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Lillehammer only candidate for 2nd Winter YOG

2010-04-22 15:12:00 FIS

21/04/2010 - The IOC has announced that the city of Lillehammer, which successfully hosted the XVII Olympic Winter Games in 1994, is a Candidate City for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2016. The deadline to bid for the 2nd Winter YOG was on 15th April.

As part of the YOG Candidature Procedure, the Candidate City will take part in an IOC workshop in Lausanne on 11th May 2010, and will have until 15th November 2010 to submit a Candidature File. Following the report of an IOC Evaluation Commission and a postal vote by the IOC members, the announcement of the Host City for the 2nd Winter YOG in 2016 will take place in May 2011.

The Candidate City will also be able to take part this summer in the IOC Observers' Program at the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (14 - 26 August 2010). The 1st Winter YOG will take place in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.

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