II Winter Youth Olympic Games 2016
12-22 February 2016 | Lillehammer, Norway
Malaysia competed at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway from 12 to 21 February 2016. This was our first participation in the Winter Youth Olympics. The Malaysian team consisted of one figure skater and two officials.
Lillehammer 2016, the second Winter Youth Olympic Games, returned the Olympic movement once again to Lillehammer, Norway, exactly 22 years after the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. Expectations were high and Lillehammer 2016 aimed to “Go beyond. Create tomorrow,” by building on its Olympic legacy in a new way for a new generation of athletes.
The event included 1,067 athletes from 71 NOCs participating in 70 events in seven sports, while Sjogg, the mountain lynx mascot enjoyed some of the 108 concerts organized during the YOG. The 3,278 volunteers, over half of whom were under 30 years old, helped to build a movement where youth are taken seriously, and seize the possibility to learn, develop, and be a part of a fellowship far larger than any one person.