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  • Tickets for the Lausanne 2020 Opening Ceremony on sale from November 21


    Press release

    Lausanne, November 13, 2019 – The Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee is pleased to announce that its online ticketing platform will open on November 21 at 11a.m. In collaboration with the Swiss ELCA Group and their SecuTix ticketing solution, the platform was created to meet the specific needs of Lausanne 2020. This platform will enable the public to purchase tickets to the Opening Ceremony held at the Vaudoise arena on January 9th, 2020 (7:30 p.m.) and to register – free of charge – to attend the Games’ indoor competitions.

    From November 21, the general public will be able to purchase tickets for the Lausanne 2020 Opening Ceremony, a highly anticipated celebration which will be the official start to the Games. Tickets for the Opening Ceremony will be available in several categories and at different prices:

    · Regular tickets: 59.-/79.-/99.- per person according to seat location

    · Family tickets:

    At least one adult and one child, at most two adults and three children
    59.- per adult and 20.20.- per child. Seats in this category are limited and will be assigned
    Tickets will be available on:

    « Home », the Opening Ceremony of Lausanne 2020

    With the theme "Home", the Opening Ceremony of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games will focus on seven artistic tableau and will feature all traditional and symbolic elements of the Olympic Games, including the lighting of the Olympic cauldron that will burn throughout the Games. This ceremony will also be the opportunity to welcome all participating nations during the traditional athletes’ parade. This will be the kick-off event of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games and the starting point for 14 days filled with emotions.

    Spectators with a ticket to the Opening Ceremony will receive a travelcard, which will entitle them to travel within all zones of the Mobilis network for three hours before and three hours after the ceremony. A specific ticket category and adapted seating will be reserved for the disabled.

    Free access to all competitions – upon registration for indoor competitions

    Additionally, though all Lausanne 2020 competitions will be free with open seating, access to indoor competitions will be possible exclusively upon (free) pre-registration. The ticketing platform will allow spectators to register for these competitions (

    The Medal Plaza at the Flon in Lausanne – a place of celebration open to the public

    During the Games, every evening at 7 p.m., the Flon District will be animated by the Medal Ceremonies during which the victorious athletes of the day will receive their Olympic medals. Flags will be hoisted, and national anthems will be played during these ceremonies organised respecting the Olympic tradition. These will be the moments for the teams and the public to celebrate the victory of the young athletes and to mark the Olympic experience in their memories forever. The Medal Ceremonies will be free and open to the public. Those for the sporting competitions in St. Moritz (bobsleigh, luge, skeleton and speed skating) will take place in St. Moritz, also at 7 p.m.

    Lausanne 2020 Closing Ceremony – Flon District, free access

    The Lausanne 2020 Closing Ceremony will take place on January 22 and will wrap up the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games. The athletes will be present and there will be a surprise in store for the public!

    Ian Logan, CEO of Lausanne 2020: “We are very pleased to have been able to work with the ELCA group, a state-of-the-art company in its field, in order to create this ticketing platform which perfectly combines the complexity of the needs of an international event like ours, with user-friendly experience. The Youth Olympic Games are right around the corner and now is the time for everyone to make sure they get a spot at the most popular events, including the Opening Ceremony, a celebration that will blend Olympism and exceptional artistic performances. An extraordinary moment that most of us will only have the chance to experience once in our lifetime. So, don’t miss the opportunity to attend this unique show – go to our website on November 21 to reserve your ticket!”

    Cédric Moret, CEO of ELCA: “The partnership between the ELCA Group and the Youth Olympic Games appears obvious to us as we share the same values in learning and excellence. We develop Swiss solutions and our roots are in Lausanne. We are happy that our motto – « we make it work » – can serve the Olympic ideal thanks to SecuTix, our worldwide ticketing service.”

    About Lausanne 2020

    The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games will take place from 9 to 22 January 2020 with 1,880 athletes (15-18 years old) from more than 70 countries. The competitions will take place in the cantons of Vaud (Lausanne, La Vallée de Joux, Leysin, les Diablerets, Villars), Valais (Champéry), Grisons (St. Moritz) and neighbouring France (Les Rousses, Les Tuffes stadium).

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