The cities of Brasov Romania, and Lausanne Switzerland, submitted their bids for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the November 28 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”.
About 1,000 athletes take part in the Winter Youth Games 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.
The next deadline in the bid process is December 12, 2013, the date when the two cities must submit the signed 2020 YOG Candidature Procedure.