IOC Impressed With Lillehammer 2016 YOG

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) ended their two-day visit Friday and said they were impressed with Lillehammer’s progress on building the foundations for an “unforgettable” event.

The meeting was held in Gjovik, host of the short track events in 2016, where the IOC commission heard about Lillehammer’s vision for delivering an event “for young people, by young people” based on their core values, “playful and determined”, “awesome and humble”.

The commission, chaired by Olympic ice hockey champion Angela Ruggiero, heard presentations on the overall concept of the Culture and Education Programme, legacy commitments, a review of the Venue Master Plan, and a first overview of the Marketing and Communications plans. The commission was also given an update on the Youth Olympic Village where construction was ahead of schedule, and construction of the ice hockey training venue is on track.