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Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay in Tomsk

November 30th, 2013

On the first day of winter, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay was held in Tomsk. The heroes of the 55th Olympic Torch Relay Day were 100 torchbearers who covered a total distance of 19.4 km. 

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The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay in Kemerovo

November 30th, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay continued its procession through the Kemerovo district. On November 30 252 torchbearers through the city of Kemerovo carried the Olympic flame. The route along city streets stretched across 40 km.

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Brazilian fencers pin their hopes on Rio 2016 to popularise the sport in the country

November 29th, 2013

Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay travels West Siberia

November 29th, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay began its journey through Kemerovo Region. Only 10 torchbearers covered a distance of 11 km. Among the Olympic torchbearers were nominees of the Presenting Partners of the Sochi 2014 Torch Relay: the Coca-Cola Company, OSAO "Ingosstrakh" and OAO "Russian Railways."

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Rio 2016 completes 8th IOC Project Review

November 28th, 2013

IOC praises progress of Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations

November 28th, 2013

How Venezuela won South America’s first Olympic fencing gold medal

November 28th, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay passes through the center of Asia

November 28th, 2013

The Tuva Republic hosted the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay today. The Olympic flame visited the geographical center of Asia, which is marked by a monument near Kyzyl. Fifty torchbearers covered a distance of 9.3 km as the Relay passed through the streets of the capital of the republic.

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New horizons for Olympic Movement as Brasov and Lausanne bid for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

November 28th, 2013

Brasov (Romania) and Lausanne (Switzerland)* both submitted their applications to host the 3rd edition of the Winter YOG to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the 28 November deadline.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted that Brasov and Lausanne are in the running for 2020 and want to bring the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games to their cities. Both candidates have signalled their strong interest in hosting the YOG, and we look forward to receiving each bid’s vision on how these Games can best reach young people and benefit their communities in a sustainable way. It promises to be a close race all the way to the election in 2015.”

The first edition of the Winter YOG was held in Innsbruck in 2012, with the second edition scheduled to take place in Lillehammer in 2016. Innsbruck hosted the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games, while Lillehammer held the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.

Approximately 1,000 athletes take part in the Winter YOG, which last a maximum of 10 days and are held at a time of year that best suits the sporting calendar and climate of the host region. YOG hosts are encouraged, wherever possible, to use existing venues to stage the Games.

The next deadline in the 2020 bid process is 12 December 2013, the date when Brasov and Lausanne must submit the signed 2020 YOG Candidature Procedure.

* The cities are listed in alphabetical order.

Timeline – 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games 2020 Bid Process

Signature of the 2020 YOG Candidature Procedure: 12 December 2013 

– Submission of the YOG Candidature File and other documents: 17 June 2014 

– Shortlist of YOG Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board: 2-3 December 2014 

– Report by the IOC Evaluation Commission: April-May 2015 

– Election of the Host City of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020: July/August 2015 

For more information:

YOG Brochure
Candidature procedure and questionnaire

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Brazilian’s golden debut in wheelchair fencing at London 2012 inspires compatriots

November 27th, 2013