Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games

From 13 to 22 January 2012 Innsbruck and Seefeld played host to the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games, which saw 1,058 athletes aged 14 to 18 from over 70 nations compete in 63 sporting competitions and, together with youngsters from the local region, took part in a one-of-akind Culture & Education Programme. The idea behind this mixture of sport and culture is to support young people in their personal and sporting development and to raise their interest in the Olympic Values.


CHEF DE MISSION: Damir Šegota
Members of mission: Petra Nosso (Deputy Chef De Mission), Igor Borić (Doctor), Manuela Sentđerđi (Press Attache)

The Young Ambassador Programme was developed by the International Olympic Committee to show young athletes and other teenagers what the Culture & Education Programme (CEP) is all about and to generate enthusiasm for the project.

From 13 to 22 January 2012 Innsbruck and Seefeld played host to the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games, which saw 1,058 athletes aged 14 to 18 from over 70 nations compete in 63 sporting competitions and, together with youngsters from the local region, took part in a one-of-akind Culture & Education Programme. The idea behind this mixture of sport and culture is to support young people in their personal and sporting development and to raise their interest in the Olympic Values.