Winter Youth Olympic 2024 in South Korea

There is a visible buzz about the upcoming winter youth Olympic 2024, an event of mega proportions. Knowing more about the event is essential, especially if you are a sports fan and are planning to visit next year. 

Winter Youth Olympic

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 in South Korea (Image Courtesy: olympics.com)

Major Facts about the Winter Youth Olympic 2024 

Here are some key facts about the winter youth Olympic 2024

  • The fourth edition of the winter youth Olympic 2024 will take place in the Gangwon province in the cities of Gangneung (Republic of Korea) and Pyeongchang. These cities were the hosts for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games previously. 
  • This will be the first winter youth Olympic Games to take place in Asia. 
  • The vision behind the event is to enable youth to commemorate peaceful co-existence and unity with sport in order to ensure a better future. 
  • Gangwon 2024 will also benefit from several facilities that were used in 2018. 

Sports List for the Winter Youth Olympic 2024

Here is a list of sports for the winter youth Olympic 2024

  • Biathlon
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Bobsleigh
  • Figure Skating
  • Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ski Jumping
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Nordic Combined
  • Luge
  • Speed Skating
  • Snowboard
  • Skeleton
  • Ski Jumping

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 Schedule 

Gangwon 2024

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 in Gangwon province (Image Courtesy: olympics.com)

Here are some inputs about the schedules for the event: 

  • The Winter Youth Olympic Games start from the 19th of January, 2024 with the opening ceremonies. 
  • The event will be held till the 1st of February, 2024. The final day has events in four categories along with the closing ceremony. 
  • Events for figure skating are slated for the period between 27th January and 1st February. Ice hockey also starts from the 20th of January onwards. There are varying schedules for many such popular winter sports. 

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 Venues

The winter youth Olympic 2024 venues include the following: 

  • Alpensia Sliding Centre- Skeleton, Bobsleigh, and Luge. 
  • Biathlon Centre- Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, and Nordic Combined. 
  • Ski Jumping Centre- Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping. 
  • Alpine Skiing Venue- Alpine Skiing and Mogul (Freestyle Skiing). 
  • Freestyle Skiing Snowboard Venue- Freestyle Skiing (Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air and Cross) and Snowboarding (Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air and Cross). 
  • Ice Rinks (Gangneung Oval) - Speed Skating. 
  • Gangneung Ice Arena- Figure Skating and Short Trak Speed Skating. 
  • Gangneung Hockey Centre- Ice Hockey. 
  • Gangneung Curling Centre- Curling. 
  • Youth Olympic Village Gangneung and Youth Olympic Village High 1. 

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 Mascot

Mascot

Winter Youth Olympic 2024 Mascot (Image Courtesy: olympics.com)

The mascot for the winter youth Olympic 2024 is named Moongcho. The mascot was created from snow. The face is a flying snowball indicating speed. Moongcho is also a symbol of embracing each moment at the Games with the right spirit. It also indicates dreams and wishes symbolized through creating snowballs and also challenges to achieve objectives symbolized through throwing snowballs. The name comes from Mungchida, a verb in Korean, which means to gather as one

If you are planning to visit and enjoy the winter youth Olympic 2024 games, you should try and book tickets as early as possible. At the same time, ensure that you find and book suitable accommodation near the major venues. You will find several reasonably-priced, spacious, and comfortable serviced apartments here. They will ensure higher privacy, great amenities, and strategic locations for making your trip more memorable. Here’s to a wonderful holiday ahead, as you relish the electrifying atmosphere of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games. 

 

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