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Youth Winter 2012

IOC President Calls Innsbruck 2012 Games "Ten Glorious Days"

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games ended Sunday and according to Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it "exceeded all expectations
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Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympics Underway

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games officially began Friday with an Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel stadium, located in the heart of Innsbruck. More ...
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Innsbruck Winter Youth Games Flame Lit

The flame for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria was lit Saturday in Athens - the first time in modern Olympic history ...
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IOC Coordination Commission Ends Final Inspection Of Innsbruck 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC's) Coordination Commission for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012 ended its fourth and final visit to ...
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Competition Announced For Innsbruck 2012 Design Medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a medal design competition for the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games being held in Innsbruck ...
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Countdown To Innsbruck 2012

Innsbruck, Austria is celebrating Thursday the one-year countdown to the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 which takes place January 13 to 22. ...
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Innsbruck 2012 Announces Mascot

Innsbruck 2012 organizers announced Wednesday that a mountain goat will be the mascot for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. In October a mascot competition ...
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IOC Ends Third Inspection Of Innsbruck 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012 ended its third inspection following three days ...
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IOC Gets Updates Of Innsbruck 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games ended its second visit to Innsbruck Wednesday. The commission members, led ...
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Innsbruck 2012 Youth Games Launches Emblem

The Innsbruck 2012 Organising Committee for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games launched its new emblem at Austria House in Whistler Wednesday during the Vancouver ...
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Youth Winter 2012 Summary
Bid Status: Innsbruck, Austria has been elected to host the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games
Bid Date: December 12 2008.
Bid Location: By postal vote.
Description: Innsbruck (Austria) defeated Kuopio (Finland) to host the first-ever Youth Olympic Winter Games to be held in 2012. Innsbruck and Lillehammer have a rich winter sports history, both having already hosted the Olympic Winter Games. Harbin has some experience by hosting the Asian Winter Games. Kuopio is a University town with less experience but could appeal to the IOC from a youth perspective.
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Youth Winter 2012 Dates and More

Important Links

Youth Bid Discussion Forum
Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire
Innsbruck Website
Kuopio Website
Innsbruck Bid Book
Lillehammer Bid Book Vol. 1
Lillehammer Bid Book Vol. 2
IOC Final Evaluation Report
 

Date

Description

Jan. 21, 2008 IOC to launch bid process
March 6, 2008 Deadline for NOCs to nominate Candidate City
March 2008 IOC workshop for candidate cities
June 19, 2008 Submission of candidature files
August 2, 2008 Shortlist of candidate cities - four cities included.
End Oct. 2008 Report by IOC Evaluation Commission.
Nov. 3 2008 IOC Executive board recommends that Innsbruck and Kuopio appear on IOC member voting ballots. Postal election to follow.
Dec. 12 2008 Innsbruck Announced as Winner

Member

Evaluation Commission

Pernilla Wiberg IOC Athletes' Commission member
Victor Khotochkin Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee
Fredi Schmid AIOWF representative, International Skating Union (ISU) Director General
Martin Rutishauser Swiss Olympic Association Secretary General
Gilbert Felli IOC Olympic Games Executive Director
Christophe Dubi IOC Sports Director
Essar Gabriel IOC Head of the Youth Olympic Games

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