Two sports to make their debut at Youth Olympic Games

10:00 - 26 Apr, 2019

Two new sports, ski mountaineering and ice hockey 3x3, have been included in the Olympic programme.

“The hockey teams will comprise athletes of different countries. The men’s and women’s competitions will be held in the same place divided on 2 halves of the ring,” said Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee’s Head of Sport Simone Righenzi.

By the initiative of the International Olympic Committee ski mountaineering has been included in the programme in honor of the history and tradition of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Romandy.

“We’ll try to expose the whole charm of our national sport. Three ski mountaineering events will be held; an individual race, a sprint and a sprint team relay,” said Simone Righenzi.

The Youth Winter Olympic Games will be held from January 9 to 22, 2020.

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