The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2024 will be held in the Republic of Korea’s province of Gangwon in the cities of PyeongChang and Gangneung, home to the Olympic Winter Games of 2018.
This is the first time that Winter Youth Olympic Games are awarded to Asia.
Pyeonchang and Gangneung were elected as WYOG 2024 city organisers at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lausanne.
Gangwon 2024 draws upon the successful delivery of a Winter Games by PyeongChang 2018 and aims to continue their vision of bringing sport to a new generation of winter athletes. It leverages the significant investment that the Republic of Korea has made into developing winter sport, not just in the country but throughout Asia.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Consistent with the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, the proposed plans by Gangwon 2024 will ensure the Youth Olympic Games remain sustainable and affordable.
And Bach continued: “The Gangwon 2024 proposition enhances the legacy of PyeongChang 2018. The interest shown by many regions around the world in hosting future Olympic and Youth Olympic Games demonstrates that our new approach, based on constant dialogue, flexibility, sustainability, legacy and creating a project together, is the right approach.”
Image over the headline.- Thomas Bach (IOC President) and representatives of the South Korean delegation at the IOC unveil that the organization of the WYOG 2024 has been awarded to Gangwon Province (ROK). Caption of the video of the ceremony provided by the IOC press bureau for free to be used for informative purposes. © International Olympic Committee 2020.
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