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Future faces of sport

Future faces of sport
©Cathrine Dokken

07/01/2016

In just two-days’ time on 9 January, the Torch Tour for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will get underway at Norway’s biggest sporting bash of the year, the annual Sports Gala, which this year will have the eyes of the nation watching the action live on host broadcaster NRK from the heart of Lillehammer, the famous Haakons Hall venue. 

The Sports Gala honours not only the greatest sporting talent in Norway, but with one month to go to the YOG, will this year highlight some of the best young change-makers in sport who will play a key part in the nationwide Torch Tour across the 19 Norwegian counties.

Of the 19 young change-makers that have been identified for their exceptional contribution to sport, just five have been shortlisted by the official awards jury to win the “Leading Light” award this coming weekend.  The shortlisted nominees have made significant contributions to changing lives of other young people through sport, and “creating the tomorrow” of Norwegian sports.  They range from innovative young coaches to inspirational leaders who are getting their communities active.  Find out more about the Torch Tour and the young change-makers on www.lillehammer2016.no, and check out this weekend’s action on the Lillehammer 2016 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

The Torch Tour will leave the Sports Gala to continue its journey throughout Norway, starting in Alta in the very north, and making its way back down to the host city in time for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 12 February.

 

Lillehammer 2016 Photos

  • Lillehammer 2016 Closing Ceremony

    PDT Bach and Honorary PDT Jacques Rogge in the audience at the closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Benoit-Olivier Groulx CAN (L) vies with Jake Wise USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN has a shot on goalie Drew Deridder USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN (Center) vies with Adam Samuelsson USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Honoka Sasaki JPN throws a stone during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Andreas Haarstad NOR sweeps the ice during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

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