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Official dissolution of the Lausanne 2020 Organisation Committee
The operations of the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee officially came to an end last week, which provided them with the opportunity to reflect on some key successes and highlights of these third Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). From a financial surplus regarding the operating budget to record audience numbers on-site, online and on television to sustainable solutions including a minimised carbon footprint and the efficient use of public transport - Lausanne 2020 was an outstanding success across many areas.
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The legacies left by Lausanne 2020 are manifold. There are social legacies (strong enthusiasm of the Swiss population for Olympism and sport among young people, involvement of schools and the promotion of sport), economic legacies (acceleration of projects useful to communities and tourism) and sustainability legacies (life-size test of initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of large gatherings in particular).
Following the dissolution of the Organising Committee, the legacy of the event will be managed by a new structure - a foundation that is currently being created and whose mission will include continuing to harness the spirit of Lausanne 2020 for future sports initiatives - both nationally and internationally.
In addition, other sport event organisers in Switzerland keep learning from the YOG 2020 experience. For instance, the organisers of the Winter Universiade 2021 in Lucerne continue to benefit from the operations expertise of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games hosts. Read more here.
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