22 Au­gust

Lausanne re­ceived the nom­i­na­tion of Swiss Olympic, Switzer­land’s na­tional Olympic com­mit­tee, ahead of ri­val Lucerne to be the coun­try’s can­di­date in the run­ning to host the 2020 win­ter Youth Olympic Games. Lausanne, the so-called ‘Olympic cap­i­tal’ and home of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, re­ceived eight votes from the Swiss Olympic ex­ec­u­tive board, while there were four votes for Lucerne and one ab­sten­tion. The IOC must re­ceive all ap­pli­ca­tions by Novem­ber 28, and its mem­bers will vote to de­cide the host city in 2015. The in­au­gu­ral edi­tion of the win­ter Youth Olympic Games was held in Inns­bruck, Austria last year and the sec­ond event will be hosted by Lille­ham­mer in Nor­way in 2016.

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