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On 12 December 2008 at 11:00 GMT follow the live announcement of the 1st Youth Olympic Winter Games on

Two cities* to compete to host the 1st Youth Winter Olympic Games in 2012:

Innsbruck, Austria

Kuopio, Finland

About the Winter Youth Olympic Games
The Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are a 10-day multi-sport, cultural and educational event for young people and driven by young people. The YOG will add a new dimension to the Olympic ideal, complementing what is already being achieved through the
Olympic Games and the numerous IOC projects to bring the Olympic values alive. The YOG will bring together talented athletes to participate in high-level competitions and lead them on their way to becoming true Olympians. This event will allow the Olympic Movement to extend its reach and stimulate worldwide sports activities.

*Cities are shown in alphabetical order


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