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2020 Youth Olympic Games

About The Event

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place from January 9-22, 2020, in Lausanne, Switzerland with Team USA's first game on Jan. 18. The U.S. Youth Olympic Team won Gold in the 2016 Games in Lillehammer, Norway, going 5-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L), and defeating Canada, 5-2, in the gold medal game.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) created the Youth Olympic Games with the vision of an event designed to inspire young people all around the world to do sport and adopt and live by the Olympic Values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship.

Following the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games, held in Singapore in 2010, Innsbruck and Seefeld, Austria, welcomed the first Winter Youth Olympic Games from January 13-22, 2012. The second Winter Youth Olympic Games took place in Lillehammer, Norway, from February 12-21, 2016.

The event brought together top athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 from over 60 nations to compete in the seven sports which were also represented at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The athletes also had the chance to participate in a Culture and Education Program designed to raise participants’ awareness of the Olympic Values and address topics including Olympism, skills development, well-being, healthy living, social responsibility and expression through digital media.

Team USA Roster

Team USA Schedule

Date OPPONENT/ROUND TIME (LOCAL/ET) Location
Sat., Jan. 18 Finland
Preliminary
8:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun., Jan. 19 Switzerland
Preliminary
8:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. Lausanne, Switzerland
Tues., Jan. 21 Semifinal 11:00 a.m. / 5:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m. Lausanne, Switzerland
Wed., Jan. 22 Bronze Medal Game 12:00 p.m. / 6:00 a.m. Lausanne, Switzerland
Gold Medal Game 3:00 p.m. / 9:00 a.m. Lausanne, Switzerland

Youth Olympic Games History

All-Time Roster


Youth Olympic Games News