Winter Youth Olympic Games, going to Korea in 2024

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.

The ROK representatives and Thomas Bach (IOC President) show the agreement for Korea to organise the WYOG 2024. 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.

Pyeonchang and Gangneung were elected as WYOG 2024 city organisers at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lausanne.

ROK delegation celebrating IOC election of Gangwon to organise the WYOG 2024. 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.

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.

Los portadores de la bandera de Corea del Norte y la RPDC portan la bandera olímpica conjunta de Corea ante el equipo olímpico coreano conjunto en la ceremonia de inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno 2018 en PyeongChan. Foto de prensa del COI / Getty Images.
ROK and DPRK flagbearers carry the joint Korea Olympic flag before the joint Korean Olympic team at the inauguration ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChan. IOC press photo/Getty Images.

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.

Thomas Bach (IOC President) explaining the reasons why Gangwon was elected to organise WYOG 2024. 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.

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.

Related Eastwind links:

Winter Youth Olympic Games, going to Korea in 2024 (video)

Both Koreas, under one joint Olympic flag while regional disputes still pending

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