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Exciting new events added to Lillehammer 2016 programme

Ski slopestyle
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15/10/2013

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in Lillehammer in 2016 has just got cooler with the addition of eight new high adrenaline events making their debut on the YOG programme.

One event sure to get the crowd going is snowboard cross - a fast-paced event that will see four snowboarders at a time race to the finish line while navigating a series of drops, jumps and turns.

Another crowd-pleaser to join the programme is ski slopestyle, a freestyle event held in a terrain park in which athletes ski the same jumps, rails and boxes showcasing their own unique tricks and aerial manoeuvres. Check out this video with YOG athlete Kai Mahler for the full low-down:



Further highlights include an exhilarating monobob race event, replacing the two-person  bobsleigh event, as well as two YOG exclusives:  a speed skating mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) team sprint that will bring together athletes from different countries, and a Nordic team event that will mix genders and include ski jumping, cross-country skiing and Nordic combined.

The remaining events to be added are cross-country cross and a team ski snowboard cross event! We can’t wait to watch all the action! What are you most excited to see? Tell us on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/youtholympicgames

Lillehammer 2016 Photos

  • Alpine Skiing Training session

    Hafjell Olympic Slope during trainning for mens and women's salom. Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer Norway, 11 February 2016.

  • Figure Skating Training session

    Elizabet Tursynbaeva Kaz during Figure Skating practice at The Hamar Olympic Hall Viking Ship during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer Norway, 11 February 2016.

  • Alpine Skiing Training session

    Hafjell Olympic Slope during trainning for mens and women's salom. Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer Norway, 11 February 2016.

  • Hamar Olympic Hall

    A view of Hamar Olympic Hall, venue for Speed Skating events of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, captured on 11 February 2016. The venue was built as the Speed Skating rink for the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympic Games and designed to resemble an upturned Viking ship.

  • Cross-Country Skiing Training session

    Athletes train at the Birkebeineren Cross Country Stadium before the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer Norway, 11 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Training session

    NOR Women's Ice Hockey team seen during a practice at Youth Hall before the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer Norway, 11 February 2016.

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