Sunday, 17 January 2016

Royals attending 2016 Youth Olympics


This years Winter Youth Olympics takes place in Lillehammer, Norway, 12th - 21st February.
For 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, check here.  

Although there are athletes from every Royal country in Europe, and many royals sit on IOC, I don't expect we will see many royals attend the Youth Olympic games.

Attendance has been confirmed for:
  • Norway
  • Denmark 
  • Monaco

Thursday 11th  - Welcome Ceremony 
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit  
    •  Welcome Ceremony
  • Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit  
    •  Open Norwegian Olympic Museum
Friday 12th  - Opening Ceremony/ Official Reception  
  • King Harald, Queen Sonja 
    • Opening Ceremony
      • Harald gave short speech officially opening the games
    • Official Reception
      • Harald was award Medal of Distinction for President of IOC
  • Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus
    • Attended 1st olympic event, Curling
      • Haakon delivered the 1st Curling stone. 
    • Opening Ceremony 
      • Princess Ingrid light the Olympic flame
    • Official Reception
  • Crown Prince Frederik 
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Visits to the Danish athletes in the Olympic village
Saturday 13th
  • Crown Prince Haakon,  Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus
    • Attend Ski Lessons for Unaccompanied minors refugees. 
  • Prince Albert 
    •  Men's Super G Ski Race
Sunday 14th
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
    • Attend Speed Skating
Monday 15th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Meet Volunteers
Tuesday 16th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Luge
 Wednesday 17th
  • (No Royal attendance)
Thursday 18th 
  • (No Royal attendance)
Friday 19th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
Saturday 20th 
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Meet Volunteers
    • Ski
Sunday 21st Closing Ceremony 
  • Crown Prince Haakon 

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