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2016 Youth Olympic Games

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    Youth Olympic Gold Reflects Well on ADM

    By Brandon Penny - 03/03/2016, 3:00pm EST

    much of that talent seen on the U.S. Youth Olympic Team is a byproduct of USA Hockey’s American Development Model

    U.S. Earns Gold Medal at 2016 Youth Olympic Games

    By 02/21/2016, 8:45am EST

    Team USA Defeats Canada, 5-2, for First-Ever Youth Olympic Gold

    Game Notes: USA vs. CAN at Youth Olympics

    By 02/20/2016, 6:15pm EST

    Team USA To face Canada in Gold Medal Game

    Team USA Schedule

    Date Opponent Result
    Sat., Feb. 13 Finland W, 4-1
    Sun., Feb. 14 Norway W, 8-0
    Tues., Feb. 16 Canada L, 4-2
    Thurs., Feb. 18 Russia W, 4-2
    Fri. Feb. 19 Russia (Semifinal) W, 3-0
    Sun., Feb. 21 Canada (Gold Medal Game) W, 5-2

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    About The Event

    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 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.