The city of Innsbruck sits in the Inn Valley in the west of Austria, bisected by the meandering Inn River and surrounded by jagged, snow-capped peaks.
Its cobblestone streets and plazas are lined by homes, shops and churches of Tyrolean architecture that make the little city appear, to American eyes, to be a Disney version of a perfect winter wonderland.
Twice before, Innsbruck has been just that, as host to the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games. But now the city, which is more than 800 years old, is hosting a new, 21st-century version of the Olympic Movement — the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games. Click here to read the complete USA Daily on Team USA at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.