640.000 spectators, minimized carbon footprint and financial surplus
Lausanne (RWH) Nearly half a year is gone since the Opening Ceremony for the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG). At a current last press meeting, the YOG Organising Committee presented the various results of the event.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) press release, the operating budget projections shows a surplus of CHF 400,000. With an income of CHF 48.4 million and operational expenses totalled CHF 48 million.
A total of 640,000 spectators attended the events, of which 350,000 were for the sports competitions alone. In Lausanne alone, the "Lausanne en Jeux! " parallel festival of sport and culture alone brought together more than 200,000 people. Among these spectators, more than 80,000 schoolchildren were able to experience an Olympic event from the inside for the first time.
With, for example, the use of mostly existing venues and the promoting to mainly use public transport for athletes, teams and spectators, a study attests the Lausanne 2020 YOG a minimized carbon footprint.
The management of the YOG legacy will be carried out by a foundation that is currently being created and whose mission will include continuing to harness the spirit of Lausanne 2020 for future sports initiatives - both nationally and internationally.
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games took place from 9 to 22 January 2020 with a record 1,784 athletes (15-18 years old) from 79 countries welcomed by 4,172 volunteers from more than 90 countries.
The races of the young athletes of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF took place at the famous natural ice track Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina. A total of 40 skeleton and 36 monobob athletes from 27 nations took part, half of them young women and half men.
Georgeta Popescu (ROU, Women’s Monobob), Andrei Nica and Alexander Czudaj (ROU and GER, Men’s Monobob), Anastasiia Tsyganova (RUS, Women’s Skeleton) and Lukas Nydegger (GER, Men’s Skeleton) were awarded as Youth Olympic Champions with the twelve medals going to athletes from seven nations. ©RWH2020
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