The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2024 will be held in the Republic of Korea’s province of Gangwon in the cities of PyeongChang and Gangneung, home to the Olympic Winter Games of 2018. The Winter Youth Olympic Games were awarded to Asia for the first time at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lausanne.
Gangwon 2024 draws upon the successful delivery of a Winter Games by PyeongChang 2018 and aims to continue their vision of bringing sport to a new generation of winter athletes. It leverages the significant investment that the Republic of Korea has made into developing winter sport, not just in the country but throughout Asia.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Consistent with the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, the proposed plans by Gangwon 2024 will ensure the Youth Olympic Games remain sustainable and affordable. The Gangwon 2024 proposition enhances the legacy of PyeongChang 2018. The interest shown by many regions around the world in hosting future Olympic and Youth Olympic Games demonstrates that our new approach, based on constant dialogue, flexibility, sustainability, legacy and creating a project together, is the right approach.”