International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and the Austrian National Olympic Committee (NOC) authorities signed the Host City Contract for the lst Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012.
President Rogge, along with an IOC delegation including IOC administration representatives visited several competition venues where events will be held in 2012, and met with a group of young students who appeared on the promotional video for the Innsbruck bid”.
Rogge told a press conference, “we are glad to be back in Innsbruck where the extraordinary 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games were staged”.
Rogge called Innsbruck a strong partner in terms of already existing first-class venues; Innsbruck’s high degree of competence in organizing international sports events; the enthusiastic population that has an excellent understanding of winter sports; and the full support of the local, regional and national authorities.
He added, “Innsbruck can count on the IOC and particularly on the Coordination Commission under the leadership of IOC member Gian-Franco Kasper”.