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2020 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – COMPLETED

2020 Youth Olympic Games was arranged in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 9-22.


Since there are Olympic competitions there were a lot of different sports on the program.
Everything from cross-country skiing and downhill skiing to curling and ice hockey.
 Official website here


Bandy was represented in the form of Rinkbandy.

Children from primary schools tried Rinkbandy on Friday, January 17. The kids had a lot of fun despite the rain on Friday afternoon. They had never seen a bandy ball and club, but they mastered the ball and club very quickly. Two school classes were registered with a total of 41 pupils, as well as one teacher on the ice. Swiss Bandy were instructors. The public in Laussanne was shown rink bandy on Saturday, January 18,  and also had the opportunity to try out.


Tor Audun Sørensen (FIB Technical Committee), Journalist Philip Barker and Knut A. Sørensen (FIB Olympic Committe). 

 

Philip Barker from “Inside the games” is a freelance journalist, has been on the editorial team of the Journal of Olympic History and is credited with having transformed the publication into one of the most respected historical publications on the history of the Olympic Games. He reported from Lausanne and wrote about the endeavor the sport of bandy has for participating in the Olympics.

Read the article HERE!


 

Photographer for all the images below: Tor Audun Sørensen

The pictures below from Showgame between two Swiss teams in the city center of Lausanne!

“What’s going on here?”


Swiss Bandy officials in Youth Olympic Games.


Youth Olympic Medal Place where the rink bandy was shown during two days.

The tent next to the plastic rink. It was crowded when everyone wanted to borrow bandy equipment and watch the video about bandy


The bandy activities during the 2020 Youth Olympics were arranged
in collaboration between FIB and Swiss Bandy.

Pierre Roos, Swiss Bandy, Knut A. Sørensen, FIB Olympic Committee and Stig Bertilsson, FIB Vice President.


WATCH – ALL ABOUT BANDY!

Watch video about the magnificent sport of Bandy. It was shown on big screen in city center of Lausanne on January 17-18.


READ “BE A PART OF BANDY”

Read interesting report from Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, 2016. Bandy had many activities at Gjøvik Stadium for 5-600 school children and exhibition game, Boys 17 Norway-Sweden.


HAVE A LOOK IN “THE BANDY FOLDER”

The folder was printed and distributed in
the Flon Center in Lausanne, January 17-18


A cross between icehockey,
soccer and field hockey!


From left: Tor Audun Sørensen, FIB Technical Committee, Anders Sjöberg, Swiss Bandy, Thierry Page, Swiss Bandy, Steven Ray, Swiss Bandy and Knut A. Sørensen, FIB Olympic Committee

BANDY GOING FOR THE OLYMPICS!

In 2019, the IOC has approved that Rinkbandy was with the Youth Olympics 2020 under the cultural program (Lausanne en Jeux), as in 2016 at Lillehammer. The FISU (The Universiade) headquartered in Lausanne was oriented and aware of the bandy’s participation in the 2020 Youth Olympics and comes to visit. FIB was officially “Recognized” by the IOC in 2004 with the sports Bandy and Rinkbandy.

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