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About Lausanne 2020
The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held from Jan. 9-22 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 14-day competition will be staged across two waves and feature 81 sporting events, including mixed-gender and mixed-NOC events. 

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About YOGs
The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for athletes ages 15-18 and are held every four years, just like the Olympic Games. The first summer edition was held in Singapore in 2010, followed by the first winter edition in Innsbruck in 2012. The second summer edition was held in Nanjing in 2014, followed by the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 and the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.  The third winter edition will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2020. 

The Summer Youth Olympic Games feature nearly 4,000 athletes in a program of 32 sports and last 13 days, while the Winter Youth Olympic Games include more than 1,800 athletes competing in 16 sport disciplines over 14 days.

In addition to competition, the Youth Olympic Games integrate a Learn & Share Program based around five pillars: Olympism, social responsibility, skills development, expression and well-being.