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All about the winter Youth Olympic Games

 

It's hard to believe that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are just 6 months away!!

Before you get all excited about all the summer sports coming up in August, there's another big Olympic event that you should check out happening right now in another part of the world. The 2nd Winter Youth Olympics Games take place this month, from February 12 to 21, in Lillehammer, Norway. Young athletes from around the world are ready to go for gold. Before they head for the podium, find out more about the Games.
 

Youth Olympic Games by the numbers

Youth Olympic Games mascot is Sjogg the mountain lynx
Almost 30,000 kids and youth from local schools are getting a chance to go to the games
A new sport this year is the monobob, a bobsled event with just one athlete
The Hamar Olympic Hall is called the Vikingskipet because it looks like a Viking ship
The medals were designed by young people through an international design competition
The Olympic flame is making its way through all 19 counties in Norway.