(ATR) Crown Prince Haakon tells Around the Rings
that the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games are “even more about values” and “building the future” of Norway than the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon (ATR)
Prince Haakon sat down with ATR
editor Ed Hula at the Hafjell Lodge, near the alpine skiing venue on Tuesday.
“This is a great opportunity also for Norway to have a lot of young people as volunteers,” Haakon said, noting that all of the YOG preparations involved young people, including three college students who designed the “Look of the Games.”
“There are a lot of young people who have responsibility here,” he said. “So we’re building competence for the coming decades.”
Haakon hints at the possibility of another Olympic bid for the city that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics but says the decision does not rest in his hands.
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