With two athletes at the second YOG

20 January 2016

The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 will take start from 12 February.

22 years ago, back in 1994, this city hosted XVII Winter Olympic Games

(The first time delegation of the Independent Georgia debuted on the games). Lillehammer prepares to host more than 1000 young athletes from 70 countries. They will compete in 15 winter sports. In 10 days 70 set of medals will be contended.

similar to Innsbruck, 4 years ago at the first edition of YOG, this time Georgia will participate in this important event with 2 athletes: Lasha Peradze who will compete in Luge and Besarion Japaridze - in two disciplines of Alpine Skiing. Luge Competition will take place on 14th February, Japaridze will take start on 16 February in Giant Slalom, after three days he will participate in Slalom tournament.

Georgian delegation consisting of 6 people will depart on 10th February: Felix Kumaritashvili (Luge Coach), Ioseb Abramashvili (Alpine Skating , Coach) Giorgi Esakia (Chef de Mission of Georgian delegation at the Olympic Village).
Head of the delegation will be Mamuka Khabareli- Vice President of the Georgian NOC.