-14

SAINT-MORITZ Speed skating January 11-16 Luge January 10-20 Bobsleigh January 11-20 Skeleton January 11-20

Volunteer package

What we offer: Lausanne 2020 offers you the unique opportunity to experience the Youth Olympic Games from the inside and contribute to the success of a sustainable event that promotes sport and engages young people at all stages of the event.

As a Volunteer for Lausanne 2020, you will be in contact with top young athletes from around the world and your role will be vital in ensuring that the experience of teams, spectators, officials and other participants live up to their expectations.

For the duration of your commitment as a Volunteer we will provide you with winter clothing that distinguishes you easily as a Volunteer for Lausanne 2020, as well as meals whilst you are on duty as a Volunteer.