Winter Youth Olympic Games
The second Winter Youth Olympic Games will be hosted in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer from February 12-21, 2016. One of Scandinavia’s finest winter sports locations, Lillehammer was also the host of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games where Australia celebrated its first Winter Olympic medal (men’s short track speed skating relay).
Lillehammer is still renowned for having some of the best venues in Olympic history. These venues will host the majority of events at the 2016 WYOG. There are seven sports on the 2016 program and a wide range of disciplines including women’s ski jumping and slopestyle which were introduced for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The Australian Olympic Committee will look to send a team of approximately 15 athletes to Lillehammer.
Olympic gold medallist, Alisa Camplin, will lead the Team as Chef de Mission.