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Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024

Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024

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Event Synopsis
  • Dates : Jan 19, 2024–Feb 1, 2024 In consultation with the IOC
  • Hosting Cities : Gangneung, Pyeongchang, Jeongseon, Hoengseong of Gangwon-do In consultation with the IOC
  • Participation : 1,900 athletes from 70 countries/ 15-18 years adolescents
  • Scale of the Games : 7 sports, 15 disciplines, 81 events, 1,900 athletes
7 Sports, 15 Disciplines
  • Skating 5 Skating(short track, speed, figure), Ice hockey, Curling.
  • Seolsang(Snow skating) 10 Ski(Alpine, Freestyle, Snowboard, Ski Jump, Cross-Country, Nordic Complex), Biathlon, Bobsleigh/Skeleton, Luge


The 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea. Gangwon-do has already hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. As the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Asia, take place on the Olympic heritage, and will allow more young people to participate through a variety of activities before, after and through the Olympic Games.

Gangwon 2024's vision is a peaceful future that opens with coexistence and unity, as well as sports that brings joy and growth. It aims to bring about positive change in the region and promote social cohesion while influencing society in the fields of sports, culture and education.

Gangwon 2024 will benefit from utilizing many of the facilities that were used in Pyeongchang 2018. This will save money and ensure a sustainable Youth Olympics, while giving the opportunity to young athletes participating in the Youth Olympic Games compete in the same arena where the Olympians played a few years ago.


Vision, Mission and Goal of the Games


Gangwon 2024

youth celebrating peaceful coexistence and unity through sport to create a better future together


Gangwon 2024 provides transformative experiences for participating athletes and youth by allowing them to grow and empowering them to promote Olympic values and initiate positive change through sport.


Advancement of Youth
  • Youth participate in all stages of competition preparation and hosting
  • Recognize the importance of sound mind and sound body through physical activities and increased participation
  • Establishment of youth volunteer culture by vitalizing volunteer participation
  • Provide various youth participation activities and career development opportunities
  • Establishment of youth exchange and cooperation system through sports and cultural activities
Enhancement of Sport and Olympism
  • Fostering promising young people and providing opportunities to lead other youths to participate in sports
  • Expansion of opportunities for Asian youth to experience winter sports
  • Enhance awareness and accessibility of the Youth Olympic Games by strengthening the digital platform
  • Hosting competitions that emphasize the safety of athletes, youth, and operating personnel and the human rights
  • Creating an environment where players can display their best skills
Development of Nation and Region
  • Establishing Gangwon-do as the center of Asian winter sports
  • Efficient and economical competition held by utilizing Pyeongchang 2018 facilities and operational know-how
  • Promotion of excellence in Korean youth culture and arts by utilizing local culture and Hallyu contents
  • Enhancing national harmony and pride
Promotion of Peace
  • Development of education programs to promote peace through sports
  • Deliver the peace initiative of Pyeongchang 2018 to youths around the world
  • Giving young people the opportunities to spread the values ​​of peace, harmony and coexistence
Improvement of Collaboration
  • Identification and cooperation with stakeholders participating in the joint development of the Youth Olympic Games
  • Joint development of competitions with youth
  • Joint development of the competition with the IOC

Ice sport games took place in Gangneung

Ice sport games took place in Gangneung - Venues, Facility Size, Capacity, Event
Venues Facility Size Capacity Event
Gangneung Arena Ground 4F, Basement 2F 1 Ice Rink 12,000 Figure, Short track
Gangneung Oval Ground 2F, Basement 2F 400mDouble Track 8,000 Speed Skating
Gangneung Hockey Center Ground 3F 1 Ice Rink 10,000 Ice hockey
Gangneung Curling Center Ground 4F, Basement 1F 4 Curling Sheets 3,500 Curling