International Olympics Committee to approve hosting 2024 Winter Youth Games in South Korea

  • On the sidelines of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, the IOC will vote this week to approve Gangwon province as host of the 2024 Games

  • North Korea is not currently part of the 2024 project despite earlier hopes of cooperation between the neighbouring countries

  • The South Korean proposal includes the cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, which were the hub of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Lausanne: Olympic events are set to soon return to South Korea at some of the venues used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

 International Olympics Committee to approve hosting 2024 Winter Youth Games in South Korea

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games take place in Lausanne from 9-22 January 2020. AP

On the sidelines of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote this week to approve Gangwon province as host of the 2024 Games.

North Korea is not currently part of the 2024 project despite earlier hopes of cooperation between the neighbouring countries.

The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympics would be the first held outside Europe. Austria and Norway hosted previous editions.

The South Korean proposal includes the cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, which were the hub of the 2018 Olympics.

North Korea could yet be involved “if the conditions are right,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.

The IOC executive board also agreed to add the new sports of baseball5, a street version of the game with five players per team, and wushu, a Chinese martial art, to the program for the 2022 Youth Olympics in Dakar, Senegal.

Those games will be held from late-October into November.

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2020 21:10:59 IST