POSTED: July 24th 2015

Lausanne 2020: Off to Kuala Lumpur for the final vote on the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) host city

The Lausanne YOG would have the extra asset of being in the Olympic Movement's capital city / SFC
The Lausanne YOG would have the extra asset of being in the Olympic Movement's capital city / SFC

BRITTANY MILLSAP (USA) / Sports Features Communications 

(SFC) Lausanne 2020 is officially off and running to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the final presentation and vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 31st.

In the week before the summit vote the team will refine and practice its presentation in detail in order to be sure that they convey the message intended come July 31st.

Virginie Faivre, triple FIS Freestlye World Champion (Half-Pipe), is set to present to the IOC on behalf of Lausanne 2020: "I am really happy to have the opportunity to tell them how much we have this project at heart and how much we want the Games in Lausanne. We have worked really hard over the past two years to prepare for this D-Day. We are almost there, and we go there with the feeling of having done everything we could to achieve this. Fingers crossed!" 

Lausanne 2020 includes important members such as, the President Patrick Baumann, the Secretary General Denis Pittet, the President of Swiss Olympic Jörg Schild, the Swiss members of the IOC, the city's, the canton's and the country's political authorities, and athletes. Together Lausanne 2020 hopes to deliver their message and win on the 31st of July. The decision will be announced at exactly 11h43 AM Swiss local time, and can be found on or the local "La Télé" TV channel.

The President of the bid committee Patrick Baumann commented, "We have finally arrived at the end of the bid phase and we are very happy to present our project one last time. We really hope to convince and come back home with good news. In any case, we know we have done everything we could to succeed up until today."

Denis Pittet Secretary General of the candidature committee added, "All of this work would not have been possible without a welded, united and ultra-professional team. Each person has given its best, so it is with pride in the work we have accomplished until today that we are heading to Kuala Lumpur." 

Lausanne is extremely thankful and grateful for the continued support of the project!

** BRITTANY MILLSAP is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has two years of sports media experience with LB3 Lacrosse. She plans to continue her education in sport media while attending grad school at Lindenwood University.

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