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Date
08 Feb 2016
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Lillehammer 2016 , IOC News , YOG , Press Release , IOC Events

The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 are coming!

Here’s how to follow the action!

Live and on-demand coverage available around the world

For the first time in Olympic history virtual reality coverage also available


The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place from 12 to 21 February in Lillehammer, Norway, and here is how you can keep up with all the action.

For the first time at the Winter YOG, live coverage will be available through the IOC’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/Olympics, along with daily on-demand coverage of the sporting action and the festivals happening around Lillehammer, showcasing some of the biggest names in music, arts and culture. 

For fans in Norway, there will be daily live coverage and highlights on NRK, along with a one-hour magazine show produced by local media students which will be featured on www.lillehammer2016.no         

You don’t have to be in Norway to catch all the action as broadcasters around the world will also be showing the young athletes’ achievements from the second Winter YOG.

In an Olympic first, the International Olympic Committee is working with Worldwide TOP Partner Samsung to bring the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 to life through virtual reality (VR) coverage. The Opening Ceremony on 12 February will be the first ever Olympic ceremony streamed live in VR, and Samsung Gear VR users will be able to enjoy immersive angles of the Olympic torch lighting, the Parade of Nations and other ceremony highlights. Throughout the Games, the IOC will offer, in collaboration with Samsung, daily VR sporting highlights to provide a captivating Winter YOG experience. In order to access the VR content from Lillehammer, viewers will need a Samsung phone and compatible VR gear. Visit olympic.org on your mobile phone for a direct link to the Youth Olympic Games VR experience. GearVR headset users will also be able to access all the Lillehammer 2016 content by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus store.

On social media, be a part of the biggest YOG work of art using #iLoveYOG on any of your posts about the Youth Olympics and follow the latest highlights, results, amazing images and info on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Russian and Chinese fans can also follow on Sina Weibo and VK. All the latest stories, galleries and results will feature on Olympic.org, the Lillehammer 2016 website and social media platforms. All this content can be found on the official Lillehammer 2016 app, available on Android and in the App Store.

Olympic fans will also be able to follow live chats with some of their favourite Olympians at the heart of the Youth Olympic Village (schedule below). For the first time, the IOC has also teamed up with popular YouTubers Tom Scott and Domestic Geek, who will produce exciting content at the YOG to reach new audiences. 

 Can’t wait for the YOG? Then check out all the latest videos, tips and exclusive interviews with some of the biggest stars in winter sports, all on www.YouTube.com/Olympics.         

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Find the live sport schedule here.

Chat with Champions will also be available at 19.30-21.30 (GMT+1) on 14, 15 and 19 February on YouTube.com/Olympics

For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, please visit www.olympic.org.

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