Piste alpin compétition Les Diablerets JOJ Bob Martin for OIS/IOC

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games - Les Diablerets !

From 9 to 22 January 2020, Lausanne is organising the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games. Lausanne succeeds Innsbruck (2012) and Lillehammer (2016) as the venue of this unique event where the young athletes of tomorrow stand out in their discipline and shine throughout the world.

During these games, the best athletes aged 15 to 18 from more than 70 nations around the world will compete for Olympic medals at the various host venues in Switzerland and neighbouring France.

Les Diablerets, with their experience in organising national and international competitions, have been chosen to host the alpine skiing events!

"Faster, higher, stronger" has been the motto of the Olympic Committee since its creation!
Surpassing oneself and strong emotions are on the programme of these games which await us with great moments of sporting achievement!
 
 

THE COMPETITIONS

In Les Diablerets, the athletes are competing for the title of Junior Olympic Alpine Skiing Champion from 10 to 15 January 2020.

Alpine skiing: make the best time! This is the objective of each of the athletes who pass through the starting gate. The technique, trajectory and fluidity of the ski can make all the difference. The young athletes are challenging each other in the Super G, Super Combined, Slalom and Giant Slalom competitions.

Did you know? Willy Favre, a native of Les Diablerets, was a silver medallist at the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Games. Today, the Olympic slope in Les Diablerets bears his name in his honour.

Slalom
This is the most technical event and it takes place in two rounds. Slalom courses are short, but they have a large number of narrow gates. Speed and agility often make the difference.

Giant Slalom
The course of a giant slalom is longer than that of a slalom with gates that are more spaced. The event is held in two rounds.  

Super G
The Super G combines the specifics of downhill race and giant slalom. This is a more technical competition than downhill and faster than giant slalom. Athletes follow the large curves as fast as possible.

Super Combined
Super Combined is a discipline that combines a downhill run and a slalom run in the same day. The ranking is determined according to the results of these two competitions. Polyvalent skiers are most at home in this discipline.
The competition programme

The competition programme

Friday, 10 January: Super-G Women and Men

Saturday, 11 January: Women's and Men's Combined Slalom

Sunday, 12 January: Giant Slalom Women and Men

Monday, 13 January: Giant Slalom Women and Men

Tuesday, 14 January: Women's and Men's Slalom

Wednesday, 15 January: Team Event Mixed

Les Diablerets en jeux

Passing the Olympic flame

Passing the Olympic flame

The Olympic flame stops over in Les Diablerets on 28 December 2019!

Last September, the Olympic flame was lit in Athens, the cradle of the Olympic Games. Since its arrival in Switzerland, the flame has travelled all over the country, visiting each canton as well as Les Tuffes in neighbouring France.

10 days before the start of the competitions, you can now see the flame as it passes through Les Diablerets!
Discovering Olympic sports

Discovering Olympic sports

Ski jumping - Cross-country skiing - Biathlon - Hockey - Curling - Ice skating

Each of you is invited to discover olympic sports in Les Diablerets. 
Concerts

Concerts

Two memorable evenings are organised on the occasion of the Youth Olympic Games in Les Diablerets.

Friday, 10 January
Kay Jam - Maryne - Bastian Baker - Dj Maurice & Maurice
 
Saturday, 11 January 
Seriously Serious - Sideburn - Charlie Winston - Dj Maurice & Maurice

Book your tickets now!

BEHIND THE GAMES IN LES DIABLERETS

Portrait

Portrait

Simon Rouèche, known as "Carlos"

Originally from Givrins, he has been living in Les Diablerets for 3 years. He was mandated for the organisation of the Lausanne Youth Olympic Games as the responsible person for the Les Diablerets site.

His character traits: fun, perfectionist, sociable
Challenges for the organiser

Challenges for the organiser

The organisation of these competitions has enabled major work to be carried out with the installation of a new 10-place cable car and the new layout of the competition slope, the Willy Favre slope, which now offers an ideal route for the organisation of international competitions.

On a daily basis, such an organisation involves:
- ensuring constant communication between Lausanne 2020, the organising committee of the Les Diablerets host site and the commune of Ormont-Dessus.

- guaranteeing a quality welcome so that athletes, spectators, guests, media and volunteers leave Les Diablerets with a unique experience.

- working hand in hand with the organising committee, without which such an organisation would not be possible.
Not to be missed

Not to be missed

By any means, don't miss...
... the weekend of January 10th to 12th! The premier event, the Super G, will be held on Friday. On Saturday, surprises await you with concerts and entertainment.

And where can we meet for the après-ski?
In the Olympic hamlet, in the village of Les Diablerets

In the colours of Lausanne 2020!
In our tourist offices, but also during the time of the competitions, you can find the stuffed version of the mascot Yodli as well as caps, bags or bonnets in the colours of the Youth Olympic Games. Be sure to boast the Olympic look!

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