76 athletes entitled to compete in Monobob and Skeleton races
Lausanne (RWH) The third edition of the Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG) is due to take place from 9 to 22 January 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. All media representatives who want to cover the event for the world's best young winter sports athletes aged between 15 to 18 are invited to submit their accreditation applications on the Media Registration Portal (see below) up to and including 4 October 2019.
Lausanne 2020 will be the first gender-equal Winter YOG with 940 female and 940 male athletes from over 70 nations. A maximum of 76 athletes in the sports of Monobob and Skeleton will be able to compete at the Lausanne Youth Olympic Winter Games. The Women’s and Men’s Monobob events will be open to 18 athletes each, 20 young women and men, respectively, will compete in Skeleton. These limits are based on the qualification criteria, which are available on the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation’s (IBSF) website (see links below).
The YOG 2020 competitions will take place on the St. Moritz natural sliding track in the region of Upper Engadin. The OMEGA Youth Qualification races for the young IBSF athletes start on October 22 in Lillehammer (NOR). ©RWH2019