Information on the Opening Ceremony of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games
Location: Innsbruck Bergisel Stadium
Pre-show: 17.30 Uhr
Show: 18.30 Uhr
Show ends at: 19.45 Uhr
After-show concert approx. 20 minutes
After having welcomed the Olympic Family in 1964 and 1976, Bergisel Stadium will now stage the Opening Ceremony of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games on 13 January 2012 – with a fresh and youthful programme.
The Athletes’ Parade, the traditional lighting of the Flame for the Games, a diverse set of show acts – this is sure to be an impressive and memorable Opening Ceremony. The whole programme is created in cooperation with young fans of the Olympic Movement: The costumes and the stage were designed by young students, the Pre-show dance will also be performed by Volunteers. This Olympic Spirit represents a fresh and enthusiastic Austria and an international next Olympic generation, reflecting the motto of these Games.
In addition, Basss-T and Olympia will chat on stage, relive the Games of 1964 and 1976, show us the present in a virtual world and finally jump back to reality.
After all, that’s what Innsbruck 2012 is all about: about a fresh atmosphere embedded in the Olympic Spirit. Not about a big show but about down-to-earth Games full of youthful enthusiasm. It’s about facilitating intercultural dialogue and creating friendships among young people from around the world.