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IV Winter Youth Olympic Games
Host city Gangwon, South Korea
Motto Let's Make It Together (Korean: 같이합시다)
Opening 19 January
Closing 2 February
Stadium SCJ Olympic Stadium
Lausanne 2020 2028
Dakar 2022 2026

The 2024 Winter Youth Olympics is officially known as the IV Winter Youth Olympic Games (French: Les IVème Jeux Olympiques de la jeunesse d'hiver; Korean: 제4회 동계 청소년 올림픽). The common name is Gangwon 2024. It will be the fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympics. The Winter Youth Olympics is an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers. It will take place between 19 January and 2 February 2024 in Gangwon, South Korea. The host city was announced at the 135th IOC Session on 10 January 2020. The meeting is held at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. This was during the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. This is the first Olympic event with the new bidding process. This will also be the first Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held outside of Europe.

Bidding process

Gangwon was the only preferred host. Other cities such as Brașov, Granada, and Sofia were interested to hold the competition but was not preferred. They held talks with IOC and the Future Host Commission. Gangwon was officially chosen during 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland on 10 January 2020.

Host city selection

Pyeongchang (in Gangwon) was chosen as host of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. This was announced on 10 January 2020 at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. The city meets all of the requirements set by the IOC and Executive Board. 82 members were eligible to vote.

2024 Youth Olympic Games bidding results
Party Nation Votes
Gangwon  South Korea 79
None of bid 2
Absentation 1
Total 82

Development and preparation

Winter 2014 Candidate City- PyeongChang Dragon Valley ski resort
Dragon Valley (Alpensia) Ski Resort

Most of the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be used again. Most of the outdoor snow events will be held in the county of Pyeongchang. Some indoor ice events will be held in the nearby city of Gangneung. Wonsan city in North Korea will also hold some events after discussions with North Korea. Wonsan can possibly host some of the alpine events.

Pyeongchang (mountain cluster)

The Alpensia Sports Park in Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang will be the main venue of the games.

There will be another outdoor venue at Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang:

One other venue for outdoor sports will be in neighboring Jeongseon county:

  • High1 Resort – alpine skiing (downhill, super-G, combined)

Gangneung (coastal cluster)

Gangneung Olympic Park is located in the neighborhood of Gyo-dong. The neighbourhood is in Gangneung city. The park includes four indoor sports venues. All four venues are close to one another.

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Preceded by
Winter Youth Olympic Games

Succeeded by
Youth Olympic Logo.png Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games: Singapore 2010, Nanjing 2014, Buenos Aires 2018, 2022
Winter Games: Innsbruck 2012, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, 2024
Buenos Aires 2018Lausanne 20202022
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