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Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Date: 13 January 2012  - 23 January 2012  
Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Mr. Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace will be attending the first ever Youth Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria from January 13th to January 23rd, 2012. This will be the second Youth Olympic Games the Special Advisor will experience as he attended the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Today, 100 years since their creation, the three Olympic Values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship have lost none of their relevance. After all, what better feeling can there be than to perform to the best of your ability under fair conditions and in an atmosphere of tolerance? By creating the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the IOC wants to inspire young people to play sport and adopt and live by the Olympic Values.

"The Youth Games will inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic Values," explains Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President., 


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