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Jan. 13-22 • Innsbruck, Austria • Tyrolean Arena

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.

2012 Youth Olympic Games Results

Date Opponent Time (EST)/Result
Sat., Jan. 14 Austria W, 7-2
Sun., Jan. 15 Canada L, 1-5
Tues., Jan. 17 Finland W, 5-4
Wed., Jan. 18 Russia L, 1-7
Fri., Jan. 20 Semifinals vs. Russia L, 2-5
Sat., Jan. 21 Third Place Game vs. Canada L, 7-5