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Lillehammer
2016

DateFebruary 12 - February 21
CountryNorway
Athletes1067
Teams71
Events70
Lillehammer 2016
Opening Ceremony | ​Lillehammer 2016 ​Youth Olympic Games​
Highlights23:47
Opening Ceremony | ​Lillehammer 2016 ​Youth Olympic Games​
Five Years On: The legacies of Lillehammer 2016
Lillehammer Confidential
02:50
Lillehammer Confidential
Closing Ceremony Highlights | ​Lillehammer 2016 ​Youth Olympic Games​
Highlights09:51

About the Games

Lillehammer 2016, the second Winter Youth Olympic Games, returned the Olympic movement once again to Lillehammer, Norway, exactly 22 years after the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. Expectations were high and Lillehammer 2016 aimed to “Go beyond. Create tomorrow,” by building on its Olympic legacy in a new way for a new generation of athletes. 

The 1994 Winter Olympics set new standards within environmental work. Historical sports venues built for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games were upgraded for the Youth Olympic Games, and at Lillehammer 2016, youth created a renewed environmental legacy that included the Games’ first Norwegian ISO certification as a sustainable event. The event included 1,067 athletes from 71 NOCs participating in 70 events in seven sports, while Sjogg, the mountain lynx mascot enjoyed some of the 108 concerts organized during the YOG. The 3,278 volunteers, over half of whom were under 30 years old, helped to build a movement where youth are taken seriously, and seize the possibility to learn, develop, and be a part of a fellowship far larger than any one person.

Lillehammer
2016

Featured Athletes

All AthletesVisit
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Switzerland
Switzerland
2
2
United States of America
United States of America
3
Norway
Norway
1
3
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
2
1

Replays from
Lillehammer 2016

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Snowboard - Chloe Kim (USA) wins Ladies' Slopestyle Gold | Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games
Lillehammer 2016
Lillehammer
2016

Discover the Games

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot